NSSE 2013 Survey Results

(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.

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 

 NSSE 2013 Results

 

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

 NSSE 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

 NSSE 2013_values_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

 NSSE 2013 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%

 NSSE 2013 Faculty 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:  

 NSSE 2013 Faculty Course Discussion

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

CUW students learn together

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

 NSSE 2013 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