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Surveys and Assessments: Your First College Year Survey (YFCY)

About the "Your First College Year" (YFCY) Survey

A national survey conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), the YFCY provides information about the behaviors, attitudes, and experiences of students towards the end of their first year of college. The YFCY is designed to match the College Senior Survey (CSS), which allows institutions to examine how students' attitudes and behaviors change during their time at Miami.

Population: First-year students in their second semester of college, including Oxford campus students (2002 - current year) and regional campus students (beginning in 2014)

Topics: Students' academic and social adjustment to college

Related Surveys: The YFCY is a national survey designed to be paired with the CIRP and CSS

Years available: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014

Questionnaire: Available at


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Assessment Briefs using YFCY Results

Assessment Brief #2: Academic Rigor and Challenge at Miami (Nov. 2, 2004)


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