National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012

Results from the 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement

Tables 3 and 4 show the benchmark scores for AU and for similar universities, scaled to compare with the Top 10% of all NSSE institutions on each benchmark.

Table 3. NSSE 2012 Benchmark Scores: Auburn University first-year students compared with peer universities' first-year students 

Auburn Doc/Highest & Higher NSSE Top 10%
Benchmark Score Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Academic Challenge 85 91 *** -0.25 100 *** -0.70
Active Learning 77 81 *** -0.13 100 *** -0.65
Student-Faculty Interaction 74 77 * -0.07 100 *** -0.55
Enriching Experiences 85 84 0.00 100 *** -0.38
Supportive Environment 90 87 ** 0.12 100 *** -0.36

 

Table 4. NSSE 2012 Benchmark Scores: Auburn University seniors compared with peer universities' seniors 

Auburn Doc/Highest & Higher NSSE Top 10%
Benchmark Score Indexed Meana Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec Indexed Meana Sig.b Effect sizec
Academic Challenge 87 89 -0.05 100 *** -0.58
Active Learning 86 82 *** 0.13 100 *** -0.48
Student-Faculty Interaction 83 74 *** 0.23 100 *** -0.44
Enriching Experiences 73 73 0.00 100 *** -0.88
Supportive Environment 91 84 *** 0.25 100 *** -0.33

Notes:

a Means weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size, then scaled (Mean of Top 10% = 100).

b * p<.05, **p<.01, *** p<.001 (2-tailed).

Effect size is Cohen’s d, the standardized difference between the institution’s mean and the comparison group’s mean, calculated by dividing the mean difference by the pooled standard deviation.

AU scores are based on responses of 799 freshmen and 970 seniors (19% and 20% response rate), with a sampling error of 3.1% for freshmen and 2.8% for seniors.

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Last updated: 03/09/2018