National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement collects information about how first-year and senior student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and student development.

Every three years NMSU collaborates with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to collect information from first-year and senior students about the characteristics and quality of their undergraduate experience. This year, NSSE will once again administer the NSSE survey, and NMSU is asking you to take a 15-minute break from your schedule to complete the survey.

        You may be thinking to yourself, “I get lots of surveys, why should I fill this one out?” The NSSE survey is a chance for you to have a direct impact on the undergraduate                 experience. The survey asks about your experience as an undergraduate, including how you feel about the quality of your education, how you spend your time, the                     kinds of activities you engage in, do you have meaningful contact with faculty, and how you have benefited from your studies. In short, the NSSE survey is your chance to           make a real difference for yourself, your classmates, and your university.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NSSE also combines your scores with those of your classmates to create aggregate summaries. These summaries then compare your undergraduate experience against            those of other first-year and senior students at similar colleges or universities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Beginning February 14, 2017, first-year and senior students will receive an invitation email, directly from NSSE, to participate in         the survey. Four follow-up reminders will be sent out each week thereafter.

         Make your opinion count!! Take 15 minutes to complete the NSSE survey—you could win one of the 26 amazing prizes listed below.

     NSSE 2017 -Administration begins February 14, 2017                                                                                                In appreciation for participating, students who complete the survey before April 10, 2017 will be automatically entered in a random drawing to win 1          of 26 prizes which include: Laptop computer valued at $329; PlayStation 4 gaming system valued at $285; four iPad Mini 2 valued at $269 each;                   GoPro camera valued at $199; Virtual Reality headset valued at $160; Beats wireless headphones valued at $150; SmartWatch valued at $149;                     longboard skateboard valued at $99; 10 gift bags from Barnes & Noble filled with an assortment of items valued at $30 each; four gift packages                   from Barnes & Noble with a variety of items valued at $10 each; and one 100 West Café gift card valued at $20. For further information and                         details about participating in the NSSE survey, click one of the links below.


The NSSE survey is only open to first-year and senior students who receive a personalized email invitation. To view your invitation, log in here:

For additional information, please visit the following webpages:

Frequently Asked Questions: Students:

Information for students, parents, and counselors:

NSSE homepage:

NSSE 2014 Results

Analysis of 2000 and 2004