NSSE - National Survey of Student Engagement


Through its student survey, The College Student Report, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.

NSSE provides participating institutions a variety of reports that compare their students' responses with those of students at self-selected groups of comparison institutions. Comparisons are available for ten Engagement Indicators, six High-Impact Practices, and all individual survey questions. Each November, NSSE also publishes its Annual Results, which reports topical research and trends in student engagement results. NSSE researchers also present and publish research findings throughout the year.

NSSE 2019 Reports

NSSE19 Topical Modules

The NSSE Topical Module is a set of questions on a designated topic such as academic advising or civic engagement. For 2019, the Assessment Council elected to use Development of Transferable Skills and First-Year Experiences and Senior Transitions as the topical modules. This report lists results following responses from first-year students and seniors, with questions adapted from the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) and the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, respectively.

Find out about Missouri State University's performance on the NSSE benchmarks of excellence:

NSSE Archives

Institutional surveys (NSSE, BCSSE, FSSE, etc.) are a comprehensive form of assessment in higher education. Including data from this year, students from 546 U.S. colleges and universities participated in the surveys.

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NSSE 2016 Reports

Topical Modules

NSSE 2015 Reports

NSSE15 Major Field Reports (MFR)

Reports for each college in PDF format. Includes "Within-Institution Comparisons."

NSSE 2012 Reports

NSSE 2009 Reports

NSSE 2007 Reports