National Survey of Student Engagement, Outcomes | Earlham College

National Survey of Student Engagement

Level of Academic Challenge

78% of Earlham first-year students reported that “they read more than 10 assigned books or book-length packs of readings.” This compares with 66% reported by first-year students at peer institutions and with 37% reported by all NSSE first-year survey respondents.

Enriching Educational Experiences

80% of Earlham first-year students said “the institution substantially encourages contacts among diverse peers.” This compares with 68% reported by first-year students at peer institutions and with 59% reported by all NSSE first-year respondents.

Active and Collaborative Learning

84% of Earlham seniors reported that they had “discussed ideas from readings or classes outside of class.” This compares with 74% reported by senior students at peer institutions and with 66% reported by all NSSE senior respondents.

International Experience

78% of Earlham seniors “had a study abroad experience.” This compares with 58% reported by senior students at peer institutions and with 15% reported by all NSSE senior respondents.
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