Student Experience Lab: Phase One

The BIF Student Experience Lab launched in 2009 with an initial phase of work focused on illuminating the college student experience.

This module features the outputs from this initial phase of work and details our efforts to map the current experience of college students and to identify opportunities to improve the higher education system.

About this Phase of Work

About the Lab

The Lab launched with an initial effort to map the current experience of college students and to identify opportunities for significantly enhancing the student experience.

Today’s College Student Experience

Experience Map

To learn about the current student experience, we asked students from across the country to share their experience.

Looking Back at History

Historical Perspective

Explore the major "eras" in higher education history to understand pivotal moments, policies and practices that significantly effect the student experience.