National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asks students about how much time and effort they devote to studying or participating in co-curricular activities, how fully challenged and supported they feel by their college, and how students estimate their educational and personal growth since starting college.

Five NSSE benchmarks capture some of the most important aspects of the student experience in college:

  • Level of Academic Challenge (LAC) measures students' academic effort and the level of expectations for student performance on campus.
  • Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) captures students’ involvement in their education and collaboration with others in solving problems or mastering material.
  • Student-Faculty Interaction (SFI) measures students’ interactions with faculty members inside and outside of classroom.
  • Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE) measures complementary opportunities—community engagement, diversity, and study abroad—in and out of classroom.
  • Supportive Campus Environment (SCE) measures quality of relationships with students, faculty and staff and support for academic and personal aspects of college life.
NSSE 2010

Multi-Year Benchmark Reports by College

Historical Mean Comparison: 2006-2010

For more information about NSSE see

To request additional information about NSSE at Auburn University contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at (334) 844-4765 or send an e-mail to .

Last Updated: 12/08/2010

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