Santa Clara University

National Survey of Student Engagement at Santa Clara University

Enriching Educational Experiences 2012 Individual Questions

Complementary learning opportunities enhance academic programs. Diversity experiences teach students valuable things about themselves and others. Technology facilitates collaboration between peers and instructors. Internships, community service, and senior capstone courses provide opportunities to integrate and apply knowledge.


How often do students have serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than their own?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Often
36%
26%
41%
27%

How often have students had serious conversations with students who are very different from them in terms of religious beliefs, political opinions or personal values?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Often
34%
27%
32%
27%

What percentage of students said they did community service or volunteer work?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Done
36%
40%
80%
59%

What percentage of students said they participated in a learning community ?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Done
41%
18%
53%
27%

What percentage of students said they have had foreign language coursework?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Done
30%
21%
67%
38%


What percentage of students said they were planning to or have studied abroad?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Plan to Do or Have Done
68%
45%
38%
23%

What percentage of students said they planned to or had a culminating* senior experience?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Plan to Do or Have Done
78%
52%
89%
66%

How many students have participated in practicums, field experience, co-op experience, or a clinical assignment?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Plan to Do or Done
94%
84%
86%
75%

What percentage of students participate in co-curricular activities 16 or more hours per week?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
16 Hours or More
15%
10%
17%
9%

How much were students encouraged to have contact with other students from different economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds?

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012 Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Quite a Bit and Very Much
70%
61%
64%
54%