The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asks first- and senior-year students dozens of specific questions about how they spend their time in and out of the classroom. NSSE is designed to measure student engagement and best educational practices, delivering valuable feedback for university administrators. The results are organized to compare performance across all participating schools—American and Canadian.
In 2013, NSSE introduced 10 engagement indicators organized across four major themes: academic challenge, learning with peers, experience with faculty and campus environment. Scores are on a scale of 60. (The new indicators are adapted from and replace the previous benchmarks of effective educational practice.)
The following charts show results from 2013 for six of the NSSE engagement indicators. We have listed the universities in descending order of achievement, according to their senior-year scores.