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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is designed to obtain, on an annual basis, information from scores of colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results will provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Survey items on The National Survey of Student Engagement represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. That is, they reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college.

2019 Reports

  • NSSE Snapshot – provides a concise and easy-to-digest summary of key results.
  • NSSE Engagement Indicators – breaks down our results on engagement indicators by engagement theme.
  • NSSE High-Impact Practices – breaks down our results on practices by engagement theme.
  • NSSE Frequencies & Statistical Comparisons – provides item-by-item frequencies and means and comparison groups side-by-side.
  • NSSE Multi-Year Report – presents year-to-year results for engagement indicators, high-impact practices and key academic challenge items.
  • NSSE Topical Module on Advising – This beta version of the module examines students' experiences with academic advising including academic goal-setting and access to academic resources.
  • NSSE Selected Comparison Groups – provides information on the schools that made up our comparison groups.
  • NSSE Major Field Report (will be released later this month) – delivers our results for engagement indicators, high-impact practices, and frequencies and statistical comparisons in various categories of related majors and presents them alongside comparison groups in the same categories.

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