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Read about NSSE's origin, achievements, and lessons learned in helping institutions collect and use student engagement data for improvements in undergraduate education.
We are thrilled to commemorate twenty years of NSSE. Help us plan for our 3rd decade - record your feedback here.
NSSE 2019 Major Field Report, FSSE 2019 Disciplinary Area Report available
2019 participants may now download the NSSE Major Field Report and the FSSE Disciplinary Area Report from the Institution Interface.
Apply to the Summer Institute, July 13-16, 2020. Campus teams use NSSE data to develop action plans to enhance undergraduate education. Read more...
Nearly 300,000 students from 531 institutions in the US, Canada, and 8 other countries completed the survey. See a sample report package here.
Read how Mizzou improved its response rate and Eastern Connecticut State University used results to inform strategic decisions in Lessons from the Field — Dispatch 1 .
Supported by Lumina Foundation to build on NSSE's role in assessing HIPs, and supporting colleges and universities to use data to improve HIP quality and equity.
This guide offers tips and resources for analyzing data from small student populations.
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.
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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If an institution can track over time, it gives a good snapshot of activity on a campus. I really like the rewrite that happened in 2012–2013.

Heather Chapman, Director of Academic Analytics, Weber State 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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