NSSE Student Survey

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a survey of undergraduates at hundreds of colleges and universities related to how they spend their time and what they gain from attending college.  Because the survey is used by a large number of institutions similar in size and scope to the University of Arkansas, it can be used to measure what aspects of student life inside and outside the classroom can be improved to aid in student success.  It is used to guide policies and practices related to student academic and social experiences.  Survey results provide measurements of engagement indicators and high-impact practices.  The University of Arkansas currently administers this survey every three years.

Engagement Indicators

  • Higher-order learning
  • Reflective and integrative learning
  • Learning strategies
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Discussions with Diverse Others
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Effective Teaching Practices
  • Quality of Interactions
  • Supportive Environment

High-Impact Practices

  • Learning community
  • Service-learning
  • Research with faculty
  • Internship/field experience
  • Study abroad
  • Culminating senior experience

Results