Institution Website Displays of NSSE Results
Many colleges and universities have made some or all of their NSSE survey results publicly available on their websites. NSSE encourages public reporting of student engagement results in ways that increase understanding of college quality and support institutional improvement efforts.
See NSSE's position on public reporting of student engagement information.
Exemplary Website Displays
While postings of NSSE reports like the Snapshot can be informational, the institution websites linked here are exemplary because they
- tailor their displays to different audiences in adapted, accessible formats; and
- integrate their NSSE results with other institutional data.
If you would like your website to be considered for inclusion among these institutional examples, please contact your Project Services Team
NSSE Results on Display
On its website's "By the Numbers" pages, Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) uses NSSE results to present CUW’s strengths—grouped by service, real world experiences, ethics and values, training for job skills, faculty availability, and collaborative learning. CUW results are compared to NSSE national-level data and data from CUW’s peer comparison group, Great Lakes Private Schools.
Analyzing and Interpreting Results
Three resources, linked below, are especially good tools for users seeking guidance on analyzing and interpreting their NSSE results. NSSE staff are also available for consultation.
Resources for Creating Web Displays of NSSE Results
Guidelines for Display of NSSE Results on Institution Websites (pdf)
Institutional Transparency Tools
The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) provides institutions a framework, with six key components of student learning on and off campus, for sharing learning outcomes via website displays that are accessible, meaningful, and useful to the intended audiences.
National Institute for Learning
Two prominent national accountability support initiatives, the College Portrait’s Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) and the University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN), provide leadership and convenient platforms for disclosing information on student learning and institutional performance.
Voluntary System of Accountability
University & College Accountability Network