# NSSE Student Survey Results

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Mean Comparisons
August 2009
Interpreting the Mean Comparisons Report
Sample                                                                                                                                       Statistical Significance
The Mean Comparisons report is based on information from all randomly selected                                                               Items with mean differences that are larger than would be expected by
students for both your institution and your comparison institutions. Targeted                                                                chance alone are noted with one, two, or three asterisks, referring to three
oversamples and other non-randomly selected students are not included in this report.                                                        significance levels (p<.05, p< .01, and p<.001). The smaller the significance
Variables                                                                                                                                    level, the smaller the likelihood that the difference is due to chance.
Statistical significance does not guarantee the result is substantive or
The items from the NSSE survey appear in the left column in the same order and wording
important. Large sample sizes (like those produced by NSSE) tend to
as they appear on the instrument. The name of each variable appears in the second
generate more statistically significant results even though the magnitude of
column for easy reference to your data file and the summary statistics at the end of this
mean differences may be inconsequential. It is recommended to consult
section. Response options are also provided to help you interpret the statistics.
effect sizes (see below) to judge the practical meaning of the results.
Benchmark
Items that make up the five “Benchmarks of Effective
Educational Practice” are indicated by the following:                                                                                                                                                                         Effect Size
LAC=Level of Academic                                                                                                                                                                                                         Effect size indicates the
NSSE 2009 Mean Comparisons
Challenge                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “practical significance” of
NSSEville State University
ACL=Active and                                                                                                                                                                                                                the mean difference. It is
Collaborative Learning
NSSEville State compared with:
calculated by dividing the
SFI=Student-Faculty                                                                                                      NSSEville State Mid East Public                       Carnegie Class                 NSSE 2009       mean difference by the
Interaction                                                                                  Variable
Bench-
mark    Class         Mean   a
Mean   a
Sig   b
Effect
Size     c
Mean   a
Sig   b
Effect
Size     c
Mean   a     pooled standard deviation.
Sig   b
Effect
Size     c

In practice, an effect size of
EEE =Enriching Educational 1. Academic and Intellectual Experiences                                                      done each of the following? 1=Never, 2=Sometimes, 3=Often, 4=Very often
Asked questions in class or contributed to class                                                                                                                                          .2 is often considered
Experiences                      a.                                                        CLQUEST      ACL
FY              2.94             2.61 ***            .40      2.64 ***           .35       2.78 ***     .18
discussions                                                                   SR              3.25             2.90 ***            .39      2.91 ***           .39       3.07 ***     .21 small, .5 moderate, and .8
SCE=Supportive Campus            b. Made a class presentation                              CLPRESEN     ACL
FY              2.22             2.11       **       .14      2.14       *       .10       2.27        -.07
large. A positive sign
Environment                                                                                                       SR              3.11             2.65 ***            .54      2.65 ***           .54       2.80 ***     .36
Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or                           FY              2.73             2.50 ***            .23      2.56 ***           .18       2.65     *   .08
indicates that your
c.                                                REWROPAP
Mean                                          assignment before turning it in                                     SR              2.36             2.32                .04      2.34               .03       2.47     ** -.11 institution's mean was
The mean is the weighted         Worked on a paper or project that required
d. integrating ideas or information from                 INTEGRAT                   FY              3.27             2.93 ***            .42      2.98 ***           .36       3.06 ***     .26
greater, thus showing an
arithmetic average of student    various sources                                                                  SR              3.40             3.22 ***            .24      3.23 ***           .23       3.30 ***     .14 affirmative result for your
responses on a particular
Included diverse perspectives (different races,
e. religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) in class  DIVCLASS                  FY              2.88             2.67 ***            .23      2.72 ***           .18       2.78     *   .11 institution. A negative sign
item. Means are provided for     discussions or writing assignments                                               SR              2.89             2.72 ***            .19      2.72 ***           .19       2.81     *   .09 indicates the institution
Come to class without completing readings or
CLUNPREP
FY              1.96             2.07       **      -.14      2.05      **      -.12       2.01        -.07 lags behind the
assignments                                                                                      2.07             2.22 ***           -.18      2.21 ***          -.18       2.10        -.04
comparison groups. For more
SR
comparison group,
information                                                                                                                                                                                                                   suggesting that the
about weighting go to: www.nsse.iub.edu/2009_Institutional_Report/                                                           institutional practice represented by the item may warrant attention. An exception to
student behavior or
NSSE_2009_Weighting.cfm.                                                                                                     this interpretation is the “coming to class unprepared” item (item 1f.) where a negative
sign is preferred (i.e., meaning fewer students reporting coming to class unprepared).
Class
Results are reported separately for first-year students (FY) and seniors (SR).
Institution-reported class ranks are used.
NSSE 2009 Mean Comparisons
Iowa State University
ISU compared with:

ISU                 AAUDE                  Carnegie Class               NSSE 2009
Bench-                                                    Effect                     Effect                         Effect
Variable    mark    Class           Mean a          Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b        Size c
1.   Academic and Intellectual Experiences                                                                 done each of the following? 1=Never, 2=Sometimes, 3=Often, 4=Very often

Asked questions in class or contributed to class                                         FY              2.49            2.70     ***      -.25      2.66    ***      -.21      2.84    ***         -.41
a.                                                                      CLQUEST      ACL
discussions                                                                              SR              2.86            2.92              -.06      2.92             -.06      3.11    ***         -.29
FY              2.02            2.11      *       -.11      2.09     *       -.09      2.27    ***         -.31
b.   Made a class presentation                                          CLPRESEN     ACL
SR              2.76            2.60     ***       .19      2.60    ***       .18      2.78                -.02
Prepared two or more drafts of a paper or                                                FY              2.43            2.46              -.03      2.53     *       -.09      2.69    ***         -.26
c.                                                                      REWROPAP
assignment before turning it in                                                          SR              2.38            2.33               .05      2.37              .01      2.49    **          -.11
Worked on a paper or project that required
d.   integrating ideas or information from                              INTEGRAT              FY              2.78            2.99     ***      -.27      3.01    ***      -.28      3.10    ***         -.42
various sources                                                                          SR              3.25            3.30              -.06      3.27             -.03      3.34    **          -.11
Included diverse perspectives (different races,
e.   religions, genders, political beliefs, etc.) in class              DIVCLASS              FY              2.59            2.77     ***      -.21      2.74    ***      -.18      2.80    ***         -.25
discussions or writing assignments                                                       SR              2.56            2.76     ***      -.21      2.75    ***      -.21      2.84    ***         -.30
Come to class without completing readings or                                             FY              2.11            2.16              -.07      2.15             -.05      2.03     *            .11
f.                                                                      CLUNPREP
assignments                                                                              SR              2.34            2.32               .02      2.28              .06      2.13    ***           .26
Worked with other students on projects during                                            FY              2.60            2.32     ***       .34      2.36    ***       .29      2.44    ***           .19
g.                                                                      CLASSGRP     ACL
class                                                                                    SR              2.61            2.41     ***       .23      2.43    ***       .21      2.55                  .07
Worked with classmates outside of class to                                               FY              2.58            2.58               .00      2.51     *        .09      2.44    ***           .16
h.                                                                       OCCGRP      ACL
prepare class assignments                                                                SR              3.07            2.85     ***       .25      2.79    ***       .30      2.76    ***           .34
Put together ideas or concepts from different
i.   courses when completing assignments or during                      INTIDEAS              FY              2.56            2.65      *       -.11      2.61             -.06      2.63                -.08
class discussions                                                                        SR              2.94            2.96              -.01      2.94              .01      2.95                  .00
Tutored or taught other students                                                         FY              1.73            1.75              -.03      1.74             -.02      1.68                  .05
j.                                                                       TUTOR       ACL
(paid or voluntary)                                                                      SR              1.84            1.90              -.06      1.87             -.03      1.86                -.02
Participated in a community-based project (e.g.                                          FY              1.67            1.49     ***       .21      1.53    ***       .17      1.56    **            .13
k.                                                                      COMMPROJ     ACL
service learning) as part of a regular course                                            SR              1.54            1.59              -.06      1.61     *       -.08      1.71    ***         -.18

a Weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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NSSE 2009 Mean Comparisons
Iowa State University
ISU compared with:

ISU            AAUDE                  Carnegie Class               NSSE 2009
Bench-                                       Effect                     Effect                         Effect
Variable    mark    Class   Mean a     Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b        Size c

Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group,
l.   Internet, instant messaging, etc.) to discuss or                   ITACADEM     EEE      FY      2.68        2.74            -.07      2.73             -.05      2.64                   .03
complete an assignment                                                                   SR      2.90        2.89              .02     2.88               .02     2.87                   .04
FY      2.98        3.15    ***     -.22      3.14     ***     -.20      3.17     ***         -.24
m.   Used e-mail to communicate with an instructor                       EMAIL
SR      3.40        3.41            -.02      3.40             -.01      3.42                 -.03
Discussed grades or assignments with an                                                  FY      2.39        2.50    **      -.13      2.53     ***     -.16      2.64     ***         -.29
instructor                                                                               SR      2.71        2.68              .03     2.72             -.01      2.83     **          -.14
Talked about career plans with a faculty member                                          FY      2.27        2.13    ***       .17     2.15     **        .14     2.20                   .08
o.                                                                      FACPLANS      SFI
or advisor                                                                               SR      2.33        2.33              .01     2.31               .03     2.42      *          -.09
Discussed ideas from your readings or classes                                            FY      1.78        1.83            -.06      1.80             -.02      1.88      *          -.11
p.                                                                      FACIDEAS      SFI
with faculty members outside of class                                                    SR      1.89        2.01    **      -.14      1.99      *      -.11      2.08     ***         -.21
Received prompt written or oral feedback from                                            FY      2.48        2.59    **      -.13      2.59     **      -.13      2.68     ***         -.24
q.                                                                      FACFEED       SFI
faculty on your academic performance                                                     SR      2.68        2.68              .00     2.69             -.01      2.81     ***         -.15
Worked harder than you thought you could to                                              FY      2.49        2.57     *      -.09      2.60     **      -.13      2.68     ***         -.23
r.                                                                      WORKHARD     LAC
meet an instructor's standards or expectations                                           SR      2.58        2.60            -.03      2.62             -.05      2.74     ***         -.19
Worked with faculty members on activities other
s.   than coursework (committees, orientation,                          FACOTHER      SFI     FY      1.67        1.54    ***       .17     1.55     **        .15     1.64                   .05
student life activities, etc.)                                                           SR      1.91        1.76    ***       .16     1.74     ***       .18     1.82      *            .10
t.   with others outside of class (students, family                     OOCIDEAS     ACL      FY      2.70        2.79     *      -.11      2.77             -.09      2.76                 -.08
members, co-workers, etc.)                                                               SR      2.77        2.90    ***     -.15      2.88     **      -.13      2.90     ***         -.16
Had serious conversations with students of a                                             FY      2.45        2.71    ***     -.26      2.71     ***     -.25      2.62     ***         -.17
u.                                                                      DIVRSTUD     EEE
different race or ethnicity than your own                                                SR      2.52        2.81    ***     -.30      2.78     ***     -.27      2.70     ***         -.19
Had serious conversations with students who
v.   are very different from you in terms of their                      DIFFSTU2     EEE      FY      2.64        2.83    ***     -.20      2.81     ***     -.17      2.72                 -.08
religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal                                       SR      2.66        2.88    ***     -.23      2.83     ***     -.18      2.76      *          -.10
values

a Weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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NSSE 2009 Mean Comparisons
Iowa State University
ISU compared with:

ISU                 AAUDE                  Carnegie Class               NSSE 2009
Bench-                                                   Effect                     Effect                         Effect
Variable    mark    Class           Mean a         Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b        Size c
During the current school year, how much has your coursework emphasized the following mental
2.   Mental Activities                                                                                     activities? 1=Very little, 2=Some, 3=Quite a bit, 4=Very much
Memorizing facts, ideas, or methods from your
a. courses and readings so you can repeat them in                       MEMORIZE              FY              2.94           2.93               .02     2.96             -.03      2.93                   .01
pretty much the same form                                                                  SR              2.82           2.74      *        .08     2.79               .03     2.77                   .05
Analyzing the basic elements of an idea,
experience, or theory, such as examining a
b.                                                                      ANALYZE      LAC      FY              3.13           3.24     **      -.16      3.21      *      -.11      3.14                 -.02
particular case or situation in depth and
considering its components                                                                 SR              3.20           3.33     ***     -.17      3.30     **      -.13      3.28     **          -.11
Synthesizing and organizing ideas, information,
c. or experiences into new, more complex                                SYNTHESZ     LAC      FY              2.81           2.99     ***     -.22      2.97     ***     -.19      2.93     **          -.14
interpretations and relationships                                                          SR              2.89           3.12     ***     -.27      3.07     ***     -.21      3.08     ***         -.23
Making judgments about the value of
information, arguments, or methods, such as
d.                                                                      EVALUATE     LAC      FY              2.87           2.89             -.03      2.90             -.04      2.93                 -.07
examining how others gathered and interpreted
data and assessing the soundness of their                                                  SR              2.90           2.99      *      -.10      2.98      *      -.09      3.03     ***         -.15
conclusions
Applying theories or concepts to practical                                                 FY              3.09           3.13             -.05      3.12             -.04      3.07                   .02
e.                                                                      APPLYING     LAC
problems or in new situations                                                            SR              3.15           3.22             -.08      3.20             -.06      3.24      *          -.11
During the current school year, about how much reading and writing have you done?
3.   Reading and Writing                                                                                   1=None, 2=1-4, 3=5-10, 4=11-20, 5=More than 20

Number of assigned textbooks, books, or                                                  FY              3.17           3.39     ***     -.23      3.28      *      -.11      3.26      *          -.09
book-length packs of course readings                                                     SR              3.02           3.28     ***     -.25      3.20     ***     -.17      3.19     ***         -.16
Number of books read on your own (not                                                    FY              2.00           2.03             -.03      2.05             -.05      2.09                 -.09
SR              2.17           2.22             -.05      2.20             -.03      2.21                 -.04
enrichment
Number of written papers or reports of 20 pages                                          FY              1.23           1.25             -.03      1.24               .00     1.30      *          -.09
c.                                                                      WRITEMOR     LAC
or more                                                                                  SR              1.60           1.63             -.04      1.61             -.02      1.65                 -.06
Number of written papers or reports between 5                                            FY              1.91           2.33     ***     -.52      2.26     ***     -.44      2.28     ***         -.45
d.                                                                      WRITEMID     LAC
and 19 pages                                                                             SR              2.47           2.62     ***     -.17      2.53             -.07      2.55      *          -.09
Number of written papers or reports of fewer                                             FY              2.92           3.11     ***     -.19      2.99             -.06      3.05     **          -.12
e.                                                                      WRITESML     LAC
than 5 pages                                                                             SR              3.20           3.10               .08     2.99     ***       .18     2.99     ***           .18
a Weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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NSSE 2009 Mean Comparisons
Iowa State University
ISU compared with:

ISU                    AAUDE               Carnegie Class               NSSE 2009
Bench-                                                    Effect                     Effect                         Effect
Variable    mark    Class           Mean a          Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b        Size c
In a typical week, how many homework problem sets do you complete?
4.   Problem Sets                                                                                          1=None, 2=1-2, 3=3-4, 4=5-6, 5=More than 6

Number of problem sets that take you more than                                           FY              2.85            2.75               .08     2.73      *        .10     2.69     ***           .14
a.                                                                      PROBSETA
an hour to complete                                                                      SR              2.66            2.50     **        .13     2.53      *        .10     2.61                   .04
Number of problem sets that take you less than                                             FY              2.81            2.63     ***       .15     2.68      *        .11     2.75                   .05
b.                                                                      PROBSETB
an hour to complete                                                                        SR              2.41            2.10     ***       .26     2.17     ***       .20     2.34                   .05
5.   Examinations                                                                                          1=Very little to 7=Very much
Select the circle that best represents the extent to
which your examinations during the current                            EXAMS                FY              5.55            5.58             -.03      5.59             -.03      5.45      *            .09
school year challenged you to do your best                                                 SR              5.25            5.37      *      -.10      5.41     **      -.13      5.46     ***         -.17
work.                                                                                              During the current school year, about how often have you done each of the following?
6.   Additional Collegiate Experiences                                                                     1=Never, 2=Sometimes, 3=Often, 4=Very often

Attended an art exhibit, play, dance, music,                                             FY              2.14            2.15             -.01      2.16             -.01      2.18                 -.04
a.                                                                      ATDART07
theatre or other performance                                                             SR              2.01            2.13     **      -.13      2.06             -.06      2.05                 -.05
Exercised or participated in physical fitness                                            FY              2.88            2.95             -.07      2.94             -.06      2.82                   .06
b.                                                                      EXRCSE05
activities                                                                               SR              2.82            2.90             -.08      2.85             -.04      2.72      *            .09
Participated in activities to enhance your                                               FY              2.20            1.89     ***       .30     2.03     ***       .16     2.08      *            .11
c.                                                                      WORSHP05
spirituality (worship, meditation, prayer, etc.)                                         SR              1.98            1.89               .08     2.04             -.05      2.15     ***         -.15
Examined the strengths and weaknesses of your                                            FY              2.55            2.61             -.07      2.62             -.08      2.62                 -.08
d.                                                                      OWNVIEW
own views on a topic or issue                                                            SR              2.57            2.73     ***     -.18      2.72     ***     -.17      2.73     ***         -.18
Tried to better understand someone else's views
e.   by imagining how an issue looks from his or her                    OTHRVIEW              FY              2.70            2.79      *      -.10      2.79      *      -.10      2.80      *          -.12
perspective                                                                              SR              2.72            2.88     ***     -.19      2.86     ***     -.16      2.88     ***         -.18
Learned something that changed the way you                                               FY              2.81            2.89       *     -.10      2.87             -.07      2.88                 -.09
f.                                                                      CHNGVIEW
understand an issue or concept                                                           SR              2.82            2.93      **     -.14      2.91      *      -.10      2.92     **          -.12
Which of the following have you done or do you plan to do before you graduate from your
institution? (Recoded: 0=Have not decided, Do not plan to do, Plan to do; 1=Done. Thus, the
7.   Enriching Educational Experiences                                                                     mean is the proportion responding "Done" among all valid respondents.)

Practicum, internship, field experience, co-op                                           FY               .04             .08     **      -.13       .07     **      -.11       .08     **          -.12
a.                                                                      INTERN04     EEE
experience, or clinical assignment                                                       SR               .65             .59     **        .11      .54     ***       .21      .52     ***           .25
a Weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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NSSE 2009 Mean Comparisons
Iowa State University
ISU compared with:

ISU                   AAUDE                   Carnegie Class                  NSSE 2009
Bench-                                                       Effect                       Effect                          Effect
Variable    mark    Class            Mean a           Mean a   Sig b     Size c    Mean a   Sig b     Size c   Mean a    Sig b        Size c

FY                .46              .41      *         .12       .43                .07      .39      **            .14
b.   Community service or volunteer work                                VOLNTR04     EEE
SR                .64              .66              -.06        .63                .01      .59       *            .09
Participate in a learning community or some
c.   other formal program where groups of students                      LRNCOM04     EEE      FY                .48              .25     ***        .52       .21     ***        .65      .17     ***            .81
take two or more classes together                                                        SR                .39              .29     ***        .22       .26     ***        .30      .26     ***            .30
Work on a research project with a faculty
d.   member outside of course or program                                RESRCH04      SFI     FY                .13              .05     ***        .31       .05     ***        .33      .05     ***            .33
requirements                                                                             SR                .28              .27                .03       .24      *         .11      .19     ***            .22
FY                .20              .35     ***      -.33        .29     ***      -.21       .22                  -.05
e.   Foreign language coursework                                        FORLNG04     EEE
SR                .38              .59     ***      -.42        .52     ***      -.27       .41                  -.05
FY                .03              .03                .04       .02                .07      .03                    .02
SR                .28              .25                .07       .19     ***        .24      .15     ***            .37
FY                .03              .02                .02       .02                .02      .04                  -.05
g.   Independent study or self-designed major                           INDSTD04     EEE
SR                .17              .17                .00       .15                .04      .17                  -.01
Culminating senior experience (capstone course,                                          FY                .02              .02                .00       .02                .01      .02                  -.03
h.   senior project or thesis, comprehensive exam,                       SNRX04      EEE
SR                .28              .34     **       -.12        .30              -.05       .34      **          -.11
etc.)
Select the circle that best represents the quality of your relationships with people at your institution.
8.   Quality of Relationships                                                                              1=Unfriendly, Unsupportive, Sense of alienation to 7=Friendly, Supportive, Sense of belonging
FY               5.59             5.46      *         .10      5.48                .08      5.47                   .08
a.   Relationships with other students                                   ENVSTU      SCE
SR               5.60             5.50                .08      5.52                .06      5.59                   .01
FY               5.00             5.05              -.04       5.01              -.01       5.21    ***          -.17
b.   Relationships with faculty members                                  ENVFAC      SCE
SR               5.21             5.19                .01      5.18                .02      5.42    ***          -.16

Relationships with administrative personnel and                                          FY               4.97             4.61     ***        .25      4.60     ***        .26      4.74    ***            .15
offices                                                                                  SR               4.79             4.54     ***        .16      4.46     ***        .20      4.60     **            .11

a Weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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NSSE 2009 Mean Comparisons
Iowa State University
ISU compared with:

ISU                 AAUDE                  Carnegie Class               NSSE 2009
Bench-                                                    Effect                     Effect                         Effect
Variable    mark    Class           Mean a          Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b        Size c
About how many hours do you spend in a typical 7-day week doing each of the following?
1=0 hrs/wk, 2=1-5 hrs/wk, 3=6-10 hrs/wk, 4=11-15 hrs/wk, 5=16-20 hrs/wk, 6=21-25 hrs/wk, 7=26-
9.    Time Usage                                                                                            30 hrs/wk, 8=More than 30 hrs/wk
Preparing for class (studying, reading, writing,
a. doing homework or lab work, analyzing data,                                                FY              4.58            4.62             -.02      4.48                 .06   4.17     ***           .25
rehearsing, and other academic activities)                                                 SR              4.59            4.50               .05     4.35     **          .13   4.23     ***           .20
FY              1.65            1.49     **        .14     1.48     **          .15   1.53      *            .10
b.   Working for pay on campus                                          WORKON01
SR              2.28            2.07     **        .12     1.97     ***         .18   1.83     ***           .28
FY              1.42            1.57     **      -.10      1.81     ***     -.23      2.36     ***         -.42
c.   Working for pay off campus                                         WORKOF01
SR              2.36            2.55      *      -.09      3.12     ***     -.30      3.75     ***         -.49
Participating in co-curricular activities
(organizations, campus publications, student
d.                                                                      COCURR01     EEE      FY              2.57            2.49               .05     2.44                 .08   2.29     ***           .17
government, fraternity or sorority, intercollegiate
or intramural sports, etc.)                                                              SR              2.40            2.41             -.01      2.24      *          .10   2.11     ***           .18
Relaxing and socializing (watching TV,                                                   FY              3.86            3.94             -.05      3.89             -.02      3.81                   .03
e.                                                                      SOCIAL05
partying, etc.)                                                                          SR              3.69            3.84      *      -.09      3.70             -.01      3.53     **            .11
Providing care for dependents living with you                                            FY              1.21            1.34     **      -.12      1.43     ***     -.19      1.84     ***         -.37
f.                                                                      CAREDE01
(parents, children, spouse, etc.)                                                        SR              1.63            1.56               .04     1.89     ***     -.14      2.48     ***         -.36
FY              2.23            2.31      *      -.09      2.35     **      -.13      2.32      *          -.08
g.   Commuting to class (driving, walking, etc.)                        COMMUTE
SR              2.28            2.36      *      -.10      2.41     ***     -.14      2.39     ***         -.11
To what extent does your institution emphasize each of the following?
10.   Institutional Environment                                                                             1=Very little, 2=Some, 3=Quite a bit, 4=Very much

Spending significant amounts of time studying                                            FY              3.17            3.20             -.05      3.20             -.05      3.14                   .04
a.                                                                      ENVSCHOL     LAC
and on academic work                                                                     SR              3.06            3.13             -.08      3.13      *      -.09      3.13      *          -.09
Providing the support you need to help you                                               FY              3.19            3.07     **        .15     3.08     **          .14   3.08     **            .14
b.                                                                      ENVSUPRT     SCE
succeed academically                                                                     SR              2.92            2.86               .07     2.85      *          .09   2.94                 -.02
Encouraging contact among students from                                                  FY              2.75            2.75               .00     2.75             -.01      2.72                   .02
c.   different economic, social, and racial or ethnic                   ENVDIVRS     EEE
SR              2.35            2.50     ***     -.15      2.49     ***     -.14      2.55     ***         -.20
backgrounds
a Weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
8
NSSE 2009 Mean Comparisons
Iowa State University
ISU compared with:

ISU                  AAUDE                  Carnegie Class                 NSSE 2009
Bench-                                                     Effect                      Effect                         Effect
Variable    mark    Class           Mean a           Mean a   Sig b    Size c    Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b        Size c

Helping you cope with your non-academic                                                  FY              2.32             2.20     **        .13      2.21      *        .12      2.28                  .04
responsibilities (work, family, etc.)                                                    SR              1.88             1.89              -.01      1.88               .00      2.00    **          -.12
Providing the support you need to thrive                                                 FY              2.60             2.49      *        .11      2.50      *        .10      2.50     *            .10
e.                                                                      ENVSOCAL     SCE
socially                                                                                 SR              2.22             2.21               .02      2.19               .04      2.23                -.01
Attending campus events and activities (special
f.   speakers, cultural performances, athletic                          ENVEVENT              FY              3.00             2.94               .07      2.95               .06      2.85    ***           .16
events, etc.)                                                                            SR              2.74             2.78              -.04      2.70               .04      2.63     **           .11
FY              3.39             3.40              -.02      3.39               .00      3.33                  .07
g.   Using computers in academic work                                   ENVCOMPT
SR              3.60             3.52     **        .11      3.49     ***       .15      3.47    ***           .17
To what extent has your experience at this institution contributed to your knowledge, skills, and
personal development in the following areas?
11.   Educational and Personal Growth                                                                       1=Very little, 2=Some, 3=Quite a bit, 4=Very much
FY              3.10             3.18      *       -.10      3.19      *      -.11       3.16                -.08
a.   Acquiring a broad general education                                GNGENLED
SR              3.16             3.22      *       -.09      3.21             -.07       3.25    **          -.12
Acquiring job or work-related knowledge                                                  FY              2.93             2.81     **        .13      2.79     ***       .15      2.82    **            .12
b.                                                                      GNWORK
and skills                                                                               SR              3.10             2.95     ***       .15      2.95     ***       .16      3.06                  .03
FY              2.82             2.94     **       -.14      2.93     **      -.13       3.02    ***         -.24
c.   Writing clearly and effectively                                    GNWRITE
SR              2.93             3.07     ***      -.17      3.04     **      -.13       3.11    ***         -.22
FY              2.66             2.67               .00      2.70             -.04       2.84    ***         -.20
d.   Speaking clearly and effectively                                   GNSPEAK
SR              2.87             2.87               .00      2.87               .00      2.99    **          -.13
FY              3.21             3.27              -.08      3.24             -.04       3.23                -.02
e.   Thinking critically and analytically                               GNANALY
SR              3.27             3.40     ***      -.17      3.35      *      -.11       3.37    **          -.13
FY              3.10             3.03               .09      3.03               .08      2.96    ***           .16
f.   Analyzing quantitative problems                                    GNQUANT
SR              3.06             3.09              -.03      3.08             -.02       3.08                -.02
FY              3.20             3.04     ***       .19      3.06     ***       .16      3.05    ***           .18
g.   Using computing and information technology                         GNCMPTS
SR              3.28             3.19      *        .10      3.17     **        .12      3.21     *            .09
FY              3.06             2.95     **        .12      2.97      *        .11      3.00                  .06
h.   Working effectively with others                                    GNOTHERS
SR              3.13             3.12               .02      3.10               .04      3.16                -.04
a Weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
9
NSSE 2009 Mean Comparisons
Iowa State University
ISU compared with:

