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Respondent Profile - NSSE 2014

A total of 348 first-year students and 546 seniors completed NSSE in 2014.  The overall response rate was 22%, with 17% of surveyed first-year students responding and 27% of surveyed seniors responding.  A basic breakdown of respondents looks like this:

  • First-Year Students
    • 64% Female; 36% Male
    • 79% White; 11% Two or more races/ethnicities; 5% Black or African American; 4% Hispanic or Latino; 1% Unknown race/ethnicity
    • 97% full-time; 3% part-time
  • Seniors
    • 65% Female; 35% Male
    • 76% White; 12% Black or African American; 5% Hispanic or Latino; 5% Two or more races/ethnicities; 1% American Indian or Alaska Native; 1% Unknown race/ethnicity
    • 92% full-time; 8% part-time

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is an annual survey administered at colleges and universities nationwide that assesses the extent to which students engage in educationally effective activities. The guiding premise is that student participation in these activities at reasonable levels is a meaningful proxy for collegiate quality.