The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) was developed by researchers at Indiana University's Center for Postsecondary Research in 2000. NSSE has been administered to more than 2.7 million students at 1,493 colleges and universities. NSSE is based on the concept that student engagement represents two critical features of collegiate quality. The first is the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities. The second is how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities that decades of research studies show are linked to student learning. Survey items represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. That is, they reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college. NSSE doesn't assess student learning directly, but survey results point to areas where colleges and universities are performing well and aspects of the undergraduate experience that could be improved. Ball State University participated in NSSE in 2004, 2007, and 2008; In 2012 IE assumed responsibility for future administrations of the survey and for reporting its findings. The 2012 NSSE results are available at the following links:

Making Meaning of Ball State NSSE 2015 Results

NSSE 2015 Snapshot

NSSE 2015 Engagement Indicators

NSSE 2015 High-Impact Practices

NSSE 2015 Selected Comparison Groups

NSSE 2015 Topical Module - Academic Advising 

NSSE 2012 Summary Report

NSSE 2012 Student Experience in Brief

Making Meaning of Ball State NSSE 2012 Results

NSSE 2012 Diversity Analysis