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Institutional Research

National Survey of Student Engagement [NSSE]

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has been collecting data from students at four-year colleges and universities around the country since 2000 to assess the extent to which students engage in educationally effective activities. The guiding premise is that student participation in these activities at reasonable levels is a meaningful proxy for collegiate quality. A generous grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts launched the NSSE project which is now sustained by institutional participation fees. NSSE is cosponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Results by Year

Frequently Asked Questions | Students| Institutions | Parents

Overview | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

Respondent Characteristics | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009| 2010 | 2011

Mean Comparison Report | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

Frequency Distributions | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

American Democracy Consortium Questions | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009| 2010

Major Field Reports

Arts and Humanities

Art, fine and applied, English (language and literature), History, Journalism, Language and Literature (except English), Music, Philosophy, Speech, Theatre or drama, Theology or religion, and Other arts & humanities.

2009 | 2010

Biological Science

Biology (general), Biochemistry or biophysics, Botany, Environmental science, Marine (life) science, Microbiology or bacteriology, Zoology, and Other biological science.

2009 | 2010

Business

Accounting, Business administration (general), Finance, International business, Marketing, Management, and Other business.

2009 | 2010

Education

Business education, Elementary/middle school education, Music or art education, Physical education or recreation, Secondary education, Special education, and Other education.

2009 | 2010

Physical Sciences

Astronomy, Atmospheric science (including meteorology), Chemistry, Earth science (including geology), Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Other physical science.

2009 | 2010

Professional

Architecture, Urban planning, Health technology (medical, dental, laboratory), Law, Library/archival science, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinarian, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied health/other medical, Therapy (occupational, physical, speech), and Other professional.

2009 | 2010

Social Sciences

Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic studies, Geography, Political science (includes govt., int. relations), Psychology, Social work, Sociology, Gender studies, and Other social science.

2009 | 2010

Within Institution

2009 | 2010