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NSSE 2007 Benchmark Descriptive Statistics
Senior Students
95% Conf. Interval Percentile Distribution
Benchmark N Mean SD SEM Lower Upper   5 25 50 75 95
NSSE 2007
Level of Academic Challenge 141,408 55.61 14.16 0.038 55.53 55.68 32.05 46.00 55.74 65.48 78.47
Active & Collaborative Learning 149,102 50.08 17.27 0.045 50.00 50.17 23.81 38.10 47.62 61.90 80.95
Student-Faculty Interaction 142,877 41.20 20.73 0.055 41.09 41.30 11.11 27.78 38.89 55.56 80.00
Enriching Ed. Experience 138,913 39.89 17.81 0.048 39.80 39.99 11.11 26.19 38.89 52.38 70.63
Supportive Campus Environment 136,832 56.91 19.08 0.052 56.81 57.01 25.00 44.44 58.33 69.44 88.89
Research Universities (Very High Research Activity)
Level of Academic Challenge 33,246 54.82 13.93 0.076 54.67 54.97 31.79 45.35 54.87 64.39 77.78
Active & Collaborative Learning 35,484 47.70 16.88 0.090 47.53 47.88 23.81 38.10 47.62 57.14 76.19
Student-Faculty Interaction 33,600 39.31 20.40 0.111 39.09 39.53 11.11 22.22 38.89 50.00 77.78
Enriching Ed. Experience 32,632 41.64 17.35 0.096 41.45 41.83 13.89 28.97 41.67 53.97 70.63
Supportive Campus Environment 32,091 54.21 18.60 0.104 54.00 54.41 22.22 41.67 55.56 66.67 86.11
Research Universities (High Research Activity)
Level of Academic Challenge 28,502 54.91 14.00 0.083 54.75 55.08 31.60 45.56 54.87 64.62 77.92
Active & Collaborative Learning 30,093 49.50 17.22 0.099 49.31 49.70 23.81 38.10 47.62 61.90 80.95
Student-Faculty Interaction 28,804 40.50 20.42 0.120 40.27 40.74 11.11 27.78 38.89 55.56 77.78
Enriching Ed. Experience 28,108 39.87 17.44 0.104 39.66 40.07 12.30 27.38 38.89 51.98 69.44
Supportive Campus Environment 27,711 56.17 18.85 0.113 55.95 56.39 25.00 44.44 55.56 69.44 88.89
Doctoral/Research Universities
Level of Academic Challenge 9,660 56.10 14.38 0.146 55.81 56.38 31.60 46.00 56.49 66.56 78.79
Active & Collaborative Learning 10,265 51.74 17.44 0.172 51.40 52.07 23.81 38.10 52.38 61.90 80.95
Student-Faculty Interaction 9,773 41.35 20.75 0.210 40.93 41.76 11.11 27.78 38.89 55.56 83.33
Enriching Ed. Experience 9,460 39.78 17.74 0.182 39.42 40.14 12.30 26.19 38.89 52.38 70.24
Supportive Campus Environment 9,304 56.85 19.53 0.203 56.46 57.25 25.00 44.44 55.56 69.44 88.89
Master's Colleges and Universities (Large Programs)
Level of Academic Challenge 42,106 55.49 14.32 0.070 55.35 55.62 31.60 45.78 55.74 65.51 78.57
Active & Collaborative Learning 44,266 50.61 17.42 0.083 50.45 50.77 23.81 38.10 47.62 61.90 80.95
Student-Faculty Interaction 42,559 40.63 20.58 0.100 40.44 40.83 11.11 27.78 38.89 55.56 77.78
Enriching Ed. Experience 41,236 37.36 17.62 0.087 37.19 37.53 11.11 25.00 36.11 49.60 67.86
Supportive Campus Environment 40,596 57.02 19.20 0.095 56.83 57.21 25.00 44.44 58.33 69.44 88.89
Master's Colleges and Universities (Medium Programs)
Level of Academic Challenge 8,740 56.15 14.11 0.151 55.86 56.45 32.36 46.75 56.47 66.12 78.46
