UMass Boston

Current Students

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) surveys more than 300,000 students at over 500 undergraduate institutions nationwide to assess student opinions about academics and student life at their universities. First Year and Senior students take the survey to share their experiences as undergraduates. NSSE results serve as a key element of institutional assessment and program improvement at UMass Boston. It helps measure how UMass Boston is doing compared to other similar institutions and identifies areas where we can improve the quality of student life on campus.

  • The survey takes 15 minutes.
  • NSSE sends a survey link directly to eligible student’s UMass Boston email account.
  • The results are confidential. No individually identifiable responses are shared; only group results are reported.
  • Those students that complete the survey are entered into a lottery for $25 bookstore gift cards (20 winners).

For more information about the survey, please visit the NSSE website.

If you have any questions, please contact us

NSSE 2020 Results

  • Snapshot Report NSSE 2020 (PDF)
  • Respondent Characteristics NSSE 2020 (PDF)
  • Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons Report NSSE 2020 (PDF)
  • Engagement Indicators NSSE 2020 (PDF)
  • High-Impact Practices NSSE 2020 (PDF)
  • Academic Advising Module NSSE 2020 (PDF)
  • Selected Comparison Groups NSSE 2020 (PDF)
  • Multi-Year Report (PDF)

Past Results

Multiple Years  | 2017 | 2015 | 2014 | 2011 | 2008 | 2004

Multiple Years


  • Snapshot Report NSSE 2017 (PDF)
  • Respondent Characteristics NSSE 2017 (PDF)
  • Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons Report NSSE 2017 (PDF)
  • Engagement Indicators NSSE 2017 (PDF)
  • High-Impact Practices NSSE 2017 (PDF)
  • Academic Advising Module NSSE 2017 (PDF)
  • Selected Comparison Groups NSSE 2017 (PDF)
  • Multi-Year Report (PDF)


  • Snapshot Report NSSE15 (PDF)
  • Respondent Characteristics NSSE15 (PDF)
  • Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons Report NSSE15 (PDF)
  • Engagement Indicators NSSE15 (PDF)
  • High-Impact Practices NSSE15 (PDF)
  • Experiences with Information Literacy Module NSSE15 (PDF)
  • Global Perspectives Module NSSE15 (PDF)
  • Selected Comparison Groups NSSE15 (PDF)


  • Snapshot Report NSSE14 (PDF)
  • Respondent Characteristics NSSE14 (PDF)
  • Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons Report NSSE14 (PDF)
  • Engagement Indicators NSSE14 (PDF)
  • High-Impact Practices NSSE14 (PDF)
  • Experiences with Information Literacy Module NSSE14 (PDF)
  • Global Perspectives Module NSSE14 (PDF)
  • Selected Comparison Groups NSSE14 (PDF)


  • Respondent Characteristics NSSE11 (Excel) (PDF)
  • Means and Frequencies Report NSSE11 (Excel) (PDF)
  • Gender Differences Report NSSE11 (Excel) (PDF)
  • Race Differences Report NSSE11 (Excel) (PDF)
  • Comparison Groups NSSE11 (PP) (PDF)



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