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
Inside Higher Ed (November/2016)
Findings about the extent to which students feel safe on campus are detailed in NSSE's Annual Results 2016. Discrepancies in the level of support given to students by different faculty members is also highlighted.
College Counseling Culture (October/2016)
What rankings miss, and how NSSE fills in the gap.
NSSE Annual Results
Each fall NSSE releases a report that summarizes key findings from that year's survey administration.
The 2016 report, Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Education, support for learners yields positive college outcomes and engaging colleges have higher retention and graduation rates survy finds one in five first-year students had difficulty learning course material and getting help with coursework according to a new report released today from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Their peers who found it easier to get help spent more time studying and made greater use of effective learning strategies, resulting in higher grades and greater commitment to staying in school.
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