National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a national survey designed to measure student engagement, which is the degree to which students feel a sense of active involvement with their academic coursework and the social community of students. NSSE is a national survey, and more than 1,300 colleges participate each year. Brooklyn College has participated in NSSE four times: 2001, 2003, 2007, and 2009.

Students are asked to detail the amount of time they spend studying and working with faculty and other students on academic work. NSSE also inquires about the kinds of assignments and exams students work on. NSSE documents the social and academic culture at the participating college. The survey was administered primarily online simultaneously to first time freshmen and seniors.