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NSSE 2007 Benchmark Descriptive Statistics
First-Year Students
95% Conf. Interval Percentile Distribution
Benchmark N Mean SD SEM Lower Upper   5 25 50 75 95
NSSE 2007
Level of Academic Challenge 136,506 51.75 13.26 0.036 51.68 51.82 30.09 42.75 51.62 60.93 73.59
Active & Collaborative Learning 149,364 41.25 16.19 0.042 41.16 41.33 19.05 28.57 38.10 52.38 71.43
Student-Faculty Interaction 138,276 32.82 17.84 0.048 32.72 32.91 11.11 22.22 27.78 44.44 66.67
Enriching Ed. Experience 133,088 27.09 13.06 0.036 27.02 27.16 8.33 17.86 25.79 34.52 50.00
Supportive Campus Environment 130,276 59.85 18.57 0.051 59.75 59.95 27.78 47.22 61.11 72.22 91.67
Research Universities (Very High Research Activity)
Level of Academic Challenge 31,491 51.42 12.85 0.072 51.28 51.56 30.60 42.75 50.97 60.17 72.62
Active & Collaborative Learning 34,795 39.48 15.68 0.084 39.32 39.65 16.67 28.57 38.10 47.62 66.67
Student-Faculty Interaction 31,880 30.48 17.02 0.095 30.29 30.66 5.56 16.67 27.78 38.89 61.11
Enriching Ed. Experience 30,718 28.40 12.91 0.074 28.25 28.54 9.52 19.44 27.38 36.11 51.19
Supportive Campus Environment 30,135 58.01 17.94 0.103 57.81 58.22 27.78 47.22 58.33 69.44 88.89
Research Universities (High Research Activity)
Level of Academic Challenge 25,409 51.41 13.14 0.082 51.25 51.58 30.09 42.53 51.19 60.39 72.84
Active & Collaborative Learning 28,002 40.29 16.06 0.096 40.10 40.48 16.67 28.57 38.10 50.00 66.67
Student-Faculty Interaction 25,762 31.97 17.78 0.111 31.76 32.19 11.11 16.67 27.78 40.00 66.67
Enriching Ed. Experience 24,844 27.31 13.16 0.083 27.15 27.47 8.33 17.86 26.19 34.63 50.00
Supportive Campus Environment 24,266 58.92 18.80 0.121 58.68 59.16 27.78 47.22 58.33 72.22 88.89
Doctoral/Research Universities
Level of Academic Challenge 8,690 52.08 13.47 0.144 51.80 52.36 30.41 42.94 51.84 61.52 74.35
Active & Collaborative Learning 9,567 42.13 16.58 0.169 41.80 42.46 19.05 28.57 38.10 52.38 71.43
Student-Faculty Interaction 8,822 33.45 18.05 0.192 33.08 33.83 11.11 22.22 27.78 44.44 66.67
Enriching Ed. Experience 8,445 26.91 12.99 0.141 26.63 27.19 8.33 16.67 25.79 34.52 50.00
Supportive Campus Environment 8,244 59.68 18.69 0.206 59.28 60.08 27.78 47.22 61.11 72.22 91.67
Master's Colleges and Universities (Large Programs)
Level of Academic Challenge 37,326 51.07 13.33 0.069 50.93 51.20 29.33 41.99 50.87 60.17 73.16
Active & Collaborative Learning 40,875 41.19 16.31 0.081 41.03 41.35 19.05 28.57 38.10 52.38 71.43
Student-Faculty Interaction 37,810 32.93 17.99 0.093 32.74 33.11 11.11 22.22 27.78 44.44 66.67
Enriching Ed. Experience 36,287 25.80 12.89 0.068 25.67 25.93 8.33 16.67 25.00 33.33 48.41
Supportive Campus Environment 35,403 59.69 18.58 0.099 59.50 59.88 27.78 47.22 61.11 72.22 91.67
Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium Programs)
Level of Academic Challenge 9,551 51.34 13.49 0.138 51.07 51.61 28.90 42.32 51.19 60.50 73.59
