Bloomsburg University has participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) from 2006 to the present academic year. Bloomsburg University administers the online NSSE via email during the spring semester to all freshmen and senior students. In Spring 2014, the response rate for first-year students was 20 percent, and the response rate for seniors was 22%.The use of the NSSE results occurs at the university, college, and department/unit levels. NSSE provides Bloomsburg University a variety of reports that compare our students' responses with those of students at other 4-year universities. The NSSE Snapshot reports point to areas where colleges and universities are performing well and aspects of the undergraduate experience that could be improved. Results are used to better develop our curricular and co-curricular offerings, academic rigor, student support services, and academic advisement practices.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement v2 (NSSE2). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.