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Quick Facts

Survey Instrument: The College Student Report

Participating Institutions: 531 colleges and universities participated in NSSE 2019. Over 1,650 schools have participated since 2000.

Student Participation: 294,507 students responded to NSSE in 2019. Approximately 6 million students have completed the survey since 2000.

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Conceived in 1998 as a new approach to gathering information about collegiate quality and piloted in 1999 with funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Read our Origins and Potential and the NSSE Timeline, 1998-2009, written to document the 10-year anniversary of the 2000 survey administration.

The questionnaire was updated in 2013 to develop new measures, refine existing measures, improve clarity, and update terminology. Read more …

Related Projects

NSSE is a self-supporting auxiliary unit within the Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) in the Indiana University School of Education. Other CPR studies and related projects at Indiana University and elsewhere are listed below.