Honors Featured in MU NSSE (“Nessie”) Survey

Mizzou students run through the Columns on MU's campus.
Mizzou’s class of 2023 runs through the Columns on Francis Quadrangle, signifying its entrance into the University of Missouri.

MU Honors College students turned out in force during the latest survey of Mizzou seniors and freshmen. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is administered every four years. The work of the MU Honors College to help reach the participation milestone was part of an extensive cross-campus collaboration.

NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities.

MU has been highlighted for its 44% response rate to the survey, up from 17% in Spring 2015 and one of the most impressive rates in the U.S. The partnership included the Division of Student Affairs; Undergraduate Studies; Institutional Research; Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE); ELPA Program faculty and others.

With 2,100-plus students in the Honors College last year, MU had more than a 50% response rate to the additional 12 questions that were honors specific. MU was also one of 10 institutions nationwide that joined in the Honors Consortium Administration, sponsored, in part, by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC).

Read about how Mizzou’s campus partnership reached well beyond its response rate goal for MU as a whole, and the Honors College in particular (PDF, Page 3). The university committee is looking at the raw data and will be providing institutional analysis in the near future. The NSSE data will be used as part of an ongoing study of the Honors College being conducted, independently, by a faculty member in the Truman School of Public Affairs.