NSSE 2013 Survey Results

What is the NSSE?

(The) National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.  Survey items represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. (http://nsse.iub.edu/html/about.cfm)

621 colleges and universities participated in the 2013 NSSE administration including Concordia University Wisconsin.  
 

CUW NSSE 2013

HIGHLIGHTS AND SELECTED OUTCOMES

WHO WE ARE - OUR STRENGTHS:

  • CUW values service
  • CUW emphasizes real world experiences through internships and clinical placements
  • CUW teaches ethics and values
  • CUW provides effective/quality training for job skills
  • CUW faculty are available for the student
  • CUW students learn together

SUPPORTING DATA: DETAILED NSSE RESULTS

Please Note: The two comparison groups used below are the composite 2013 NSSE national results and data from an NSSE supplied peer group called Great Lakes Private Schools (GLP).  The GLP was comprised of 6o private schools from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.   The group included instituions such as Alverno College, DePaul University, Carthage College, Lyola University, Marquette University, Butler University, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Lawrence University, Valparaiso University, and Wheaton College.  The average 6-year graduation rate for this group was 61% and the average freshman retention rate was 77%.

CUW values service:

Item: Courses included a community-based project (service learning). 
NSSE Category: High Impact Practices.  

Service Learning

FRESHMAN

SENIOR

CUW NSSE GLP CUW NSSE GLP
None 15% 48% 44% 13% 40% 31%
Some 74% 44% 49% 63% 50% 58%
Most 10% 6% 6% 20% 9% 9%
All 1% 1% 2% 3% 1% 1%


Effect Sizes Seniors (National +.61, GLP +.53) 
Effect Sizes Freshman (National +.53, GLP +.48)

 

CUW emphasizes real world experiences through internships and clinical placements.

Item:   Participation in an internship, co-op, field experience, student teaching, or clinical placement.  NSSE Category:High Impact Practices.  

Internships

Effect Sizes Seniors (National +.45, GLP +.27)

 

CUW teaches ethics and values.

Item: Developing or clarifying a personal code of values and ethics.
NSSE Category: Perceived Student Gains

Values and Ethics

CUW SENIORS NSSE GLP
Very little 5% 13% 8%
Some 21% 24% 23%
Quite a bit 36% 31% 33%
Very much 38% 32% 36%
% Quite a bit or Very much 74% 63% 69%


Effect Sizes (National +.23, +.09)

 

CUW provides effective, quality training for job skills.

Item: Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills.
NSSE Category: Perceived Student Gains. 

Job Skills

Effect Sizes Seniors (National +.13, GLP +.07)

CUW faculty are available for the student.

Item: Talked about career plans with a faculty member. 
NSSE Category: Faculty-Student-Interaction.
 

  FRESHMAN SENIOR
  CUW NSSE GLP CUW NSSE GLP
Never 13% 22% 20% 9% 19% 14%
Sometimes 50% 46% 46% 28% 39% 38%
Often 23% 21% 23% 38% 24% 27%
Very often 13% 11% 11% 24% 17% 21%


Seniors Career Plans


Effect Sizes Seniors (National +.38, GLP +.23)
Effect Sizes Freshman (National +.17. GLP +.12)

Item: Discussed course topics, ideas, or concepts with a faculty member outside of class. 
NSSE Category: Faculty-Student-Interaction.  

Percent of students responding Sometimes or Higher:  
Course Concepts

Effect Sizes (National +.29. GLP +.17)

CUW students learn together.

Item: Explained course material to one or more students.
NSSE Category: Collaborative Learning

Explained Material

Effect Size (NSSE +.18, GLP +.13)

For a look at all of the NSSE data for CUW Seniors and Accelerated Students please click here.

Last updated February 25, 2014.
Paul Wangerin (paul.wangerin@cuw.edu)