NSSE - Supportive Campus Environment

Students perform better and are more satisfied at colleges that are committed to their success and cultivate positive working and social relations among different groups on campus. Compared to a national sample of Master’s institutions, UW-L freshmen’s ratings of Supportive Campus Environment rank at the 31st percentile; seniors’ ratings rank at the 27th percentile.

 

UW-L

UW-System

Carnegie Peers

 

Meana

Mean

Effect Sizeb

Mean

Effect Size

Freshmen

61.0

59.4*

.09

60.3

 

Seniors

63.0

57.6***

.30

57.3***

.29

a Scores are averages based on a 100 point scale on which higher scores indicate higher levels of endorsement.  * = p < .05, ** = p < .01, *** = p < .001
b Effect size indicates “practical significance” of the mean difference.  In practice, an effect size of .2 is considered small, .5 moderate, and .8 large.  Effect sizes below .2 generally do not suggest means are practically significant.

Supportive Environment Graph

Data based on 2008 NSSE. UW-L First-Year n = 882, Senior n = 983.

Supportive Campus Environment Items

  • Campus environment provides the support you need to help you succeed academically
  • Campus environment helps you cope with your nonacademic responsibilities (work, family, etc.)
  • Campus environment provides the support you need to thrive socially
  • Quality of relationships with other students
  • Quality of relationships with faculty members
  • Quality of relationships with administrative personnel and offices