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The University participates in several statewide and national surveys. Survey results are posted on the following links as they become available.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The annual National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) obtains information from Northeastern freshmen and seniors about their participation in programs and activities. Survey items on the NSSE reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college. Profiles of recent Northeastern samples:

2014 NSSE Sample Characteristics
2012 NSSE Sample Characteristics

Recent Brief Reports highlighting the NSSE findings for Northeastern:

2014 Brief Report on NEIU Student Engagement
2012 Brief Report on NEIU Student Engagement

The reports can be used in conjunction with the NSSE’s “A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College.” This guide is available in English and in Spanish at NSSE Guide.  It provides a road map of important questions all prospective students should ask when choosing a college. Many of the answers to these questions can be found in the above Brief Reports. Presentations on NSSE data analysis can be viewed below.

Student Engagement at NEIU: Analysis of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2010
Student Engagement at NEIU: Analysis and Use of the NSSE 2009

Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) Faculty Survey

The HERI Faculty Survey is designed to provide colleges and universities with timely information about the attitudes, experiences, concerns, job satisfaction, workload, teaching practices, and professional activities of collegiate faculty.

The survey is offered every three years. Recent survey results are provided in the pdf files below. Northeastern faculty member responses are compared to faculty members at public four-year colleges, and more generally with faculty at all four-year institutions.

HERI Faculty Survey 2010-11

Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Survey

Northeastern conducts an Alumni Survey one-year post graduation and a five-year and a nine-year post-graduation every three years. The Alumni Survey includes questions on career preparation and employment experiences, advanced degrees, effectiveness of Northeastern instruction, and satisfaction with the University. Summary reports for all surveys administered for the past five years are provided below:

                                                           Year Survey is Administered

             2010             2011             2012             2013               2014
  1 year


  5 year


Undergraduate 2009

  9 year


Undergraduate 2003



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