Data and Results Guides
Click the links below for resources that can help institutions make good use of their NSSE results:
Learn how to use NSSE results in your institution’s regional and professional accreditation efforts.
Find connections between NSSE results and the interests of campus units as well as ways to facilitate data sharing, campuswide involvement, and action on NSSE results.
Learn strategies and download worksheets with activities to engage campus audiences and facilitate NSSE data uses for accountability, assessment, and improvement.
Use a step-by-step manual for institutional leaders who facilitate campus workshops or discussions on understanding, interpreting, and taking action on NSSE data.
View examples and advice from the collective experience of participating NSSE schools.
Examine your NSSE results mapped to the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP), a proficiency outcomes framework for all college graduates created by the Lumina Foundation for Education.
View step-by-step guidelines for conducting cognitive interviews and focus groups that contextualize and illuminate NSSE results.
Read factors to consider when choosing comparison groups for your Institutional Report.
Explore what NSSE’s Project DEEP learned about college and university practices that promote student engagement and success.
View guidelines for analysis and proposed reference values for interpreting NSSE benchmark comparison effect sizes.
See recommendations and aids for working with data from multiple survey administrations in common multi-year analysis tasks:
1) Tracking year-to-year variable changes
2) Merging institutional data from multiple survey administrations