Sample Institutional Report
The Institutional Report includes several standard reports, an overview of the data, and many supporting resources sent to participating colleges and universities. The Institutional Report 2013 was thoroughly redesigned to accompany the 2013 update to the NSSE survey. With extensive use of color and graphics, the new reports are designed to be shared widely.
NSSE Standard Report Samples
Below are samples of the standard reports provided to participating institutions. The sample reports feature actual data for a fictional institution – NSSEville State University. Sample reports for participants in companion projects, FSSE and BCSSE, are also displayed. Institutional reports are delivered in August of the administration year, except the Major Field Report which is delivered in the late fall. Institutional reports are available in a binder, and electronically via the secure NSSE Institution Interface, and new in 2013, an online institutional report site.
Several NSSE reports are new or redesigned beginning in 2013. The Snapshot provides a concise and easy-to-digest summary of key results, with further details provided in the Engagement Indicators and High-Impact Practices reports. The new Engagement Indicators and measures of participation in high-impact practices replace the former NSSE Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice. Item-by-item frequencies and means and comparison groups are now provided side-by-side in the downloadable Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons report. The User Resources section introduces materials such as Accreditation Toolkits, Webinars, and the Guide to Online Resources to assist in the interpretation, dissemination, and use of NSSE results.
Data File and Codebook
NSSE returns the raw data with student identifiers to institutions for additional analysis and merging with other school records. Data are delivered in SPSS format, or other formats upon request. The codebook details all variables in the data.
Institutional Report Resources
Introducing the Updated NSSE (pdf)
From Benchmarks to Engagement Indicators and High-Impact Practices (pdf)
Navigating Your NSSE Institutional Report 2013 (pdf)
NSSE 2013 Overview (pdf)
NSSE 2013 Instrument (html)
NSSE 2013 Survey Customization: Topical Modules and Consortium Participation (pdf)
Item by Item Comparisons of NSSE 2012 and NSSE 2013 (pdf)
A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College (html)
User Resources: Overview of NSSE Institute Activities (pdf)
Guide to Online Resources (pdf)
Accreditation Toolkits (html)
NSSE Webinars (html)
Using NSSE Data (pdf)
Major Field Report (html)
NSSE 2013 Participating Institutions (html)
Lessons from the Field (html)
DEEP Practice Brief: Promoting Student Success (pdf)
Response Rate FAQ (pdf)
Guidelines for Displaying NSSE Results (html)
PowerPoint Presentation (pptx)
Introducing the Updated FSSE (pdf)
FSSE 2013 Overview (pdf)
FSSE 2013 Instrument (html)
FSSE Scales and Component Items (pdf)
Using FSSE Data (pdf)
FSSE 2013 Survey Customization (pdf)
FSSE Disciplinary Area Report (pdf)
Introducing the Updated BCSSE (pdf)
BCSSE 2012 Overview (pdf)
Using BCSSE Data (pdf)
BCSSE 2012-NSSE 2013 Combined Codebook (xlsx)
Actual Institutional Reports are available to authorized persons via the password-protected Institution Interface.