NSSE Reports

The NSSE is administered by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, which invites all degree-seeking students at participating universities in their first year and their senior year to provide feedback about their college experience. The survey instrument assesses student engagement in both academic and non-academic activities. NSSE results are summarized across ten Engagement Indicators organized within four engagement themes.

More detailed information about NSSE can be found on the NSSE website.


The Snapshot report is a concise collection of key findings from our institution’s NSSE administration. Additional details about these and other results appear in the reports referenced throughout.
2017 |2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2007

Engagement Indicators

Engagement Indicators (EIs) provide a useful summary of the detailed information contained in the NSSE responses. By combining responses to related NSSE questions, each EI offers valuable information about a distinct aspect of student engagement. Ten indicators, based on three to eight survey questions each, are organized into four broad themes: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experiences with Faculty, and Campus Environment.
2017 |2016 | 2014 | 2013

High-Impact Practices

The High-Impact Practices report provides information on six HIPs that students are surveyed about. Three are relevant for first-year students and all six are relevant for seniors. Overall HIP participation and response frequencies are included in this report.
2017 |2016 | 2014 | 2013

Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons

The Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons report presents item-by-item student responses and statistical comparisons that allow you to examine patterns of similarity and difference between your students and those at your comparison group institutions.
2017 |2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Multi-Year Report

Multi-Year Reports are available to institutions participating in multiple NSSE administrations since 2013, the year of the last survey update. The report presents year-to-year results for Engagement Indicators, High-Impact Practices (HIPs), and key academic challenge items to illustrate patterns of change of stability.
2017 |2016 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008

Respondent Profile

The Respondent Profile presents both student- and institution-reported demographic information, allowing for examination of similarities and differences between UW-W students and those at our comparison group institutions.
2017 |2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Modules and Consortium Questions

Starting in 2013, NSSE allows participating institutions to add up to two topical modules -- short sets of questions on designated topics such as academic advising, civic engagement, diversity on campus, technology, and/or writing.

NSSE topical modules administered at UW-Whitewater:

In addition to topical module questions, UW-Whitewater is a member of the UW comprehensives consortium that submits a short list of additional questions to be included in the NSSE survey every third year.
2017: University of Wisconsin Comprehensives Consortium questions
2014: University of Wisconsin Comprehensives Consortium questions

Data Visualization

National Survey of Student Engagement Dashboard

National Survey of Student Engagement


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