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At a time when a college degree and employability are increasingly intertwined, 93% of seniors believe what they are learning in college is relevant to their career paths. Read more...
Campus teams use NSSE data to develop action plans to enhance undergraduate education.Read more...
2018 participants may now download the NSSE Major Field Report and the FSSE Disciplinary Area Report from the Institution Interface.
Nearly 290,000 students from 511 institutions in the US, Canada, and 6 other countries completed the survey. See a sample report package here.
This guide offers tips and resources for analyzing data from small student populations.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Indiana University's Center for Postsecondary Research (IU CPR) announced the launch of the VALUE Institute, a resource for higher education institutions to document, report, and use learning outcomes evidence to improve student success in college. Read more ...
Administer Topical Modules during your NSSE "off-year." Learn more about this new option for more tailored assessment and improvement activities.
Beginning in 2017, NSSE will include the demographic question about sexual orientation for all respondents.
ACE and NSSE are studying institutional internationalization efforts and students' global learning.
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Read the Change magazine Editor's Choice article summarizing lessons from NSSE's first 13 years and features of the updated survey.
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Winthrop University integrated the Discussions with Diverse Others Engagement Indicator into its strategic plan and, using its NSSE 2014 results as a baseline, established a target for 2024. Given its NSSE participation pattern, the university will be able to track progress toward this goal every two years and determine needs for further interventions to ensure success. Read more in Annual Results 2017.

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