Sample Report

Sample Institutional Report

The NSSE Institutional Report includes several standard reports (view sample images below), an overview of the data from that year's administration, and many supporting resources for participating colleges and universities. With extensive use of color and graphics, the reports are designed to be shared widely.

The report is delivered in August of the administration year, and is available electronically via the secure Institution Interface and in the Online Institutional Report (demo version). The Major Field Report and the Report Builder are available in the fall.

A thumbnail image of the first page of the online 2021 Administration Summary report

Administration Summary Report

Overview of your NSSE administration, including sampling details, response rates, sampling errors, and customization choices (HTML).

Administration Summary (HTML)
A thumbnail image of the online selected comparison groups report.

Selected Comparison Groups Report

Details of your institution’s comparison groups and the list of institutions in each group, including those for Topical Modules and consortia (HTML).

Selected Comp. Groups (HTML)

Major Field Report

An interactive Tableau-based tool, the Major Field Report delivers results in customizable groups of majors and relative to a customizable group of institutions.

Major Field Report (Tableau)

Data Files and Codebooks

NSSE returns the raw data with student identifiers to institutions for additional analysis and merging with other school records. Data are delivered in SPSS format, or other formats upon request. The codebooks detail all variables in the data.

Sample Data Files (SPSS format):  US, Canadian

Data Codebooks

Survey Instruments

Evidence-Based Improvement in Higher Education

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