NSSE Annual Results 2019
Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Education
Efforts to improve the quality of higher education between 2004 and 2019 have reaped gains in first-year student interactions with faculty, time spent on academic preparation, and perceptions of the campus environment, according to new survey results released by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), based at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Education. These positive longitudinal trends—particularly in time spent preparing—are encouraging because previous NSSE analyses found that the average amount of time first-year students devote to academic preparation correlates strongly with institutional retention and graduation rates.
Colleges and universities that participate in NSSE deserve credit for taking their engagement results seriously and doing the hard work of changing practice to positively affect the quality of their students’ experiences.
Evidence-Based Improvement in Higher Education
Center for Postsecondary Research
Indiana University School of Education
201 N. Rose Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006