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

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

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

2016 NSSE Sample Characteristics

2014 NSSE Sample Characteristics

2012 NSSE Sample Characteristics

NSSE Snapshots provide an overview of key findings related to student engagement at NEIU.
Recent Northeastern Snapshots:

2018 NEIU Snapshots

2016 NEIU Snapshots

2014 NEIU Snapshots

NSSE provides "A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College," available in English and Spanish at NSSE Guide, for prospective college students. The Pocket Guide provides a roadmap of important questions all prospective students should ask about institutions that they might attend, and aligns with NSSE survey items. Answers to those questions from the Northeastern NSSE results:

2018 NEIU Pocket Guide Answers

2016 NEIU Pocket Guide Answers

2014 NEIU Pocket Guide Answers

2012 NEIU Pocket Guide Answers

Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) Faculty Survey

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

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

HERI Faculty Survey 2010-11

Northeastern Illinois University Graduating Student Exit Survey

Since December 2016, Northeastern has conducted an Exit Survey of graduating students. The Exit Survey includes questions regarding satisfaction with and preparation by the university and major departments, upcoming career and education plans, use and effectiveness of NEIU services, and interest in staying connected through Alumni Relations. Summary reports for surveys are provided below:

NEIU Exit Survey May 2018

NEIU Exit Survey December 2017

NEIU Exit Survey May 2017

NEIU Exit Survey December 2016

Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Survey

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

                                                           Year Survey is Administered

             2012             2013             2014             2015               2016        2017
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By College 2012