In accordance with Oregon Tech's strategic goal of prioritizing student and graduate success in every decision or action at every level of the university, the student experience is evaluated in part by The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Oregon Tech has participated in this survey in 2015, 2018, and 2021. 

Assessment Cycles
Instruments Cycle of Assessment Last Administered Next Administered Responsible Office
New Students
Math/writing placement exams Every term     Student Success Center
Enrolled Students
NSSE/FSSE Three years Spring 2021 Spring 2024 Academic Excellence
Oregon Tech ISLOs Every year     Academic Excellence
Student Exit Surveys Every year     Academic Excellence


Frequently Asked Questions

Since 2000, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has gathered data on first-year and senior student experience across US and Canadian colleges and universities. The experience includes the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities, and how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities. More detailed information is available at  

During survey years, the survey invitation is sent via email to first-year and senior undergraduate students who took courses in both fall and winter terms, using your Oregon Tech email address. The NSSE survey link in each email is unique to the recipient. By clicking on the link, you will be directed to the actual survey hosted by NSSE.

Oregon Tech encourages students to participate in completing this survey to provide valuable feedback used to help improve student success and the undergraduate experience. Oregon Tech has used this data to identify aspects of the student experience that can be improved through changes in policy and practices; how students spend their time; and what they gain from their experiences. 

2017 NSSE Results Board Presentation

Please be assured that your answers are confidential. No individual's answers will ever be identified in any report. You can withdraw by signing off at any time with no impact on your academic standing.