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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Data

Through its student survey, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. UC Merced administers the survey every other year in the spring. More information can be found on the NSSE webpage here.

Survey Reports:

Please visit this webpage to view survey reports from the 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021 survey administrations. Click the "Year" tab to toggle between years. Reports can be viewed on the webpage and also downloaded as pdfs (click "PDF Version" for the report of interest). If you would like access to the NSSE Report Builder, which allows you to create customized reports that compare UC Merced students to comparative institutions, please email Cinnamon Danube to request an access code.

Topical Modules

We select an optional topical module for each NSSE administration. Below: the survey results are listed by year and module.

NSSE 2021 Topical Module - Career and Workforce Preparation

NSSE 2019 Topical Module - Academic Advising (Beta Version)

NSSE 2017 Topical Module - Experiences with Information Literacy

NSSE 2015 Topical Module - Experiences with Information Literacy

Survey Instrument

2012-present NSSE Survey Instrument

2007-2011 NSSE Survey Instrument