NSSE: National Survey of Student Engagement

NSSE is a new approach to gathering information about collegiate quality on a national basis, using a specially-developed survey of good practices in undergraduate education, entitled The College Student Report, and administered under the auspices of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) project.

The NSSE was conceived in early 1998 and supported by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The NSSE conducted a successful pilot in 1999 that involved more than 75 selected colleges and universities. Approximately 275 colleges and universities participated in the inaugural launch in the spring of 2000. More than 2,000 institutions now participate.


Accreditation Tools:

These tools helpyour campus to understand when to collect the data from students and how to iintegrate NSSE findings into the accreditation process.


Following links will provide the reports for the NSSE results from various CSU campuses:

  1. California State University Bakersfield
  2. California State University Channel Islands
  3. California State University Chico: Survey 2004
  4. California State University Dominguez Hills
  5. California State University East Bay
  6. California State University Fresno: NSSE 2007 Report ; College Portrait
  7. California State University Fullerton
  8. Humboldt State University : College Portrait
  9. California State University Long Beach : Highlights of NSSE 2008 ; College Portrait
  10. California State University Los Angeles : NSSE 2007 Report ; College Portrait
  11. California Maritime Academy
  12. California State University Monterey Bay: NSSE 2005 ; College Portrait
  13. California State University Northridge
  14. California State Polytechnic University Pomona : College Portrait
  15. California State University Sacramento : College Portrait
  16. California State University San Bernardino : College Portrait
  17. San Diego State University
  18. San Francisco State University
  19. San Jose State University
  20. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo: NSSE 2008
  21. California State University San Marcos: College Portrait
  22. Sonoma State University
  23. Calfornia State University Stanislaus: NSSE 2006 ; College Portrait


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Campus Experiences

What was your campus experience with the NSSE (or the FSSE)? Share your experiences with other campuses via posting on this web page or on http://voices.merlot.org