Celebrating NSSE’s 20th! We're just getting started.

We are thrilled to commemorate twenty years of NSSE! Since 2000, institutions of all types—from research universities to baccalaureate colleges—have adopted NSSE as an important component of their assessment programs. NSSE has helped focus the national discourse about college quality on teaching and learning and has provided diagnostic, actionable data to inform the improvement of undergraduate education.

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27 NSSE consortia have been created to administer separate, additional question sets

In 2014, Southern Connecticut State University created a Living-Learning Community dedicated to its high proportion of first-generation students. To assess this new program's impact, progress of students identified by BCSSE as first-generation who were participants in the L-L Community was compared to that of first-generation nonparticipants. Both 2014 and 2015 first-generation L-L Community students had higher retention rates than their nonparticipant counterparts.

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