Santa Clara University

National Survey of Student Engagement at Santa Clara University

2012 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 300,000 randomly selected first-year and senior students at 621 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.

  • bullet1Student Satisfaction Comparisons

    Both SCU freshmen and seniors were more likely to be satisfied with their college experience than freshmen and seniors from other NSSE institutions.

  • bullet2Academic and Personal Development Comparisons

    NSSE results show how much the SCU experience contributed to students’ learning and personal development.

  • bullet3Benchmark 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 has developed benchmarks of effective educational practice.

 
National Survey of Student engagement