Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2006
Institutional Report was published in August
2006. This report presents the results from the
spring 2006 administration of the National
Survey of Student Engagement. This report
summarizes Mountain State University's
(MSU) student responses to the survey questions
(unweighted) arrayed by year in school and
aggregated frequency comparisons for similar
types of institutions and the national norms.
There were three comparison groups used in the
2006 NSSE; 1) A "Selected
Peers" group based on MSU's 2000 Carnegie
undergraduate enrollment and setting; 2) A "Carnegie
Peers" group based on the 2005 Carnegie
classification of "Master Level I",
undergraduate enrollment profile and setting;
and 3) The NSSE National Norm which includes all
institutions participating in the NSSE survey.
The data is presented in the
links below along with NSSE's introduction and
overview. MSU's mean comparison is highlighted
if it fell below the selected peer group, the
group and the national
norm. It is highlighted in
green if it was above all three. A
white entry indicates that MSU's responses fell
within those of the three comparison groups.
It is interesting
to note that MSU's 18% Response Rate was well below
the 37% of the selected peer group, the 30% for the
group and the 35% for the national norm.
MSU's response rate fell by 9%
from the 27% for the 2005 NSSE survey. In addition, the Mode of Completion shows MSU
in filling out paper surveys and
lower in the
web based survey. Both of these are areas for
improvement for the Spring 2006 survey.
improved significantly over the 2005 results.
Freshmen responses exceeded all three peer
groups in 60% of the variables, up from 19% in
2005. Conversely, responses that were below all
three peer groups fell to 24%, down from the 60%
in 2005. Senior responses exceeded all three
peer groups in 48% of the variables, up from 36%
in 2005. Conversely, responses that were below
all three peer groups fell to 32%, down from the
44% in 2005.
The results of
this survey should be used to identify areas for
improvement in MSU's curriculum, pedagogical
practices, student-faculty interaction,
community involvement, diversity interaction and
The following links
provide access to information about the NSSE survey
as well as a report showing each survey
item along with MSU's response rate compared to
the selected peers, the Carnegie peers and national norm.