National Survey of Student Engagement
2005 Annual Report

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Comparison of NSSE Institutions to All Four-Year Institutions

 

NSSE 2005 schools closely resemble the national profile of four-year colleges and universities in all areas. Baccalaureate-General institutions as defined by the 2000 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education were slightly underrepresented. Public institutions were slightly overrepresented. The inclusion of a broad array of campuses in NSSE 2005, including specialized institutions, insures that the results reflect the experiences of students attending four-year public and private colleges and universities from all regions of the country and different types of settings.

 

 

  NSSE 2005 Institutions and all U. S. Four-Year Colleges and Universities  
  NSSE 2005 National
Carnegie Classification  
Doc/Res - Ext

11%

11%
Doc/Res - Int

8%

8%
Master's I & II

47%

43%
Bac - Liberal Arts

19%

16%
Bac - General

15%

23%
Sector  
Public 4-year

47%

38%
Private 4-year

53%

62%
Region  
Far West

10%

10%
Great Lakes

14%

15%
Mideast

19%

19%
New England

10%

9%
Plains

11%

11%
Rocky Mountains

3%

3%
Southeast

26%

25%
Southwest

7%

7%
Location  
Large city (>250,000)

18%

19%
Mid-size city (<250,000)

30%

29%
Urban fringe large city

17%

16%
Urban fringe mid-size city

8%

8%
Large town (>25,000)

4%

4%
Small town (<5,000)

18%

17%
Rural

5%

6%

  Note: Percentages are based on U.S. postsecondary institutions that award baccalaureate degrees. NSSE-participating or other national institutions that do not share these characteristics were not included. Totals may not sum to 100% due to rounding error.   Source: National data are from the 2004 IPEDS Institutional Characteristics File.

 




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