Following the update of the NSSE survey, the Major Field Report was also updated in 2013. The information on this page corresponds to the previous version of the report which was delivered to institutions that participated in 2009 through 2012. To view the most current information about the Major Field Report, click here.
Until 2012, the NSSE Major Field Report broke down NSSE responses by up to eight categories of related majors within an institution and presented them alongside comparison group students in the same categories. By default NSSE used eight categories of majors, but institutions had the option to customize these (see below). The Major Field Report had two sections:
- Major Field Report Part I provided a "within institution" report that laid out frequency and benchmark results within each major category side-by-side for all of an institution's first-year students and seniors. An additional column for "overall" results was provided as a reference. The overall results were identical to those found in the Institutional Report.
- Major Field Report Part II compared a given institution's respondents in up to eight major categories against the same categories in their comparison groups. Like Part I, frequency and benchmark results were provided for each category that contained a minimum number of respondents.