The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research also conducts the following surveys:
- National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
- Graduating Senior Survey
- Alumni Survey
- National College Health Assessment Survey
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a replacement of the Enrolled Student Survey. This survey will be administered twice during the 2005-10 Performance Funding cycle.
NSSE results help faculty and administrators discover and implement effective mechanisms for linking information about student experiences to improve academic programs and support services.
- NSSE Instrument Spring 2014
- Spring 2014 Executive Summary
- Table 1. MTSU and National Results Comparison (Seniors only)
- Table 2. MTSU Spring 2009, 2011, and 2014 Results (Seniors only)
- MTSU Results by College (Freshmen and Seniors combined)
- MTSU Results by Major (Freshmen and Seniors combined)
- Freshman Results by College and by Major
- Engagement Indicators: Overview
- Engagement Indicators: Academic Challenge (First-year students)
- Engagement Indicators: Academic Challenge (Seniors)
- Engagement Indicators: Learning with Peers (First-year students)
- Engagement Indicators: Learning with Peers (Seniors)
- Engagement Indicators: Experiences with Faculty (First-year students)
- Engagement Indicators: Experiences with Faculty (Seniors)
- Engagement Indicators: Campus Environment (First-year students)
- Engagement Indicators: Campus Environment (Seniors)
- Engagement Indicators: Comparison with Top 50% and Top 10% Institutions
Since 1997, Middle Tennessee State University has administered a survey annually to spring semester graduating seniors. Beginning fall 2009, the Graduating Senior survey is administered to the fall and spring graduating seniors. The purpose of the survey is to obtain information regarding the students' educational experiences and future plans. The survey instrument is divided into five sections: (1) background information, (2) employment data, (3) plans following graduation, (4) student support services, and (5) satisfaction with general studies and their academic program. Departments can add additional questions to the survey.
- Graduating Senior Survey Instrument Effective AY2012-2013
- AY2014-15 MTSU Graduating Senior Survey Results
- AY2014-15 College Comparison
- Results by Major
In the Performance Funding cycle 2005-2010, the Alumni survey was conducted in the second and fifth years of the cycle. The Alumni Survey, sent to MTSU alumni two years after graduation, asked our former students to evaluate their educational experiences at MTSU. All public universities utilized the same survey that was provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
For the Performance Funding cycle 2010-2015, the Alumni Satisfaction Project was conducted in the second year of the cycle only (2011-2012). MTSU elected to use a modification of the Alumni Survey 2010 version, and administered it on-line. The link of the survey was sent via e-mail to alumni who graduated with associate's or bachelor's degrees from 2001 to 2011. Results by college and department are available in the MTSU Access Only section of this site (password required).
- Spring 2012 Alumni Survey Instrument
- Spring 2012 Executive Summary
- Spring 2010 and Spring 2012 Comparison
- Spring 2012 College Comparison
- Results by College and Department for Spring 2010 and Spring 2012 Comparison
MTSU's Student Health Services participated in this national survey spring 2013. The link to the survey results is provided here in collaboration with that office as a service to the university community.