National survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

What is the NSSE?

WMU participates in the NSSE every four years (new policy implemented in 2013) to learn about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that 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. We can then compare our results to the hundreds of four-year colleges and universities who also participate in the survey. By doing this comparison, we can then identify aspects of the undergraduate experience inside and outside the classroom that can be improved through changes in policies and practices more consistent with good practices in undergraduate education.

This information can also be used by prospective college students, their parents, college counselors, academic advisors, institutional research officers, and researchers to learn more about how students spend their time at WMU as well as at other colleges and universities and what they gain from their experiences.

Click on the buttons below to view information and reports for the year you are interested in. Note that if you do not see a particular year, WMU did not participate in the NSSE that year. If you have any questions, please contact us.

2017         2013         2011
2010   2009   2008
2006   2003   2002

Longitudinal Reports

Below are links to longitudinal reports we have compiled that compare data from several of the administrations of the NSSE.

Executive snapshot comparison (2008-2011)

Respondent characteristics comparison (2008-2011)

Seven-year comparison of all questions (2002-2011)