ISU                 AAUDE                  Carnegie Class               NSSE 2009
Bench-                                                   Effect                     Effect                            Effect
Variable    mark    Class           Mean a         Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a   Sig b    Size c   Mean a     Sig b         Size c

FY              2.64            2.73            -.08      2.71             -.06      2.57                      .07
i.   Voting in local, state, or national elections                      GNCITIZN
SR              2.30            2.44    **      -.13      2.39      *      -.08      2.33                    -.03
FY              3.01            3.03            -.03      3.03             -.02      2.99                      .02
j.   Learning effectively on your own                                    GNINQ
SR              2.97            3.07     *      -.11      3.04             -.08      3.05        *           -.10
FY              2.73            2.80            -.08      2.79             -.06      2.83        *           -.11
k.   Understanding yourself                                              GNSELF
SR              2.71            2.82     *      -.11      2.78             -.07      2.82       **           -.11
Understanding people of other racial and ethnic                                          FY              2.64            2.71            -.07      2.70             -.06      2.71                    -.07
l.                                                                      GNDIVERS
backgrounds                                                                              SR              2.46            2.65    ***     -.20      2.64     ***     -.19      2.67       ***          -.21
FY              2.78            2.73              .06     2.73               .06     2.72                      .07
m.   Solving complex real-world problems                                GNPROBSV
SR              2.80            2.82            -.02      2.79               .01     2.80                      .00
FY              2.64            2.64              .00     2.66             -.02      2.72                    -.08
n.   Developing a personal code of values and ethics                    GNETHICS
SR              2.53            2.60            -.07      2.60             -.07      2.72       ***          -.19
FY              2.42            2.51     *      -.09      2.53      *      -.12      2.50                    -.08
o.   Contributing to the welfare of your community                      GNCOMMUN
SR              2.30            2.43    **      -.13      2.44     ***     -.15      2.50       ***          -.20
FY              1.98            1.93              .05     2.00             -.02      2.17       ***          -.18
p.   Developing a deepened sense of spirituality                        GNSPIRIT
SR              1.67            1.69            -.01      1.76      *      -.09      1.96       ***          -.26
Overall, how would you evaluate the quality of
institution?                                                                               SR              2.90            2.86              .04     2.81      *        .10     2.89                      .01
13.   Satisfaction                                                                                          1=Poor, 2=Fair, 3=Good, 4=Excellent

How would you evaluate your entire educational                                           FY              3.32            3.27              .07     3.26               .09     3.21       **             .15
ENTIREXP
experience at this institution?                                                          SR              3.18            3.27    **      -.13      3.22             -.05      3.22                    -.05
14.                                                                                                         1=Definitely no, 2=Probably no, 3=Probably yes, 4=Definitely yes

If you could start over again, would you go to                                           FY              3.37            3.34              .04     3.34               .04     3.23       ***            .17
SAMECOLL
the same institution you are now attending?                                              SR              3.27            3.31            -.05      3.26               .02     3.20        *             .09
IPEDS: 153603
a Weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b * p<.05 ** p<.01 *** p<.001 (2-tailed).
c Mean difference divided by the pooled standard deviation.
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NSSE 2009 Detailed Statistics a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students
N                        Mean                                 Standard Error of the                      Standard Deviation             c
Degrees of Freedom                     d
Significance           e
Effect Size         f

Mean b                                                                                                                                              ISU                               ISU

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass
compared with:                    compared with:

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009
Carnegie

Carnegie
AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE
Class

Class
ISU

ISU

ISU

ISU
CLQUEST             513        2.49      2.70      2.66              2.84         .04   .01      .01             .00         .80   .84      .85              .85         7 ,9 5 9      551                8 4 ,1 2 1            .000         .000         .000         -.2 5      -.2 1          -.4 1
CLPRESEN            517        2.02      2.11      2.09              2.27         .03   .01      .01             .00         .72   .75      .77              .81           597         557                    524               .011         .038         .000         -.1 1      -.0 9          -.3 1
REWROPAP            515        2.43      2.46      2.53              2.69         .04   .01      .01             .00         .90   .97     1.00              .98           600         558                    521               .498         .025         .000         -.0 3      -.0 9          -.2 6
INTEGRAT            516        2.78      2.99      3.01              3.10         .03   .01      .01             .00         .79   .79      .81              .79           590         553                8 4 ,3 1 3            .000         .000         .000         -.2 7      -.2 8          -.4 2
DIVCLASS            512        2.59      2.77      2.74              2.80         .04   .01      .01             .00         .85   .88      .89              .88         7 ,9 5 0 1 5 ,6 4 1              8 4 ,1 3 3            .000         .000         .000         -.2 1      -.1 8          -.2 5
CLUNPREP            518        2.11      2.16      2.15              2.03         .03   .01      .01             .00         .79   .80      .79              .78         7 ,9 7 1 1 5 ,6 7 9              8 4 ,2 3 7            .134         .301         .016         -.0 7      -.0 5           .1 1
CLASSGRP            517        2.60      2.32      2.36              2.44         .03   .01      .01             .00         .80   .85      .86              .86         7 ,9 6 3 1 5 ,6 8 6                  523               .000         .000         .000          .3 4       .2 9           .1 9
OCCGRP              518        2.58      2.58      2.51              2.44         .04   .01      .01             .00         .81   .85      .87              .89         7 ,9 9 1      558                    525               .965         .034         .000          .0 0       .0 9           .1 6
INTIDEAS            481        2.56      2.65      2.61              2.63         .04   .01      .01             .00         .80   .80      .81              .82         7 ,4 9 0 1 4 ,7 7 9              7 9 ,6 3 1            .020         .202         .078         -.1 1      -.0 6          -.0 8
TUTOR               481        1.73      1.75      1.74              1.68         .04   .01      .01             .00         .79   .87      .86              .85           563         519                    487               .439         .604         .257         -.0 3      -.0 2           .0 5
COMMPROJ            478        1.67      1.49      1.53              1.56         .04   .01      .01             .00         .80   .81      .81              .82         7 ,4 6 0 1 4 ,7 3 2              7 9 ,4 8 2            .000         .000         .005          .2 1       .1 7           .1 3
ITACADEM            482        2.68      2.74      2.73              2.64         .04   .01      .01             .00         .95   .99     1.00             1.03         7 ,5 1 7 1 4 ,8 3 6                  488               .164         .289         .412         -.0 7      -.0 5           .0 3
EMAIL               481        2.98      3.15      3.14              3.17         .04   .01      .01             .00         .81   .80      .80              .81         7 ,5 0 9 1 4 ,8 2 9              7 9 ,8 7 4            .000         .000         .000         -.2 2      -.2 0          -.2 4
FACGRADE            479        2.39      2.50      2.53              2.64         .04   .01      .01             .00         .83   .85      .86              .87         7 ,4 9 0      513                    484               .007         .001         .000         -.1 3      -.1 6          -.2 9
FACPLANS            481        2.27      2.13      2.15              2.20         .04   .01      .01             .00         .79   .87      .88              .90         7 ,4 9 9 1 4 ,8 0 7                  488               .000         .004         .051          .1 7       .1 4           .0 8
FACIDEAS            482        1.78      1.83      1.80              1.88         .04   .01      .01             .00         .83   .84      .85              .90         7 ,5 1 1 1 4 ,8 2 7              7 9 ,9 4 3            .242         .601         .016         -.0 6      -.0 2          -.1 1
FACFEED             465        2.48      2.59      2.59              2.68         .03   .01      .01             .00         .75   .82      .83              .84           540         502                    471               .003         .002         .000         -.1 3      -.1 3          -.2 4
WORKHARD            468        2.49      2.57      2.60              2.68         .04   .01      .01             .00         .79   .85      .86              .85           543         504                    474               .046         .004         .000         -.0 9      -.1 3          -.2 3
FACOTHER            466        1.67      1.54      1.55              1.64         .04   .01      .01             .00         .79   .79      .81              .86         7 ,3 2 3 1 4 ,4 6 1                  472               .000         .002         .290          .1 7       .1 5           .0 5
OOCIDEAS            468        2.70      2.79      2.77              2.76         .04   .01      .01             .00         .83   .85      .86              .87         7 ,3 5 0 1 4 ,4 9 6              7 8 ,4 1 2            .022         .057         .103         -.1 1      -.0 9          -.0 8
DIVRSTUD            468        2.45      2.71      2.71              2.62         .04   .01      .01             .00         .97   .99     1.00             1.02         7 ,3 5 4 1 4 ,5 1 0                  473               .000         .000         .000         -.2 6      -.2 5          -.1 7
DIFFSTU2            468        2.64      2.83      2.81              2.72         .04   .01      .01             .00         .95   .94      .96              .98         7 ,3 6 5 1 4 ,5 2 1              7 8 ,5 6 1            .000         .000         .079         -.2 0      -.1 7          -.0 8
MEMORIZE            467        2.94      2.93      2.96              2.93         .04   .01      .01             .00         .84   .86      .85              .86         7 ,3 2 9 1 4 ,4 4 0              7 7 ,9 4 1            .746         .585         .767          .0 2      -.0 3           .0 1
ANALYZE             463        3.13      3.24      3.21              3.14         .03   .01      .01             .00         .75   .73      .75              .78         7 ,2 9 4 1 4 ,3 7 9              7 7 ,6 6 6            .001         .025         .687         -.1 6      -.1 1          -.0 2
SYNTHESZ            465        2.81      2.99      2.97              2.93         .04   .01      .01             .00         .84   .81      .83              .84           524         495                    470               .000         .000         .003         -.2 2      -.1 9          -.1 4
EVALUATE            465        2.87      2.89      2.90              2.93         .04   .01      .01             .00         .83   .85      .85              .85         7 ,3 0 4 1 4 ,3 9 2              7 7 ,7 0 8            .530         .441         .120         -.0 3      -.0 4          -.0 7
APPLYING            465        3.09      3.13      3.12              3.07         .04   .01      .01             .00         .83   .82      .84              .84         7 ,3 1 8 1 4 ,4 2 4              7 7 ,8 5 8            .307         .430         .688         -.0 5      -.0 4           .0 2
READASGN            465        3.17      3.39      3.28              3.26         .04   .01      .01             .00         .88   .96      .95              .98           542         502                    471               .000         .011         .037         -.2 3      -.1 1          -.0 9
a
All statistics are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b
The 95% confidence interval for the population mean is equal to the sample mean plus/minus the product of 1.96 times the standard error of the mean.
c
A measure of the average amount individual scores deviate from the mean of all the scores in the distribution.
d
Degrees of freedom used to compute the t-tests. Values differ from the total Ns due to weighting and the equal variances assumption.
e
Statistical significance represents the probability that the difference between the mean of your institution and that of the comparison group occurred by chance.
f
Effect size is calculated by subtracting the comparison group mean from the school mean, and dividing the result by the pooled standard deviation.

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NSSE 2009 Detailed Statistics a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students
N                        Mean                                 Standard Error of the                       Standard Deviation              c
Degrees of Freedom                     d
Significance           e
Effect Size         f

Mean b                                                                                                                                                ISU                               ISU

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass
compared with:                    compared with:

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009
Carnegie

Carnegie
AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE
Class

Class
ISU

ISU

ISU

ISU
READOWN             466        2.00      2.03      2.05              2.09         .04   .01      .01             .00          .92    .85      .87              .93         7 ,3 0 7 1 4 ,4 0 4              7 7 ,7 1 0            .595         .271         .058         -.0 3      -.0 5          -.0 9
WRITEMOR            465        1.23      1.25      1.24              1.30         .03   .01      .01             .00          .63    .62      .61              .71         7 ,2 9 2 1 4 ,3 7 8                  471               .508         .923         .032         -.0 3       .0 0          -.0 9
WRITEMID            464        1.91      2.33      2.26              2.28         .03   .01      .01             .00          .71    .81      .81              .83           547         505                    471               .000         .000         .000         -.5 2      -.4 4          -.4 5
WRITESML            466        2.92      3.11      2.99              3.05         .04   .01      .01             .00          .93   1.04     1.02             1.04           546         503                    472               .000         .146         .004         -.1 9      -.0 6          -.1 2
PROBSETA            467        2.85      2.75      2.73              2.69         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.04   1.14     1.13             1.11           546         504                    473               .055         .016         .001          .0 8       .1 0           .1 4
PROBSETB            467        2.81      2.63      2.68              2.75         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.16   1.22     1.23             1.22           539         502                7 7 ,4 7 5            .001         .014         .237          .1 5       .1 1           .0 5
EXAMS               467        5.55      5.58      5.59              5.45         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.07   1.09     1.10             1.16         7 ,3 1 9 1 4 ,4 1 6                  473               .512         .492         .038         -.0 3      -.0 3           .0 9
ATDART07            465        2.14      2.15      2.16              2.18         .04   .01      .01             .00          .88    .85      .89              .92         7 ,2 2 8 1 4 ,2 4 7                  470               .899         .795         .362         -.0 1      -.0 1          -.0 4
EXRCSE05            464        2.88      2.95      2.94              2.82         .04   .01      .01             .00          .92    .97      .97             1.04         7 ,2 3 0 1 4 ,2 4 9                  470               .121         .175         .174         -.0 7      -.0 6           .0 6
WORSHP05            464        2.20      1.89      2.03              2.08         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.10   1.04     1.10             1.12           5 2 2 1 4 ,2 1 7               7 6 ,5 9 6            .000         .001         .020          .3 0       .1 6           .1 1
OWNVIEW             460        2.55      2.61      2.62              2.62         .04   .01      .01             .00          .83    .88      .89              .89           533         495                    466               .102         .083         .053         -.0 7      -.0 8          -.0 8
OTHRVIEW            465        2.70      2.79      2.79              2.80         .04   .01      .01             .00          .81    .84      .85              .86         7 ,2 3 0 1 4 ,2 3 2              7 6 ,6 3 8            .030         .030         .012         -.1 0      -.1 0          -.1 2
CHNGVIEW            466        2.81      2.89      2.87              2.88         .04   .01      .01             .00          .82    .81      .82              .84         7 ,2 3 2 1 4 ,2 4 5              7 6 ,7 7 2            .040         .115         .061         -.1 0      -.0 7          -.0 9
INTERN04            457         .04       .08       .07               .08         .01   .00      .00             .00          .21    .27      .26              .26           568         506                    466               .001         .006         .001         -.1 3      -.1 1          -.1 2
VOLNTR04            455         .46       .41       .43               .39         .02   .01      .00             .00          .50    .49      .49              .49           516         484                    459               .019         .129         .003          .1 2       .0 7           .1 4
LRNCOM04            455         .48       .25       .21               .17         .02   .01      .00             .00          .50    .44      .41              .38           502         474                    457               .000         .000         .000          .5 2       .6 5           .8 1
RESRCH04            459         .13       .05       .05               .05         .02   .00      .00             .00          .33    .23      .22              .22           487         471                    460               .000         .000         .000          .3 1       .3 3           .3 3
FORLNG04            459         .20       .35       .29               .22         .02   .01      .00             .00          .40    .48      .45              .41           553         499                    464               .000         .000         .291         -.3 3      -.2 1          -.0 5
STDABR04            458         .03       .03       .02               .03         .01   .00      .00             .00          .18    .16      .15              .17         7 ,1 0 8      478                7 5 ,3 3 0            .443         .218         .666          .0 4       .0 7           .0 2
INDSTD04            457         .03       .02       .02               .04         .01   .00      .00             .00          .17    .16      .16              .19         7 ,0 9 9 1 4 ,0 1 2                  464               .643         .629         .210          .0 2       .0 2          -.0 5
SNRX04              457         .02       .02       .02               .02         .01   .00      .00             .00          .13    .13      .12              .14         7 ,1 3 2 1 4 ,0 6 0              7 5 ,5 4 4            .950         .786         .572          .0 0       .0 1          -.0 3
ENVSTU              456        5.59      5.46      5.48              5.47         .06   .02      .01             .01         1.22   1.34     1.36             1.37           533         494                    462               .030         .079         .053          .1 0       .0 8           .0 8
ENVFAC              456        5.00      5.05      5.01              5.21         .06   .02      .01             .00         1.28   1.25     1.29             1.32         7 ,1 2 5 1 4 ,0 4 6              7 5 ,4 5 0            .388         .760         .000         -.0 4      -.0 1          -.1 7
ENVADM              455        4.97      4.61      4.60              4.74         .06   .02      .01             .01         1.31   1.46     1.48             1.53           535         494                    462               .000         .000         .000          .2 5       .2 6           .1 5
ACADPR01            455        4.58      4.62      4.48              4.17         .08   .02      .01             .01         1.66   1.64     1.66             1.64         7 ,0 7 0 1 3 ,9 4 9              7 4 ,9 1 5            .615         .218         .000         -.0 2       .0 6           .2 5
WORKON01            455        1.65      1.49      1.48              1.53         .06   .01      .01             .00         1.23   1.16     1.19             1.23           512         484                    460               .006         .003         .033          .1 4       .1 5           .1 0
WORKOF01            453        1.42      1.57      1.81              2.36         .05   .02      .01             .01         1.14   1.43     1.71             2.25           555         524                    474               .010         .000         .000         -.1 0      -.2 3          -.4 2
COCURR01            455        2.57      2.49      2.44              2.29         .07   .02      .01             .01         1.42   1.57     1.57             1.61           532         491                    461               .239         .058         .000          .0 5       .0 8           .1 7
a
All statistics are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b
The 95% confidence interval for the population mean is equal to the sample mean plus/minus the product of 1.96 times the standard error of the mean.
c
A measure of the average amount individual scores deviate from the mean of all the scores in the distribution.
d
Degrees of freedom used to compute the t-tests. Values differ from the total Ns due to weighting and the equal variances assumption.
e
Statistical significance represents the probability that the difference between the mean of your institution and that of the comparison group occurred by chance.
f
Effect size is calculated by subtracting the comparison group mean from the school mean, and dividing the result by the pooled standard deviation.

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NSSE 2009 Detailed Statistics a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students
N                        Mean                                 Standard Error of the                       Standard Deviation              c
Degrees of Freedom                     d
Significance           e
Effect Size         f

Mean b                                                                                                                                                ISU                               ISU

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass
compared with:                    compared with:

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009
Carnegie

Carnegie
AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE
Class

Class
ISU

ISU

ISU

ISU
SOCIAL05            455        3.86      3.94      3.89              3.81         .08   .02      .01             .01         1.61   1.61     1.61             1.65         7 ,0 3 9 1 3 ,8 8 3              7 4 ,4 5 5            .283         .645         .557         -.0 5      -.0 2           .0 3
CAREDE01            450        1.21      1.34      1.43              1.84         .04   .01      .01             .01          .89   1.05     1.18             1.72           538         504                    470               .004         .000         .000         -.1 2      -.1 9          -.3 7
COMMUTE             454        2.23      2.31      2.35              2.32         .04   .01      .01             .00          .80    .93      .98             1.13           541         500                    464               .032         .002         .018         -.0 9      -.1 3          -.0 8
ENVSCHOL            453        3.17      3.20      3.20              3.14         .03   .01      .01             .00          .69    .74      .75              .76           525         488                    458               .309         .271         .381         -.0 5      -.0 5           .0 4
ENVSUPRT            452        3.19      3.07      3.08              3.08         .03   .01      .01             .00          .73    .78      .79              .80         6 ,9 6 6 1 3 ,7 3 0              7 3 ,6 3 9            .002         .003         .003          .1 5       .1 4           .1 4
ENVDIVRS            451        2.75      2.75      2.75              2.72         .04   .01      .01             .00          .91    .96      .96              .97           522         485                    456               .956         .890         .628          .0 0      -.0 1           .0 2
ENVNACAD            451        2.32      2.20      2.21              2.28         .04   .01      .01             .00          .89    .94      .94              .97         6 ,9 6 7 1 3 ,7 3 4                  457               .009         .014         .309          .1 3       .1 2           .0 4
ENVSOCAL            452        2.60      2.49      2.50              2.50         .04   .01      .01             .00          .87    .92      .93              .94           524         487                    457               .016         .025         .024          .1 1       .1 0           .1 0
ENVEVENT            451        3.00      2.94      2.95              2.85         .04   .01      .01             .00          .86    .86      .87              .94         6 ,9 7 8 1 3 ,7 1 5                  457               .162         .233         .000          .0 7       .0 6           .1 6
ENVCOMPT            451        3.39      3.40      3.39              3.33         .03   .01      .01             .00          .74    .74      .75              .79         6 ,9 7 7 1 3 ,7 5 0              7 3 ,7 6 7            .716         .981         .118         -.0 2       .0 0           .0 7
GNGENLED            445        3.10      3.18      3.19              3.16         .03   .01      .01             .00          .74    .77      .77              .79           512         477                    450               .032         .018         .088         -.1 0      -.1 1          -.0 8
GNWORK              446        2.93      2.81      2.79              2.82         .04   .01      .01             .00          .86    .92      .93              .93           518         481                    451               .006         .001         .008          .1 3       .1 5           .1 2
GNWRITE             444        2.82      2.94      2.93              3.02         .04   .01      .01             .00          .81    .87      .88              .85         6 ,8 8 3 1 3 ,5 7 1              7 2 ,6 9 3            .006         .008         .000         -.1 4      -.1 3          -.2 4
GNSPEAK             445        2.66      2.67      2.70              2.84         .04   .01      .01             .00          .88    .96      .95              .92           520         480                7 2 ,4 9 8            .932         .417         .000          .0 0      -.0 4          -.2 0
GNANALY             443        3.21      3.27      3.24              3.23         .04   .01      .01             .00          .76    .75      .77              .78         6 ,8 7 5 1 3 ,5 5 6              7 2 ,5 8 6            .099         .371         .636         -.0 8      -.0 4          -.0 2
GNQUANT             444        3.10      3.03      3.03              2.96         .04   .01      .01             .00          .78    .86      .86              .87         6 ,8 5 4 1 3 ,5 1 6              7 2 ,3 3 9            .071         .089         .001          .0 9       .0 8           .1 6
GNCMPTS             444        3.20      3.04      3.06              3.05         .04   .01      .01             .00          .78    .89      .89              .88         6 ,8 7 6      482                7 2 ,6 1 1            .000         .000         .000          .1 9       .1 6           .1 8
GNOTHERS            446        3.06      2.95      2.97              3.00         .04   .01      .01             .00          .78    .88      .89              .87           527         485                    452               .005         .012         .133          .1 2       .1 1           .0 6
GNCITIZN            437        2.64      2.73      2.71              2.57         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.02   1.06     1.07             1.08         6 ,7 8 8 1 3 ,3 7 5                  442               .119         .230         .121         -.0 8      -.0 6           .0 7
GNINQ               433        3.01      3.03      3.03              2.99         .04   .01      .01             .00          .81    .83      .84              .85         6 ,7 8 0      464                7 1 ,4 0 1            .584         .659         .668         -.0 3      -.0 2           .0 2
GNSELF              434        2.73      2.80      2.79              2.83         .04   .01      .01             .00          .93    .95      .96              .96         6 ,7 6 0 1 3 ,3 2 5              7 1 ,2 4 3            .098         .191         .023         -.0 8      -.0 6          -.1 1
GNDIVERS            433        2.64      2.71      2.70              2.71         .04   .01      .01             .00          .90    .94      .95              .96         6 ,7 6 9      464                    438               .140         .177         .121         -.0 7      -.0 6          -.0 7
GNPROBSV            435        2.78      2.73      2.73              2.72         .04   .01      .01             .00          .86    .91      .92              .93           503         468                    440               .219         .203         .119          .0 6       .0 6           .0 7
GNETHICS            437        2.64      2.64      2.66              2.72         .04   .01      .01             .00          .93    .99      .99              .98           506         470                7 1 ,4 7 2            .961         .669         .101          .0 0      -.0 2          -.0 8
GNCOMMUN            435        2.42      2.51      2.53              2.50         .04   .01      .01             .00          .91    .96      .97              .99           502         467                    440               .048         .012         .067         -.0 9      -.1 2          -.0 8
GNSPIRIT            435        1.98      1.93      2.00              2.17         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.01   1.04     1.06             1.10         6 ,7 7 6 1 3 ,3 6 2                  441               .320         .629         .000          .0 5      -.0 2          -.1 8
ADVISE              442        3.27      3.02      3.02              3.04         .03   .01      .01             .00          .71    .83      .84              .83         6 ,8 6 1 1 3 ,5 3 0              7 2 ,4 3 9            .000         .000         .000          .3 0       .3 0           .2 8
ENTIREXP            442        3.32      3.27      3.26              3.21         .03   .01      .01             .00          .64    .69      .70              .72         6 ,8 6 1 1 3 ,5 2 7              7 2 ,4 3 8            .134         .055         .002          .0 7       .0 9           .1 5
SAMECOLL            440        3.37      3.34      3.34              3.23         .03   .01      .01             .00          .71    .77      .78              .82           512         475                    446               .424         .332         .000          .0 4       .0 4           .1 7
a
All statistics are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b
The 95% confidence interval for the population mean is equal to the sample mean plus/minus the product of 1.96 times the standard error of the mean.
c
A measure of the average amount individual scores deviate from the mean of all the scores in the distribution.                                                                                                                                                             IPEDS: 153603
d
Degrees of freedom used to compute the t-tests. Values differ from the total Ns due to weighting and the equal variances assumption.
e
Statistical significance represents the probability that the difference between the mean of your institution and that of the comparison group occurred by chance.
f
Effect size is calculated by subtracting the comparison group mean from the school mean, and dividing the result by the pooled standard deviation.
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NSSE 2009 Detailed Statistics a
Iowa State University
Seniors
N                        Mean                                 Standard Error of the                       Standard Deviation              c
Degrees of Freedom                     d
Significance           e
Effect Size         f

Mean b                                                                                                                                                ISU                               ISU

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass
compared with:                    compared with:

