Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Education

Welcome to the 2019 edition of Engagement Insights, NSSE’s annual dissemination of selected research findings and institutional stories that have broad relevance to the improvement of undergraduate education.

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality inundergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and development.

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Did You Know?

79%of students trust the leadership at their college or university.

82%of students trust people from another religion.

1 in 4students have confidence in social media companies to do the right thing.

Happy 20th, NSSE! Foundational Research and Emerging Ideas for NSSE’s Third Decade

As NSSE celebrates 20 years in the field, we look back at some of our key findings and lessons about institutional assessment and look forward to new approaches in the coming decade.

Coming March 2021

The NSSE survey focuses on the processes that produce the outcomes. That means each campus can really do something with the information it gets.”


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