Students Score E&H High On Engagement Survey

Posted on: Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Brent Treash
In a recent survey conducted by the National Survey of Student Engagement, 92 percent of E&H first-year students said rated their overall experience at Emory & Henry as excellent or good. This compares to the 88 percent average rating by students at all other private colleges and universities in the Southeast.

Emory & Henry College students outpace students at other private schools in the southeastern United States in rating their satisfaction with their institution.

In a recent survey conducted by the National Survey of Student Engagement, 92 percent of E&H first-year students said rated their overall experience at Emory & Henry as excellent or good. This compares to the 88 percent average rating by students at all other private colleges and universities in the Southeast.

For seniors attending Emory & Henry, the percentage of students rating their college experience as excellent or good is 94 percent, compared to an average among private schools in the Southeast of 89 percent.

When asked if they “definitely” or “probably” would attend Emory & Henry again, 86 of first-year students and 92 percent of seniors said yes. These totals compare to 83 percent and 82 percent respectively in the Southeast.

Emory & Henry is committed to an experience that transforms students by encouraging them to not only think critically, but also to act on what they have learned – for themselves and their communities. Our students find tremendous satisfaction through this experience.Dr. Dave HaneyVice President for Academic Affairs

The survey also asked seniors to rank the gains they have made in specific areas of academic performance. Eighty-seven percent of seniors said Emory & Henry improved their critical thinking skills “very much” or “quite a bit.” Eighty-one percent gave the same high scores in the areas of writing and speaking clearly and effectively.

In addition, seventy-five percent of E&H senior said Emory & Henry was “very much” and “quite a bit” helpful to them in acquiring job and work-related knowledge and skills.

The NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in activities and programs that promote their learning and personal development. Institutions use this date to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience that can be improved through changes in policy and practice.


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