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009
Carnegie

Carnegie
AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE
Class

Class
ISU

ISU

ISU

ISU
CLQUEST             604        2.86      2.92      2.92              3.11         .03   .01      .01             .00          .84    .88      .88              .86         9 ,4 3 5 2 0 ,1 9 2              9 6 ,0 8 2            .138         .119         .000         -.0 6      -.0 6          -.2 9
CLPRESEN            601        2.76      2.60      2.60              2.78         .03   .01      .01             .00          .81    .85      .86              .88           691         641                    608               .000         .000         .540          .1 9       .1 8          -.0 2
REWROPAP            604        2.38      2.33      2.37              2.49         .04   .01      .01             .00          .90    .95      .96              .98         9 ,4 1 4      647                    612               .241         .772         .004          .0 5       .0 1          -.1 1
INTEGRAT            605        3.25      3.30      3.27              3.34         .03   .01      .01             .00          .73    .75      .76              .74           694         645                9 6 ,4 6 3            .114         .421         .005         -.0 6      -.0 3          -.1 1
DIVCLASS            600        2.56      2.76      2.75              2.84         .04   .01      .01             .00          .88    .94      .95              .93         9 ,4 0 7      641                9 6 ,2 7 1            .000         .000         .000         -.2 1      -.2 1          -.3 0
CLUNPREP            602        2.34      2.32      2.28              2.13         .03   .01      .01             .00          .85    .83      .82              .80         9 ,4 2 5      636                    607               .688         .149         .000          .0 2       .0 6           .2 6
CLASSGRP            605        2.61      2.41      2.43              2.55         .04   .01      .01             .00          .87    .88      .89              .90         9 ,4 2 8 2 0 ,2 1 3              9 6 ,3 9 2            .000         .000         .073          .2 3       .2 1           .0 7
OCCGRP              605        3.07      2.85      2.79              2.76         .03   .01      .01             .00          .85    .91      .92              .92           701         648                    613               .000         .000         .000          .2 5       .3 0           .3 4
INTIDEAS            564        2.94      2.96      2.94              2.95         .03   .01      .01             .00          .77    .80      .82              .82         9 ,0 1 4 1 9 ,4 2 4              9 3 ,3 0 9            .735         .789         .930         -.0 1       .0 1           .0 0
TUTOR               565        1.84      1.90      1.87              1.86         .04   .01      .01             .00          .89    .95      .94              .95         9 ,0 3 4 1 9 ,4 7 2                  572               .148         .546         .652         -.0 6      -.0 3          -.0 2
COMMPROJ            561        1.54      1.59      1.61              1.71         .03   .01      .01             .00          .81    .86      .86              .90           646         598                    568               .140         .046         .000         -.0 6      -.0 8          -.1 8
ITACADEM            565        2.90      2.89      2.88              2.87         .04   .01      .01             .00         1.00    .99     1.00             1.01         9 ,0 3 1 1 9 ,4 8 7              9 3 ,6 8 7            .685         .581         .349          .0 2       .0 2           .0 4
EMAIL               562        3.40      3.41      3.40              3.42         .03   .01      .01             .00          .71    .73      .73              .73         9 ,0 2 7 1 9 ,4 6 0              9 3 ,6 0 5            .631         .905         .427         -.0 2      -.0 1          -.0 3
FACGRADE            566        2.71      2.68      2.72              2.83         .04   .01      .01             .00          .84    .87      .88              .87         9 ,0 2 6 1 9 ,4 6 5              9 3 ,5 8 6            .489         .835         .001          .0 3      -.0 1          -.1 4
FACPLANS            566        2.33      2.33      2.31              2.42         .04   .01      .01             .00          .92    .90      .92              .96         9 ,0 2 9 1 9 ,4 7 7                  572               .888         .539         .030          .0 1       .0 3          -.0 9
FACIDEAS            566        1.89      2.01      1.99              2.08         .03   .01      .01             .00          .81    .88      .89              .93         9 ,0 4 2 1 9 ,5 0 4                  574               .002         .013         .000         -.1 4      -.1 1          -.2 1
FACFEED             564        2.68      2.68      2.69              2.81         .03   .01      .01             .00          .76    .79      .81              .82         8 ,9 2 1      603                9 2 ,6 4 5            .945         .870         .000          .0 0      -.0 1          -.1 5
WORKHARD            565        2.58      2.60      2.62              2.74         .04   .01      .01             .00          .85    .86      .87              .86         8 ,9 1 5 1 9 ,2 6 5              9 2 ,7 0 0            .561         .289         .000         -.0 3      -.0 5          -.1 9
FACOTHER            563        1.91      1.76      1.74              1.82         .04   .01      .01             .00          .95    .91      .91              .95         8 ,9 0 2 1 9 ,2 2 7              9 2 ,5 1 7            .000         .000         .022          .1 6       .1 8           .1 0
OOCIDEAS            566        2.77      2.90      2.88              2.90         .03   .01      .01             .00          .81    .84      .85              .85         8 ,9 1 0 1 9 ,2 5 4              9 2 ,7 0 8            .000         .003         .000         -.1 5      -.1 3          -.1 6
DIVRSTUD            567        2.52      2.81      2.78              2.70         .04   .01      .01             .00          .94    .98      .98             1.00         8 ,9 2 9 1 9 ,2 8 5                  574               .000         .000         .000         -.3 0      -.2 7          -.1 9
DIFFSTU2            567        2.66      2.88      2.83              2.76         .04   .01      .01             .00          .93    .93      .95              .97         8 ,9 3 9 1 9 ,2 9 4              9 2 ,8 0 7            .000         .000         .023         -.2 3      -.1 8          -.1 0
MEMORIZE            564        2.82      2.74      2.79              2.77         .04   .01      .01             .00          .86    .93      .92              .92           657         603                    571               .042         .472         .222          .0 8       .0 3           .0 5
ANALYZE             561        3.20      3.33      3.30              3.28         .03   .01      .01             .00          .73    .72      .74              .74         8 ,8 2 6 1 9 ,0 8 6              9 1 ,9 9 7            .000         .003         .010         -.1 7      -.1 3          -.1 1
SYNTHESZ            562        2.89      3.12      3.07              3.08         .04   .01      .01             .00          .85    .83      .84              .83         8 ,8 1 9 1 9 ,0 9 1              9 1 ,9 0 7            .000         .000         .000         -.2 7      -.2 1          -.2 3
EVALUATE            560        2.90      2.99      2.98              3.03         .04   .01      .01             .00          .88    .87      .87              .86         8 ,8 4 4 1 9 ,1 1 5              9 2 ,0 1 0            .019         .045         .000         -.1 0      -.0 9          -.1 5
APPLYING            564        3.15      3.22      3.20              3.24         .03   .01      .01             .00          .82    .83      .84              .81         8 ,8 5 4 1 9 ,1 5 1              9 2 ,1 9 6            .052         .139         .011         -.0 8      -.0 6          -.1 1
READASGN            562        3.02      3.28      3.20              3.19         .04   .01      .01             .00          .93   1.04     1.04             1.04           660         605                    570               .000         .000         .000         -.2 5      -.1 7          -.1 6
a
All statistics are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b
The 95% confidence interval for the population mean is equal to the sample mean plus/minus the product of 1.96 times the standard error of the mean.
c
A measure of the average amount individual scores deviate from the mean of all the scores in the distribution.
d
Degrees of freedom used to compute the t-tests. Values differ from the total Ns due to weighting and the equal variances assumption.
e
Statistical significance represents the probability that the difference between the mean of your institution and that of the comparison group occurred by chance.
f
Effect size is calculated by subtracting the comparison group mean from the school mean, and dividing the result by the pooled standard deviation.

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NSSE 2009 Detailed Statistics a
Iowa State University
Seniors
N                        Mean                                 Standard Error of the                       Standard Deviation              c
Degrees of Freedom                     d
Significance           e
Effect Size         f

Mean b                                                                                                                                                ISU                               ISU

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass
compared with:                    compared with:

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009
Carnegie

Carnegie
AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE
Class

Class
ISU

ISU

ISU

ISU
READOWN             564        2.17      2.22      2.20              2.21         .04   .01      .01             .00          .95    .98      .97              .98         8 ,8 2 7 1 9 ,0 7 3              9 1 ,9 3 4            .223         .491         .389         -.0 5      -.0 3          -.0 4
WRITEMOR            564        1.60      1.63      1.61              1.65         .03   .01      .01             .00          .74    .79      .79              .81         8 ,8 3 0 1 9 ,0 9 7              9 1 ,9 3 6            .360         .705         .158         -.0 4      -.0 2          -.0 6
WRITEMID            563        2.47      2.62      2.53              2.55         .04   .01      .01             .00          .92    .94      .94              .96         8 ,8 2 2 1 9 ,0 7 3              9 1 ,8 1 2            .000         .123         .036         -.1 7      -.0 7          -.0 9
WRITESML            561        3.20      3.10      2.99              2.99         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.12   1.13     1.13             1.15         8 ,8 2 6 1 9 ,0 9 3              9 1 ,9 3 6            .057         .000         .000          .0 8       .1 8           .1 8
PROBSETA            560        2.66      2.50      2.53              2.61         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.15   1.23     1.22             1.22           649         597                    566               .002         .010         .357          .1 3       .1 0           .0 4
PROBSETB            561        2.41      2.10      2.17              2.34         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.24   1.18     1.19             1.22           631         591                9 1 ,4 5 0            .000         .000         .232          .2 6       .2 0           .0 5
EXAMS               562        5.25      5.37      5.41              5.46         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.19   1.22     1.23             1.24         8 ,8 3 0      598                    569               .027         .002         .000         -.1 0      -.1 3          -.1 7
ATDART07            561        2.01      2.13      2.06              2.05         .04   .01      .01             .00          .87    .89      .88              .91         8 ,7 4 6 1 8 ,9 0 2              9 1 ,0 7 7            .002         .176         .265         -.1 3      -.0 6          -.0 5
EXRCSE05            561        2.82      2.90      2.85              2.72         .04   .01      .01             .00          .99    .98     1.00             1.04         8 ,7 4 6 1 8 ,8 9 5                  568               .054         .399         .032         -.0 8      -.0 4           .0 9
WORSHP05            559        1.98      1.89      2.04              2.15         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.07   1.05     1.12             1.14         8 ,7 3 6      596                    566               .055         .219         .000          .0 8      -.0 5          -.1 5
OWNVIEW             561        2.57      2.73      2.72              2.73         .04   .01      .01             .00          .85    .88      .89              .89         8 ,7 2 8 1 8 ,8 6 8              9 0 ,9 1 7            .000         .000         .000         -.1 8      -.1 7          -.1 8
OTHRVIEW            559        2.72      2.88      2.86              2.88         .04   .01      .01             .00          .84    .83      .85              .85         8 ,7 1 3 1 8 ,8 5 9              9 0 ,9 4 4            .000         .000         .000         -.1 9      -.1 6          -.1 8
CHNGVIEW            561        2.82      2.93      2.91              2.92         .03   .01      .01             .00          .79    .82      .82              .82         8 ,7 4 8 1 8 ,9 0 5              9 1 ,1 3 0            .002         .018         .005         -.1 4      -.1 0          -.1 2
INTERN04            548         .65       .59       .54               .52         .02   .01      .00             .00          .48    .49      .50              .50           627         583                    554               .009         .000         .000          .1 1       .2 1           .2 5
VOLNTR04            545         .64       .66       .63               .59         .02   .01      .00             .00          .48    .47      .48              .49           6 1 7 1 8 ,6 3 8                   551               .212         .817         .042         -.0 6       .0 1           .0 9
LRNCOM04            550         .39       .29       .26               .26         .02   .01      .00             .00          .49    .46      .44              .44           615         576                    554               .000         .000         .000          .2 2       .3 0           .3 0
RESRCH04            547         .28       .27       .24               .19         .02   .00      .00             .00          .45    .44      .42              .39         8 ,6 4 9      576                    551               .464         .021         .000          .0 3       .1 1           .2 2
FORLNG04            551         .38       .59       .52               .41         .02   .01      .00             .00          .49    .49      .50              .49           628         585                    556               .000         .000         .247         -.4 2      -.2 7          -.0 5
STDABR04            550         .28       .25       .19               .15         .02   .00      .00             .00          .45    .43      .39              .36           620         574                    553               .107         .000         .000          .0 7       .2 4           .3 7
INDSTD04            549         .17       .17       .15               .17         .02   .00      .00             .00          .38    .37      .36              .38         8 ,6 1 9 1 8 ,6 4 0              8 9 ,7 5 8            .928         .360         .835          .0 0       .0 4          -.0 1
SNRX04              551         .28       .34       .30               .34         .02   .01      .00             .00          .45    .47      .46              .47           635         585                    557               .004         .263         .005         -.1 2      -.0 5          -.1 1
ENVSTU              549        5.60      5.50      5.52              5.59         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.17   1.34     1.34             1.32           650         593                    557               .053         .105         .853          .0 8       .0 6           .0 1
ENVFAC              547        5.21      5.19      5.18              5.42         .05   .01      .01             .00         1.23   1.31     1.34             1.34         8 ,6 5 3      587                    554               .825         .632         .000          .0 1       .0 2          -.1 6
ENVADM              551        4.79      4.54      4.46              4.60         .06   .02      .01             .01         1.46   1.59     1.64             1.67           641         592                    558               .000         .000         .003          .1 6       .2 0           .1 1
ACADPR01            545        4.59      4.50      4.35              4.23         .08   .02      .01             .01         1.80   1.79     1.78             1.75         8 ,5 7 8 1 8 ,5 6 8              8 9 ,5 2 8            .295         .003         .000          .0 5       .1 3           .2 0
WORKON01            545        2.28      2.07      1.97              1.83         .07   .02      .01             .01         1.63   1.72     1.73             1.60         8 ,5 7 9 1 8 ,5 4 7                  551               .006         .000         .000          .1 2       .1 8           .2 8
WORKOF01            546        2.36      2.55      3.12              3.75         .09   .02      .02             .01         2.01   2.18     2.53             2.80           636         599                    558               .039         .000         .000         -.0 9      -.3 0          -.4 9
COCURR01            546        2.40      2.41      2.24              2.11         .06   .02      .01             .01         1.42   1.63     1.58             1.57           647         587                8 9 ,5 6 4            .814         .012         .000         -.0 1       .1 0           .1 8
a
All statistics are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b
The 95% confidence interval for the population mean is equal to the sample mean plus/minus the product of 1.96 times the standard error of the mean.
c
A measure of the average amount individual scores deviate from the mean of all the scores in the distribution.
d
Degrees of freedom used to compute the t-tests. Values differ from the total Ns due to weighting and the equal variances assumption.
e
Statistical significance represents the probability that the difference between the mean of your institution and that of the comparison group occurred by chance.
f
Effect size is calculated by subtracting the comparison group mean from the school mean, and dividing the result by the pooled standard deviation.

15
NSSE 2009 Detailed Statistics a
Iowa State University
Seniors
N                        Mean                                 Standard Error of the                       Standard Deviation              c
Degrees of Freedom                     d
Significance           e
Effect Size         f

Mean b                                                                                                                                                ISU                               ISU

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass

CarnegieClass
compared with:                    compared with:

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009

NSSE 2009
Carnegie

Carnegie
AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE

AAUDE
Class

Class
ISU

ISU

ISU

ISU
SOCIAL05            544        3.69      3.84      3.70              3.53         .06   .02      .01             .01         1.43   1.59     1.57             1.54           639         584                    551               .020         .815         .008         -.0 9      -.0 1           .1 1
CAREDE01            543        1.63      1.56      1.89              2.48         .07   .02      .01             .01         1.60   1.47     1.86             2.34         8 ,5 2 6      587                    556               .331         .000         .000          .0 4      -.1 4          -.3 6
COMMUTE             545        2.28      2.36      2.41              2.39         .03   .01      .01             .00          .75    .88      .95             1.07           649         598                    558               .013         .000         .000         -.1 0      -.1 4          -.1 1
ENVSCHOL            540        3.06      3.13      3.13              3.13         .03   .01      .01             .00          .76    .77      .77              .78           618         574                    546               .060         .045         .038         -.0 8      -.0 9          -.0 9
ENVSUPRT            538        2.92      2.86      2.85              2.94         .03   .01      .01             .00          .81    .84      .85              .85           618         573                8 8 ,4 1 3            .092         .042         .618          .0 7       .0 9          -.0 2
ENVDIVRS            535        2.35      2.50      2.49              2.55         .04   .01      .01             .00          .95   1.00     1.00             1.00           617         570                    541               .001         .001         .000         -.1 5      -.1 4          -.2 0
ENVNACAD            537        1.88      1.89      1.88              2.00         .04   .01      .01             .00          .82    .88      .90              .95           622         575                    545               .774         .989         .001         -.0 1       .0 0          -.1 2
ENVSOCAL            539        2.22      2.21      2.19              2.23         .04   .01      .01             .00          .84    .91      .92              .94           627         578                    546               .680         .351         .820          .0 2       .0 4          -.0 1
ENVEVENT            539        2.74      2.78      2.70              2.63         .04   .01      .01             .00          .83    .89      .93              .97         8 ,4 6 4      580                    547               .319         .373         .004         -.0 4       .0 4           .1 1
ENVCOMPT            539        3.60      3.52      3.49              3.47         .03   .01      .01             .00          .63    .71      .73              .74           635         582                    547               .007         .000         .000          .1 1       .1 5           .1 7
GNGENLED            532        3.16      3.22      3.21              3.25         .03   .01      .01             .00          .78    .80      .81              .80           610         566                    538               .046         .120         .004         -.0 9      -.0 7          -.1 2
GNWORK              528        3.10      2.95      2.95              3.06         .04   .01      .01             .00          .87    .96      .96              .92           616         566                8 7 ,5 6 2            .000         .000         .425          .1 5       .1 6           .0 3
GNWRITE             530        2.93      3.07      3.04              3.11         .04   .01      .01             .00          .85    .85      .86              .85         8 ,3 8 1 1 8 ,1 6 6              8 7 ,6 4 7            .000         .004         .000         -.1 7      -.1 3          -.2 2
GNSPEAK             532        2.87      2.87      2.87              2.99         .04   .01      .01             .00          .86    .94      .93              .90           620         569                8 7 ,4 5 1            .917         .979         .002          .0 0       .0 0          -.1 3
GNANALY             532        3.27      3.40      3.35              3.37         .03   .01      .01             .00          .79    .74      .76              .75           5 9 5 1 8 ,1 3 2               8 7 ,4 8 4            .000         .012         .004         -.1 7      -.1 1          -.1 3
GNQUANT             528        3.06      3.09      3.08              3.08         .04   .01      .01             .00          .88    .90      .89              .88         8 ,3 5 2 1 8 ,1 0 5              8 7 ,3 2 3            .489         .624         .605         -.0 3      -.0 2          -.0 2
GNCMPTS             532        3.28      3.19      3.17              3.21         .03   .01      .01             .00          .79    .86      .87              .85           621         571                    539               .014         .002         .031          .1 0       .1 2           .0 9
GNOTHERS            530        3.13      3.12      3.10              3.16         .04   .01      .01             .00          .82    .86      .87              .85         8 ,3 7 8 1 8 ,1 7 5              8 7 ,6 3 3            .724         .355         .419          .0 2       .0 4          -.0 4
GNCITIZN            524        2.30      2.44      2.39              2.33         .04   .01      .01             .00         1.02   1.07     1.08             1.09           602         558                    530               .004         .045         .473         -.1 3      -.0 8          -.0 3
GNINQ               524        2.97      3.07      3.04              3.05         .04   .01      .01             .00          .85    .87      .88              .88         8 ,2 8 8 1 7 ,9 5 4              8 6 ,5 2 8            .013         .069         .028         -.1 1      -.0 8          -.1 0
GNSELF              521        2.71      2.82      2.78              2.82         .04   .01      .01             .00          .99    .97      .99             1.00         8 ,2 6 9 1 7 ,9 1 3              8 6 ,3 5 6            .012         .107         .009         -.1 1      -.0 7          -.1 1
GNDIVERS            523        2.46      2.65      2.64              2.67         .04   .01      .01             .00          .95    .96      .97              .99         8 ,2 8 4 1 7 ,9 6 4              8 6 ,5 7 7            .000         .000         .000         -.2 0      -.1 9          -.2 1
GNPROBSV            522        2.80      2.82      2.79              2.80         .04   .01      .01             .00          .89    .94      .95              .95         8 ,2 9 7      557                    528               .597         .865         .942         -.0 2       .0 1           .0 0
GNETHICS            521        2.53      2.60      2.60              2.72         .04   .01      .01             .00          .95   1.02     1.03             1.03           604         558                    528               .088         .071         .000         -.0 7      -.0 7          -.1 9
GNCOMMUN            521        2.30      2.43      2.44              2.50         .04   .01      .01             .00          .94    .99     1.00             1.02           601         557                    528               .002         .000         .000         -.1 3      -.1 5          -.2 0
GNSPIRIT            516        1.67      1.69      1.76              1.96         .04   .01      .01             .00          .92    .98     1.01             1.09         8 ,2 8 8      552                    524               .746         .034         .000         -.0 1      -.0 9          -.2 6
ADVISE              530        2.90      2.86      2.81              2.89         .04   .01      .01             .00          .89    .93      .96              .94           609         566                    536               .329         .019         .753          .0 4       .1 0           .0 1
ENTIREXP            530        3.18      3.27      3.22              3.22         .03   .01      .01             .00          .75    .73      .74              .74         8 ,3 9 9 1 8 ,1 7 5              8 7 ,6 5 0            .005         .251         .261         -.1 3      -.0 5          -.0 5
SAMECOLL            530        3.27      3.31      3.26              3.20         .03   .01      .01             .00          .78    .82      .83              .85         8 ,3 9 5      566                    536               .281         .668         .023         -.0 5       .0 2           .0 9
a
All statistics are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size.
b
The 95% confidence interval for the population mean is equal to the sample mean plus/minus the product of 1.96 times the standard error of the mean.
c
A measure of the average amount individual scores deviate from the mean of all the scores in the distribution.                                                                                                                                                             IPEDS: 153603
d
Degrees of freedom used to compute the t-tests. Values differ from the total Ns due to weighting and the equal variances assumption.
e
Statistical significance represents the probability that the difference between the mean of your institution and that of the comparison group occurred by chance.
f
Effect size is calculated by subtracting the comparison group mean from the school mean, and dividing the result by the pooled standard deviation.
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Iowa State University

Frequency Distributions
August 2009
Interpreting the Frequency Distributions Report

Sample                                                                                                                                                                 Weighting
The Frequency Distributions report is based on information from all randomly selected                                                                                  Weights adjusting for gender, enrollment status, and institutional size are
students for both your institution and your comparison institutions. Targeted                                                                                          applied to the percentage column (%) of this report. Weights are computed
oversamples and other non-randomly selected students are not included in this report.                                                                                  separately for first-year students and seniors. Weighted results present a
more accurate representation of your institution and comparison group
Variables                                                                                                                                                              students. Only the column percents are weighted. The counts are the
The items from the NSSE survey appear in the left column in the same order and wording                                                                                 actual number of respondents. Because the counts are unweighted and
as they appear on the instrument.                                                                                                                                      the column percentages are weighted, you will not be able to calculate
Variable Names                                                                                                                                                         about weighting, please visit the NSSE Web site at www.nsse.iub.edu/
The name of each variable appears in the first column for easy reference to your raw data                                                                              2009_Institutional_Report/NSSE_2009_Weighting.cfm.
file and the Mean Comparisons report.
Class
Benchmark                                                                                                                            Frequency distributions are reported separately for first-year students and
Items that comprise the five “Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice” are indicated                                            seniors. Institution-reported class ranks are used.
by the following:
Challenge                                                                                                                                                                                                            a
NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions
ACL=Active and                                                                                                               NSSEville State University
Collaborative Learning                                                                                 First-Year Students                                            Seniors                        Count
SFI=Student-Faculty                                                                    NSSEville
State    Mid East Public Carnegie Class  NSSE 2009
NSSEville
State    Mid East Public Carnegie Class  NSSE 2009  The Count column
Interaction                      Asked questions in class or
1a.                   CLQUEST  Never
Variable
10
Response Options
2%  1,003     5%
Count
1,917
%
6%
Count
6,351   4%
%
7
Count
2%
%
602
Count
3%
%
937
Count
4%
%
3,773
Count
2% represents the actual
%      Count    %       Count    %

