National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)


The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is administered by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research on a yearly basis during the spring academic term. Typically, institutions participate about every three to four years to allow for proper data analysis and disemination. Memorial University participated for the first time in 2008 and has had NSSE administrations every three years since.

The NSSE focuses on undergraduate student participation in programs and activities offered by the institution. The questions on the survey "represent empirically confirmed 'good practices' in undergraduate education."

The NSSE was created to accomplish two core objectives:

1. Refocus the national discourse about college quality on teaching and learning;

2. Provide colleges and universities with diagnostic, actionable information that can inform efforts to improve the quality of undergraduate education.


Target Population

The population for the NSSE is all undergraduate first-year and senior level students. Definitions for what is meant by "First-year" and "Senior" students can be found here.



2008 NSSE: Results for the 2008 NSSE can be found by clicking here.

2011 NSSE: Results for the 2011 NSSE can be found by clicking here.

2014 NSSE: Results for the 2014 NSSE can be found by clicking here.


If you have any questions or further interest in the editions of the NSSE that Memorial has participated in, please contact CIAP at


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