National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asks students at hundred of colleges and universities to reflect on the time they devote to various learning activities.  The topics explored are linked by previouse research on student success in college.  The statistics below are based on responses to the survey from RMU freshmen and seniors in February 2011.

10 Ways RMU Students are Engaged


1. Experienced Communicators
  Almost ALL of our freshmen (99%) and seniors (100%) have made a class presentation.
2. Career Readiness
  94% of seniors report that they acquired some job or work-related skills while attending RMU, and 94% report working to solve complex real-world problems.
3. Experience Before Graduation
  92% of RMU seniors report that they participated or plan to participate in an internship or other field experience.*


4. Building Strategies for Success
  97% of freshmen and 97% of seniors receive prompt feedback from faculty on academic performance.
5. Experiencing Collegiality
  Students rate the quality of student-faculty interaction at RMU higher than students at peer colleges and universities.*
6. Making it About the People
  RMU students rate the quality of relationships with other students, faculty members and administrative personnel higher than students at peer colleges and universities.*
7. Hard Work Paying Off
  Almost all freshmen and seniors report working harder than they thought they could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations.
8. Students Speak Up
  75% of freshmen and 79% of seniors say they often ask questions or contribute to class discussions.
9. Services to Promote Learning
  95% of seniors report that RMU provides the support they need to help them succeed academically.


10. Students Choose Robert Morris
  Most freshmen and seniors report that if they could start over again, they would still choose to go to RMU!


 *Peer institutions include other private, not-for-profit colleges and universities selected for comparison by Robert Morris University


Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.