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> Assessment > 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institutional Report

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2012 Institutional Report was published in August 2012.  This report presents the results from the spring 2011 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 2012 NSSE; 1) A "Selected Peers" group based on MSU's 2005 Carnegie classification of "Master's Level I", undergraduate enrollment and setting; 2) A "Carnegie Peers" group based on the 2010 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 in red if it fell below the selected peer group, the Carnegie peer 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.

For the 2012 administration of the NSSE survey, Mountain State University selected web and paper administration for the survey. The sample size went from 2,042 in 2011 to 2,216 in 2012.  It is interesting to note that MSU's 15% Response Rate was below the 33% of the selected peer group, the 25% for the Carnegie peer group and the 25% for the national norm.  MSU's Web Mode of Completion percentages (FY=95% and SR=88%).  The overall response rate is an area for improvement for the Spring 2013 survey.

 

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 student support. 

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.