Many colleges and universities have made some or all of their NSSE survey results publicly available on their websites. NSSE encourages public reporting of student engagement results in ways that serve to increase understanding of college quality and that support institutional improvement efforts. See NSSE’s position on public reporting of student engagement information.
In addition, accountability initiatives like the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), the University and College Accountability Network (UCAN), provide leadership and a platform for disclosing information about colleges and universities, student learning outcomes, and institutional performance.
Posting NSSE reports, such as the Benchmark Report and Executive Snapshot, can be helpful yet the linked website examples go a step further to integrate their NSSE results with other institutional data presented in an accessible format for multiple audiences.
Although NSSE does not endorse the layout or content of these websites, they were reviewed for adherence to basic standards of data representation and interpretation. The sites are consistent with NSSE’s policy against rankings and with the guidelines for analyzing and interpreting results found in the Institutional Reports .
Users seeking guidance on analyzing and interpreting results should consult the guidelines provided in the NSSE Institutional Reports, the Multi-Year Data Analysis Guide and Accreditation Toolkits, or they may consult NSSE staff.
We will add new examples as we continue to review institutional websites. If you would like your website to be considered for inclusion, please contact your Project Services Team.