National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
The NSSE is a national survey which annually collects information from first-years and seniors at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. Survey items represent empirically confirmed “good practices” in undergraduate education. That is, they reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college. Lawrence participates in the NSSE every three years to survey the same cohort as first-years and again as seniors.