NSSE results provide information on how undergraduates at hundreds of colleges and universities spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Institutions use their data to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience inside and outside the classroom that can be improved through changes in policies and practices more consistent with good practices in undergraduate education.
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In the News
New York Times (July/2014)
NSSE's 2013 Annual Results reported that less than half of college students participated in a high-impact practices before graduating. Lehigh University is experimenting with ways to ensure undergraduate students have more access to such activities, without overburdening faculty.
Times Higher Education (May/2014)
A scholar of higher education in the UK examines the meaning of student engagement.
NSSE Annual Results
Each fall NSSE releases a report that summarizes key findings from that year's survey administration.
The 2013 report features findings on new Engagement Indicators, topics of special interest to institutions including academic advising and technology, the online student experience, and an exploration of the relationship between higher-order learning and other indicators of academic challenge. The full report and press release are available for download.
Press releases from selected annual results reports and other media communications.
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