contributed to class          (ACL)
EEE =Enriching Educational       discussions
Sometimes
Often
158 31%
191 38%
9,276
7,127
45%
34%
14,476
12,442
42%
34%
65,653
64,626
37%
35%
96 19%
169 31%
7,194
7,649
33%
33%
9,772
10,741
33%
32%
47,285
62,543
27%
33% number of students who
Experiences                                                           Very often
Total
150 29%     3,377
509 100% 20,783 100%
16%    7,030    18%  44,696  24%
35,865 100% 181,326 100%
250 48%     7,570
522 100% 23,015 100%
31%   11,379    31%  78,261  38%
32,829 100% 191,862 100%
responded to the particular
SCE=Supportive Campus            Made a class presentation
1b.                   CLPRESEN Never
(ACL)  Sometimes
57 11%     3,518
310 61% 11,820
19%
56%
5,573
19,707
18%
55%
23,434
96,070
15%
52%
7
121 21%
1%  1,109
8,839
6%
41%
1,545
12,395
6%
42%
8,445
61,770
5%
34%
option in each question.
Environment                                                           Often            116 22%     4,398    20%    8,225    21%  46,873  25%   222 43%     8,362    34%   11,854    33%  72,438  36% Counts are unweighted.
Very often                   26      5%    1,037     5%    2,274     6%    14,562     8%    172     35%    4,691    19%    7,007    19%    49,038    24%
Total    509    100%   20,773   100%   35,779   100%   180,939   100%    522    100%   23,001   100%   32,801   100%   191,691   100%
1c.   Prepared two or more           REWROPAP    Never                        49     10%    3,263    18%    5,137    16%    23,636    13%     82     16%    4,379    20%    6,096    20%    31,065    16%
drafts of                                  Sometimes                   152     29%    6,885    33%   11,440    32%    58,221    31%    240     47%    9,607    42%   13,342    41%    74,803    38%
a paper or assignment
before turning it in
Often
Very often
187
121
39%
22%
6,567
4,072
30%
19%
11,717
7,540
32%
20%
58,917
40,343
32%
23%
120
81
22%
15%
5,583
3,423
24%
14%
8,216
5,128
24%
15%
50,342
35,502
27%
18%
Column Percentage (%)
1d.   Worked on a paper or           INTEGRAT    Never
Total    509
5
100%
1%
20,787
597
100%
4%
35,834
894
100%
3%
181,117
3,635
100%
2%
523
2
100%
0%
22,992
263
100%
1%
32,782
339
100%
1%
191,712
1,927
100%
1%
This column represents the
Response Options                             project that required
integrating ideas or
Sometimes                    63     13%    5,196    26%    8,045    24%    36,672    21%     48      9%    3,381    16%    4,706    16%    23,178    13%   weighted percentage of
Often                       218     44%    9,614    45%   16,368    44%    82,244    45%    209     41%    9,613    41%   13,373    41%    74,885    40%
Response options listed just                 information from various
sources
Very often                  222     42%    5,384    25%   10,532    28%    58,631    32%    262     50%    9,729    41%   14,375    42%    91,727    46%   students responding to the
Total    508    100%   20,791   100%   35,839   100%   181,182   100%    521    100%   22,986   100%   32,793   100%   191,717   100%
as they appear on the                  1e.   Included diverse               DIVCLASS    Never                        21      4%    1,486     8%    2,468     8%    10,808     7%     29      6%    1,616     9%    2,411     9%    12,010     7%   particular option in each
instrument.                                  perspectives (different
races, religions, genders,
Sometimes
Often
141
219
28%
43%
7,408
7,953
35%
37%
12,131
13,742
34%
38%
57,446
70,683
32%
38%
147
182
29%
36%
7,895
7,873
35%
33%
11,050
11,133
34%
33%
59,116
66,426
31%
34%
question.
political beliefs, etc.) in                Very often                  127     24%    3,904    19%    7,456    21%    41,971    23%    161     29%    5,575    23%    8,138    24%    53,888    27%
class discussions or writing                                  Total    508    100%   20,751   100%   35,797   100%   180,908   100%    519    100%   22,959   100%   32,732   100%   191,440   100%
assignments
NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
1a. Asked questions in class or               CLQUEST              Never                                      36         7%           300       4%            874        5%          4 ,4 7 2      3%     13      2%      257      3%          653      3%         2 ,9 5 7    2%
contributed to class                       (ACL)               Sometimes                                 250       49%         3 ,0 8 4   42%          8 ,3 2 8    42%         5 4 ,3 0 0      36%   223      37%   2 ,8 8 6   33%       7 ,1 9 4   33%      4 0 ,6 6 6   25%
discussions                                                    Often                                     162       31%         2 ,3 6 3   33%          6 ,6 5 4    33%         5 6 ,3 8 0      35%   201      34%   2 ,9 0 1   32%       6 ,9 6 7   31%      5 4 ,5 0 1   32%
Very often                                 65       12%         1 ,4 4 4   20%          4 ,0 2 3    19%         4 3 ,4 1 7      26%   167      27%   3 ,0 0 2   31%       7 ,2 5 7   32%      7 5 ,4 3 9   41%
Total          513 100%              7 ,1 9 1 1 0 0 %       1 9 ,8 7 9 1 0 0 %     1 5 8 ,5 6 9 1 0 0 %    604 100%       9 ,0 4 6 1 0 0 %   2 2 ,0 7 1 1 0 0 %   1 7 3 ,5 6 3 1 0 0 %
1b. Made a class presentation                CLPRESEN              Never                                     106       21%         1 ,3 1 1   18%           3 ,7 0 5   20%         1 9 ,9 1 3      15%    25       4%      514      7%       1 ,3 9 6    7%        8 ,9 8 0    6%
(ACL)               Sometimes                                 308       59%         4 ,2 6 3   59%         1 1 ,6 1 7   56%         8 3 ,6 8 6      52%   213      36%   3 ,9 0 5   44%       9 ,5 7 6   43%      5 6 ,1 8 0   34%
Often                                      84       16%         1 ,2 4 6   18%          3 ,5 8 0    18%         4 1 ,5 3 3      25%   241      40%   2 ,9 5 1   32%       7 ,1 7 9   32%      6 4 ,3 6 7   36%
Very often                                 19         4%           354       5%            982        5%        1 3 ,6 7 7      9%    122      20%   1 ,6 7 5   17%       3 ,9 5 1   18%      4 4 ,5 4 3   24%
Total          517 100%              7 ,1 7 4 1 0 0 %       1 9 ,8 8 4 1 0 0 %     1 5 8 ,8 0 9 1 0 0 %    601 100%       9 ,0 4 5 1 0 0 %   2 2 ,1 0 2 1 0 0 %   1 7 4 ,0 7 0 1 0 0 %
1c. Prepared two or more                    REWROPAP Never                                                    78  15%              1 ,2 9 6 1 8 %           3 ,3 0 3 1 8 %         1 9 ,3 8 0 1 3 %       97  16%       1 ,8 2 7 2 0 %       4 ,4 7 7 1 9 %       2 8 ,1 9 8 1 6 %
drafts of                                        Sometimes                                               205       40%         2 ,4 0 7   34%          6 ,1 7 0    31%         4 8 ,4 8 3      30%   255      42%   3 ,7 7 2   41%       8 ,9 3 8   40%      6 6 ,0 3 3   38%
a paper or assignment                            Often                                                   161       32%         2 ,2 5 1   31%          6 ,2 4 2    31%         5 1 ,4 9 6      33%   177      30%   2 ,1 5 0   25%       5 ,4 5 5   26%      4 6 ,3 3 6   27%
before turning it in                             Very often                                               71  13%              1 ,1 9 8 1 7 %           4 ,0 9 7 2 0 %         3 8 ,9 6 6 2 5 %       75  12%       1 ,2 8 2 1 4 %       3 ,1 6 4 1 5 %       3 3 ,2 3 4 1 9 %
Total          515 100%              7 ,1 5 2 1 0 0 %       1 9 ,8 1 2 1 0 0 %     1 5 8 ,3 2 5 1 0 0 %    604 100%       9 ,0 3 1 1 0 0 %   2 2 ,0 3 4 1 0 0 %   1 7 3 ,8 0 1 1 0 0 %
1d. Worked on a paper or                     INTEGRAT              Never                                      18         3%           203       3%            484        3%          2 ,7 6 7      2%       4     1%        82     1%          257      1%         1 ,7 6 6    1%
project that required                                          Sometimes                                 176       34%         1 ,7 1 2   23%          4 ,4 4 3    23%         2 9 ,8 4 4      20%    89      15%   1 ,2 1 7   15%       3 ,1 8 0   15%      1 9 ,9 2 8   13%
integrating ideas or                                           Often                                     223       43%         3 ,2 4 1   46%          8 ,6 4 9    43%         7 0 ,3 0 4      44%   259      43%   3 ,4 0 4   38%       8 ,5 1 9   38%      6 4 ,5 2 8   38%
information from various                                       Very often                                 99  19%              2 ,0 4 1 2 8 %           6 ,3 3 2 3 0 %         5 6 ,0 3 0 3 4 %      253  41%       4 ,3 5 0 4 6 %     1 0 ,1 6 3 4 5 %       8 7 ,9 9 5 4 9 %
sources                                                                                   Total          516 100%              7 ,1 9 7 1 0 0 %       1 9 ,9 0 8 1 0 0 %     1 5 8 ,9 4 5 1 0 0 %    605 100%       9 ,0 5 3 1 0 0 %   2 2 ,1 1 9 1 0 0 %   1 7 4 ,2 1 7 1 0 0 %
1e. Included diverse                          DIVCLASS             Never                                      44         9%           495       7%         1 ,2 5 4      8%          9 ,2 5 2      7%     55      9%      758      9%        1 ,8 7 1   10%      1 1 ,4 4 4    8%
perspectives (different                                        Sometimes                                 197       38%         2 ,1 9 9   31%          6 ,2 2 3    32%         4 8 ,8 1 2      31%   254      43%   2 ,8 1 5   32%       6 ,9 6 8   31%      5 0 ,9 3 7   30%
races, religions, genders,                                     Often                                     193       37%         2 ,8 3 9   40%          7 ,7 8 1    38%         6 2 ,2 2 4      38%   185      31%   3 ,0 6 1   33%       7 ,4 1 3   33%      6 0 ,2 8 2   34%
political beliefs, etc.) in                                    Very often                                 78  15%              1 ,6 4 8 2 2 %           4 ,5 9 7 2 2 %         3 8 ,3 7 5 2 4 %      106  17%       2 ,3 9 6 2 6 %       5 ,8 3 5 2 6 %       5 1 ,2 6 0 2 9 %
class discussions or writing                                                              Total          512 100%              7 ,1 8 1 1 0 0 %       1 9 ,8 5 5 1 0 0 %     1 5 8 ,6 6 3 1 0 0 %    600 100%       9 ,0 3 0 1 0 0 %   2 2 ,0 8 7 1 0 0 %   1 7 3 ,9 2 3 1 0 0 %
assignments
1f. Come to class without                    CLUNPREP Never                                                   98       19%         1 ,2 8 6   17%          3 ,6 8 4    17%         3 8 ,4 2 5      23%    80      13%   1 ,1 3 4   12%       2 ,9 8 9   13%      3 4 ,9 4 9   19%
completing readings or                            Sometimes                                              297       57%         4 ,1 4 9   57%         1 1 ,7 5 9   58%         9 1 ,2 2 1      57%   310      52%   4 ,9 9 1   54%     1 2 ,2 9 2   55%      9 9 ,5 5 5   57%
assignments                                       Often                                                   88       17%         1 ,2 3 9   18%           3 ,1 6 4   17%         2 0 ,4 3 5      14%   140      23%   1 ,9 5 6   22%       4 ,6 2 8   21%      2 6 ,9 5 7   16%
Very often                                              35   7%                 521       8%          1 ,2 8 4     7%          8 ,7 3 5     6%      72  12%          965 11%           2 ,1 8 6 1 0 %       1 2 ,5 6 9     8%
Total          518 100%              7 ,1 9 5 1 0 0 %       1 9 ,8 9 1 1 0 0 %     1 5 8 ,8 1 6 1 0 0 %    602 100%       9 ,0 4 6 1 0 0 %   2 2 ,0 9 5 1 0 0 %   1 7 4 ,0 3 0 1 0 0 %
1g. Worked with other                         CLASSGRP             Never                                      32         6%        1 ,1 4 9   16%          2 ,9 4 8    15%         1 9 ,1 5 7      13%    47      8%    1 ,1 2 0   13%       2 ,9 0 8   13%      1 9 ,0 8 5   11%
students                                    (ACL)              Sometimes                                 213       42%         3 ,2 7 5   45%          9 ,1 1 2    45%         6 8 ,8 6 7      43%   251      41%   4 ,2 0 2   46%     1 0 ,0 4 3   45%      7 0 ,5 2 1   40%
on projects during class                                       Often                                     200       39%         2 ,1 0 3   29%          5 ,9 3 8    30%         5 2 ,1 3 8      33%   198      33%   2 ,5 0 1   27%       6 ,1 6 9   28%      5 4 ,7 8 7   31%
Very often                                 72  14%                 670       9%          1 ,9 1 0 1 0 %         1 8 ,6 8 8 1 2 %      109  18%       1 ,2 2 5 1 3 %       2 ,9 8 8 1 4 %       2 9 ,7 3 1 1 7 %
Total          517 100%              7 ,1 9 7 1 0 0 %       1 9 ,9 0 8 1 0 0 %     1 5 8 ,8 5 0 1 0 0 %    605 100%       9 ,0 4 8 1 0 0 %   2 2 ,1 0 8 1 0 0 %   1 7 4 ,1 2 4 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
1h. Worked with classmates                     OCCGRP              Never                                      35        7%            619      8%          2 ,0 9 6    11%         1 9 ,5 3 6      14%    17       3%      495      6%       1 ,4 1 3    7%      1 3 ,1 6 0    8%
outside of class to                         (ACL)              Sometimes                                 218       42%         3 ,0 2 8   41%          8 ,9 2 1    42%         6 5 ,9 4 2      41%   147      24%   3 ,0 2 6   33%       7 ,4 8 0   33%      5 6 ,6 0 0   33%
prepare class assignments                                      Often                                     194       37%         2 ,4 8 1   35%          6 ,3 5 2    33%         5 1 ,4 5 0      31%   219      36%   2 ,9 4 9   32%       7 ,3 8 6   32%      6 0 ,2 7 3   34%
Very often                                 71       14%         1 ,0 8 8   16%          2 ,5 9 0    14%         2 2 ,4 0 6      14%   222      37%   2 ,6 0 1   29%       5 ,8 9 0   27%      4 4 ,5 4 7   25%
Total          518 100%              7 ,2 1 6 1 0 0 %       1 9 ,9 5 9 1 0 0 %     1 5 9 ,3 3 4 1 0 0 %    605 100%       9 ,0 7 1 1 0 0 %   2 2 ,1 6 9 1 0 0 %   1 7 4 ,5 8 0 1 0 0 %
1i. Put together ideas or                     INTIDEAS             Never                                      31         6%           365       5%         1 ,1 3 4      6%          9 ,2 9 4      7%       7     1%      198      2%          610      3%         5 ,0 2 8    3%
concepts from different                                        Sometimes                                 211       44%         2 ,6 7 2   40%          7 ,7 0 3    41%         5 8 ,8 0 8      39%   163      29%   2 ,3 2 3   27%       5 ,8 2 7   27%      4 3 ,8 9 3   26%
courses when completing                                        Often                                     175       36%         2 ,7 3 3   40%          7 ,2 7 5    39%         5 9 ,2 7 2      39%   248      44%   3 ,7 4 9   43%       9 ,1 2 9   43%      7 2 ,2 3 4   43%
assignments or during class                                    Very often                                 64       13%         1 ,0 3 7   15%          2 ,7 7 3    14%         2 3 ,7 1 6      15%   147      26%   2 ,4 3 6   28%       5 ,7 7 8   27%      4 7 ,9 8 8   28%
discussions                                                                               Total          481 100%              6 ,8 0 7 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,8 8 5 1 0 0 %     1 5 1 ,0 9 0 1 0 0 %    565 100%       8 ,7 0 6 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,3 4 4 1 0 0 %   1 6 9 ,1 4 3 1 0 0 %
1j. Tutored or taught other                     TUTOR              Never                                     221  45%              3 ,3 0 7 4 7 %           9 ,3 1 6 4 8 %         7 8 ,6 4 9 5 2 %      244  42%       3 ,7 1 1 4 2 %       9 ,3 2 4 4 3 %       7 4 ,3 1 9 4 4 %
students (paid or                            (ACL)             Sometimes                                 191       40%         2 ,3 3 1   35%          6 ,5 0 4    35%         4 9 ,4 1 2      32%   213      39%   3 ,1 0 3   36%       7 ,5 9 5   36%      5 8 ,6 9 9   35%
voluntary)                                                     Often                                      55       12%            804     12%          2 ,1 8 4    12%         1 6 ,1 8 7      11%    69      12%   1 ,0 5 9   13%       2 ,6 1 2   13%      2 0 ,7 2 4   12%
Very often                                 14         3%           373       5%            926        5%          7 ,3 5 7      5%     40      7%      844      9%        1 ,8 5 1   9%       1 5 ,9 1 9    9%
Total          481 100%              6 ,8 1 5 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,9 3 0 1 0 0 %     1 5 1 ,6 0 5 1 0 0 %    566 100%       8 ,7 1 7 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,3 8 2 1 0 0 %   1 6 9 ,6 6 1 1 0 0 %
1k. Participated in a                       COMMPROJ Never                                                   243       51%         4 ,4 7 4   67%         1 2 ,2 0 4   64%         8 9 ,2 6 2      61%   346      62%   5 ,1 1 7   60%     1 2 ,3 6 2   59%      8 5 ,6 2 1   53%
community-based project                   (ACL)  Sometimes                                               162       34%         1 ,4 3 3   21%          4 ,2 8 8    23%         4 0 ,2 0 2      25%   152      27%   2 ,3 0 9   26%       5 ,8 1 4   27%      5 2 ,1 8 1   30%
(e.g. service learning) as                       Often                                                    59       12%            565       8%         1 ,5 7 2      9%        1 4 ,8 3 7      9%     38      7%      778      9%        1 ,9 8 1   9%       1 9 ,5 4 5   11%
part of a regular course                         Very often                                               14         3%           302       4%            748        4%          6 ,5 4 3      4%     26      5%      477      5%        1 ,1 3 9   5%       1 1 ,7 7 4    6%
Total          478 100%              6 ,7 7 4 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,8 1 2 1 0 0 %     1 5 0 ,8 4 4 1 0 0 %    562 100%       8 ,6 8 1 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,2 9 6 1 0 0 %   1 6 9 ,1 2 1 1 0 0 %
1l. Used an electronic medium ITACADEM                             Never                                      46  10%                 779 11%               2 ,2 6 9 1 2 %         2 3 ,7 6 1 1 6 %       58  10%          769       9%      1 ,9 6 5 1 0 %       1 7 ,9 6 9 1 1 %
(listserv, chat group,                        (EEE)            Sometimes                                 176       37%         2 ,1 5 4   31%          5 ,8 8 0    31%         4 6 ,6 5 4      30%   142      25%   2 ,4 2 1   28%       5 ,7 6 4   27%      4 6 ,2 6 3   27%
Internet, instant                                              Often                                     139       29%         2 ,0 2 5   29%          5 ,5 9 4    29%         4 2 ,6 0 9      28%   165      29%   2 ,4 2 7   28%       6 ,1 3 4   28%      4 6 ,4 2 6   27%
messaging, etc.) to discuss                                    Very often                                121       24%         1 ,8 6 9   28%          5 ,2 0 6    28%         3 8 ,6 3 1      26%   201      36%   3 ,0 9 9   35%       7 ,5 3 5   35%      5 9 ,1 6 8   35%
or complete an assignment                                                                 Total          482 100%              6 ,8 2 7 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,9 4 9 1 0 0 %     1 5 1 ,6 5 5 1 0 0 %    566 100%       8 ,7 1 6 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,3 9 8 1 0 0 %   1 6 9 ,8 2 6 1 0 0 %
1m. Used e-mail to                              EMAIL              Never                                        5        1%             68      1%            183        1%          1 ,6 6 4      2%       1     0%        41     1%            90     1%            758      1%
communicate with an                                            Sometimes                                 143       31%         1 ,4 6 2   22%          3 ,9 4 8    23%         2 8 ,3 8 5      21%    72      13%   1 ,0 4 0   13%       2 ,5 3 3   13%      1 8 ,9 4 9   13%
instructor                                                     Often                                     183       38%         2 ,5 7 6   38%          7 ,1 0 2    37%         5 4 ,9 6 1      36%   190      34%   2 ,7 0 3   32%       6 ,6 8 5   32%      5 0 ,6 4 2   31%
Very often                                150       31%         2 ,7 1 3   39%          7 ,7 0 5    39%         6 6 ,5 3 2      41%   300      53%   4 ,9 3 5   55%     1 2 ,0 7 8   54%      9 9 ,3 4 8   56%
Total          481 100%              6 ,8 1 9 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,9 3 8 1 0 0 %     1 5 1 ,5 4 2 1 0 0 %    563 100%       8 ,7 1 9 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,3 8 6 1 0 0 %   1 6 9 ,6 9 7 1 0 0 %
1n. Discussed grades or                      FACGRADE Never                                                   52  11%                 614       9%          1 ,6 2 3     9%        1 0 ,1 5 5     7%      27   5%          475       6%      1 ,1 5 2     6%        6 ,5 6 9     4%
assignments with an                         (SFI) Sometimes                                              233       49%         3 ,1 6 0   47%          8 ,5 0 4    45%         6 0 ,3 1 7      40%   228      40%   3 ,5 1 1   41%       8 ,3 6 3   40%      5 7 ,6 1 0   35%
instructor                                        Often                                                  138       29%         2 ,0 4 3   30%          5 ,7 8 3    30%         5 0 ,7 9 0      33%   196      35%   2 ,7 9 8   32%       6 ,9 2 9   32%      5 7 ,9 4 2   34%
Very often                                              55       11%            988     15%          2 ,9 9 5    16%         3 0 ,2 0 0      19%   116      20%   1 ,9 2 4   21%       4 ,9 2 5   23%      4 7 ,5 2 2   27%
Total          478 100%              6 ,8 0 5 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,9 0 5 1 0 0 %     1 5 1 ,4 6 2 1 0 0 %    567 100%       8 ,7 0 8 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,3 6 9 1 0 0 %   1 6 9 ,6 4 3 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
1o. Talked about career plans               FACPLANS              Never                                      62       13%         1 ,6 5 6   24%          4 ,3 1 7    23%         3 1 ,9 9 7      23%    97      17%   1 ,4 0 5   17%       3 ,6 0 5   19%      2 5 ,9 9 7   17%
with a faculty member or                   (SFI)               Sometimes                                 259       54%         3 ,2 0 7   47%          8 ,9 1 3    47%         6 9 ,0 4 1      45%   263      47%   4 ,0 0 3   46%       9 ,6 0 1   45%      6 7 ,5 9 5   41%
advisor                                                        Often                                     121       25%         1 ,4 2 0   21%          4 ,0 1 1    21%         3 4 ,5 6 5      22%   127      22%   2 ,1 1 4   24%       5 ,2 1 9   24%      4 4 ,7 9 7   25%
Very often                                 39         8%           530       8%         1 ,6 6 8      9%        1 5 ,8 7 5      10%    80      14%   1 ,1 8 9   13%       2 ,9 6 5   13%      3 1 ,2 5 5   17%
Total          481 100%              6 ,8 1 3 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,9 0 9 1 0 0 %     1 5 1 ,4 7 8 1 0 0 %    567 100%       8 ,7 1 1 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,3 9 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 9 ,6 4 4 1 0 0 %
1p. Discussed ideas from your                FACIDEAS             Never                                     209  43%              2 ,8 2 5 4 0 %           8 ,1 7 7 4 3 %         5 9 ,6 4 0 4 0 %      195  34%       2 ,6 7 6 3 1 %       6 ,8 5 4 3 3 %       4 6 ,8 5 3 2 9 %
readings or classes with                    (SFI)              Sometimes                                 192       40%         2 ,7 9 4   41%          7 ,4 4 3    39%         5 9 ,4 3 9      38%   274      49%   3 ,9 3 3   44%       9 ,4 9 2   43%      7 3 ,6 2 4   43%
faculty members outside of                                     Often                                      60       13%            897     14%          2 ,4 2 4    13%         2 2 ,6 1 5      15%    70      13%   1 ,4 7 1   17%       3 ,4 5 2   16%      3 1 ,7 0 1   18%
class                                                          Very often                                 21         4%           304       5%            899        5%          9 ,9 7 8      7%     28      5%      645      7%        1 ,6 2 5   8%       1 7 ,6 4 2   10%
Total          482 100%              6 ,8 2 0 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,9 4 3 1 0 0 %     1 5 1 ,6 7 2 1 0 0 %    567 100%       8 ,7 2 5 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,4 2 3 1 0 0 %   1 6 9 ,8 2 0 1 0 0 %
1q. Received prompt written                  FACFEED              Never                                      32         7%           506       8%         1 ,3 8 9      8%          9 ,1 0 5      7%     21      4%      451      5%        1 ,1 5 1   6%         6 ,5 9 2    5%
or oral feedback from                       (SFI)              Sometimes                                 215       46%         2 ,6 8 0   39%          7 ,0 9 0    38%         5 0 ,8 6 5      35%   217      38%   3 ,0 9 4   36%       7 ,3 8 4   35%      4 7 ,7 4 3   30%
faculty on your academic                                       Often                                     178       38%         2 ,6 0 0   39%          7 ,4 1 2    39%         6 2 ,0 2 5      40%   249      44%   3 ,7 2 3   43%       9 ,1 3 8   42%      7 6 ,0 8 2   44%
performance                                                    Very often                                 40         8%           907     13%          2 ,7 0 0    14%         2 7 ,1 3 1      17%    78      14%   1 ,3 4 1   15%       3 ,4 7 5   16%      3 7 ,6 6 5   21%
Total          465 100%              6 ,6 9 3 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,5 9 1 1 0 0 %     1 4 9 ,1 2 6 1 0 0 %    565 100%       8 ,6 0 9 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,1 4 8 1 0 0 %   1 6 8 ,0 8 2 1 0 0 %
1r. Worked harder than you                 WORKHARD Never                                                    41         9%           604     10%          1 ,5 8 3      9%          9 ,5 6 3      7%     48      9%      731      9%        1 ,7 4 4   9%         9 ,6 2 0    6%
thought you could to meet                 (LAC)  Sometimes                                               199       43%         2 ,5 8 4   38%          7 ,0 9 6    38%         5 3 ,1 7 6      36%   224      40%   3 ,3 7 6   39%       8 ,0 8 6   38%      5 6 ,1 6 9   34%
an instructor's standards or                     Often                                                   182       38%         2 ,5 2 8   38%          7 ,0 0 4    37%         5 8 ,5 6 7      39%   209      37%   3 ,0 3 5   35%       7 ,6 4 4   36%      6 5 ,4 4 6   39%
expectations                                     Very often                                               46       10%            972     14%          2 ,8 9 2    16%         2 7 ,8 1 1      18%    85      15%   1 ,4 6 5   17%       3 ,6 8 7   17%      3 6 ,9 0 9   21%
Total          468 100%              6 ,6 8 8 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,5 7 5 1 0 0 %     1 4 9 ,1 1 7 1 0 0 %    566 100%       8 ,6 0 7 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,1 6 1 1 0 0 %   1 6 8 ,1 4 4 1 0 0 %
1s. Worked with faculty                     FACOTHER Never                                                  234       50%         4 ,1 6 0   62%         1 1 ,3 3 2   61%         8 1 ,6 2 0      57%   237      42%   4 ,1 0 4   49%     1 0 ,3 0 4   51%      7 5 ,4 5 8   48%
members on activities                       (SFI) Sometimes                                              158       34%         1 ,6 9 2   26%          4 ,8 2 8    25%         4 2 ,8 2 0      27%   194      34%   2 ,7 5 2   31%       6 ,6 4 5   30%      5 2 ,7 9 2   30%
other than coursework                             Often                                                   63       13%            604       9%         1 ,7 4 6    10%         1 7 ,1 6 6      11%    87      15%   1 ,1 5 0   13%       2 ,6 9 0   12%      2 4 ,5 1 2   14%
(committees, orientation,                         Very often                                              11         2%           210       3%            627        4%          7 ,1 3 9      5%     46      9%      582      6%        1 ,4 7 4   7%       1 5 ,0 5 0    8%
student life activities, etc.)                                                            Total          466 100%              6 ,6 6 6 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,5 3 3 1 0 0 %     1 4 8 ,7 4 5 1 0 0 %    564 100%       8 ,5 8 8 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,1 1 3 1 0 0 %   1 6 7 ,8 1 2 1 0 0 %
1t. Discussed ideas from your               OOCIDEAS              Never                                      26         6%           293       5%            904        5%          8 ,1 6 0      6%     21      4%      272      3%          762      4%         5 ,9 0 1    4%
readings or classes with                   (ACL)               Sometimes                                 171       36%         2 ,3 0 2   35%          6 ,4 7 9    35%         5 1 ,2 9 7      35%   200      35%   2 ,6 3 8   31%       6 ,6 2 6   31%      5 0 ,1 3 2   30%
others outside of class                                        Often                                     186       40%         2 ,5 3 6   38%          6 ,9 5 7    37%         5 4 ,6 0 1      36%   230      41%   3 ,3 2 7   38%       7 ,9 6 0   38%      6 3 ,4 0 5   38%
(students, family members,                                     Very often                                 85       18%         1 ,5 5 6   23%          4 ,2 4 0    23%         3 5 ,0 0 9      23%   115      20%   2 ,3 6 5   27%       5 ,7 9 6   27%      4 8 ,7 2 3   28%
co-workers, etc.)                                                                         Total          468 100%              6 ,6 8 7 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,5 8 0 1 0 0 %     1 4 9 ,0 6 7 1 0 0 %    566 100%       8 ,6 0 2 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,1 4 4 1 0 0 %   1 6 8 ,1 6 1 1 0 0 %
1u. Had serious conversations               DIVRSTUD              Never                                      78       17%            777     11%          2 ,1 7 4    12%         2 1 ,9 3 7      15%    73      13%     797      10%       2 ,0 3 1   10%      2 0 ,2 1 0   12%
with students of a different               (EEE)               Sometimes                                 184       39%         2 ,2 3 3   33%          5 ,9 3 6    32%         4 8 ,6 1 1      32%   230      41%   2 ,6 3 2   31%       6 ,5 5 4   31%      5 6 ,2 8 6   33%
race or ethnicity than                                         Often                                     124       26%         1 ,8 8 1   28%          5 ,3 3 4    28%         4 0 ,7 7 2      27%   159      28%   2 ,5 5 5   29%       6 ,2 2 6   29%      4 6 ,9 0 4   28%
your own                                                       Very often                                 82       18%         1 ,8 0 2   27%          5 ,1 6 1    27%         3 7 ,9 2 3      25%   105      19%   2 ,6 2 9   31%       6 ,3 6 7   30%      4 4 ,8 7 4   27%
Total          468 100%              6 ,6 9 3 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,6 0 5 1 0 0 %     1 4 9 ,2 4 3 1 0 0 %    567 100%       8 ,6 1 3 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,1 7 8 1 0 0 %   1 6 8 ,2 7 4 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
1v. Had serious conversations                DIFFSTU2             Never                                      53       12%            499       7%         1 ,5 4 8      9%        1 5 ,8 9 4      11%    51      9%      540      7%        1 ,5 6 2   8%       1 5 ,7 6 4   10%
with students who are very                 (EEE)              Sometimes                                 166       35%         2 ,1 3 7   32%          5 ,8 3 3    32%         4 8 ,1 7 1      32%   215      38%   2 ,5 8 5   30%       6 ,5 3 6   31%      5 5 ,5 6 2   33%
different from you in                                         Often                                     143       31%         2 ,0 8 7   31%          5 ,7 1 1    30%         4 4 ,4 4 5      29%   174      31%   2 ,8 3 5   32%       6 ,6 0 4   31%      5 0 ,4 3 0   30%
terms of their religious                                      Very often                                106       22%         1 ,9 7 8   30%          5 ,5 1 9    29%         4 0 ,8 4 8      27%   127      22%   2 ,6 6 4   31%       6 ,4 8 6   30%      4 6 ,5 7 6   28%
beliefs, political opinions,                                                             Total          468 100%              6 ,7 0 1 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,6 1 1 1 0 0 %     1 4 9 ,3 5 8 1 0 0 %    567 100%       8 ,6 2 4 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,1 8 8 1 0 0 %   1 6 8 ,3 3 2 1 0 0 %
or personal values
2a. Coursework emphasizes:       MEMORIZE Very little                                                        18         4%           338       5%            860        5%          7 ,6 7 7      5%     31      5%      796      10%       1 ,7 7 7   9%       1 5 ,0 3 2    9%
Memorizing facts, ideas,              Some                                                              122       26%         1 ,6 5 4   26%          4 ,4 3 8    24%         3 7 ,8 1 4      25%   177      31%   2 ,6 2 6   31%       6 ,0 3 8   30%      5 0 ,6 0 0   30%
or methods from your                  Quite a bit                                                       192       41%         2 ,7 3 7   41%          7 ,6 9 5    42%         6 0 ,8 3 3      41%   219      39%   3 ,0 2 9   35%       7 ,6 8 0   36%      6 1 ,1 0 4   37%
courses and readings                  Very much                                                         135       28%         1 ,9 3 8   28%          5 ,5 3 0    29%         4 1 ,8 5 3      28%   138      24%   2 ,1 0 7   24%       5 ,5 3 6   26%      4 0 ,6 1 9   25%
Total          467 100%              6 ,6 6 7 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,5 2 3 1 0 0 %     1 4 8 ,1 7 7 1 0 0 %    565 100%       8 ,5 5 8 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,0 3 1 1 0 0 %   1 6 7 ,3 5 5 1 0 0 %
2b. Coursework emphasizes:                   ANALYZE              Very little                                  4        1%             80      1%            301        2%          2 ,8 1 0      2%       4     1%        94     1%          256      1%         2 ,1 5 0    1%
Analyzing the basic                        (LAC)               Some                                       89       20%            922     14%          2 ,6 8 3    15%         2 5 ,1 4 5      18%    90      16%     972      12%       2 ,5 4 3   12%      2 1 ,0 8 4   13%
elements of an idea,                                           Quite a bit                               211       45%         2 ,9 8 7   45%          8 ,3 3 2    45%         6 5 ,2 6 4      44%   255      45%   3 ,4 2 6   40%       8 ,5 7 8   41%      6 8 ,8 0 5   41%
experience, or theory                                          Very much                                 159       34%         2 ,6 4 9   40%          7 ,1 2 3    39%         5 4 ,5 1 8      36%   213      38%   4 ,0 3 3   47%       9 ,5 9 5   45%      7 4 ,9 5 0   44%
Total          463 100%              6 ,6 3 8 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 3 9 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,7 3 7 1 0 0 %    562 100%       8 ,5 2 5 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,9 7 2 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,9 8 9 1 0 0 %
2c. Coursework emphasizes:                  SYNTHESZ              Very little                                21        5%            194      3%             653       4%           5 ,8 6 0       4%    25       5%      268      3%          726      4%        5 ,1 0 9    3%
Synthesizing and                           (LAC)               Some                                      153       33%         1 ,6 2 1   24%          4 ,5 1 1    25%         3 7 ,5 2 7      26%   159      28%   1 ,6 2 0   19%       4 ,2 5 0   20%      3 3 ,2 1 9   21%
organizing ideas,                                              Quite a bit                               182       39%         2 ,8 6 9   43%          7 ,8 2 5    42%         6 2 ,3 4 8      42%   228      40%   3 ,3 8 0   40%       8 ,4 6 4   41%      6 7 ,1 4 9   40%
information, or                                                Very much                                 109       23%         1 ,9 5 3   29%          5 ,4 3 4    29%         4 1 ,7 7 2      28%   151      27%   3 ,2 3 9   37%       7 ,5 2 3   35%      6 1 ,3 3 7   36%
experiences                                                                               Total          465 100%              6 ,6 3 7 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 2 3 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,5 0 7 1 0 0 %    563 100%       8 ,5 0 7 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,9 6 3 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,8 1 4 1 0 0 %
2d. Coursework emphasizes:                 EVALUATE Very little                                              17         4%           332       5%            933        5%          6 ,7 2 1      5%     33      6%      421      5%        1 ,0 7 3   5%         7 ,0 2 8    5%
Making judgments                          (LAC)  Some                                                    143       31%         1 ,7 8 9   26%          4 ,9 2 6    26%         3 6 ,7 3 8      25%   151      26%   1 ,9 5 1   23%       4 ,8 5 2   24%      3 4 ,9 8 8   22%
about the value of                               Quite a bit                                             189       40%         2 ,8 3 5   43%          7 ,7 2 2    42%         6 2 ,6 2 6      42%   217      39%   3 ,3 3 4   39%       8 ,3 0 0   39%      6 6 ,3 6 9   39%
information, arguments,                          Very much                                               116       25%         1 ,6 9 0   26%          4 ,8 7 9    27%         4 1 ,6 9 7      28%   159      29%   2 ,8 3 7   33%       6 ,7 6 6   32%      5 8 ,6 1 0   34%
or methods                                                                                Total          465 100%              6 ,6 4 6 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 6 0 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,7 8 2 1 0 0 %    560 100%       8 ,5 4 3 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,9 9 1 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,9 9 5 1 0 0 %
2e. Coursework emphasizes:                  APPLYING              Very little                                13         3%           188       3%            601        4%          4 ,9 0 4      4%     12      2%      272      3%          641      3%         4 ,0 0 7    3%
Applying theories or                       (LAC)               Some                                      100       21%         1 ,2 9 0   19%          3 ,6 6 4    20%         3 0 ,2 1 0      21%   115      21%   1 ,3 8 5   16%       3 ,5 3 6   17%      2 5 ,2 7 5   16%
concepts to practical                                          Quite a bit                               184       39%         2 ,6 2 9   40%          7 ,0 4 7    38%         5 8 ,9 5 9      39%   212      37%   3 ,0 0 1   35%       7 ,4 9 1   36%      6 0 ,0 6 9   36%
problems or in new                                             Very much                                 168       36%         2 ,5 5 0   38%          7 ,1 8 4    39%         5 3 ,9 8 8      36%   226      40%   3 ,8 8 8   45%       9 ,3 6 1   44%      7 7 ,9 9 0   45%
situations                                                                                Total          465 100%              6 ,6 5 7 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 9 6 1 0 0 %     1 4 8 ,0 6 1 1 0 0 %    565 100%       8 ,5 4 6 1 0 0 %   2 1 ,0 2 9 1 0 0 %   1 6 7 ,3 4 1 1 0 0 %
3a. Number of assigned                      READASGN None                                                      4        1%             82      1%            215        1%          1 ,7 7 2      1%       7     1%      123      2%          328      2%         2 ,8 2 5    2%
textbooks, books, or book-                 (LAC)  1-4                                                     91       21%            954     15%          3 ,2 1 5    19%         2 8 ,1 1 7      21%   166      29%   1 ,9 1 9   24%       5 ,2 0 8   27%      4 2 ,0 2 9   27%
length packs of course                            5-10                                                   220       47%         2 ,6 8 7   40%          7 ,7 1 2    42%         5 9 ,1 0 3      40%   242      44%   3 ,1 0 2   36%       7 ,7 6 9   37%      6 1 ,2 3 9   37%
readings                                          11-20                                                  111       24%         1 ,9 5 9   29%          5 ,0 0 6    26%         3 8 ,2 1 0      24%    99      17%   1 ,9 8 3   23%       4 ,4 8 3   21%      3 5 ,1 1 7   20%
More than 20                                            39         8%           979     14%          2 ,3 4 0    12%         2 0 ,6 3 4      13%    49      9%    1 ,4 0 4   16%       3 ,1 9 8   15%      2 5 ,7 6 9   15%
Total          465 100%              6 ,6 6 1 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 8 8 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,8 3 6 1 0 0 %    563 100%       8 ,5 3 1 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,9 8 6 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,9 7 9 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
3b. Number of books read on                 READOWN               None                                      128       29%         1 ,5 7 7   25%          4 ,3 9 1    25%         3 5 ,8 4 7      25%   126      23%   1 ,6 4 5   20%       4 ,1 4 5   20%      3 3 ,8 5 2   21%
your own (not assigned)                                        1-4                                       242       51%         3 ,7 2 8   56%         1 0 ,1 0 7   55%         7 8 ,3 0 1      52%   283      50%   4 ,5 7 5   53%     1 1 ,2 2 5   53%      8 8 ,1 1 5   53%
for personal enjoyment or                                      5-10                                       64       13%            973     14%          2 ,8 3 0    15%         2 2 ,5 6 2      15%   101      17%   1 ,4 6 6   17%       3 ,5 9 3   17%      2 8 ,5 2 1   17%
academic enrichment                                            11-20                                      15         3%           218       3%            664        4%          6 ,0 1 8      4%     38      7%      453      5%        1 ,1 1 1   5%         8 ,8 6 5    5%
More than 20                               17         3%           159       2%            478        3%          5 ,0 2 8      3%     17      3%      383      5%          889      4%         7 ,5 8 5    5%
Total          466 100%              6 ,6 5 5 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 7 0 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,7 5 6 1 0 0 %    565 100%       8 ,5 2 2 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,9 6 3 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,9 3 8 1 0 0 %
3c. Number of written papers               WRITEMOR None                                                    391       84%         5 ,4 7 4   81%         1 5 ,5 4 2   83%       1 1 9 ,9 8 5      80%   295      51%   4 ,1 4 0   50%     1 0 ,7 8 3   52%      8 1 ,0 3 5   50%
or reports of 20 pages or                 (LAC)  1-4                                                      53       11%            884     14%          2 ,1 2 4    12%         1 9 ,2 6 4      14%   225      40%   3 ,6 0 5   41%       8 ,3 6 3   38%      6 9 ,5 6 3   40%
more                                             5-10                                                       9        2%           182       3%            495        3%          4 ,8 7 4      4%     33      6%      522      6%        1 ,2 3 7   6%       1 1 ,0 0 8    7%
11-20                                                    10         2%             58      1%            180        1%          1 ,9 9 2      2%       7     1%      144      2%          339      2%         2 ,8 9 9    2%
More than 20                                               2        0%             44      1%            116        1%          1 ,4 5 1      1%       5     1%      114      1%          252      1%         2 ,3 9 9    1%
Total          465 100%              6 ,6 4 2 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 5 7 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,5 6 6 1 0 0 %    565 100%       8 ,5 2 5 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,9 7 4 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,9 0 4 1 0 0 %
3d. Number of written papers                WRITEMID None                                                   127       28%            754     12%          2 ,1 1 5    14%         1 7 ,9 8 0      14%    55      10%     622      8%        1 ,9 3 1   10%      1 4 ,5 7 2   10%
or reports between 5 and                   (LAC)  1-4                                                    265       57%         3 ,5 4 2   53%          9 ,8 0 8    53%         7 8 ,0 3 2      53%   287      50%   3 ,4 8 6   42%       9 ,1 4 7   45%      7 1 ,8 8 3   44%
19 pages                                          5-10                                                    62       13%         1 ,8 7 2   28%          5 ,2 2 1    26%         3 9 ,6 4 1      26%   149      27%   2 ,9 3 4   33%       6 ,7 6 0   31%      5 3 ,3 8 5   31%
11-20                                                     8        2%           385       6%         1 ,0 7 8      5%          9 ,5 6 8      6%     53      9%    1 ,0 9 9   12%       2 ,3 3 9   11%      1 9 ,5 8 0   11%
More than 20                                              2        0%             89      1%            216        1%          2 ,2 3 7      2%     20      4%      376      4%          781      4%         7 ,2 8 7    4%
Total          464 100%              6 ,6 4 2 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 3 8 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,4 5 8 1 0 0 %    564 100%       8 ,5 1 7 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,9 5 8 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,7 0 7 1 0 0 %
3e. Number of written papers                WRITESML None                                                      8        2%           163       3%            516        3%          3 ,6 8 4      3%     15      3%      373      5%        1 ,1 5 4   6%         9 ,3 9 2    6%
or reports of fewer than                   (LAC)  1-4                                                    161       35%         1 ,9 4 0   29%          5 ,9 5 5    34%         4 3 ,0 4 7      32%   166      29%   2 ,5 6 7   30%       6 ,9 7 9   34%      5 4 ,4 4 6   34%
5 pages                                           5-10                                                   191       41%         2 ,2 9 1   34%          6 ,5 2 1    34%         5 1 ,4 2 7      34%   171      31%   2 ,5 7 7   30%       6 ,2 2 0   29%      4 7 ,0 5 0   28%
11-20                                                   70       15%         1 ,5 0 5   22%          3 ,7 9 2    20%         3 2 ,3 0 5      20%   111      20%   1 ,7 4 0   20%       3 ,9 0 3   18%      3 1 ,2 5 9   18%
More than 20                                            36         8%           756     12%          1 ,6 9 4    10%         1 7 ,2 3 8      11%    99      17%   1 ,2 6 4   15%       2 ,7 2 4   13%      2 4 ,7 6 6   14%
Total          466 100%              6 ,6 5 5 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 7 8 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,7 0 1 1 0 0 %    562 100%       8 ,5 2 1 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,9 8 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,9 1 3 1 0 0 %
4a. Number of problem sets                  PROBSETA None                                                    27         5%           778     11%          2 ,2 0 3    11%         1 8 ,0 5 9      12%    88      15%   2 ,1 7 0   23%       5 ,0 6 4   22%      3 2 ,8 0 0   19%
that take you more than                           1-2                                                    172       37%         2 ,3 4 5   35%          6 ,7 1 9    36%         5 2 ,7 7 5      36%   190      34%   2 ,6 8 3   32%       6 ,8 5 8   33%      5 3 ,4 1 4   32%
an hour to complete                               3-4                                                    158       34%         2 ,1 0 3   32%          5 ,7 5 8    32%         4 7 ,3 5 8      32%   170      30%   2 ,1 0 7   26%       5 ,3 1 5   27%      4 6 ,4 2 0   28%
5-6                                                     69       15%            688     10%          1 ,8 6 5    10%         1 5 ,1 8 1      10%    61      11%     643      8%        1 ,5 2 4   8%       1 5 ,3 5 9    9%
More than 6                                             41         9%           733     11%          1 ,9 0 2    11%         1 3 ,8 9 3      10%    51      10%     888      11%       2 ,1 3 4   11%      1 8 ,1 4 4   11%
Total          467 100%              6 ,6 4 7 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 4 7 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,2 6 6 1 0 0 %    560 100%       8 ,4 9 1 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,8 9 5 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,1 3 7 1 0 0 %
4b. Number of problem sets                  PROBSETB              None                                       41         9%        1 ,1 4 6   17%          2 ,8 6 0    15%         1 9 ,4 5 2      13%   144      25%   3 ,2 9 9   38%       7 ,4 5 4   34%      4 6 ,3 4 5   28%
that take you less than an                                     1-2                                       183       39%         2 ,4 6 8   37%          6 ,9 4 8    38%         5 2 ,8 1 4      36%   209      38%   2 ,8 5 0   34%       7 ,3 3 7   36%      5 9 ,1 7 6   36%
hour to complete                                               3-4                                       125       27%         1 ,5 9 5   24%          4 ,5 5 1    24%         3 9 ,1 6 5      26%   115      21%   1 ,2 9 3   15%       3 ,4 0 3   16%      3 2 ,9 8 2   20%
5-6                                        58       12%            630     10%          1 ,8 1 0    10%         1 6 ,7 9 7      11%    30      5%      459      5%        1 ,1 9 2   6%       1 2 ,5 1 0    7%
More than 6                                60       13%            789     12%          2 ,2 5 7    13%         1 9 ,0 7 3      13%    63      11%     590      7%        1 ,4 8 8   8%       1 4 ,9 6 9    9%
Total          467 100%              6 ,6 2 8 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 2 6 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,3 0 1 1 0 0 %    561 100%       8 ,4 9 1 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,8 7 4 1 0 0 %   1 6 5 ,9 8 2 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
5.   Select the circle that best                 EXAMS              1 Very little                                1        0%             36      1%              80       1%             851        1%       6     1%        84     1%          210      1%         1 ,7 6 2    1%
represents the extent to                                       2                                            4        1%             52      1%            153        1%          1 ,5 6 4      1%     13      2%      154      2%          345      2%         2 ,5 9 4    2%
which your examinations                                        3                                          16         3%           159       3%            457        3%          4 ,8 2 5      4%     22      4%      336      4%          796      4%         6 ,0 8 0    4%
during the current school                                      4                                          41         9%           574       9%         1 ,6 6 3      9%        1 7 ,0 3 3      12%    71      13%     993      12%       2 ,2 8 3   11%      1 8 ,3 1 9   11%
year challenged you to do                                      5                                         145       31%         1 ,9 3 7   29%          5 ,2 4 2    28%         4 4 ,9 5 9      30%   195      35%   2 ,7 2 6   31%       6 ,3 9 7   30%      4 7 ,2 3 3   28%
your best work                                                 6                                         174       37%         2 ,6 5 3   39%          7 ,2 0 3    38%         5 2 ,0 5 1      34%   190      34%   2 ,8 7 1   33%       7 ,1 5 1   33%      5 6 ,5 7 4   33%
7 Very much                                86       18%         1 ,2 4 9   19%          3 ,6 9 1    20%         2 6 ,4 6 6      18%    66      12%   1 ,3 6 5   17%       3 ,7 8 1   18%      3 4 ,2 1 7   20%
Total          467 100%              6 ,6 6 0 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,4 8 9 1 0 0 %     1 4 7 ,7 4 9 1 0 0 %    563 100%       8 ,5 2 9 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,9 6 3 1 0 0 %   1 6 6 ,7 7 9 1 0 0 %
6a. Attended an art exhibit,                  ATDART07 Never                                                  101       23%         1 ,3 3 4   21%          3 ,8 0 9    23%         3 1 ,0 4 4      24%   168      30%   1 ,9 5 8   24%       5 ,4 4 2   27%      4 6 ,3 9 5   30%
play, dance, music,                               Sometimes                                              230       50%         3 ,4 4 0   52%          9 ,0 4 5    48%         6 7 ,4 1 5      46%   258      46%   4 ,1 9 7   49%     1 0 ,0 8 6   48%      7 5 ,5 9 0   46%
theater, or other                                 Often                                                   88       18%         1 ,2 0 6   18%          3 ,5 8 7    19%         2 9 ,9 6 8      19%    94      17%   1 ,4 0 9   17%       3 ,3 3 7   16%      2 6 ,3 8 8   15%
performance                                       Very often                                              46         9%           599       9%         1 ,8 5 7    10%         1 7 ,6 8 3      11%    42      7%      879      10%       1 ,9 2 3   9%       1 7 ,1 0 1   10%
Total          465 100%              6 ,5 7 9 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,2 9 8 1 0 0 %     1 4 6 ,1 1 0 1 0 0 %    562 100%       8 ,4 4 3 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,7 8 8 1 0 0 %   1 6 5 ,4 7 4 1 0 0 %
6b. Exercised or participated                  EXRCSE05             Never                                      28         6%           492       7%         1 ,4 0 2      8%        1 6 ,5 3 7      13%    48      9%      656      8%        1 ,8 4 5   10%      2 0 ,9 1 4   13%
in physical fitness                                            Sometimes                                 146       31%         1 ,8 1 8   27%          4 ,8 9 7    27%         3 9 ,5 7 6      27%   198      34%   2 ,5 4 2   30%       6 ,2 2 4   30%      5 1 ,8 6 1   32%
activities                                                     Often                                     150       32%         1 ,8 6 1   28%          5 ,2 1 1    29%         3 7 ,4 3 4      26%   132      24%   2 ,1 9 2   26%       5 ,3 9 5   26%      4 0 ,0 3 2   24%
Very often                                140       31%         2 ,4 0 9   37%          6 ,7 8 4    37%         5 2 ,4 8 3      34%   184      33%   3 ,0 5 2   36%       7 ,3 1 1   34%      5 2 ,5 9 0   31%
Total          464 100%              6 ,5 8 0 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,2 9 4 1 0 0 %     1 4 6 ,0 3 0 1 0 0 %    562 100%       8 ,4 4 2 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,7 7 5 1 0 0 %   1 6 5 ,3 9 7 1 0 0 %
6c. Participated in activities                WORSHP05 Never                                                  152       33%         3 ,1 8 2   48%          8 ,1 1 6    43%         5 8 ,0 9 9      41%   243      43%   4 ,0 8 0   48%       8 ,9 5 4   43%      6 0 ,8 5 4   39%
to enhance your                                   Sometimes                                              148       32%         1 ,7 4 4   27%          4 ,8 6 7    27%         3 9 ,4 8 1      27%   168      30%   2 ,3 5 5   27%       5 ,7 9 0   27%      4 6 ,3 8 0   28%
spirituality (worship,                            Often                                                   75       16%            815     13%          2 ,4 4 8    14%         2 2 ,0 6 1      15%    64      11%     926      11%       2 ,6 2 7   13%      2 4 ,4 7 4   14%
meditation, prayer, etc.)                         Very often                                              89       19%            826     12%          2 ,8 2 1    16%         2 6 ,1 7 7      17%    85      15%   1 ,0 7 1   13%       3 ,3 9 2   17%      3 3 ,5 0 2   20%
Total          464 100%              6 ,5 6 7 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,2 5 2 1 0 0 %     1 4 5 ,8 1 8 1 0 0 %    560 100%       8 ,4 3 2 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,7 6 3 1 0 0 %   1 6 5 ,2 1 0 1 0 0 %
6d. Examined the strengths                    OWNVIEW               Never                                      39         9%           573       9%         1 ,6 2 7      9%        1 3 ,2 0 2      10%    46      8%      583      7%        1 ,4 9 4   8%       1 1 ,7 5 8    8%
and weaknesses of your                                         Sometimes                                 189       41%         2 ,5 8 9   39%          7 ,0 7 7    39%         5 4 ,0 4 8      37%   235      41%   2 ,9 6 2   34%       7 ,2 8 7   34%      5 5 ,2 1 7   34%
own views on a topic or                                        Often                                     171       37%         2 ,2 6 7   34%          6 ,3 2 2    34%         5 1 ,3 4 1      35%   193      34%   3 ,0 8 9   37%       7 ,5 4 4   36%      6 1 ,1 7 6   37%
issue                                                          Very often                                 61       13%         1 ,1 3 6   18%          3 ,2 2 0    18%         2 7 ,1 3 6      19%    88      16%   1 ,7 8 2   21%       4 ,4 1 5   22%      3 7 ,0 0 6   22%
Total          460 100%              6 ,5 6 5 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,2 4 6 1 0 0 %     1 4 5 ,7 2 7 1 0 0 %    562 100%       8 ,4 1 6 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,7 4 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 5 ,1 5 7 1 0 0 %
6e. Tried to better understand               OTHRVIEW Never                                                    25         6%           318       5%            913        5%          7 ,4 9 4      6%     33      6%      302      4%          877      5%         7 ,0 0 0    5%
someone else's views by                          Sometimes                                               162       35%         2 ,1 6 1   33%          6 ,0 8 3    33%         4 6 ,5 0 6      32%   192      34%   2 ,5 6 4   31%       6 ,3 6 5   31%      4 7 ,9 7 3   29%
imagining how an issue                           Often                                                   202       43%         2 ,6 6 1   40%          7 ,1 8 3    39%         5 7 ,3 5 3      39%   229      41%   3 ,4 0 6   40%       8 ,2 4 7   39%      6 6 ,1 8 9   40%
looks from his or her                            Very often                                               76       16%         1 ,4 4 0   22%          4 ,0 9 8    23%         3 4 ,5 1 9      24%   106      19%   2 ,1 4 2   25%       5 ,2 5 0   26%      4 4 ,1 0 0   26%
perspective                                                                               Total          465 100%              6 ,5 8 0 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,2 7 7 1 0 0 %     1 4 5 ,8 7 2 1 0 0 %    560 100%       8 ,4 1 4 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,7 3 9 1 0 0 %   1 6 5 ,2 6 2 1 0 0 %
6f. Learned something that                    CHNGVIEW Never                                                   20         4%           156       2%            555        3%          4 ,9 0 9      4%     16      3%      198      2%          535      3%         4 ,4 4 3    3%
changed the way you                               Sometimes                                              151       32%         2 ,0 1 9   31%          5 ,7 5 0    31%         4 3 ,6 3 8      31%   186      33%   2 ,4 6 9   29%       6 ,2 8 3   30%      4 7 ,1 8 5   29%
understand an issue or                            Often                                                  193       41%         2 ,7 4 0   41%          7 ,4 3 0    40%         5 8 ,9 3 3      40%   242      43%   3 ,4 5 0   40%       8 ,4 4 9   40%      6 7 ,7 5 5   41%
concept                                           Very often                                             102       22%         1 ,6 6 9   25%          4 ,5 6 9    25%         3 8 ,6 8 3      26%   117      21%   2 ,3 3 5   28%       5 ,5 3 3   27%      4 6 ,2 2 1   27%
Total          466 100%              6 ,5 8 4 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,3 0 4 1 0 0 %     1 4 6 ,1 6 3 1 0 0 %    561 100%       8 ,4 5 2 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,8 0 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 5 ,6 0 4 1 0 0 %
a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %             Count    %
7a. Practicum, internship,                   INTERN04              Have not decided                           26         6%           701     11%          2 ,0 0 3    11%         1 8 ,0 7 7      14%    22      4%      510      6%        1 ,4 3 6   7%       1 2 ,3 2 4    8%
field experience, co-op                    (EEE)               Do not plan to do                            9        2%           197       3%            556        3%          5 ,8 6 4      5%     65      12%   1 ,1 2 6   14%       3 ,1 6 5   16%      2 4 ,4 8 7    15%
experience, or clinical                                        Plan to do                                403       88%         5 ,1 2 9   78%         1 4 ,3 1 0   78%       1 0 9 ,1 4 7      74%   106      19%   1 ,5 7 2   20%       4 ,0 9 1   22%      3 5 ,8 8 2    24%
assignment                                                     Done                                       20         4%           485       8%         1 ,2 3 1      7%        1 1 ,0 4 4      8%    355      65%   5 ,1 5 7   59%     1 1 ,9 1 3   54%      9 1 ,4 1 3    52%
Total          458 100%              6 ,5 1 2 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,1 0 0 1 0 0 %     1 4 4 ,1 3 2 1 0 0 %    548 100%       8 ,3 6 5 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,6 0 5 1 0 0 %   1 6 4 ,1 0 6 1 0 0 %
7b. Community service or                     VOLNTR04              Have not decided                           43       10%            666     11%          1 ,7 6 9    11%         1 7 ,3 0 2      13%    50      9%      574      7%        1 ,5 8 4   8%       1 4 ,5 9 7    10%
volunteer work                             (EEE)               Do not plan to do                          23         6%           301       5%            864        6%          7 ,9 7 6      7%     82      16%   1 ,1 6 8   15%       2 ,8 9 5   15%      2 2 ,9 9 2    15%
Plan to do                                173       38%         2 ,8 2 7   43%          7 ,6 3 0    41%         5 8 ,3 1 8      41%    61      11%     922      12%       2 ,5 4 8   13%      2 3 ,9 0 0    16%
Done                                      216  46%              2 ,6 8 9 4 1 %           7 ,7 5 7 4 3 %         6 0 ,1 0 2 3 9 %      352  64%       5 ,6 6 6 6 6 %     1 3 ,4 9 3 6 3 %     1 0 2 ,0 1 5 5 9 %
Total          455 100%              6 ,4 8 3 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,0 2 0 1 0 0 %     1 4 3 ,6 9 8 1 0 0 %    545 100%       8 ,3 3 0 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,5 2 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,5 0 4 1 0 0 %
7c. Participate in a learning                LRNCOM04 Have not decided                                        76       17%         1 ,6 3 4   25%          5 ,3 5 0    28%         4 8 ,1 3 1      32%    34       6%      746      9%       2 ,2 3 4   12%      2 3 ,8 2 3    15%
community or some other                    (EEE)  Do not plan to do                                       94       21%         1 ,9 1 2   30%          5 ,3 4 4    29%         3 4 ,4 6 5      25%   278      50%   4 ,5 5 0   55%     1 1 ,5 6 2   55%      8 0 ,3 6 1    50%
formal program where                              Plan to do                                              66       15%         1 ,2 3 0   19%          3 ,7 2 6    21%         3 6 ,5 4 0      26%    24       4%      466      6%       1 ,2 9 9    7%      1 3 ,9 0 0     9%
groups of students take                           Done                                                   219       48%         1 ,6 9 0   25%          3 ,5 6 7    21%         2 4 ,2 5 1      17%   214      39%   2 ,5 6 7   29%       5 ,3 9 2   26%      4 4 ,9 8 2    26%
two or more classes                                                                       Total          455 100%              6 ,4 6 6 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,9 8 7 1 0 0 %     1 4 3 ,3 8 7 1 0 0 %    550 100%       8 ,3 2 9 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,4 8 7 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,0 6 6 1 0 0 %
together
7d. Work on a research                                             Have not decided                          160  35%              2 ,3 1 1 3 5 %           6 ,5 9 7 3 6 %         5 5 ,9 5 3 3 8 %       74  14%       1 ,0 0 0 1 2 %       2 ,7 6 4 1 4 %       2 7 ,5 0 7 1 7 %
RESRCH04
project with a faculty                      (SFI)              Do not plan to do                          79       17%         1 ,2 4 7   20%          3 ,6 3 6    21%         3 3 ,0 0 6      23%   259      47%   4 ,0 7 9   48%     1 0 ,1 0 0   48%      8 3 ,3 5 2    50%
member outside of course                                       Plan to do                                161       35%         2 ,6 0 8   40%          6 ,9 9 7    38%         4 7 ,8 0 7      33%    61      11%   1 ,0 1 6   13%       2 ,5 7 5   14%      1 9 ,9 5 5    13%
or program requirements                                        Done                                       59  13%                 327       5%             827       5%          7 ,1 1 5     5%     153  28%       2 ,2 5 6 2 7 %       5 ,1 4 0 2 4 %       3 2 ,9 9 1 1 9 %
Total          459 100%              6 ,4 9 3 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,0 5 7 1 0 0 %     1 4 3 ,8 8 1 1 0 0 %    547 100%       8 ,3 5 1 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,5 7 9 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,8 0 5 1 0 0 %
7e. Foreign language                         FORLNG04              Have not decided                           80       18%            851     13%          2 ,7 5 9    16%         2 6 ,5 5 8      19%    27       5%      355      4%       1 ,0 4 8    6%      1 4 ,1 2 7     9%
coursework                                 (EEE)               Do not plan to do                         196       44%         1 ,3 8 9   22%          4 ,1 4 9    24%         3 6 ,8 1 2      26%   274      50%   2 ,6 5 4   30%       7 ,0 6 4   35%      6 6 ,6 0 9    41%
Plan to do                                 89       19%         1 ,9 6 9   30%          5 ,5 2 2    31%         4 7 ,4 0 0      34%    35       7%      517      7%       1 ,3 9 1    8%      1 4 ,2 3 8     9%
Done                                       94       20%         2 ,2 9 1   35%          5 ,6 5 7    29%         3 3 ,3 0 7      22%   215      38%   4 ,8 3 6   59%     1 1 ,0 9 5   52%      6 9 ,0 2 0    41%
Total          459 100%              6 ,5 0 0 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,0 8 7 1 0 0 %     1 4 4 ,0 7 7 1 0 0 %    551 100%       8 ,3 6 2 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,5 9 8 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,9 9 4 1 0 0 %
7f. Study abroad                             STDABR04              Have not decided                          132  29%              1 ,4 6 4 2 4 %           4 ,6 1 1 2 7 %         4 0 ,6 0 1 2 9 %       52  10%          695       9%      2 ,0 2 4 1 1 %       2 0 ,8 3 0 1 4 %
(EEE)               Do not plan to do                          64       15%         1 ,0 3 6   17%          3 ,3 3 9    20%         3 5 ,3 4 8      26%   298      54%   4 ,6 7 4   58%     1 2 ,3 5 8   61%     1 0 1 ,2 3 4   62%
Plan to do                                246       53%         3 ,8 1 3   56%          9 ,7 6 0    51%         6 3 ,9 2 5      42%    43       8%      666      9%       1 ,7 3 2    9%       1 3 ,2 5 2    9%
Done                                       16   3%                 172       3%             345       2%          3 ,8 5 2     3%     157  28%       2 ,3 0 8 2 5 %       4 ,4 1 2 1 9 %       2 8 ,0 9 5 1 5 %
Total          458 100%              6 ,4 8 5 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,0 5 5 1 0 0 %     1 4 3 ,7 2 6 1 0 0 %    550 100%       8 ,3 4 3 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,5 2 6 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,4 1 1 1 0 0 %
7g. Independent study or self-                INDSTD04             Have not decided                          155       34%         2 ,0 0 0   31%          5 ,7 8 5    32%         4 8 ,9 1 9      34%    50       9%      675      9%       1 ,9 0 5   11%      2 0 ,4 0 4    13%
designed major                              (EEE)              Do not plan to do                         219       47%         3 ,4 5 3   53%          9 ,4 2 3    52%         6 5 ,2 5 8      45%   355      65%   5 ,6 7 5   68%     1 3 ,8 5 7   67%      9 7 ,6 8 0    60%
Plan to do                                 71       15%            857     14%          2 ,3 9 6    14%         2 4 ,3 7 7      17%    49       9%      494      6%       1 ,3 2 9    7%      1 4 ,4 3 9    10%
Done                                       13        3%            157      2%             402       2%           4 ,9 7 4       4%    96      17%   1 ,4 7 8   17%       3 ,4 2 1   15%      3 0 ,7 0 6    17%
Total          458 100%              6 ,4 6 7 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,0 0 6 1 0 0 %     1 4 3 ,5 2 8 1 0 0 %    550 100%       8 ,3 2 2 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,5 1 2 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,2 2 9 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
7h. Culminating senior                          SNRX04             Have not decided                          187       40%         2 ,5 6 9   40%          7 ,3 9 6    40%         5 2 ,9 8 9      38%    74      14%     636      8%        1 ,8 8 5   10%      1 6 ,8 5 5   11%
experience (capstone                          (EEE)             Do not plan to do                          64       14%            675     11%          2 ,0 3 0    12%         1 5 ,3 4 6      12%   168      30%   2 ,7 8 6   34%       7 ,0 4 6   33%      3 6 ,9 5 4   24%
course, senior project or                                       Plan to do                                199       44%         3 ,1 4 9   48%          8 ,4 0 1    46%         7 2 ,9 8 6      48%   158      29%   1 ,9 3 8   24%       5 ,0 3 4   27%      4 9 ,8 3 3   31%
thesis, comprehensive                                           Done                                         8        2%           109       2%            255        2%          2 ,7 5 7      2%    151      28%   3 ,0 0 8   34%       6 ,6 4 2   30%      6 0 ,3 9 2   34%
exam, etc.)                                                                                Total          458 100%              6 ,5 0 2 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,0 8 2 1 0 0 %     1 4 4 ,0 7 8 1 0 0 %    551 100%       8 ,3 6 8 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,6 0 7 1 0 0 %   1 6 4 ,0 3 4 1 0 0 %
8a. Quality of relationships                   ENVSTU              1 Unfriendly,
with other students                          (SCE)              Unsupportive, Sense
of alienation                                1        0%             74      1%            198        1%          1 ,5 3 8      1%       2     0%        80     1%          187      1%         1 ,4 1 4    1%
2                                            9        2%           158       3%            428        2%          3 ,3 8 2      3%       7     1%      202      2%          495      2%         3 ,3 3 6    2%
3                                          22         5%           335       5%            844        5%          7 ,0 2 4      5%     22      4%      405      5%          952      5%         6 ,4 7 7    4%
4                                          43         9%           756     11%          2 ,0 9 0    12%         1 7 ,1 9 8      13%    60      11%     938      12%       2 ,2 2 8   12%      1 7 ,1 2 1   11%
5                                         100       22%         1 ,4 9 1   23%          4 ,0 7 9    22%         3 0 ,1 7 5      22%   118      22%   1 ,8 0 4   21%       4 ,3 8 5   21%      3 3 ,3 7 5   21%
6                                         168       37%         2 ,1 5 1   33%          5 ,9 6 7    32%         4 5 ,4 2 4      31%   218      40%   2 ,8 2 7   34%       6 ,8 0 4   32%      5 2 ,7 0 9   32%
7 Friendly, Supportive,                   114       24%         1 ,5 3 7   23%          4 ,4 5 6    25%         3 9 ,1 0 8      26%   123      22%   2 ,1 1 0   25%       5 ,5 4 3   26%      4 9 ,4 4 3   29%

