Results for 541 colleges and universities in NSSE 2023 are now available to participating institutions. Approximately 1.5 million first-year and senior students were invited to participate. Of this population, 354,067 students responded. First-year and senior students were about equally represented among respondents.
NSSE 2023 included new and updated questions pertaining to student identity. As introduced in our NSSE Sightings blog, many of these have modified response options and language to better reflect students’ experiences. Some examples include:
- The gender identity and sexual orientation items are now in “select all that apply” format and have new response options.
- Revised questions on race/ethnicity are more respectful of group self-identification.For example, expanding descriptions for “Indigenous, American Indian, Native American, or Alaska Native.”
- The Greek-letter organization question is more inclusive of both social and service organizations.
For more information and a complete list of changes by survey year, visit our website.
Participating institutions are encouraged to register for the webinar "Your NSSE Institutional Report 2023: Step-by-Step" to learn more about their reports.