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Over 600 institutions are participating
in NSSE & FSSE 2019!

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Nearly 290,000 students from 511 institutions in the US, Canada, and 6 other countries completed the survey. See a sample report package here.
This guide offers tips and resources for analyzing data from small student populations.
May 29—June 1 Orlando FL
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Students in courses with more inclusive practices reported greater learning and engagement. Read more ...
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Indiana University's Center for Postsecondary Research (IU CPR) announced the launch of the VALUE Institute, a resource for higher education institutions to document, report, and use learning outcomes evidence to improve student success in college. The VALUE Institute, in tandem with IU CPR's National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), will create a comprehensive resource for direct and indirect evidence of student learning in higher education Read more ...
2017 participants may now download the NSSE Major Field Report and the FSSE Disciplinary Area Report from the Institution Interface.
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 the relationship between 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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NSSE in Action

NSSE provides valuable information to institutions that can be utilized in a myriad of ways and can be used to support other data efforts that may be taking place on campus.

Bethany Miller, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, Cornell College

Featured Resource

Read how 23 institutions used their NSSE results in Lessons from the Field–Volume 4: Digging Deeper to Focus and Extend Data Use.

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Findings from NSSE, FSSE, and BCSSE administrations

Institutional Reporting

Examples of NSSE's standard reports


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NSSE Report Builder

Display NSSE results by user-selected student and institutional characteristics. Two versions are available: Public Version and Institution Version.


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NSSE Sightings

Because good research on engagement should not be hard to find.


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How Institutions Use NSSE

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View studies of NSSE’s reliability, validity, and data quality.

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