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Nearly 300,000 students from 531 institutions in the US, Canada, and 8 other countries completed the survey. See a sample report package here.
Read how Mizzou improved its response rate and Eastern Connecticut State University used results to inform strategic decisions in Lessons from the Field — Dispatch 1 .
New for 2019 — BCSSE targets more entering students, including transfers and delay-entry. For more information, Watch the recorded webinar for more information.
Campus teams use NSSE data to develop action plans to enhance undergraduate education.Read more...
Supported by Lumina Foundation to build on NSSE's role in assessing HIPs, and supporting colleges and universities to use data to improve HIP quality and equity.
This guide offers tips and resources for analyzing data from small student populations.
Administer Topical Modules during your NSSE "off-year." Learn more about this new option for more tailored assessment and improvement activities.
Beginning in 2017, NSSE will include the demographic question about sexual orientation for all respondents.
ACE and NSSE are studying institutional internationalization efforts and students' global learning.
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Read the Change magazine Editor's Choice article summarizing lessons from NSSE's first 13 years and features of the updated survey.
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