Students at nearly 1,400 different four-year colleges and universities in the US and
Canada participated in the survey thus far. The instrument is not meant to provide year-to-year comparison.
At Murray State, surveys are mailed to a randomly selected group of 400 freshmen and 400 seniors. Students are given the option to respond by mail or on the web. Murray State University's response rate is 39%. The response rate for Kentucky Institutions is 29%. It is 29% for Master's Institutions and 28% for Murray State Benchmark Institutions.
Benchmark Report: More detailed information about the benchmarks can be found on the
NSSE website at http://nsse.iub.edu.
Groups of items from the survey are assigned to five clusters of similar activities and conditions to make up the national benchmarks of effective educational practice. The summary of Murray State's data is displayed at NSSE2009.pdf.
The benchmark scores are presented and compared to schools in Murray State's consortium, Carnegie Classification, and Murray State Benchmark Institutions.
The Excel file of the frequency, etc. is available for your review at NSSE2009.xls.