Sense of belongingTotal                   457 100%              6 ,5 0 2 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,0 6 2 1 0 0 %     1 4 3 ,8 4 9 1 0 0 %    550 100%       8 ,3 6 6 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,5 9 4 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,8 7 5 1 0 0 %
8b. Quality of relationships                   ENVFAC              1 Unavailable,
with faculty members                         (SCE)              Unhelpful,                                   3        1%             41      1%            138        1%          1 ,1 7 6      1%       2     0%        85     1%          232      1%         1 ,5 4 8    1%
Unsympathetic
2                                          11         3%           176       3%            509        3%          3 ,0 6 6      3%     17      3%      230      3%          659      3%         3 ,5 8 1    3%
3                                          45       10%            441       7%         1 ,2 6 4      7%          7 ,9 4 7      6%     32      6%      481      6%        1 ,2 8 0   6%         7 ,2 4 3    5%
4                                          92       20%         1 ,2 7 6   19%          3 ,6 8 2    20%         2 2 ,8 2 5      17%    77      14%   1 ,3 0 3   16%       3 ,2 2 3   16%      1 9 ,4 4 6   13%
5                                         123       27%         2 ,0 9 7   32%          5 ,6 1 1    30%         3 9 ,0 7 0      27%   170      31%   2 ,4 7 8   30%       5 ,8 2 7   28%      3 7 ,8 3 3   24%
6                                         134       29%         1 ,7 5 7   27%          4 ,8 6 6    26%         4 3 ,8 9 0      29%   181      33%   2 ,4 5 9   29%       6 ,1 5 7   29%      5 3 ,8 0 5   32%
7 Available, Helpful,                      49       10%            710     11%          1 ,9 9 3    12%         2 5 ,8 9 0      17%    69      12%   1 ,3 2 8   15%       3 ,2 1 2   16%      4 0 ,4 0 7   23%
Sympathetic
Total          457 100%              6 ,4 9 8 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,0 6 3 1 0 0 %     1 4 3 ,8 6 4 1 0 0 %    548 100%       8 ,3 6 4 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,5 9 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,8 6 3 1 0 0 %
with administrative                         (SCE)               Inconsiderate, Rigid                         5        1%           173       3%            474        3%          3 ,8 7 6      3%     14      3%      359      4%        1 ,1 0 1   5%         7 ,8 0 4    5%
personnel and offices                                           2                                          16         4%           365       6%         1 ,0 7 1      6%          7 ,4 0 6      6%     26      5%      715      8%        1 ,8 4 1   9%       1 1 ,9 9 5    8%
3                                          30         7%           716     11%          2 ,0 5 3    11%         1 3 ,7 6 6      10%    58      11%   1 ,0 3 6   12%       2 ,5 5 5   12%      1 7 ,3 6 1   11%
4                                         105       24%         1 ,7 4 4   27%          4 ,7 2 4    26%         3 2 ,3 3 9      23%   125      23%   1 ,9 2 3   23%       4 ,6 0 3   22%      3 3 ,5 2 5   21%
5                                         119       26%         1 ,6 0 3   24%          4 ,5 1 4    24%         3 4 ,8 6 4      23%   134      24%   1 ,9 0 7   23%       4 ,6 9 5   22%      3 6 ,1 3 7   22%
6                                         132       29%         1 ,2 5 6   19%          3 ,4 6 2    19%         3 1 ,5 5 2      21%   132      24%   1 ,5 4 5   20%       3 ,7 5 1   19%      3 3 ,0 0 8   20%
7 Helpful, Considerate,                    49       10%            633     10%          1 ,7 5 0    10%         1 9 ,9 5 7      13%    62      11%     874      11%       2 ,0 3 2   11%      2 4 ,0 1 2   14%

