Results for 469 colleges and universities in NSSE 2022 are now available to participating institutions. Approximately 1.1 million first-year and senior students were invited to participate. Of this population, 252,336 students responded. First-year and senior students were about equally represented among the respondent population.
Much has changed across the higher education landscape since the pandemic began over two years ago, most notably a shift from predominately online learning during the 2020-21 academic year to more in-person instruction this past year. Despite fewer NSSE participating schools over the last two years, especially among public institutions, interest in measuring student engagement remained robust with hundreds of colleges and universities using data to understand the student experience during these changed circumstances.
To the credit of institutional leaders, faculty, students, and staff, student engagement as measured by NSSE has remained relatively constant, on average, during these turbulent times. Notably, NSSE 2022 results show that engagement in several activities typically requiring face-to-face interaction that declined last year have shown signs of rebounding: collaborative learning, discussions with diverse others, student-faculty interaction, perceptions of campus support, and participation in servicing-learning courses, internships, and study abroad.
Participating institutions are encouraged to Register for the free Webinar "Your NSSE Institutional Report 2022: Step-by-Step" to learn more about their reports.