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2008 NSSE SCU Results

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is the most comprehensive assessment of effective practice in higher education and includes data from more than 260,000 students at 523 four-year college and universities.*

*Statistics above are from the 2007 NSSE Results

The benchmark scores below are from the 2008 NSSE survey. First-year (FY) students and seniors participate; responses are reported separately.

1. Level of Academic Challenge

First-year students
Seniors
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SCU scores are significantly higher than national averages.


2. Active and Collaborative Learning

First-year students
Seniors
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SCU scores are significantly higher than national averages.


3. Student Interaction with Faculty

First-year students
Seniors
First-year SCU students: 34.0, national NSSE average: 32.8. SCU seniors: 47.9, national NSSE average: 41.2.
SCU scores are significantly higher than national averages.


4. Enriching Educational Experiences

First-year students
Seniors
First-year SCU students: 33.0, national NSSE average: 27.1. SCU seniors: 57.0, national NSSE average: 39.9.
SCU scores are significantly higher than national averages.


5. Supportive Campus Environment

First-year students
Seniors
First-year SCU students: 64.1, national NSSE average: 59.8. SCU seniors: 62.8, national NSSE average: 56.9.
SCU scores are significantly higher than national averages.
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