National Survey of Student Engagement and Related Surveys

National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects information about student participation in programs and activities related to learning and personal development. At the College of Charleston, NSSE is offered as an online survey to all first-year and senior students in the spring semester.

2022 Analytical Report
  • The 2022 NSSE Respondent Profile.
  • The 2022 Multi-Year Report.
  • The NSSE Snapshot is a concise collection of key findings that provides the best framework for getting oriented to the components of the Institutional Report and interpreting the College's results.
  • The NSSE Administration Summary provides an overview of the College's NSSE administration, including population details and reponse rates. 
  • The NSSE results are organized into Engagement Indicators to provide valuable information about distinct aspects of student engagement, including statistical comparisons with three comparison groups (College Peers, Southeast Public, and South Carolina) and item-level results. Additionally, NSSE provides results on six High-Impact Practices.
  • The NSSE Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons report presents item-by-item student responses and statistical comparisons that allow for “digging deeper” into the data and examination of patterns between students at the College and those of the comparison groups. 
  • The NSSE 2022 Pocket Guide Report is a helpful brochure of student responses to help prospective students by allowing them to actively consider student engagement whilst in the college decision process.
  • The NSSE 2022 Selected Comparison Groups displays core survey results alongside those of three comparison groups and provides additional comparison groups for Topical Modules and consortium questions.
  • The BCSSE 2021-NSSE 2022 Combined Report uses cross-sectional and longitudinal data from BCSSE 2021 and NSSE 2022, providing the opportunity to better understand the first-year experience. 
  • The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement, BCSSE 2021 Overview, combined with the NSSE 2022 Overview offers an in-depth description of the data collection process and respondents for the above report.
  • The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement, FSSE 2022 Overview, provides measurements of faculty members' expectations of student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. Additionally, it includes information on how faculty members spend their time with professional activities and the kinds of learning experiences emphasized by their institutions.

2019 Analytical Reports

2016 Analytical Reports


2013 Analytical Reports

2010 Reports

2010 Major Field Reports

Additional Information

Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement 

The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) collects data about entering college students' high school academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during the first college year. BCSSE administration at the College of Charleston takes place during orientation and is designed to be paired with a NSSE administration at the end of the first college year, providing an in-depth understanding of first-year student engagement on your campus.

2018 Analytical Reports

2015 Analytical Reports

2012 Analytical Reports 2009 Analytical Reports

Faculty Survey of Student Engagement

The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) is designed to measure faculty expectations for student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. All faculty who teach at least one undergraduate course in the academic year in which we are surveying are invited to participate. The College of Charleston uses the course-based version of the instrument, in which faculty members respond to questions about student engagement based on a course taught during the current academic year.  The survey is administered online via email invitation in the spring semester.

2010 Analytical Reports