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The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2007 Institutional Report was published in August 2007.  This report presents the results from the spring 2007 administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement.  This report summarizes Mountain State University's (MSU) student responses to the survey questions (unweighted) arrayed by year in school and aggregated frequency comparisons for similar types of institutions and the national norms.  There were three comparison groups used in the 2007 NSSE; 1) A "Selected Peers" group based on MSU's 2005 Carnegie classification of "Master's Level I", undergraduate enrollment and setting; 2) A "Carnegie Peers" group based on the 2005 Carnegie classification of "Master Level I", undergraduate enrollment profile and setting; and 3) The NSSE National Norm which includes all institutions participating in the NSSE survey.

The data is presented in the links below along with NSSE's introduction and overview.  MSU's mean comparison is highlighted in red if it fell below the selected peer group, the Carnegie peer group and the national norm. It is highlighted in green if it was above all three.  A white entry indicates that MSU's responses fell within those of the three comparison groups.

For the 2007 administration of the NSSE survey, Mountain State University selected a web only administration for the survey. While the response rate fell, the number of students responding increased because of a larger sample size. The sample size went from 900 in 2006 to 1,603 in 2007. The number of respondents went from 157 in 2006 to 197 in 2007. It is interesting to note that MSU's 12% Response Rate was well below the 40% of the selected peer group, the 32% for the Carnegie peer group and the 30% for the national norm.  MSU's response rate fell by 6% from the 18% for the 2006 NSSE survey.  In addition, MSU's Mode of Completion percentages (FY=82% and SR=84%) for web completion is still below the selected peers (FY=94% and SR=92%), Carnegie peers (FY=94% and SR=93%) and NSSE national norms (FY=96% and SR=96%).   Both of these are areas for improvement for the Spring 2008 survey.

Overall MSU failed to improve over the 2006 results. Freshmen responses exceeded all three peer groups in only 47% of the variables, down from 60% in 2006. Responses that were below all three peer groups increased to 35%, up from the 24% in 2006. MSU's mean score that were within the mean of the three peer groups improved from 16% in 2006 to 18% in 2007. Senior responses exceeded all three peer groups in only 33% of the variables, down from the 48% in 2006. Responses that were below all three peer groups improved to 29%, down from the 32% in 2006. MSU's mean score that were within the mean of the three peer groups improved from 20% in 2006 to 38% in 2007.

The results of this survey should be used to identify areas for improvement in MSU's curriculum, pedagogical practices, student-faculty interaction, community involvement, diversity interaction and student support. 

The following links provide access to information about the NSSE survey as well as a report showing each survey item along with MSU's response rate compared to the selected peers, the Carnegie peers and national norm.