Positions and Policies
NSSE's official position on appropriate reporting of student engagement results.
NSSE does not support the use of NSSE results for the purpose of ranking colleges and universities.
Background on NSSE as a source of comprehensive, high-quality data on undergraduate education.
Guidance on acceptable use of NSSE, FSSE, and BCSSE logos in online and print materials. Access to downloadable low-resolution logos for electronic media.
NSSE and the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA)
NSSE has been selected as one of four assessment instruments about students’ experiences and perceptions for the Voluntary System of Accountability
(VSA). NSSE assesses student experiences and perceptions for the VSA College Portrait. Find more information and FAQs
on using NSSE results in the VSA.
Institutions participating in the VSA can use the SPSS syntax linked here
to help them more quickly gather NSSE data needed to populate the College Portrait template.