Active & Collaborative Learning 10,237 42.52 16.61 0.164 42.20 42.84 19.05 33.33 42.86 52.38 71.43
Student-Faculty Interaction 9,666 34.12 18.13 0.184 33.75 34.48 11.11 22.22 33.33 44.44 66.67
Enriching Ed. Experience 9,308 25.96 13.35 0.138 25.68 26.23 7.94 16.67 25.00 33.73 48.41
Supportive Campus Environment 9,160 61.64 18.53 0.194 61.26 62.02 30.56 50.00 61.11 75.00 94.44
Master's Colleges and Universities (Small Programs)
Level of Academic Challenge 3,774 52.94 13.44 0.219 52.51 53.37 30.09 44.21 53.14 62.01 74.46
Active & Collaborative Learning 4,095 44.31 16.65 0.260 43.80 44.82 19.05 33.33 42.86 52.38 75.00
Student-Faculty Interaction 3,824 36.43 18.55 0.300 35.84 37.02 11.11 22.22 33.33 50.00 72.22
Enriching Ed. Experience 3,678 26.93 13.45 0.222 26.50 27.36 8.33 17.06 25.00 34.52 50.40
Supportive Campus Environment 3,606 63.61 18.83 0.314 63.00 64.22 30.56 50.00 63.89 77.78 94.44
Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts & Sciences
Level of Academic Challenge 9,622 55.96 12.89 0.131 55.71 56.22 34.26 47.29 56.17 65.04 76.52
Active & Collaborative Learning 10,277 44.84 15.22 0.150 44.54 45.13 23.81 33.33 42.86 52.38 71.43
Student-Faculty Interaction 9,726 36.96 17.66 0.179 36.61 37.31 11.11 22.22 33.33 46.67 72.22
Enriching Ed. Experience 9,423 30.08 12.71 0.131 29.82 30.34 11.11 20.63 28.97 38.49 51.19
Supportive Campus Environment 9,290 64.32 17.93 0.186 63.95 64.68 33.33 52.78 63.89 77.78 94.44
Baccalaureate Colleges - Diverse Fields
Level of Academic Challenge 7,202 51.34 13.65 0.161 51.03 51.66 29.33 41.99 51.30 61.04 73.25
Active & Collaborative Learning 7,798 42.26 16.34 0.185 41.90 42.62 19.05 33.33 42.86 52.38 71.43
Student-Faculty Interaction 7,310 34.86 18.04 0.211 34.44 35.27 11.11 22.22 33.33 44.44 66.67
Enriching Ed. Experience 7,014 25.74 13.03 0.156 25.43 26.04 8.33 16.67 24.60 33.33 48.41
Supportive Campus Environment 6,863 61.52 18.96 0.229 61.07 61.97 30.00 50.00 61.11 75.00 91.67
NSSE 2007 Top 50%
Level of Academic Challenge 46,838 55.33 12.70 0.059 55.21 55.44 34.42 46.79 55.41 64.29 75.76
Active & Collaborative Learning 45,815 45.30 16.05 0.075 45.15 45.45 23.81 33.33 42.86 57.14 75.00
Student-Faculty Interaction 40,392 37.07 18.47 0.092 36.88 37.25 11.11 22.22 33.33 50.00 72.22
Enriching Ed. Experience 66,442 29.54 13.08 0.051 29.44 29.64 11.11 20.24 28.57 37.30 51.98
Supportive Campus Environment 37,669 65.19 17.95 0.092 65.01 65.37 33.33 52.78 66.67 77.78 94.44
NSSE 2007 Top 10%
Level of Academic Challenge 10,886 57.78 12.75 0.122 57.54 58.01 36.69 49.13 58.23 66.77 77.92
Active & Collaborative Learning 8,037 48.68 17.15 0.191 48.31 49.06 23.81 38.10 47.62 58.33 80.95
Student-Faculty Interaction 7,626 40.36 19.36 0.222 39.93 40.80 11.11 27.78 38.89 53.33 77.78
Enriching Ed. Experience 12,260 32.38 13.30 0.120 32.15 32.62 12.30 23.02 31.75 40.87 54.76
Supportive Campus Environment 7,936 68.18 18.27 0.205 67.78 68.58 36.11 55.56 69.44 80.56 97.22