Wabash College is pleased and proud to share the results of the National Survey of Student Engagement. NSSE is conducted annually asking college freshmen and seniors about their level of engagement, academic challenge, and campus support.
The 2012 NSSE report details results from a survey of 285,000 students attending 546 U.S. colleges and universities. NSSE's annual survey provides diagnostic, comparative information about the prevalance of effective educational practices at participating bachelor's degree-granting colleges and universities.
But what does all of that mean to you as a student or parent when you begin to explore the value of a college education? Wabash takes assessment seriously and invites you to look at the five NSSE standards linked below.
On each page below you will find the key questions matriculating students and their parents ask when making a college visit. The questions are the essense of the NSSE survey. Wabash has long exceeded the national and peer instutituion indices. But what does that mean and how does Wabash use it to continue to improve and provide a life-changing education?
Just how tough is Wabash? The academic pressures are great, but Wabash men rise to the challenge.
Take a look at the charts that reflect our students' responses.
Wabash doesn't have a 500-seat lecture hall. The student teacher ratio at Wabash is roughly 10:1.
Wabash men study together all across the College, travel internationally with their professors,
and are engaged in ongoing faculty research projects.
The small classroom setting facilitates plenty of close interaction. But Wabash professors also show
their commitment at all types of campus events, from athletics to the arts — and even Frisbee on the mall!
At Wabash, our students' education extends far beyond the classroom. Networking events with influential
alumni in exciting careers, internships and externships, and study abroad and international immersion
learning courses all shape the critical thinking skills of Wabash students.
At Wabash, it's not just the professors who get involved in the teaching. Administrators, coaches, staff,
and alumni help to create a 24/7 living and learning environment in which students gain life advice and
career tips, not to mention learning how to create a resume and dress for success.