Flexible                   Total          456 100%              6 ,4 9 0 1 0 0 %       1 8 ,0 4 8 1 0 0 %     1 4 3 ,7 6 0 1 0 0 %    551 100%       8 ,3 5 9 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,5 7 8 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,8 4 2 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
9a. Preparing for class                      ACADPR01              0 hrs/wk                                     1        0%             19      0%              67       0%             638        1%       1     0%        24     0%            73     0%            611      0%
(studying, reading, writing,               (LAC)               1-5 hrs/wk                                 36         8%           486       8%         1 ,6 7 0    10%         1 9 ,2 1 0      15%    67      12%   1 ,0 1 3   12%       2 ,8 0 3   14%      2 4 ,7 3 6   16%
doing homework or lab                                          6-10 hrs/wk                                96       21%         1 ,2 4 1   19%          3 ,6 7 5    21%         3 3 ,8 7 4      24%   113      21%   1 ,8 1 8   22%       4 ,7 1 7   23%      3 9 ,2 6 4   25%
work, analyzing data,                                          11-15 hrs/wk                              105       23%         1 ,4 9 6   23%          4 ,1 0 6    23%         3 2 ,0 8 2      22%    95      17%   1 ,7 7 7   21%       4 ,2 8 0   21%      3 3 ,1 4 9   20%
rehearsing, and other                                          16-20 hrs/wk                              101       22%         1 ,3 8 9   21%          3 ,6 8 6    20%         2 6 ,3 4 2      18%   110      20%   1 ,4 3 4   17%       3 ,6 0 0   17%      2 7 ,5 7 8   16%
academic activities)                                           21-25 hrs/wk                               48       11%            890     14%          2 ,3 8 4    13%         1 5 ,7 0 8      10%    63      12%      946     12%       2 ,1 5 7   10%      1 6 ,3 8 1   10%
26-30 hrs/wk                               34         7%           495       7%         1 ,2 6 3      7%          8 ,0 4 4      5%     51      9%      532      6%        1 ,2 0 6   6%         9 ,6 5 7    6%
30+ hrs/wk                                 35         8%           433       7%         1 ,1 0 3      6%          7 ,0 0 9      5%     46      8%      752      9%        1 ,6 2 0   8%       1 1 ,6 3 7    7%
Total          456 100%              6 ,4 4 9 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,9 5 4 1 0 0 %     1 4 2 ,9 0 7 1 0 0 %    546 100%       8 ,2 9 6 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,4 5 6 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,0 1 3 1 0 0 %
9b. Working for pay on                      WORKON01 0 hrs/wk                                                337  74%              5 ,1 9 0 8 2 %         1 4 ,7 0 0 8 3 %       1 1 0 ,8 8 5 8 0 %      296  54%       5 ,2 8 9 6 5 %     1 3 ,9 3 4 7 0 %     1 1 4 ,7 9 0 7 3 %
campus                                           1-5 hrs/wk                                               19         4%           203       3%            536        3%          6 ,8 1 2      4%     39       7%     410      5%           834     4%         8 ,3 8 3    4%
6-10 hrs/wk                                              41         9%           472       7%         1 ,1 6 6      6%        1 2 ,2 8 7      7%     70      13%     861      9%        1 ,8 2 1   8%       1 4 ,7 3 3    7%
11-15 hrs/wk                                             42         9%           334       5%            830        5%          6 ,8 5 7      5%     69      13%     789      9%        1 ,5 5 8   7%       1 0 ,2 3 5    6%
16-20 hrs/wk                                             14         3%           166       2%            458        3%          3 ,9 5 4      3%     59      11%     554      7%        1 ,3 0 5   6%         8 ,8 1 1    6%
21-25 hrs/wk                                               1        0%             41      1%            129        1%             907        1%       7     1%      182      2%          404      2%         2 ,3 4 3    1%
26-30 hrs/wk                                               1        0%             13      0%             48        0%             366        0%       2     0%       82      1%          192      1%         1 ,0 2 4    1%
30+ hrs/wk                                                1   0%                   29      0%               77      1%             774       1%       4   1%          131       2%         382       2%        2 ,5 1 2     2%
Total          456 100%              6 ,4 4 8 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,9 4 4 1 0 0 %     1 4 2 ,8 4 2 1 0 0 %    546 100%       8 ,2 9 8 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,4 3 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 2 ,8 3 1 1 0 0 %
9c. Working for pay off                     WORKOF01 0 hrs/wk                                                380       84%         5 ,2 2 3   82%         1 3 ,9 6 9   76%         9 8 ,5 0 0      66%   325      60%   4 ,7 7 4   57%     1 0 ,4 3 4   49%      7 0 ,3 3 0   42%
campus                                           1-5 hrs/wk                                               23        5%            284      4%              846      5%           6 ,9 2 0       5%    40       7%      534      6%       1 ,1 8 4    6%        8 ,3 5 4    5%
6-10 hrs/wk                                              18         4%           275       4%            788        4%          6 ,9 4 5      5%     32      6%      608      7%        1 ,5 3 5   7%       1 0 ,5 5 5    6%
11-15 hrs/wk                                             11         2%           235       3%            749        5%          6 ,8 7 4      5%     44      8%      669      8%        1 ,6 6 3   8%       1 0 ,9 9 1    7%
16-20 hrs/wk                                             13         3%           211       3%            675        4%          7 ,4 6 4      6%     48      9%      675      8%        1 ,8 8 7   9%       1 4 ,3 9 4    9%
21-25 hrs/wk                                              6         1%            85       1%            404        2%          5 ,0 9 2      4%     29      5%      443      5%        1 ,3 3 9   7%       1 1 ,2 4 0    7%
26-30 hrs/wk                                               2        0%             37      1%            186        1%          2 ,9 2 9      2%     13      2%      194      3%           712      4%        7 ,5 1 7    5%
30+ hrs/wk                                                 1        0%             84      1%            301        2%          8 ,0 0 7      7%     16      3%      390      5%        1 ,6 7 0   11%      2 9 ,5 1 5   19%
Total          454 100%              6 ,4 3 4 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,9 1 8 1 0 0 %     1 4 2 ,7 3 1 1 0 0 %    547 100%       8 ,2 8 7 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,4 2 4 1 0 0 %   1 6 2 ,8 9 6 1 0 0 %
9d. Participating in co-                     COCURR01              0 hrs/wk                                   74  16%              1 ,9 2 1 3 0 %           5 ,4 6 9 3 2 %         5 2 ,9 8 1 4 1 %      153  28%       2 ,8 6 1 3 6 %       7 ,8 3 5 4 2 %       7 4 ,2 7 7 4 9 %
curricular activities                      (EEE)               1-5 hrs/wk                                218       47%         2 ,2 5 4   34%          6 ,0 3 9    32%         4 3 ,1 6 5      28%   211      38%   2 ,4 9 2   29%       6 ,0 7 6   28%      4 3 ,6 9 4   26%
(organizations, campus                                         6-10 hrs/wk                                86       19%         1 ,0 7 0   17%          3 ,0 2 0    16%         1 9 ,7 8 1      13%    91      17%   1 ,2 7 9   15%       2 ,8 8 5   13%      1 9 ,1 4 8   11%
publications, student                                          11-15 hrs/wk                               34         8%           536       9%         1 ,6 2 9      9%        1 1 ,4 5 2      8%     44      8%      720      9%        1 ,6 1 5   7%       1 0 ,3 1 4    6%
government, fraternity or                                      16-20 hrs/wk                               23         5%           322       5%            883        5%          7 ,3 5 5      5%     24      4%      417      5%          881      4%         6 ,6 4 8    4%
sorority, intercollegiate or                                   21-25 hrs/wk                               10         2%           152       3%            423        2%          3 ,6 1 3      2%     15      3%      240      3%          493      2%         3 ,6 4 4    2%
intramural sports, etc.)                                       26-30 hrs/wk                                 1        0%             85      1%            197        1%          1 ,7 0 3      1%       3     0%      110      1%          243      1%         1 ,7 8 1    1%
30+ hrs/wk                                   9        2%           107       2%            301        2%          2 ,8 9 3      2%       6     1%      182      2%          432      2%         3 ,5 6 9    2%
Total          455 100%              6 ,4 4 7 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,9 6 1 1 0 0 %     1 4 2 ,9 4 3 1 0 0 %    547 100%       8 ,3 0 1 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,4 6 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 3 ,0 7 5 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %             Count    %
9e. Relaxing and socializing                  SOCIAL05             0 hrs/wk                                     1        0%             46      1%            124        1%          1 ,4 8 2      1%       2     0%        82     1%          207      1%         2 ,0 3 2    1%
(watching TV, partying,                                        1-5 hrs/wk                                 83       18%         1 ,1 2 7   17%          3 ,2 5 1    18%         3 0 ,8 2 3      22%   116      21%   1 ,5 5 8   19%       4 ,3 1 4   22%      4 4 ,1 4 7    27%
etc.)                                                          6-10 hrs/wk                               157       35%         1 ,8 6 3   28%          5 ,1 8 1    29%         4 0 ,5 9 5      28%   162      29%   2 ,4 3 7   30%       6 ,0 5 6   30%      4 9 ,5 4 9    30%
11-15 hrs/wk                               91       21%         1 ,4 8 7   23%          4 ,1 8 3    23%         3 0 ,5 4 2      21%   139      26%   1 ,8 8 6   23%       4 ,5 3 7   21%      3 1 ,5 7 9    19%
16-20 hrs/wk                               57       12%            978     15%          2 ,5 8 1    14%         1 8 ,9 5 9      14%    71      13%   1 ,1 4 8   14%       2 ,6 5 9   13%      1 8 ,2 3 6    11%
21-25 hrs/wk                               28         6%           400       7%         1 ,1 8 4      7%          8 ,6 1 1      6%     31      6%      518      6%        1 ,1 8 1   6%         7 ,6 6 4    5%
26-30 hrs/wk                               14         3%           193       3%            486        3%          3 ,9 7 1      3%     10      2%      253      3%          513      2%         3 ,3 4 1    2%
30+ hrs/wk                                 25         6%           321       6%            883        5%          7 ,0 6 2      5%     14      3%      378      5%          914      4%         5 ,7 1 1    4%
Total          456 100%              6 ,4 1 5 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,8 7 3 1 0 0 %     1 4 2 ,0 4 5 1 0 0 %    545 100%       8 ,2 6 0 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,3 8 1 1 0 0 %   1 6 2 ,2 5 9 1 0 0 %
9f. Providing care for                       CAREDE01              0 hrs/wk                                  415       92%         5 ,4 2 4   85%         1 4 ,7 3 7   81%       1 0 1 ,9 4 1      69%   422      78%   6 ,5 7 5   79%     1 5 ,0 9 6   71%      9 7 ,3 8 7    58%
dependents living with you                                     1-5 hrs/wk                                 12         3%           501       8%         1 ,6 3 9    10%         1 7 ,9 1 1      13%    52      9%      762      9%        2 ,1 2 8   11%      1 9 ,9 0 2    13%
(parents, children, spouse,                                    6-10 hrs/wk                                  9        2%           179       3%            614        4%          7 ,5 2 1      6%     23      4%      327      4%          986      6%       1 0 ,6 9 7    7%
etc.)                                                          11-15 hrs/wk                                 6        1%           142       2%            363        2%          4 ,3 4 5      3%     13      2%      148      2%          513      3%         6 ,4 5 1    4%
16-20 hrs/wk                                 3        1%             59      1%            186        1%          2 ,5 2 6      2%       4     1%      120      2%          378      2%         4 ,9 8 1    3%
21-25 hrs/wk                                 3        1%             27      0%              80       0%          1 ,2 5 5      1%       2     0%        56     1%          171      1%         2 ,7 3 6    2%
26-30 hrs/wk                                 0        0%             14      0%              43       0%             794        1%       4     1%        29     0%          136      1%         2 ,1 0 5    1%
30+ hrs/wk                                   3        1%             63      1%            179        1%          5 ,5 3 4      4%     23      4%      236      3%          956      6%       1 7 ,8 5 6    11%
Total          451 100%              6 ,4 0 9 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,8 4 1 1 0 0 %     1 4 1 ,8 2 7 1 0 0 %    543 100%       8 ,2 5 3 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,3 6 4 1 0 0 %   1 6 2 ,1 1 5 1 0 0 %
9g. Commuting to class                       COMMUTE 0 hrs/wk                                                 24         5%           468       7%         1 ,4 1 4      7%        2 3 ,9 3 7      14%    15      3%      434      5%        1 ,0 0 9   4%       1 8 ,9 7 6    9%
(driving, walking, etc.)                         1-5 hrs/wk                                              348       77%         4 ,4 1 7   69%         1 2 ,1 2 5   66%         8 7 ,6 4 9      61%   411      76%   5 ,6 1 7   68%     1 3 ,6 2 2   66%     1 0 1 ,2 2 4   62%
6-10 hrs/wk                                              59       13%         1 ,0 3 8   16%          2 ,9 3 1    17%         1 8 ,5 5 2      15%    89      16%   1 ,6 0 8   20%       4 ,0 8 7   21%      2 7 ,9 7 5    19%
11-15 hrs/wk                                             12         3%           296       5%            838        5%          6 ,3 6 0      5%     22      4%      403      5%        1 ,0 4 7   5%         8 ,2 6 2    6%
16-20 hrs/wk                                               8        2%           117       2%            327        2%          2 ,8 8 7      2%       5     1%      115      1%          325      2%         2 ,8 4 6    2%
21-25 hrs/wk                                               0        0%            39       1%            103        1%          1 ,0 4 1      1%       1     0%       36      1%          118      1%         1 ,1 0 0    1%
26-30 hrs/wk                                               3        1%             10      0%              37       0%             484        0%       1     0%        10     0%            46     0%            550      0%
30+ hrs/wk                                                 1        0%             43      1%            115        1%          1 ,3 4 2      1%       2     0%        57     1%          158      1%         1 ,6 1 1    1%
Total          455 100%              6 ,4 2 8 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,8 9 0 1 0 0 %     1 4 2 ,2 5 2 1 0 0 %    546 100%       8 ,2 8 0 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,4 1 2 1 0 0 %   1 6 2 ,5 4 4 1 0 0 %
10a. Spending significant                    ENVSCHOL Very little                                              2   0%                 100       2%             263       2%          2 ,4 3 8     2%      10   2%          185       2%         422       2%        3 ,4 5 8     2%
amounts of time studying                   (LAC)  Some                                                    70       16%            889     14%          2 ,4 6 6    15%         2 2 ,2 7 6      17%   108      20%   1 ,5 1 7   18%       3 ,5 1 4   18%      2 6 ,4 7 4    17%
and on academic work                              Quite a bit                                            226       51%         2 ,9 5 7   46%          8 ,0 5 0    45%         6 4 ,8 9 3      46%   258      48%   3 ,7 7 2   45%       9 ,1 8 4   45%      7 2 ,5 4 8    45%
Very much                                              155  33%              2 ,4 3 3 3 8 %           6 ,9 7 5 3 8 %         5 1 ,4 5 0 3 5 %      165  30%       2 ,7 4 4 3 5 %       7 ,1 7 0 3 5 %       5 9 ,1 1 1 3 5 %
Total          453 100%              6 ,3 7 9 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,7 5 4 1 0 0 %     1 4 1 ,0 5 7 1 0 0 %    541 100%       8 ,2 1 8 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,2 9 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 1 ,5 9 1 1 0 0 %
10b. Providing the support you               ENVSUPRT Very little                                               5        1%           169       3%            421        3%          3 ,4 9 5      3%     21      4%      450      6%        1 ,0 9 7   6%         7 ,0 2 4    5%
need to help you succeed                   (SCE)  Some                                                    69       15%         1 ,1 9 4   19%          3 ,3 8 4    19%         2 4 ,9 7 6      20%   134      25%   2 ,2 0 9   26%       5 ,4 8 1   27%      3 5 ,2 0 6    24%
academically                                      Quite a bit                                            209       47%         2 ,9 3 9   47%          8 ,0 5 6    45%         6 1 ,3 3 3      44%   249      46%   3 ,6 8 1   45%       8 ,8 2 5   43%      6 9 ,6 4 2    43%
Very much                                              169       37%         2 ,0 6 0   32%          5 ,8 3 7    33%         5 0 ,8 0 8      33%   135      25%   1 ,8 5 9   24%       4 ,8 1 4   24%      4 9 ,2 0 4    28%
Total          452 100%              6 ,3 6 2 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,6 9 8 1 0 0 %     1 4 0 ,6 1 2 1 0 0 %    539 100%       8 ,1 9 9 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,2 1 7 1 0 0 %   1 6 1 ,0 7 6 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
10c. Encouraging contact                      ENVDIVRS             Very little                                36         8%           668     11%          1 ,7 4 0    11%         1 5 ,0 1 3      12%   112      21%   1 ,5 1 9   18%       3 ,5 2 2   18%      2 5 ,6 4 5   17%
among students from                         (EEE)              Some                                      145       32%         1 ,8 6 7   29%          5 ,2 5 4    30%         4 0 ,6 7 4      29%   195      36%   2 ,7 3 1   33%       6 ,8 7 0   34%      5 2 ,1 7 4   32%
different economic, social,                                    Quite a bit                               163       36%         2 ,1 5 5   34%          5 ,9 5 2    33%         4 7 ,7 3 2      34%   158      30%   2 ,3 6 4   29%       5 ,9 4 7   29%      4 8 ,6 3 9   30%
and racial or ethnic                                           Very much                                 107       23%         1 ,6 5 8   26%          4 ,7 2 7    26%         3 7 ,0 6 4      25%    71      13%   1 ,5 8 5   20%       3 ,8 9 0   19%      3 4 ,5 6 9   21%
backgrounds                                                                               Total          451 100%              6 ,3 4 8 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,6 7 3 1 0 0 %     1 4 0 ,4 8 3 1 0 0 %    536 100%       8 ,1 9 9 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,2 2 9 1 0 0 %   1 6 1 ,0 2 7 1 0 0 %
10d. Helping you cope with                  ENVNACAD Very little                                              84       19%         1 ,5 8 3   26%          4 ,3 8 8    25%         3 1 ,0 1 4      24%   197      36%   3 ,1 6 4   38%       7 ,9 7 9   40%      5 5 ,0 7 5   36%
your non-academic                         (SCE)  Some                                                    180       40%         2 ,5 3 3   39%          7 ,1 5 2    39%         5 2 ,8 1 9      37%   230      43%   3 ,2 2 5   39%       7 ,8 0 8   38%      5 9 ,2 6 4   36%
responsibilities (work,                          Quite a bit                                             142       31%         1 ,5 8 3   25%          4 ,3 2 7    25%         3 8 ,1 5 9      26%    90      17%   1 ,3 3 7   16%       3 ,1 9 4   16%      3 1 ,5 8 5   18%
family, etc.)                                    Very much                                                46       10%            661     10%          1 ,8 4 6    11%         1 8 ,7 1 5      13%    21      4%      463      6%        1 ,2 4 0   7%       1 5 ,3 1 4    9%
Total          452 100%              6 ,3 6 0 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,7 1 3 1 0 0 %     1 4 0 ,7 0 7 1 0 0 %    538 100%       8 ,1 8 9 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,2 2 1 1 0 0 %   1 6 1 ,2 3 8 1 0 0 %
10e. Providing the support you               ENVSOCAL Very little                                             42  10%                 948 15%               2 ,5 8 0 1 5 %         2 0 ,0 2 6 1 6 %      110  20%       1 ,9 4 1 2 4 %       4 ,8 7 6 2 5 %       3 6 ,9 5 4 2 4 %
need to thrive socially                    (SCE)  Some                                                   160       36%         2 ,2 2 1   35%          6 ,2 7 7    35%         4 8 ,1 5 5      35%   234      44%   3 ,3 2 1   41%       8 ,0 7 8   40%      6 1 ,7 1 3   39%
Quite a bit                                            179       39%         2 ,2 4 6   35%          6 ,0 6 1    34%         4 8 ,2 7 1      33%   160      30%   2 ,1 7 8   26%       5 ,3 1 3   25%      4 3 ,2 7 6   26%
Very much                                               71  15%                 927 15%               2 ,7 1 8 1 6 %         2 3 ,7 6 2 1 6 %       36   7%          730       9%      1 ,9 0 3     9%      1 8 ,7 2 2 1 1 %
Total          452 100%              6 ,3 4 2 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,6 3 6 1 0 0 %     1 4 0 ,2 1 4 1 0 0 %    540 100%       8 ,1 7 0 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,1 7 0 1 0 0 %   1 6 0 ,6 6 5 1 0 0 %
10f. Attending campus events                 ENVEVENT Very little                                             18         4%           337       5%            895        6%        1 1 ,4 3 7      10%    34      6%      609      8%        1 ,8 9 5   11%      2 1 ,6 2 7   14%
and activities (special                           Some                                                   106       24%         1 ,5 1 9   24%          4 ,0 8 4    24%         3 2 ,0 7 8      24%   176      33%   2 ,3 6 8   29%       5 ,8 6 6   30%      4 5 ,9 3 7   30%
speakers, cultural                                Quite a bit                                            177       39%         2 ,6 7 2   42%          7 ,2 3 2    41%         5 4 ,1 6 9      38%   227      42%   3 ,2 9 7   40%       7 ,7 8 7   37%      5 7 ,2 4 9   35%
performances, athletic                            Very much                                              151       33%         1 ,8 3 9   29%          5 ,4 7 3    30%         4 2 ,9 5 7      28%   103      19%   1 ,9 1 4   23%       4 ,6 6 7   22%      3 6 ,0 2 9   21%
events, etc.)                                                                             Total          452 100%              6 ,3 6 7 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,6 8 4 1 0 0 %     1 4 0 ,6 4 1 1 0 0 %    540 100%       8 ,1 8 8 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,2 1 5 1 0 0 %   1 6 0 ,8 4 2 1 0 0 %
10g. Using computers in                     ENVCOMPT Very little                                                7        2%           109       2%            305        2%          3 ,0 3 7      2%       3     1%      131      2%          321      2%         2 ,9 4 6    2%
academic work                                    Some                                                     46       10%            716     10%          2 ,0 7 3    11%         1 8 ,1 7 7      13%    32       6%      701      8%       1 ,7 9 2    9%      1 4 ,7 4 1    9%
Quite a bit                                             160       35%         2 ,1 8 1   34%          5 ,8 1 7    33%         4 8 ,5 0 5      34%   142      26%   2 ,2 6 0   27%       5 ,6 7 6   28%      4 5 ,6 5 2   28%
Very much                                               238       53%         3 ,3 6 6   54%          9 ,5 3 1    54%         7 1 ,1 8 8      51%   363      67%   5 ,1 1 2   64%     1 2 ,4 7 9   61%      9 8 ,0 8 9   60%
Total          451 100%              6 ,3 7 2 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,7 2 6 1 0 0 %     1 4 0 ,9 0 7 1 0 0 %    540 100%       8 ,2 0 4 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,2 6 8 1 0 0 %   1 6 1 ,4 2 8 1 0 0 %
11a. Acquiring a broad general               GNGENLED Very little                                              7        2%            132      2%             343       2%           3 ,2 8 6       3%    11       2%      201      3%          525      3%        4 ,1 9 1    3%
education                                         Some                                                    76       18%            930     15%          2 ,5 2 8    15%         2 0 ,7 2 2      16%    94      18%   1 ,2 7 6   16%       3 ,0 8 2   16%      2 1 ,4 1 4   14%
Quite a bit                                            219       49%         2 ,7 8 8   44%          7 ,6 4 0    43%         5 9 ,5 0 2      43%   230      43%   3 ,1 6 6   38%       7 ,7 0 1   38%      5 8 ,8 4 3   38%
Very much                                              143       31%         2 ,4 3 7   38%          7 ,0 0 6    39%         5 5 ,2 2 3      38%   197      37%   3 ,4 8 2   44%       8 ,7 2 7   43%      7 5 ,0 1 1   45%
Total          445 100%              6 ,2 8 7 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,5 1 7 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,7 3 3 1 0 0 %    532 100%       8 ,1 2 5 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 3 5 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,4 5 9 1 0 0 %
11b. Acquiring job or work-                   GNWORK               Very little                                22   5%                 524       8%          1 ,5 8 0     9%        1 0 ,9 6 8     9%      21   4%          664       8%      1 ,6 1 0     8%        9 ,2 5 1     6%
related knowledge and                                          Some                                      109       24%         1 ,8 3 7   28%          5 ,2 1 1    29%         3 6 ,8 8 0      27%   116      22%   1 ,9 6 1   24%       4 ,8 8 5   24%      3 1 ,2 6 5   20%
skills                                                         Quite a bit                               189       42%         2 ,3 0 1   37%          6 ,3 7 5    36%         5 1 ,6 2 9      37%   186      35%   2 ,6 8 1   33%       6 ,6 3 1   33%      5 4 ,4 1 6   34%
Very much                                 126  28%              1 ,6 2 2 2 6 %           4 ,3 3 1 2 6 %         3 9 ,2 0 4 2 7 %      206  39%       2 ,8 0 7 3 5 %       6 ,9 0 0 3 5 %       6 4 ,7 2 7 3 9 %
Total          446 100%              6 ,2 8 4 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 9 7 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,6 8 1 1 0 0 %    529 100%       8 ,1 1 3 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 2 6 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,6 5 9 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
11c. Writing clearly and                      GNWRITE              Very little                                16         4%           348       5%            948        6%          5 ,7 0 0      5%     22      4%      334      4%          853      5%         5 ,8 4 0    4%
effectively                                                    Some                                      140       32%         1 ,5 6 3   25%          4 ,1 3 2    25%         2 8 ,3 4 7      21%   146      28%   1 ,6 9 8   21%       4 ,2 7 5   22%      2 9 ,3 9 4   19%
Quite a bit                               192       43%         2 ,5 5 2   40%          7 ,1 6 0    40%         5 7 ,7 2 0      41%   213      40%   3 ,1 9 0   39%       7 ,9 7 7   39%      6 0 ,8 9 6   38%
Very much                                  97       21%         1 ,8 2 7   29%          5 ,2 7 2    29%         4 7 ,1 1 9      33%   150      28%   2 ,8 9 9   36%       6 ,9 3 7   34%      6 3 ,6 7 9   38%
Total          445 100%              6 ,2 9 0 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,5 1 2 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,8 8 6 1 0 0 %    531 100%       8 ,1 2 1 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 4 2 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,8 0 9 1 0 0 %
11d. Speaking clearly and                     GNSPEAK              Very little                                36         9%           771     12%          1 ,9 4 2    11%         1 0 ,3 9 5      8%     29      5%      662      8%        1 ,4 9 7   8%         8 ,7 2 3    6%
effectively                                                    Some                                      156       35%         2 ,0 0 8   31%          5 ,4 0 2    31%         3 6 ,0 1 6      26%   148      28%   2 ,1 6 6   26%       5 ,2 8 0   26%      3 4 ,6 5 8   23%
Quite a bit                               166       37%         2 ,1 1 0   34%          6 ,1 8 2    35%         5 3 ,3 5 6      38%   220      41%   2 ,8 5 6   35%       7 ,3 6 8   36%      5 9 ,6 9 5   37%
Very much                                  88       19%         1 ,3 8 3   23%          3 ,9 3 4    23%         3 8 ,7 5 5      27%   135      26%   2 ,4 1 5   30%       5 ,8 4 7   29%      5 6 ,3 8 2   34%
Total          446 100%              6 ,2 7 2 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 6 0 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,5 2 2 1 0 0 %    532 100%       8 ,0 9 9 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,9 9 2 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,4 5 8 1 0 0 %
11e. Thinking critically and                 GNANALY               Very little                                 7   2%                 112       2%             344       2%          2 ,7 8 8     2%      11   2%          129       2%         351       2%        2 ,6 5 8     2%
analytically                                                   Some                                       66       16%            825     13%          2 ,4 2 7    14%         1 9 ,1 7 8      15%    83      15%     857      10%       2 ,1 9 3   11%      1 6 ,3 0 1   11%
Quite a bit                               195       43%         2 ,6 0 5   41%          7 ,2 9 2    41%         5 6 ,9 5 3      41%   194      36%   2 ,8 5 4   34%       7 ,2 8 7   36%      5 6 ,3 4 6   36%
Very much                                 175  40%              2 ,7 3 9 4 4 %           7 ,4 3 2 4 2 %         5 9 ,7 0 0 4 2 %      244  47%       4 ,2 5 6 5 4 %     1 0 ,1 6 6 5 1 %       8 4 ,1 8 1 5 1 %
Total          443 100%              6 ,2 8 1 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 9 5 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,6 1 9 1 0 0 %    532 100%       8 ,0 9 6 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,9 9 7 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,4 8 6 1 0 0 %
11f. Analyzing quantitative                  GNQUANT               Very little                                  7        2%           305       5%            786        5%          7 ,0 9 4      5%     26      5%      455      5%        1 ,0 3 1   5%         7 ,4 1 6    5%
problems                                                       Some                                       91       21%         1 ,3 5 7   21%          3 ,7 9 3    21%         3 2 ,3 5 6      23%   116      22%   1 ,7 8 4   21%       4 ,3 6 7   21%      3 3 ,0 3 8   21%
Quite a bit                               195       43%         2 ,5 0 8   41%          7 ,0 4 9    40%         5 6 ,2 3 2      41%   194      37%   2 ,7 6 5   34%       7 ,0 9 5   35%      5 7 ,9 2 8   37%
Very much                                 152       34%         2 ,0 8 6   34%          5 ,8 1 2    34%         4 2 ,5 9 7      31%   192      37%   3 ,0 8 4   40%       7 ,4 8 0   39%      6 0 ,8 0 1   38%
Total          445 100%              6 ,2 5 6 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 4 0 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,2 7 9 1 0 0 %    528 100%       8 ,0 8 8 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,9 7 3 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,1 8 3 1 0 0 %
11g. Using computing and                      GNCMPTS              Very little                                11         2%           377       6%            947        5%          7 ,2 2 6      5%     14      3%      362      4%          833      4%         5 ,8 0 5    4%
information technology                                         Some                                       68       15%         1 ,3 8 0   21%          3 ,7 5 5    20%         2 9 ,4 5 2      21%    71      13%   1 ,5 2 6   18%       3 ,7 1 7   18%      2 7 ,2 5 3   17%
Quite a bit                               187       43%         2 ,3 4 7   38%          6 ,5 6 6    37%         5 2 ,8 1 3      38%   202      38%   2 ,7 3 9   34%       6 ,9 2 2   34%      5 5 ,3 3 6   34%
Very much                                 178       40%         2 ,1 8 1   36%          6 ,2 3 7    37%         4 9 ,2 5 1      36%   246      46%   3 ,4 9 2   45%       8 ,5 7 6   44%      7 1 ,3 9 9   45%
Total          444 100%              6 ,2 8 5 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,5 0 5 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,7 4 2 1 0 0 %    533 100%       8 ,1 1 9 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 4 8 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,7 9 3 1 0 0 %
11h. Working effectively with                GNOTHERS Very little                                              6        1%            317      5%             894       5%           5 ,9 7 2       5%    13       3%      315      4%          806      4%        5 ,2 0 6    4%
others                                            Some                                                   103       23%         1 ,5 8 9   25%          4 ,4 2 0    25%         2 9 ,7 7 9      23%   106      20%   1 ,6 2 9   20%       3 ,9 8 8   20%      2 6 ,8 4 1   18%
Quite a bit                                            191       43%         2 ,4 1 5   38%          6 ,7 5 6    38%         5 5 ,0 2 4      39%   210      39%   2 ,9 6 7   36%       7 ,3 5 8   36%      5 8 ,0 2 0   36%
Very much                                              147       32%         1 ,9 6 8   31%          5 ,4 6 1    32%         4 8 ,0 4 2      33%   202      38%   3 ,2 0 9   40%       7 ,8 9 7   39%      6 9 ,7 0 4   42%
Total          447 100%              6 ,2 8 9 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,5 3 1 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,8 1 7 1 0 0 %    531 100%       8 ,1 2 0 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 4 9 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,7 7 1 1 0 0 %
11i. Voting in local, state, or               GNCITIZN             Very little                                69  17%                 986 16%               2 ,7 1 0 1 7 %         2 7 ,8 2 6 2 1 %      137  26%       1 ,9 1 2 2 4 %       4 ,8 2 7 2 6 %       4 4 ,1 2 7 2 8 %
national elections                                             Some                                      117       27%         1 ,5 3 0   25%          4 ,2 9 0    25%         3 7 ,5 5 0      27%   175      34%   2 ,3 6 3   29%       5 ,8 3 7   30%      4 7 ,1 1 5   30%
Quite a bit                               142       32%         1 ,7 8 5   29%          4 ,8 9 4    28%         3 7 ,3 1 6      27%   129      24%   2 ,0 7 5   26%       5 ,0 0 1   24%      3 5 ,8 3 4   23%
Very much                                 109  24%              1 ,8 9 7 3 0 %           5 ,3 6 7 3 0 %         3 4 ,0 1 3 2 5 %       83  16%       1 ,6 9 6 2 1 %       4 ,1 7 5 2 0 %       3 0 ,8 6 3 2 0 %
Total          437 100%              6 ,1 9 8 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,2 6 1 1 0 0 %     1 3 6 ,7 0 5 1 0 0 %    524 100%       8 ,0 4 6 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,8 4 0 1 0 0 %   1 5 7 ,9 3 9 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %            Count     %
11j. Learning effectively on                     GNINQ             Very little                                18         4%           229       4%            711        4%          5 ,9 5 7      5%     28      5%      417      5%        1 ,0 3 7   6%         8 ,1 5 2    6%
your own                                                       Some                                       81       19%         1 ,2 8 6   21%          3 ,4 7 5    21%         2 8 ,9 6 2      22%   116      22%   1 ,5 3 4   18%       3 ,7 8 8   20%      2 9 ,3 2 5   19%
Quite a bit                               206       47%         2 ,6 7 0   43%          7 ,3 6 6    42%         5 9 ,3 1 4      43%   227      43%   3 ,2 6 6   40%       7 ,9 8 6   39%      6 2 ,6 6 8   39%
Very much                                 128       29%         2 ,0 0 7   32%          5 ,6 8 8    33%         4 2 ,2 4 8      31%   153      30%   2 ,8 1 1   36%       7 ,0 0 5   35%      5 7 ,5 7 8   36%
Total          433 100%              6 ,1 9 2 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,2 4 0 1 0 0 %     1 3 6 ,4 8 1 1 0 0 %    524 100%       8 ,0 2 8 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,8 1 6 1 0 0 %   1 5 7 ,7 2 3 1 0 0 %
11k. Understanding yourself                     GNSELF             Very little                                44       10%            616     10%          1 ,7 8 5    11%         1 2 ,7 0 3      10%    66      13%     864      11%       2 ,2 6 9   12%      1 6 ,7 7 5   12%
Some                                      125       29%         1 ,6 0 9   26%          4 ,5 7 7    27%         3 3 ,8 5 2      25%   152      29%   2 ,0 3 6   25%       5 ,0 3 7   26%      3 7 ,7 9 3   25%
Quite a bit                               164       38%         2 ,2 8 1   37%          6 ,1 3 7    35%         4 9 ,6 2 0      36%   170      32%   2 ,7 9 1   35%       6 ,7 3 7   34%      5 2 ,8 0 5   33%
Very much                                 101       23%         1 ,6 6 8   27%          4 ,7 0 4    27%         4 0 ,0 6 1      29%   133      26%   2 ,3 2 1   29%       5 ,7 3 4   28%      5 0 ,1 0 0   31%
Total          434 100%              6 ,1 7 4 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,2 0 3 1 0 0 %     1 3 6 ,2 3 6 1 0 0 %    521 100%       8 ,0 1 2 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,7 7 7 1 0 0 %   1 5 7 ,4 7 3 1 0 0 %
11l. Understanding people of                  GNDIVERS             Very little                                47       11%            645     11%          1 ,7 7 1    11%         1 5 ,2 0 9      12%    86      17%   1 ,0 1 6   12%       2 ,5 1 8   13%      2 0 ,7 8 4   13%
other racial and ethnic                                        Some                                      135       31%         1 ,9 1 0   31%          5 ,4 1 9    31%         4 1 ,3 9 1      30%   193      37%   2 ,6 2 1   33%       6 ,3 5 0   32%      4 8 ,8 4 8   31%
backgrounds                                                    Quite a bit                               172       39%         2 ,1 9 0   35%          5 ,9 7 7    34%         4 7 ,0 4 7      34%   163      31%   2 ,6 2 4   33%       6 ,4 3 7   32%      5 0 ,0 0 9   32%
Very much                                  79       18%         1 ,4 4 1   23%          4 ,0 6 3    24%         3 2 ,8 9 7      24%    81      16%   1 ,7 5 9   23%       4 ,5 1 2   23%      3 8 ,2 2 9   24%
Total          433 100%              6 ,1 8 6 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,2 3 0 1 0 0 %     1 3 6 ,5 4 4 1 0 0 %    523 100%       8 ,0 2 0 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,8 1 7 1 0 0 %   1 5 7 ,8 7 0 1 0 0 %
11m.Solving complex real-                    GNPROBSV Very little                                             25   6%                 540       9%          1 ,5 6 2     9%        1 2 ,5 7 9 1 0 %       36   7%          733       9%      1 ,8 8 6 1 0 %       1 4 ,4 6 7 1 0 %
world problems                                    Some                                                   140       32%         1 ,9 8 3   32%          5 ,5 7 3    32%         4 2 ,2 4 7      31%   165      31%   2 ,2 5 1   27%       5 ,6 0 3   28%      4 2 ,9 4 8   27%
Quite a bit                                            174       40%         2 ,2 7 3   37%          6 ,2 5 5    36%         5 0 ,7 0 1      36%   193      37%   2 ,8 8 8   36%       7 ,1 5 3   36%      5 7 ,1 2 5   36%
Very much                                               96  22%              1 ,3 8 6 2 3 %           3 ,8 5 0 2 3 %         3 1 ,1 1 8 2 3 %      128  25%       2 ,1 6 2 2 8 %       5 ,1 8 4 2 7 %       4 3 ,3 9 2 2 7 %
Total          435 100%              6 ,1 8 2 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,2 4 0 1 0 0 %     1 3 6 ,6 4 5 1 0 0 %    522 100%       8 ,0 3 4 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,8 2 6 1 0 0 %   1 5 7 ,9 3 2 1 0 0 %
11n. Developing a personal                   GNETHICS              Very little                                51       12%            869     15%          2 ,3 5 5    14%         1 5 ,6 5 2      13%    78      15%   1 ,3 2 0   17%       3 ,2 4 2   17%      2 1 ,0 1 2   15%
code                                                           Some                                      134       31%         1 ,7 9 0   28%          5 ,0 7 9    29%         3 7 ,0 8 8      28%   182      35%   2 ,4 0 7   30%       5 ,8 1 5   29%      4 0 ,7 0 2   27%
of values and ethics                                           Quite a bit                               165       37%         2 ,1 6 6   35%          5 ,8 1 2    33%         4 7 ,4 8 0      34%   171      33%   2 ,4 6 2   30%       6 ,0 9 7   30%      4 9 ,3 3 9   31%
Very much                                  87       20%         1 ,3 6 7   22%          4 ,0 0 1    24%         3 6 ,3 9 7      26%    91      17%   1 ,8 3 7   23%       4 ,6 7 0   24%      4 6 ,9 0 6   28%
Total          437 100%              6 ,1 9 2 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,2 4 7 1 0 0 %     1 3 6 ,6 1 7 1 0 0 %    522 100%       8 ,0 2 6 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,8 2 4 1 0 0 %   1 5 7 ,9 5 9 1 0 0 %
11o. Contributing to the                   GNCOMMUN Very little                                               65       16%            921     16%          2 ,4 9 5    15%         2 1 ,4 6 1      18%   117      23%   1 ,5 2 9   20%       3 ,6 5 9   20%      2 7 ,7 2 6   19%
welfare                                         Some                                                     176       41%         2 ,1 6 2   35%          6 ,0 1 0    35%         4 5 ,2 6 6      34%   189      36%   2 ,8 1 9   35%       6 ,7 9 1   34%      5 0 ,5 4 1   33%
of your community                               Quite a bit                                              135       30%         1 ,9 8 1   31%          5 ,4 3 0    31%         4 2 ,5 4 2      30%   159      30%   2 ,2 6 1   28%       5 ,6 7 4   28%      4 5 ,2 7 3   28%
Very much                                                 59       14%         1 ,1 2 1   18%          3 ,2 9 4    19%         2 7 ,3 3 5      19%    57      11%   1 ,4 1 7   17%       3 ,7 0 3   18%      3 4 ,4 0 5   20%
Total          435 100%              6 ,1 8 5 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,2 2 9 1 0 0 %     1 3 6 ,6 0 4 1 0 0 %    522 100%       8 ,0 2 6 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,8 2 7 1 0 0 %   1 5 7 ,9 4 5 1 0 0 %
11p. Developing a deepened                    GNSPIRIT             Very little                               175       42%         2 ,8 9 8   47%          7 ,5 4 0    43%         4 6 ,1 4 3      36%   300      58%   4 ,7 8 8   60%     1 1 ,0 7 1   56%      6 9 ,2 7 2   47%
sense of spirituality                                          Some                                      129       29%         1 ,5 6 6   25%          4 ,5 7 7    26%         3 6 ,6 0 7      27%   115      22%   1 ,6 8 6   20%       4 ,5 2 5   22%      3 8 ,0 9 4   23%
Quite a bit                                85       19%         1 ,0 3 0   17%          3 ,0 0 7    18%         2 9 ,0 4 7      20%    71      14%     878      11%       2 ,3 7 6   12%      2 5 ,1 1 5   15%
Very much                                  46       10%            693     11%          2 ,1 2 1    13%         2 4 ,9 1 4      17%    31      6%      680      9%        1 ,8 8 2   10%      2 5 ,5 5 3   14%
Total          435 100%              6 ,1 8 7 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,2 4 5 1 0 0 %     1 3 6 ,7 1 1 1 0 0 %    517 100%       8 ,0 3 2 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,8 5 4 1 0 0 %   1 5 8 ,0 3 4 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Engagement Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE               Carnegie Class              NSSE 2009               ISU          AAUDE             Carnegie Class         NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options                 Count       %            Count      %             Count      %              Count      %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %             Count     %
12. Overall, how would you                      ADVISE             Poor                                         7        2%           298       5%            913        5%          6 ,2 2 2      5%     43      8%      848      10%       2 ,4 2 6   11%       1 4 ,1 6 1   10%
evaluate the quality of                                        Fair                                       43       10%         1 ,1 0 6   18%          3 ,2 2 4    18%         2 1 ,6 8 9      17%   113      21%   1 ,8 8 0   22%       4 ,7 7 5   23%       3 1 ,1 9 3   21%
academic advising you                                          Good                                      212       48%         2 ,9 7 8   47%          8 ,0 8 0    46%         6 5 ,1 1 5      47%   231      43%   3 ,3 2 8   41%       7 ,8 4 3   39%       6 4 ,2 5 3   40%
have received at your                                          Excellent                                 181       40%         1 ,8 8 4   30%          5 ,2 4 6    31%         4 5 ,4 4 4      31%   143      27%   2 ,0 7 1   27%       5 ,0 1 1   26%       5 0 ,2 1 7   29%
institution?                                                                              Total          443 100%              6 ,2 6 6 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 6 3 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,4 7 0 1 0 0 %    530 100%       8 ,1 2 7 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 5 5 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,8 2 4 1 0 0 %
13. How would you evaluate                   ENTIREXP              Poor                                         3        1%             79      1%            225        2%          2 ,3 4 7      2%     17      3%      149      2%          424      2%          3 ,2 6 2    2%
your entire educational                                        Fair                                       31        7%            599     10%          1 ,6 7 3    10%         1 4 ,1 4 3      11%    56      11%      849     11%       2 ,2 5 5   12%       1 7 ,5 0 7   12%
experience at this                                             Good                                      228       51%         3 ,1 0 1   49%          8 ,6 7 1    49%         6 7 ,9 5 0      50%   270      50%   3 ,8 4 0   45%       9 ,6 1 3   47%       7 4 ,1 7 6   48%
institution?                                                   Excellent                                 181       41%         2 ,4 8 7   40%          6 ,8 8 8    39%         5 3 ,9 8 0      37%   187      35%   3 ,2 9 0   42%       7 ,7 6 4   38%       6 4 ,8 6 3   38%
Total          443 100%              6 ,2 6 6 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 5 7 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,4 2 0 1 0 0 %    530 100%       8 ,1 2 8 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 5 6 1 0 0 %   1 5 9 ,8 0 8 1 0 0 %
14. If you could start over                  SAMECOLL Definitely no                                           10         2%           174      3%             505       3%           5 ,4 1 8       4%    16       3%     326       4%          880      4%         7 ,9 5 1    5%
again, would you go to the                        Probably no                                             29         7%           596     10%          1 ,6 7 5    10%         1 6 ,1 9 9      12%    60      11%     889      10%       2 ,3 7 4   12%       2 0 ,4 6 3   13%
same institution you are                          Probably yes                                           187       43%         2 ,3 6 6   38%          6 ,6 7 1    38%         5 4 ,9 0 5      40%   218      41%   3 ,0 3 8   36%       7 ,4 5 4   37%       6 0 ,8 3 6   39%
now attending?                                    Definitely yes                                         215       48%         3 ,1 3 5   50%          8 ,6 2 2    50%         6 1 ,9 8 7      44%   236      45%   3 ,8 7 4   50%       9 ,3 5 1   47%       7 0 ,5 9 6   43%
Total          441 100%              6 ,2 7 1 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 7 3 1 0 0 %     1 3 8 ,5 0 9 1 0 0 %    530 100%       8 ,1 2 7 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 5 9 1 0 0 %    1 5 9 ,8 4 6 1 0 0 %
IPEDS: 153603

