BC Student Outcomes conducts annual surveys of former students from British Columbia's post-secondary institutions. The results help shape the future of post-secondary education in British Columbia by providing valuable information to post-secondary institutions, the provincial government, career counselors, parents, and prospective students. All surveys collect information either by telephone or online. Below are the descriptions of the surveys and the groups of students who respond.
Baccalaureate graduates provide important feedback on employment outcomes, further education, student debt, skill development, program evaluation, and education satisfaction. They are surveyed two years after graduating; approximately 80 percent graduate from a research-intensive university.
Diploma, Associate Degree, & Certificate Students
Former diploma, associate degree, and certificate students provide valuable feedback on their employment outcomes, further education, skill development, program evaluations, and education satisfaction.
They are surveyed approximately 18 months after completing programs at public colleges, institutes, and teaching-intensive universities.
Former students who have completed the final year of their apprenticeship technical training provide beneficial feedback on their in-school and workplace training, the usefulness of the knowledge and skills they gained, their level of satisfaction with their training, and their post-training employment.
Approximately 20 percent of their training is in-school, at a public post-secondary institution or private training organization.
Trades Foundation & Trades-Related Vocational Students
Former students who have completed trades foundation or trades-related vocational programs at a public post-secondary institution give useful feedback on their skill development, pathway to apprenticeship, employment outcomes, and level of satisfaction with their studies.