Past Year Surveys
To view past versions of the NSSE survey instrument, click the year below.
NSSE 2013 U.S. English Version
The following links are to facsimiles of the online NSSE instrument as it appears to the student.
A useful paper-formatted facsimile of the survey which includes item numbering is available here.
New in 2013, NSSE participating institutions may append up to two topical modules - short sets of questions on designated topics such as academic advising, civic engagement, experiences with diversity, technology, and writing. Modules allow for deeper exploration of important areas based on campus needs.
Here is an item-by-item comparison showing how the survey was updated from 2012, indicating which items were unchanged, slightly modified, significantly altered, and deleted. New items on NSSE 2013 are included at the end.