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Background Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE                Carnegie Class             NSSE 2009               ISU         AAUDE              Carnegie Class        NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options               Count       %              Count      %             Count     %             Count       %     Count    %       Count    %           Count     %           Count    %
15. Age                                             AGE             19 or younger                           427       95%          5 ,8 6 6    92%        1 6 ,5 5 5    9 2 % 1 2 0 ,0 1 0         83%      1     0%        79     1%          129       1%          512      0%
20-23                                     16        4%            288        5%            681        5%         9 ,4 0 2      8%    430      81%   6 ,8 0 6   81%     1 5 ,7 0 8   7 2 % 1 0 3 ,9 3 4    61%
24-29                                      2        1%             44        1%            113        1%         3 ,3 8 2      3%     55      11%      799     11%       2 ,5 5 6   1 6 % 2 5 ,1 2 2      19%
30-39                                       1       0%              47       1%              93       1%         3 ,2 6 6      3%     29      5%      291      4%        1 ,0 2 3    7%      1 5 ,6 7 8   11%
40-55                                       1       0%              37       1%              64       1%         2 ,4 6 4      2%     13      2%      149      2%          594       4%      1 3 ,1 9 7   8%
Over 55                                   0   0%                      7     0%               14      0%         253       0%           0   0%            20      0%           76      0%      1 ,2 9 6     1%
Total          447 100%               6 ,2 8 9 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,5 2 0 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,7 7 7 1 0 0 %        528 100%       8 ,1 4 4 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 8 6 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,7 3 9 1 0 0 %
16. Your sex:                                        SEX            Male                                    210       54%          2 ,3 7 9    47%          6 ,7 0 5    47%        4 9 ,7 2 2      45%   274      57%   3 ,3 7 0   49%       8 ,2 0 6   48%      5 7 ,6 3 3   43%
Female                                  238       46%          3 ,9 0 7    53%        1 0 ,8 1 1    53%        8 9 ,1 9 4      55%   252      43%   4 ,7 7 6   51%     1 1 ,8 8 3   5 2 % 1 0 2 ,3 3 6    57%
Total          448 100%               6 ,2 8 6 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,5 1 6 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,9 1 6 1 0 0 %        526 100%       8 ,1 4 6 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 8 9 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,9 6 9 1 0 0 %
17. Are you an international                  INTERNAT No                                                   407  91%               5 ,8 7 1 9 3 %         1 6 ,6 3 3 9 5 % 1 3 0 ,3 5 4 9 4 %            494  94%       7 ,7 1 2 9 4 %     1 9 ,1 4 2 9 5 % 1 5 1 ,9 3 4 9 5 %
student or foreign                                 Yes                                                    39        9%            409        7%            836        5%         7 ,9 5 6      6%     33      6%      413      6%          895       5%       7 ,5 9 7    5%
national?                                                                                Total          446 100%               6 ,2 8 0 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 6 9 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,3 1 0 1 0 0 %        527 100%       8 ,1 2 5 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 3 7 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,5 3 1 1 0 0 %
18. What is your racial or                       RACE05             American Indian or
ethnic identification?                                          other Native                                1       0%              50       1%            123        1%         1 ,0 7 6      1%       1     0%        51     1%          132       1%       1 ,3 1 9    1%
(Select only one.)                                              American
Asian, Asian
American, or Pacific                      45      10%             843      13%          1 ,8 5 9    10%          8 ,8 6 5      7%     35      7%      882      12%       1 ,8 8 4   10%       8 ,2 4 2    6%
Islander African
Black or
American                                  10        2%            213        3%            940        5%       1 1 ,5 7 3      9%     11      2%      258      3%          968       4%      1 1 ,9 7 2   8%
White (non-Hispanic)                    355       79%          4 ,1 3 1    66%        1 1 ,7 3 9    67%        9 4 ,6 8 6      64%   416      79%   5 ,6 1 2   68%     1 3 ,8 4 3   6 7 % 1 1 2 ,3 7 5    67%
Mexican or Mexican
American                                    9       2%            239        4%            466        3%         3 ,7 6 1      4%       4     1%      186      3%          350       3%       4 ,3 0 2    4%
Puerto Rican                                2       0%             19        0%             84        0%         1 ,1 9 0      2%       1     0%       31      0%           90       0%       1 ,0 2 6    1%
Other Hispanic or                           2       0%            154        2%            603        3%         4 ,1 8 8      3%       4     1%      168      2%          628       3%       4 ,2 9 5    3%
Latino
Multiracial                                 8       2%            213        3%            571        3%         3 ,8 0 9      3%     13      2%      266      3%          650       3%       3 ,7 0 4    2%
Other                                       3       1%             95        2%            239        2%         2 ,2 7 5      2%      4      1%      131      2%          283       2%       2 ,3 4 6    2%
I prefer not to                          10   2%                  329       5%             869       5%      7 ,2 1 9     5%          39   7%          546       7%      1 ,2 3 0     6 % 1 0 ,2 0 4       7%
respond          Total                  445 100%               6 ,2 8 6 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 9 3 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,6 4 2 1 0 0 %        528 100%       8 ,1 3 1 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 5 8 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,7 8 5 1 0 0 %
19. What is your current                           CLASS            Freshman/first year                     373       84%          5 ,3 3 6    83%        1 5 ,5 2 9    8 6 % 1 1 9 ,7 7 0         83%      0     0%         6     0%            22      0%          185      0%
classification in college?                                      Sophomore                                68       15%             727      12%          1 ,6 7 9    1 1 % 1 5 ,1 2 0           14%      0     0%        35     0%            77      1%          683      0%
Junior                                      4       1%            165        3%            193        2%         1 ,9 8 5      2%     14      3%      499      6%        1 ,0 7 5    6%       8 ,3 6 8    6%
Senior                                      0       0%              35       1%              43       0%            647        1%    512      97%   7 ,4 8 7   92%     1 8 ,5 2 8   9 1 % 1 4 6 ,8 0 5    91%
Unclassified                                0       0%              28       0%              55       1%         1 ,2 3 5      1%      3       1%      115      2%          355       2%      3 ,6 9 8     3%
Total          445 100%               6 ,2 9 1 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 9 9 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,7 5 7 1 0 0 %        529 100%       8 ,1 4 2 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 5 7 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,7 3 9 1 0 0 %
20. Did you begin college at                      ENTER             Started here                            414  93%               5 ,8 7 8 9 2 %         1 6 ,5 7 8 9 3 % 1 2 5 ,8 5 0 8 9 %            339  64%       5 ,8 3 3 7 0 %     1 3 ,6 7 3 6 4 % 9 2 ,4 7 3 5 4 %
your current institution or                                     Started elsewhere                         31        7%            405        8%            911        7%       1 2 ,8 1 5      11%   190      36%   2 ,3 1 2   30%       6 ,4 0 4   36%      6 7 ,3 9 8   46%
elsewhere?                                                                               Total          445 100%               6 ,2 8 3 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 8 9 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,6 6 5 1 0 0 %        529 100%       8 ,1 4 5 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 7 7 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,8 7 1 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Background Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE                Carnegie Class             NSSE 2009               ISU         AAUDE              Carnegie Class        NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options               Count       %              Count      %             Count     %             Count       %     Count    %       Count    %           Count     %           Count    %
21. Since graduating from high VOTECH05 Vocational or
school, which of the                     technical school                                                  3       1%              65       1%            180        1%         4 ,7 6 0      4%     12      2%      213      3%          773       5%      1 1 ,8 9 3   8%
following types of schools COMCOL05 Community or junior
have you attended other                  college                                                         44      10%             486        9%         1 ,1 5 3      9%       1 1 ,6 5 0      10%   194      37%   2 ,1 1 9   30%       5 ,6 8 6   35%      5 8 ,1 9 4   41%
than the one you are           FOURYR05 4-year college other
attending now? (Select all               than this one                                                   28        6%            360        6%            930        6%       1 1 ,0 1 6      9%    116      22%   1 ,6 8 1   21%       4 ,4 7 7   23%      4 1 ,3 7 0   27%
that apply.)                     NONE05  None                                                          365       83%          5 ,3 1 8    85%        1 5 ,0 2 3    8 4 % 1 1 1 ,0 9 9         79%   256      49%   4 ,5 8 8   55%     1 0 ,6 8 5   48%      7 1 ,1 2 4   41%
OCOL1_05 Other                                                          15        3%             137       2%             320        2%      4 ,3 8 4          4%    14       3%      244      3%          638       3%      6 ,8 5 0     4%
22. Thinking about this            ENRLMENT Less than full-time                                              3        1%             129       2%             347        3%      6 ,1 6 6          6%    25       5%      691     10%       2 ,1 5 6   1 4 % 2 3 ,6 7 4      17%
current academic                         Full-time                                                     442       99%          6 ,1 5 6    98%        1 7 ,1 4 2    9 7 % 1 3 2 ,5 3 0         94%   503      95%   7 ,4 4 9   90%     1 7 ,9 0 5   8 6 % 1 3 6 ,1 3 9    83%
term...How would you                                      Total                                        445 100%               6 ,2 8 5 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 8 9 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,6 9 6 1 0 0 %        528 100%       8 ,1 4 0 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 6 1 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,8 1 3 1 0 0 %
characterize your
– enrollment?
current academic                         No                                                            434       98%          6 ,2 2 0    99%        1 7 ,2 7 5    9 9 % 1 3 0 ,7 7 8         97%   526      99%   8 ,0 5 8   99%     1 9 ,6 6 0   9 8 % 1 4 7 ,6 3 3    95%
term...Are you taking all
Yes                                                             10        2%              58       1%            175        1%         3 ,9 1 7      3%       3     1%        67     1%          332       2%       8 ,9 1 3    5%
courses entirely on-line?
(Item appeared only in the                                Total                                        444 100%               6 ,2 7 8 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 5 0 1 0 0 % 1 3 4 ,6 9 5 1 0 0 %        529 100%       8 ,1 2 5 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,9 9 2 1 0 0 % 1 5 6 ,5 4 6 1 0 0 %
online instrument.)
– Do you have any                  DISNONE No, I do not have any
disabilities? (Select all that           disabilities                                                  408       91%          5 ,7 1 2    91%        1 5 ,7 7 9    9 0 % 1 1 8 ,4 6 7         88%   466      88%   7 ,2 4 4   89%     1 7 ,7 9 7   8 9 % 1 3 7 ,4 5 6    88%
apply.) (Item appeared          DISSENSE Yes, I have a sensory
only in the online                       impairment (vision or
instrument and was                       hearing)                                                        16        4%            106        2%            349        2%         2 ,9 7 5      2%     11      2%      104      1%          292       2%       2 ,6 8 0    2%
preceded by the statement       DISMOBIL Yes, I have a mobility
"Your institution will not               impairment                                                        1       0%              20       0%              68       0%            736        1%       3     1%        37     1%          111       1%       1 ,4 0 9    1%
response to the following                disability                                                        8       2%            157        3%            429        3%         4 ,9 6 5      4%     16      3%      245      3%          643       3%       5 ,5 4 4    3%
question. Only an overall       DISMENT Yes, I have a mental
summary of responses will                health disorder                                                 10        2%            102        2%            275        1%         2 ,4 9 6      2%     12      2%      214      3%          498       3%       3 ,5 3 2    2%
be provided." Accordingly, DISOTHER Yes, I have another
this item does not appear                disability                                                        5       1%              60       1%            200        1%         2 ,1 2 6      2%       5     1%      110      1%          295       2%       2 ,8 2 2    2%
in the NSSE09 data file or      DISREFUS I choose not to                                                 8        2%             150       3%             449        3%      4 ,4 6 9          3%    23       4%      254      3%          589       3%      5 ,2 6 6     4%
23. codebook.)
Are you member of a            FRATSORO answer
No                                                            376       85%          5 ,4 1 5    86%        1 5 ,1 4 3    8 7 % 1 2 5 ,5 8 8         91%   471      89%   6 ,8 9 1   85%     1 7 ,1 8 7   8 7 % 1 4 1 ,4 7 9    89%
social fraternity or                     Yes                                                             69      15%             867      14%          2 ,3 2 5    13%        1 2 ,9 7 6      9%     57      11%   1 ,2 4 1   15%       2 ,8 6 3   13%      1 8 ,2 4 7   11%
sorority?                                                 Total                                        445 100%               6 ,2 8 2 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 6 8 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,5 6 4 1 0 0 %        528 100%       8 ,1 3 2 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 5 0 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,7 2 6 1 0 0 %
24. Are you a student-athlete       ATHLETE No                                                             430       97%          5 ,9 9 8    96%        1 6 ,5 4 5    9 6 % 1 2 2 ,6 2 7         91%   519      99%   7 ,8 8 0   97%     1 9 ,3 9 6   9 7 % 1 4 9 ,2 2 3    95%
on a team sponsored by                   Yes                                                             15        3%            280        4%            902        4%       1 5 ,7 6 8      9%       6     1%      240      3%          622       3%      1 0 ,3 2 0   5%
your institution's athletics                              Total                                        445 100%               6 ,2 7 8 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 4 7 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,3 9 5 1 0 0 %        525 100%       8 ,1 2 0 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 1 8 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,5 4 3 1 0 0 %
department?

