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The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) obtains information from hundreds of four-year colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. NSSE is administered to a percentage of first-year and senior students; the selection of students is random. Institutions use their data to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience inside and outside the classroom that can be improved through changes in policies and practices more consistent with good practices in undergraduate education. The information is also used by prospective college students, their parents, college counselors, academic advisers, and researchers in learning more about how students spend their time at different colleges and universities and what they gain from their experiences.

UL Lafayette administered NSSE in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016; it will be administered again in 2018. Because the survey was dramatically altered prior to 2014, little comparative information is available.

NSSE Snapshots and Pocket Guides

Click the guides below to download summary information provided by NSSE:

Learn more about additional NSSE reports (including how to request copies).