Active & Collaborative Learning 9,086 52.05 17.58 0.184 51.68 52.41 23.81 38.10 52.38 61.90 80.95
Student-Faculty Interaction 8,822 42.91 20.70 0.220 42.48 43.34 11.11 27.78 38.89 55.56 83.33
Enriching Ed. Experience 8,617 38.35 17.85 0.192 37.97 38.73 11.11 25.00 37.30 50.00 69.44
Supportive Campus Environment 8,514 60.49 19.35 0.210 60.08 60.90 27.78 47.22 61.11 75.00 94.44
Master's Colleges and Universities (Small Programs)
Level of Academic Challenge 3,692 57.29 13.84 0.228 56.84 57.73 33.87 48.05 57.39 66.77 79.75
Active & Collaborative Learning 3,847 52.32 17.25 0.278 51.78 52.87 23.81 38.10 52.38 61.90 80.95
Student-Faculty Interaction 3,726 42.99 20.86 0.342 42.32 43.66 11.11 27.78 38.89 55.56 83.33
Enriching Ed. Experience 3,643 40.05 18.79 0.311 39.44 40.66 11.11 25.00 38.89 53.17 72.22
Supportive Campus Environment 3,602 61.17 18.68 0.311 60.56 61.78 30.56 47.22 61.11 75.00 91.67
Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts & Sciences
Level of Academic Challenge 7,558 59.86 13.51 0.155 59.56 60.17 36.69 50.87 60.50 69.70 80.74
Active & Collaborative Learning 7,863 52.89 16.28 0.184 52.53 53.25 28.57 42.86 52.38 61.90 80.95
Student-Faculty Interaction 7,619 49.84 21.43 0.246 49.36 50.32 16.67 33.33 50.00 66.67 88.89
Enriching Ed. Experience 7,456 49.61 17.81 0.206 49.21 50.02 19.44 37.30 50.00 62.30 78.57
Supportive Campus Environment 7,357 62.22 17.88 0.208 61.81 62.63 30.56 50.00 63.89 75.00 91.67
Baccalaureate Colleges - Diverse Fields
Level of Academic Challenge 5,211 55.93 14.29 0.198 55.54 56.32 32.14 46.32 56.39 66.02 78.90
Active & Collaborative Learning 5,398 52.16 17.27 0.235 51.70 52.62 23.81 38.10 52.38 61.90 80.95
Student-Faculty Interaction 5,251 45.49 20.66 0.285 44.93 46.05 16.67 27.78 44.44 61.11 83.33
Enriching Ed. Experience 5,127 40.55 17.68 0.247 40.07 41.03 13.49 27.78 40.08 52.78 70.63
Supportive Campus Environment 5,055 60.22 19.04 0.268 59.69 60.74 27.78 47.22 61.11 72.22 91.67
NSSE 2007 Top 50%
Level of Academic Challenge 40,391 58.77 13.75 0.068 58.64 58.90 35.57 49.57 59.17 68.51 80.52
Active & Collaborative Learning 43,391 54.33 16.92 0.081 54.17 54.49 28.57 42.86 52.38 66.67 85.71
Student-Faculty Interaction 33,658 47.42 21.24 0.116 47.19 47.65 16.67 33.33 44.44 61.11 83.33
Enriching Ed. Experience 53,914 45.59 17.46 0.075 45.44 45.74 16.67 33.33 45.63 57.94 74.60
Supportive Campus Environment 35,308 63.12 18.54 0.099 62.92 63.31 30.56 50.00 63.89 75.00 94.44
NSSE 2007 Top 10%
Level of Academic Challenge 5,903 63.07 13.37 0.174 62.73 63.41 39.94 54.33 63.74 72.62 83.77
Active & Collaborative Learning 9,041 57.79 17.51 0.184 57.43 58.15 28.57 47.62 57.14 71.43 90.48
Student-Faculty Interaction 4,195 54.09 21.67 0.335 53.43 54.75 22.22 38.89 55.56 72.22 94.44
Enriching Ed. Experience 10,763 50.29 17.52 0.169 49.96 50.62 20.63 38.89 50.79 62.70 78.57
Supportive Campus Environment 8,787 66.25 18.56 0.198 65.87 66.64 33.33 52.78 66.67 80.56 94.44