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Background Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                          Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE                Carnegie Class             NSSE 2009               ISU         AAUDE              Carnegie Class        NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options               Count       %              Count      %             Count     %             Count       %     Count    %       Count    %           Count    %           Count    %
25. What have most of your                     GRADES04             C- or lower                               10        2%              80       1%            309        2%         2 ,6 9 2      2%       4     1%        13     0%            44     0%          387      0%
grades been up to now at                                        C                                         12        3%            168        3%            514        3%         4 ,6 6 4      4%     19      4%      122      2%          387      2%        2 ,6 1 9   2%
this institution?                                               C+                                        33        7%            259        4%            807        5%         7 ,5 8 9      6%     26       5%     234      3%           761     4%        5 ,9 9 7   4%
B-                                        35        8%            411        7%         1 ,2 3 6      8%       1 0 ,5 6 2      8%     57      11%     522      7%        1 ,4 1 0   7%      1 0 ,2 8 2   7%
B                                         94      21%          1 ,2 5 4    21%          3 ,4 7 4    20%        2 7 ,4 6 8      20%    94      19%   1 ,4 6 0   18%       3 ,9 3 7   20%     2 9 ,9 4 2   19%
B+                                        70      16%          1 ,2 2 4    20%          3 ,4 6 1    19%        2 6 ,8 3 9      19%   107      21%   1 ,6 9 5   21%       4 ,2 3 1   21%     3 2 ,2 1 4   20%
A-                                        90      20%          1 ,4 7 1    22%          3 ,7 9 9    21%        2 7 ,1 7 7      19%   114      21%   2 ,1 4 3   26%       4 ,4 9 6   22%     3 4 ,2 2 7   21%
A                                         99      22%          1 ,4 0 9    22%          3 ,8 4 6    21%        3 1 ,1 8 3      22%   105      20%   1 ,9 3 7   23%       4 ,7 6 0   24%     4 3 ,6 9 6   26%
Total          443 100%               6 ,2 7 6 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 4 6 1 0 0 % 1 3 8 ,1 7 4 1 0 0 %        526 100%       8 ,1 2 6 1 0 0 %   2 0 ,0 2 6 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,3 6 4 1 0 0 %
26. Which of the following                     LIVENOW              Dormitory or other
best describes where you                                        campus housing                          362       81%          4 ,7 8 0    75%        1 3 ,2 3 6    70%        9 1 ,1 4 9      59%    72      14%     706      7%        2 ,2 8 2   8%      2 5 ,2 2 3   11%
are living now while                                            Residence, walking
attending college?                                              distance                                  34        8%            556        9%         1 ,1 9 3      8%         8 ,6 7 9      8%    209      40%   3 ,9 7 8   48%       6 ,5 9 0   32%     3 5 ,6 0 1   22%
Residence, driving
distance                                  20        5%            734      13%          2 ,5 9 5    19%        3 2 ,4 2 6      29%   205      38%   3 ,0 2 4   40%     1 0 ,1 7 3   55%     8 5 ,3 9 6   59%
Fraternity or sorority
house                                     24        6%            107        2%            176        1%            804        1%     30      6%      260      3%          445      2%        2 ,2 8 0   1%
None of the above                           3       1%              89       1%            209        2%         4 ,7 7 7      4%     10      2%      144      2%          496      3%      1 0 ,6 1 5   6%
Total          443 100%               6 ,2 6 6 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,4 0 9 1 0 0 % 1 3 7 ,8 3 5 1 0 0 %        526 100%       8 ,1 1 2 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,9 8 6 1 0 0 % 1 5 9 ,1 1 5 1 0 0 %
27a. What is the highest level                FATHREDU Did not finish HS                                      12        3%            323        5%            858        5%       1 0 ,8 1 8      9%     18      3%      360      5%        1 ,0 1 3   6%      1 5 ,0 5 8   10%
of education that your                            Graduated from HS                                      80      18%             855      14%          2 ,8 2 4    16%        3 3 ,7 2 6      25%   124      24%   1 ,1 1 6   14%       3 ,2 3 4   17%     3 8 ,4 9 2   24%
father completed?                                 Attended, no degree                                    54      13%             702      11%          2 ,0 6 8    12%        1 8 ,9 0 2      14%    70      13%     877      11%       2 ,4 7 8   13%     2 1 ,8 9 1   14%
Completed Associate's                                  61      14%             441        7%         1 ,1 7 6      7%       1 1 ,1 3 8      8%     48      9%      487      6%        1 ,2 9 5   7%      1 2 ,6 9 7   8%
Completed Bachelor's                                 145       33%          1 ,9 0 7    30%          5 ,3 6 6    31%        3 4 ,7 2 6      25%   162      31%   2 ,4 7 8   30%       5 ,9 6 9   29%     3 8 ,5 0 2   24%
Completed Master's                                     53      12%          1 ,2 4 0    21%          3 ,1 6 7    18%        1 8 ,5 6 5      13%    60      11%   1 ,6 2 8   19%       3 ,4 7 9   17%     2 0 ,8 0 0   13%
Completed Doctorate                                    31        7%            754      12%          1 ,8 5 5    10%          8 ,7 6 5      6%     41      8%    1 ,1 2 8   14%       2 ,4 2 7   11%     1 0 ,6 8 0   7%
Total          436 100%               6 ,2 2 2 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,3 1 4 1 0 0 % 1 3 6 ,6 4 0 1 0 0 %        523 100%       8 ,0 7 4 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,8 9 5 1 0 0 % 1 5 8 ,1 2 0 1 0 0 %
27b. What is the highest level               MOTHREDU Did not finish HS                                         8       2%            253        4%            630        4%         8 ,0 5 0      7%     18      3%      336      4%          839      5%      1 2 ,0 1 9   8%
of education that your                           Graduated from HS                                       68      16%             872      14%          2 ,6 1 3    15%        2 9 ,4 9 0      22%   114      22%   1 ,1 8 8   15%       3 ,4 2 0   18%     3 8 ,8 7 6   24%
mother completed?                                Attended, no degree                                     47      11%             752      12%          2 ,3 8 6    14%        2 1 ,7 4 0      16%    60      12%     930      12%       2 ,6 5 6   14%     2 4 ,0 2 8   16%
Completed Associate's                                   81      18%             618      10%          1 ,8 6 0    11%        1 7 ,2 0 2      12%    97      18%     813      10%       2 ,1 9 9   11%     1 9 ,5 9 8   12%
Completed Bachelor's                                  156       35%          2 ,2 2 1    35%          6 ,0 2 8    35%        3 8 ,7 5 6      27%   155      30%   2 ,7 5 1   34%       6 ,4 5 4   32%     3 9 ,6 6 4   25%
Completed Master's                                      66      15%          1 ,2 3 5    20%          3 ,1 3 4    18%        1 8 ,5 8 0      13%    71      13%   1 ,6 6 0   19%       3 ,5 2 8   16%     2 0 ,8 8 6   13%
Completed Doctorate                                     12        3%            287        5%            711        4%         3 ,4 7 4      2%     10      2%      424      5%          853      4%        3 ,7 1 0   2%
Total          438 100%               6 ,2 3 8 1 0 0 %       1 7 ,3 6 2 1 0 0 % 1 3 7 ,2 9 2 1 0 0 %        525 100%       8 ,1 0 2 1 0 0 %   1 9 ,9 4 9 1 0 0 % 1 5 8 ,7 8 1 1 0 0 %

a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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NSSE 2009 Background Item Frequency Distributions a
Iowa State University
First-Year Students                                                                         Seniors

ISU                 AAUDE                Carnegie Class             NSSE 2009             ISU         AAUDE             Carnegie Class        NSSE 2009
Variable                 Response Options               Count       %              Count      %             Count     %             Count       %   Count    %       Count     %         Count     %           Count     %
28. Primary major or                          MAJRPCOL Arts and Humanities                                   44      10%              952      15%          2 ,1 1 3    12%        1 8 ,0 7 8    12%    55      10%   1 ,5 1 2    18%     3 ,0 2 5    15%     2 2 ,7 9 3    14%
expected primary major,                            Biological Science                                    38       8%              670      11%          2 ,1 5 6    12%        1 1 ,8 4 6     9%    36       7%      801      10%     2 ,1 3 6    10%     1 1 ,1 4 5     7%
in collapsed categories                            Business                                              61      14%              897      16%          2 ,2 7 0    15%        2 0 ,3 8 7    16%    66      13%   1 ,0 0 2    13%     2 ,4 8 3    13%     2 8 ,8 0 5    18%
Education                                             19       4%              207       4%             731       4%        1 2 ,4 2 8     8%    15       3%      278       4%        919       5%     1 6 ,2 4 5     9%
Engineering                                          117      29%              717      12%          1 ,9 8 0    13%          9 ,3 0 8     8%   133      27%      893      12%     2 ,1 2 7    12%       9 ,1 2 0     7%
Physical Science                                      19       5%              219       4%             717       4%          4 ,7 7 5     3%    16       3%      375       5%        839       4%       5 ,1 6 6     3%
Professional                                          29       7%              492       8%          1 ,6 3 7     9%        1 6 ,1 8 7    12%    31       6%      477       6%     1 ,5 0 7     7%     1 5 ,1 2 8     9%
Social Science                                         8       2%              902      14%          2 ,4 8 3    13%        1 6 ,6 5 0    12%    28       5%   1 ,4 6 6    18%     3 ,6 4 7    17%     2 3 ,2 8 3    14%
Other                                                 93      21%              732      12%          2 ,1 3 0    13%        1 9 ,3 2 8    16%   132      26%   1 ,2 1 2    15%     3 ,0 4 9    16%     2 5 ,9 0 4    17%
Undecided                                              8       2%              288       4%             766       4%          5 ,5 7 7     4%     0       0%          2     0%            7     0%            64      0%
Total          436     100%           6 ,0 7 6   100%        1 6 ,9 8 3   100%      1 3 4 ,5 6 4   100%   512     100%   8 ,0 1 8   100%   1 9 ,7 3 9   100%   1 5 7 ,6 5 3   100%
29. Second major or expected                   MAJRSCOL Arts and Humanities                                  30      22%              549      28%          1 ,3 7 4    26%          9 ,6 5 2    24%    27      19%      779      28%     1 ,4 7 1    25%       9 ,3 8 0    23%
second major (not minor,                            Biological Science                                    4       3%              102       5%             324       6%          1 ,6 8 4     4%     9       6%      125       5%        300       5%       1 ,5 1 6     4%
concentration, etc.) if                             Business                                             27      21%              277      16%             568      14%          5 ,1 3 2    15%    29      20%      406      16%        766      16%       6 ,6 7 3    18%
applicable, in collapsed                            Education                                             5       4%                58      3%             170       3%          2 ,7 3 1     7%     6       4%        74      3%        160       3%       3 ,3 8 1     7%
categories                                          Engineering                                           1       1%                68      4%             199       5%             843       3%     7       5%        39      2%        125       2%          618       2%
Physical Science                                      3       2%              144       7%             334       7%          2 ,2 7 9     7%    12       8%      211       9%        419       9%       2 ,3 7 6     7%
Professional                                          7       5%                98      4%             360       7%          2 ,6 6 0     7%     4       3%        89      3%        263       5%       1 ,8 3 5     5%
Social Science                                       22      17%              430      21%          1 ,0 5 6    19%          6 ,0 9 3    16%    26      18%      656      23%     1 ,3 3 8    23%       7 ,3 5 7    19%
Other                                                26      20%              199      10%             520      11%          4 ,7 4 9    14%    22      16%      289      11%        590      11%       5 ,2 2 5    14%
Undecided                                             5       4%                36      2%             106       2%          1 ,1 1 5     3%     2       1%        10      0%          45      1%          531       2%
Total          130     100%           1 ,9 6 1   100%          5 ,0 1 1   100%        3 6 ,9 3 8   100%   144     100%   2 ,6 7 8   100%     5 ,4 7 7   100%     3 8 ,8 9 2   100%
–   Institution reported:                       GENDER             Male                                    245      55%           2 ,7 6 5    48%          7 ,7 2 0    48%        5 7 ,7 0 7    46%   319      58%   3 ,7 7 8    49%     9 ,1 6 0    49%     6 3 ,9 2 4    44%
Gender                                                         Female                                  275      45%           4 ,4 7 5    52%        1 2 ,3 4 8    52%      1 0 2 ,5 2 8    54%   289      42%   5 ,3 2 0    51%   1 3 ,0 8 6    51%   1 1 1 ,4 0 4    56%
Total          520     100%           7 ,2 4 0   100%        2 0 ,0 6 8   100%      1 6 0 ,2 3 5   100%   608     100%   9 ,0 9 8   100%   2 2 ,2 4 6   100%   1 7 5 ,3 2 8   100%
–   Institution reported: Race                ETHNICIT             African American/                         9       2%              229       4%          1 ,1 6 3     6%        1 3 ,4 7 0    10%    15       3%      193       2%     1 ,0 2 9     5%     1 2 ,6 9 8     8%
or ethnicity                                                   Black
Am. Indian/Native                         2       0%                74      1%             158       1%          1 ,1 1 2     1%     2       0%        66      1%        164       1%       1 ,3 8 2     1%
Amer.
Asian/Pacific Islander                   19       4%              737      11%          1 ,9 3 6     9%          8 ,1 9 8     6%    19       3%      700      10%     1 ,9 2 4     9%       7 ,7 9 3     6%
Caucasian/White                         410      78%           4 ,4 1 0    69%        1 3 ,0 8 4    69%        9 9 ,8 8 2    64%   498      82%   5 ,2 9 5    72%   1 4 ,5 9 8    70%   1 1 7 ,3 4 3    68%
Hispanic/Latino                          19       3%              505       8%          1 ,4 4 1     8%        1 0 ,5 5 0     9%    12       2%      418       7%     1 ,2 8 5     8%     1 0 ,6 8 4     9%
Other                                     0       0%                39      1%             171       1%          1 ,5 5 1     1%     0       0%        75      1%        203       1%       1 ,5 0 7     1%
Foreign                                  42       8%              314       5%             451       3%          3 ,8 0 4     3%    28       5%      263       4%        369       2%       3 ,4 1 7     2%
Multi-racial                              0       0%                  3     0%               70      0%             582       0%     0       0%        17      0%          93      0%          456       0%
Unknown                                  19       4%              192       3%             857       3%        1 0 ,4 2 9     6%    34       6%      276       3%        786       3%       9 ,6 8 6     5%
Total          520     100%           6 ,5 0 3   100%        1 9 ,3 3 1   100%      1 4 9 ,5 7 8   100%   608     100%   7 ,3 0 3   100%   2 0 ,4 5 1   100%   1 6 4 ,9 6 6   100%
–   Institution reported:                    ENROLLMT Part-time                                              1       0%              168       3%             459       4%          8 ,6 0 9     8%    50       7%      660       9%     2 ,2 6 4    15%     2 7 ,8 9 0    20%
Enrollment status                                 Full-time                                            519     100%           7 ,0 7 2    97%        1 9 ,6 0 9    96%      1 5 1 ,6 2 6    92%   558      93%   8 ,4 3 8    91%   1 9 ,9 8 2    85%   1 4 7 ,4 3 8    80%
Total          520     100%           7 ,2 4 0   100%        2 0 ,0 6 8   100%      1 6 0 ,2 3 5   100%   608     100%   9 ,0 9 8   100%   2 2 ,2 4 6   100%   1 7 5 ,3 2 8   100%
IPEDS: 153603
a Column percentages are weighted by gender, enrollment status, and institutional size. Counts are not weighted so one cannot calculate the column percentages directly from the counts.
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