NSSE results provide information on how undergraduates at hundreds of colleges and universities spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Institutions use their data to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience inside and outside the classroom that can be improved through changes in policies and practices more consistent with good practices in undergraduate education.
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In the News
NSSE scholars present findings at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association demonstrating that there is no to little relationship between rankings and engagement scores.
American Radio Works (January/2015)
Alex McCormick, NSSE's Director, details why college rankings have little bearing on the factors that contribute to quality education.
NSSE Annual Results
Each fall NSSE releases a report that summarizes key findings from that year's survey administration.
The report, Bringing the Institution into Focus—Annual Results 2014, details results from 355,000 first-year students and seniors attending 622 U.S. colleges and universities. Findings released on November 20, 2014 include expanded and refined coverage of student engagement in effective educational practices and coverage of optional topics of special interest to institutions including academic advising and experiences with information literacy. The report also provides examples of how colleges and universities are using their NSSE results to enhance the quality of undergraduate education.
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