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.

2016 CIRP Freshman Survey Instrument Results
2015 CIRP Freshman Survey Instrument Results
2014 CIRP Freshman Survey Instrument Results
2013 CIRP Freshman Survey Instrument Results

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.

2016 YFCY Survey Instrument Results
2014 YFCY Survey Instrument Results
2012 YFCY Survey Instrument Results

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.

2017 HEDS Senior Survey Instrument Results
2016 COFHE Senior Survey Instrument Results
2015 HEDS Senior Survey Instrument Results
2014 COFHE Senior Survey Instrument Results
2013 HEDS Senior Survey Instrument Results