Report Overview Results Survey Instrument Profile of Participants Research Outreach Order the 2006 Report

First-year Benchmarks

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Carnegie Classification Key:
DRU-VH: Research Universities (very high research activity)
DRU-H: Research Universities (high research activity)
DRU: Doctoral/Research Universities

Master-L: Master’s Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Master-M: Master’s Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Master-S: Master’s Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)

Bac-AS: Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts & Sciences
Bac-DIV: Baccalaureate Colleges - Diverse Fields


Variable Scale DocRUVH DocRUH DocDRU MastersL MastersM MastersS BacAS BacDiverse Top10 Top50 NSSE 2006
Level of Academic Challenge Percentile 95 73.70 72.84 74.35 72.79 73.70 75.76 77.16 73.16 79.98 76.62 73.92
Percentile 75 60.93 60.17 61.04 59.76 60.71 62.99 65.04 60.17 69.26 64.72 60.94
Median 52.16 50.97 51.84 50.32 51.62 53.68 55.95 50.70 60.50 55.95 51.62
Percentile 25 43.52 41.99 42.62 41.45 42.75 44.05 46.75 41.23 52.27 47.22 42.75
Percentile 05 31.54 29.63 30.09 28.57 29.33 30.63 33.87 29.11 40.48 34.42 29.87
Active and Collaborative Learning Percentile 95 66.67 66.67 71.43 71.43 71.43 71.43 71.43 71.43 80.95 75.00 71.43
Percentile 75 47.62 50.00 52.38 52.38 52.38 52.38 52.38 52.38 61.90 57.14 52.38
Median 38.10 38.10 38.10 38.10 42.86 42.86 42.86 42.86 47.62 42.86 38.10
Percentile 25 28.57 28.57 28.57 28.57 33.33 33.33 33.33 33.33 38.10 33.33 28.57
Percentile 05 19.05 16.67 19.05 19.05 19.05 19.05 19.05 19.05 28.57 23.81 19.05
Student-Faculty Interaction Percentile 95 61.11 66.67 66.67 66.67 66.67 72.22 66.67 66.67 77.78 72.22 66.67
Percentile 75 38.89 38.89 44.44 38.89 44.44 44.44 44.44 44.44 55.56 50.00 44.44
Median 27.78 27.78 27.78 27.78 27.78 33.33 33.33 33.33 38.89 33.33 27.78
Percentile 25 16.67 16.67 22.22 16.67 22.22 22.22 22.22 22.22 27.78 22.22 20.00
Percentile 05 5.56 5.56 11.11 11.11 11.11 11.11 11.11 11.11 16.67 11.11 11.11
Enriching Educational Experiences Percentile 95 51.19 49.60 51.19 48.41 47.22 50.79 50.79 49.60 55.56 52.38 49.60
Percentile 75 37.30 34.52 35.71 33.33 33.33 35.32 37.30 32.94 42.86 38.49 34.52
Median 27.78 25.40 26.19 24.60 24.24 26.19 27.78 23.41 34.13 28.97 25.00
Percentile 25 19.84 16.67 17.86 16.67 16.67 17.86 19.44 16.27 25.00 20.63 16.67
Percentile 05 11.11 8.33 8.33 8.33 6.75 8.33 9.52 6.75 13.89 11.11 8.33
Supportive Campus Environment Percentile 95 86.11 88.89 88.89 91.67 91.67 91.67 91.67 91.67 97.22 94.44 88.89
Percentile 75 69.44 69.44 69.44 72.22 72.22 75.00 75.00 72.22 83.33 77.78 72.22
Median 58.33 58.33 58.33 58.33 61.11 61.11 63.89 61.11 69.44 63.89 58.33
Percentile 25 44.44 44.44 44.44 47.22 47.22 50.00 50.00 47.22 58.33 52.78 47.22
Percentile 05 27.78 27.78 27.78 27.78 30.56 30.56 30.56 27.78 38.89 33.33 27.78