Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a survey designed to collect data in five areas: (a) participation in educationally purposeful activities, (b) institutional requirements regarding coursework, (c) perceptions of the college environment, (d) educational and personal growth, and (e) student background information. The NSSE is administered every three years to first-year and senior students during the spring semester.

Current and previous NSSE survey instruments are located at http://nsse.iub.edu/html/survey_instruments.cfm

Online Survey Results

Survey results can be generated at the university level, college/school level, and program level. Most results can be filtered by gender, ethnicity, age, gpa, and domicile. To protect student anonymity, survey results with less than three respondents will not be accessible.

Searchable Online Results

Published Reports

Mason has participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) every three years since 2000 and published reports on NSSE results since 2001.  Along with university-level comparison and special reports (e.g., diversity, transfer and residence), college-level reports are also available.  

Year of Publication Report
2013 NSSE 2012 Self and Peer Comparison Report
NSSE 2012 Transfer and Residence Report
NSSE 2012 college-level reports available upon request
2010 NSSE 2009 Self and Peer Comparison Report
NSSE 2009 Diversity Report
NSSE 2009 and BCSSE 2008 Combined Report
NSSE 2009 college-level reports available upon request
2006 NSSE 2006 Self-Comparison and Peer Comparison Report
NSSE 2006 college-level reports available upon request
Prior to 2006 Archived Reports