Bates Surveys & Results

Our office administers a series of institutional surveys to Bates students. Information about these surveys is given below, including PDF versions of the survey instruments. Survey results are available to Bates faculty and staff; you will be asked to enter your Bates username and password.

CIRP Freshman Survey

Each fall, in conjunction with Student Affairs, we administer the CIRP Freshman Survey. Click here to learn more about the CIRP Freshman Survey.

YFCY (Your First College Year)

Every other year (on even years), in conjunction with Student Affairs, we administer the YFCY to students during the winter semester of their first year. Click here to learn more about the YFCY Survey.

Senior Survey

Every year, Bates surveys seniors as they leave the College to gauge their satisfaction and growth as a result of four years at Bates. On odd years, Bates participates in the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Senior Survey. On even years, we participate as a guest in the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) Senior Survey. In both surveys, graduating seniors are asked to evaluate their academic and social experiences, assess the impact of their college experience on various outcomes, and describe their post-graduation plans.