Santa Clara University

National Survey of Student Engagement at Santa Clara University

Benchmark Comparisons

NSSE assesses the extent to which undergraduates are involved in educational practices empirically linked to high levels of learning and development. To simplify the discussion of good learning and teaching behaviors, NSSE developed the following benchmarks of effective education practice:

In nearly every benchmark, expressed in a 100-point scale, SCU freshmen and seniors score higher than the national average.

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Legend SCU SCU       undefined National average

 

1. Level of Academic Challenge

First-year students
Seniors
 
Level of Academic Challenge First-years
Level of Academic Challenge Seniors
 
 

2. Active and Collaborative Learning

First-year students
Seniors
 
Active and Collaborative Learning First-years
Active and Collaborative Learning Seniors
 
 

3. Student Interaction with Faculty

First-year students
Seniors
 
Student Interaction with Faculty First-years
Student Interaction with Faculty Seniors
 

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4. Enriching Educational Experiences

First-year students
Seniors
 
Enriching Educational Experiences First-years
Enriching Educational Experiences Seniors
 
 

5. Supportive Campus Environment

First-year students
Seniors
 
Supportive Campus Environment First-years
Supportive Campus Environment Seniors