National Survey of Student Engagement

National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asks students about how much time and effort they devote to studying or participating in co-curricular activities, how fully challenged and supported they feel by their college, and how students estimate their educational and personal growth since starting college.

To represent the multi-dimensional nature of student engagement, NSSE developed ten Engagement Indicators organized within four engagement themes:

  • Academic Challenge: Higher-Order Learning, Reflective and Integrative Learning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Learning Strategies
  • Learning with Peers: Collaborative Learning and Discussions with Diverse Others
  • Experiences with Faculty: Student-Faculty Interaction and Effective Teaching Practices
  • Campus Environment: Quality of Interactions and Supportive Environment


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NSSE 2019
NSSE 2018
NSSE 2017


NSSE 2016


NSSE 2015


NSSE 2014


NSSE 2013


NSSE 2012


NSSE 2011


NSSE 2010


NSSE 2009


NSSE 2008


NSSE 2007


NSSE 2006


NSSE 2004


NSSE 2003


NSSE 2002


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To request additional information about NSSE at Auburn University contact the Office of Institutional Research at (334) 844-4765 or send an e-mail to .

Last updated: 04/08/2020