OVERVIEW OF NSSE

All three Rutgers campuses participate in the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE), which is a well-known national survey of undergraduate students that seeks to assess the types and levels of engagement these students have with their institution as well as the benefits and gains students derive from their college experience.


The survey is administered nationwide to undergraduates during the spring semester, with both first year students and seniors surveyed (either as a census or a sample).  NSSE allows for institutional/campus-based analysis, with further disaggregation for subgroup analysis; benchmarking with self-selected groupings of schools; performance tracking; public accountability needs; assessment of learning outcomes (as indirect measures of student learning); and institutional planning.


Over 80 questions plus some additional institutional questions are asked.  The survey contains 14 main sections and includes various self-indentifying questions.  An essential component of the results of the NSSE survey is the development of five basic constructs of student engagement: level of academic challenge; student-faculty interaction; active and collaborative learning; enriching educational experiences; and supportive campus environment.


At Rutgers, NSSE is administered every few years. Rutgers-New Brunswick administered NSSE in 2005, 2008, 2012, and 2015. Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark administered NSSE in 2008, 2012, 2015, and 2018.


For more information on administration of NSSE:

NSSE website at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research


  2018 ADMINISTRATION OF NSSE:

Bullet2018 Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons

Camden, Newark

Bullet2018 Respondent Profile

Camden, Newark

Bullet2018 Selected Comparison Group

Camden, Newark


  2015 ADMINISTRATION OF NSSE:

Bullet2015 Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick

Bullet2015 Respondent Profile

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick

Bullet2015 Selected Comparison Group

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick


  2012 ADMINISTRATION OF NSSE:

2012 Mean and Frequencies Report

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick

2012 Respondent Profile

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick

2012 Selected Comparison Group

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick


  2008 ADMINISTRATION OF NSSE:

2008 NSSE Dashboards

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick

2008 Mean and Frequencies Report

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick

2008 Respondent Profile

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick

2008 Selected Comparison Group

Camden, Newark, New Brunswick

Power Point Presentation of 2008 Results


  2005 ADMINISTRATION OF NSSE (NEW BRUNSWICK ONLY):

2005 NSSE Codebook

2005 Mean and Frequencies Report

2005 Respondent Profile

2005 Selected Comparison Group