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.
Student engagement represents two critical features of collegiate quality. The first is the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities. The second is how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities that decades of research studies show are linked to student learning.
NSSE survey results for the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith are reported below.
- 2013 NSSE Results
For the 2013 NSSE, 781 first-year and 1,145 senior-year students were invited to participate. Response rates were 18% for first-year students and 21% for senior-year students. That compares with average response rates of 19% and 30%, respectively, for other institutions within the UA Carnegie Class.
- 2012 NSSE Results
For the 2012 NSSE, 826 first-year and 1,162 senior-year students were invited to participate. Response rates were 21% for first-year students and 24% for senior-year students. That compares with average response rates of 20% and 25%, respectively, for other institutions within the Southeast Public cohort.