The University of Missouri – St. Louis participates in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in odd-numbered years. In addition to the standard random sample, individual colleges may choose to survey additional students. NSSE is administered by the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University Bloomington.

Participants are randomly selected by NSSE from first year (FY) students and graduating seniors (SR).  Students receive an email invitation to complete the survey via the web.  After sending the initial survey early in the spring, NSSE staff conduct various follow-up activities with non-respondents over a three-month period.  During this time there are general campus reminders via flyers, the Current, contacts with faculty, and other means, to students and faculty about the importance of completing the survey.

Response rates for the most recent administration, 2015, are shown in the table below with comparison data from other NSSE groups.

 

UMSL                

Participating Peer Institutions

Carnegie Peers  

NSSE 2015       

Response Rate 

FY

SR

FY

SR

FY

SR

FY

SR

Overall

18 %

17%

20%

24%

By Class

17%

18% 

16%

18%

18%

21%

22%

25%