President Mahony describes NSSE as the national gold standard for measuring student experiences; it provides evidence
of how well Winthrop efforts compare to other colleges and universities. NSSE collects information at hundreds of
four-year colleges and universities about student participation in activities and programs that promote learning and
personal development. NSSE provides parents with a way to see how and what students are learning compared to their
peers at other schools.
In 2016, three NSSE measures were integrated into Winthrop’s Strategic Planning Metrics including the NSSE Diversity
Engagement Indicator, the NSSE Student-Faculty Interaction Engagement Indicator, and seniors involved in at least two
High Impact Practices (HIPS) that enrich learning experiences and help students develop employer-desired skills like problem
solving, teamwork, communication skills, personal and social responsibility, and critical thinking. To compare
Winthrop’s 2016 NSSE results with national results, click the links in the left sidebar.
Winthrop Seniors who responded to the 2016 National Survey of Student Engagement made it clear: Winthrop is an inclusive
university that enriches their lives and prepares them for success after graduation.