National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE)

NSLVE is a signature initiative of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and, for interested campuses, a closer examination of their campus climate for political learning and engagement and correlations between specific student learning experiences and voting. 

Participation is free, easy, and protective of student privacy. 

Voting is by no means the only indicator of civic engagement, but it is fundamental. Studying the voting rates of students provides an important measure that can catalyze improvements in academic programs and co-curricular experiences.

2020 NSLVE Data

The latest national NSLVE data reveals a stunning increase in student voting in the 2020 presidential election. Explore the full report for detailed insights on electoral participation by age, race, institution type, and more.


Missouri State University 

Missouri State's 2020 Presidential election voter participation reached 62.6% compared to 51.3% in 2016.

View MSU student voting reports for presidental and mid-term election years:

2020 Campus Report

2014 & 2018 Campus Report

2012 & 2016 Campus Report