Santa Clara University

National Survey of Student Engagement at Santa Clara University

Academic and Personal Development Comparisons

When respondents were asked how much their educational experience helped them acquire the following skills, the following percentages replied “very much.”


Acquiring a broad general education

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
55%
40%
62%
47%

Acquiring job or work-related knowledge and skills

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
35%
29%
44%
42%

Writing clearly and effectively

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
44%
36%
49%
42%

Thinking critically and analytically

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
60%
45%
66%
54%

Analyzing quantitative problems

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
42%
34%
55%
42%

Working effectively with others

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
44%
35%
57%
45%

Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
26%
24%
34%
26%

Developing a personal code of values and ethics

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
35%
27%
48%
32%

Contributing to the welfare of their community

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
31%
20%
39%
23%

Developing a deepened sense of spirituality

Response
Santa Clara FY Students
NSSE 2012
Santa Clara Seniors
NSSE 2012
Very Much
19%
17%
24%
16%