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NSSE Survey

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

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.

The NSSE provides participating institutions with a variety of reports (see below for more information about each report). These NSSE generated reports typically summarize responses for WSU first-year students and seniors, alongside responses from students from one or more customized comparison groups of peer institutions (see the “Selected Comparison Group – All University” report each year for more information).

NSSE 2021

NSSE21 Snapshot (WSU)

This collection of key findings includes an overview of NSSE’s Engagement Indicators, High-Impact Practices, key academic challenge questions, students’ perceptions of their cognitive and affective development, as well as their overall satisfaction with the institution, and administration details.

NSSE21 Engagement Indicators (WSU)

This high-level summary of responses to related NSSE questions provides an overview of ten distinct aspects of student engagement, organized by theme: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experiences with Faculty, Campus Environment.

NSSE21 High-Impact Practices (WSU)

Because of their positive associations with student learning and retention, this report focuses on the six high-impact practices in NSSE: service-learning, learning communities, research with faculty, internships or field experiences, study abroad, and culminating senior experiences.

NSSE21 Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons (WSU)

This report presents question-by-question student responses to NSSE. For student responses to NSSE’s demographic questions, see the “Respondent Profile – All University” report.

NSSE21 Topical Module – First-year Experiences and Senior Transitions (WSU)

This topical module includes a set of questions only for first-year students and a set only for seniors. First-year questions focus on academic perseverance, help-seeking behaviors, and institutional commitment, while the senior questions explore post-graduation plans, links between the academic major and future plans, and confidence with skills developed during college. Note that the peer institution comparison group for this topical module report is further customized based on the available institutions that also participated in this module.

NSSE21 Topical Module – Inclusiveness & Engagement with Diversity (WSU)

This module examines environments, processes, and activities that reflect the engagement and validation of cultural diversity and promote a greater understanding of societal differences. Questions explore students’ exposure to inclusive teaching practices and intercultural learning; perceptions of institutional values and commitment regarding diversity; and participation in diversity-related programming and coursework. The module replaces the former Experiences with Diverse Perspectives module. Complementary FSSE set available. Note that the peer institution comparison group for this topical module report is further customized based on the available institutions that also participated in this module.

NSSE21-Multi-Year Report-All-University

Year-to-year comparisons for Engagement Indicators, High-Impact Practices, and key academic challenge questions are displayed for WSU’s 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021 NSSE results. This report does not include peer institution comparison groups.

NSSE21 Respondent Profile (WSU)

This report presents both student- and institution-reported demographic information for NSSE respondents.

NSSE21 Selected Comp Groups Report (Washington State University)

This report summarizes how peer institution comparison groups were constructed and list our university-selected comparison groups.

 

NSSE 2019

NSSE Snapshot – All University

Engagement Indicators – All University

High Impact Practices – All University

Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons – All University

First-Year Experiences and Senior Transitions – All University

Experiences with Writing – All University

Respondent Profile – All University

Selected Comparison Groups – All University

Multi-Year Report – All University

 

NSSE 2017

NSSE Snapshot – All University

Engagement Indicators – All University

High Impact Practices – All University

Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons – All University

First-Year Experiences and Senior Transitions – All University

Inclusiveness and Engagement w/Diversity – All University

Respondent Profile – All University

Selected Comparison Groups – All University

Multi-Year Report – All University

 

NSSE 2015

Engagement Indicators – All University

Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons – All University

High Impact Practices – All University

NSSE Snapshot – All University

Respondent Profile – All University

Experiences with Diverse Perspectives – All University

First-Year Experiences and Senior Transitions – All University

NSSE 2014

NSSE Snapshot – All University

Respondent Profile – All University

Pocket Guide Report – All University

High Impact Practices – All University

Experiences with Information Literacy – All University

Development of Transferable Skills – All University

NSSE 2012

Executive Snapshot – All University

Respondent Characteristics – All University

Benchmark Comparisons – Pullman

Means and Frequencies – Pullman

NSSE 2010

Executive Snapshot – All University

Respondent Characteristics – Pullman

Benchmark Comparisons – Pullman

Means and Frequencies – Pullman

NSSE 2008

Executive Snapshot (Pullman/Distance Education)

Benchmark Comparisons Report (Pullman)

Benchmark Comparisons Report (Distance Education)

Mean and Frequency Reports (Pullman)

Mean and Frequency Reports (Distance Education)

Respondent Characteristics (Pullman)