Annual Results 2021

Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Education

This is the 2021 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.

In the winter months of 2022, this page will present three data-informed treatments of important topics for higher education with special value for institutions that participated in NSSE, FSSE, and BCSSE in 2021. In addition to new findings, we feature related webinars, examples of institutional use, suggestions for institutional assessment, faculty insights, and more.

How to Use Survey Results in Assessing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

It is imperative to understand how survey results contribute to continued improvement of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at colleges and universities. We examine how NSSE can contribute to these efforts.

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Did You Know?

65%of first-year students and 66% of seniors took "mostly remote" courses in 2021.

50%of institutions in 2021 saw large declines (effect size > 0.46) in collaborative learning among first-year students.

55%of entering students identified substantial increases in depression, hopelessness, or loneliness due to COVID.

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