To encourage participating institutions to showcase their NSSE findings, a list of sample analyses accompanied by an explanation of the selected results are featured below. NSSE users can recreate each illustration by downloading, editing, and running the associated SPSS syntax. In some cases we also provide an Excel template.
Create a table displaying the estimated number of pages of assigned writing by academic major category.
Create a table displaying the percentage of students who frequently engaged with faculty in various types of activities by sex and class.
Create a summary table to compare student participation in high-impact practices by various student characteristics such as sex, race/ethnicity, age, first-generation status, enrollment status, residence status, and academic major category.
Create graphs that compare students who live on campus with students who live off campus.
Create a graph that illustrates the amount of time full-time seniors spent on various activities (preparing for class, working, and socializing) by academic major category.