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NSSE 2018 U.S. institutions are invited. Benefits include a free sophomore administration and a customized report of first-year and sophomore retention. Read more ...
More than 517,000 students from 725 institutions in the US and Canada completed the survey. See a sample report package here.
May 30—June 2 Washington DC
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BCSSE provides cost-effective, actionable data regarding your incoming students' experiences and perceptions.
Read all findings from NSSE Annual Results 2016.
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 the relationship between 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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Student Housing Study: Survey Sophomores, Customized Retention Report, and More

NSSE in Action

The survey results are useful for internal assessment, program review, and preparation for reaccreditation studies.

Phil Hardin, Director of Institutional Research, Ouachita Baptist University

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Read how 23 institutions used their NSSE results in Lessons from the Field–Volume 4: Digging Deeper to Focus and Extend Data Use.

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