Office of the Provost

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)


What is NSSE?

Students sitting outside in the Mall talkingThe National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects information through its College Student Report survey to measure student participation in programs and activities that institutions provides for their learning and personal development.

The survey is administered every other year to first-year and senior students and provides UToledo with important information on how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.

Students are surveyed about their experiences with academic advising, civic engagement, transferable skills, writing, global learning, inclusiveness — and new for the 2021 survey, career preparation, coping with COVID and online learning.

UToledo uses the data from the survey to improve the student experience.

Who is Surveyed?

 NSSE is sent to UToledo’s first-year and senior students every other year.

All first-year and senior students received invitations to take the 2021 survey beginning Tuesday, March 2. Students receive an email with a unique code to participate, with several subsequent reminders.

Why Take the Survey?

Two students sitting and talkingNSSE is an opportunity for students to share your campus experience and make UToledo the best it can be.

In just 15 minutes, you can provide valuable information to help UToledo improve the student experience in and out of the classroom. Responses will be confidential.

To encourage participation, the Division of Student Affairs is offering the chance to win a pair of Beats headphones and gift cards to Starbucks and Chick-fil-A.


NSSE Survey Flyer - Downloadable PDF


Contact Dr. Mingyang Liu in the UToledo Office of Institutional Research at or 419.530.1243.

Last Updated: 9/8/22