UHV ranks No. 1 in Texas for satisfaction among seniors
By FROM NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 23, 2010 at 5:23 a.m.
Results of other survey questions
93 percent said they increased their skills in analytical and critical thinking.
89 percent said the university contributed substantially to acquire better writing skills.
86 percent said they have a good relationship with other students.
81 percent were satisfied with the quality of academic advising they received.
77 percent indicated they have a good relationship with faculty.
76 percent indicated UHV provides the support they need to help them succeed academically.
The University of Houston-Victoria received the highest score in the state concerning satisfaction of senior students in the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement.
The survey, administered at over 1,000 institutions across the country, polled seniors by asking if they were given the chance to start over, would they choose the same institution.
Of UHV survey participants who answered, 96 percent said that they would choose UHV again. At Texas A&M, 91 percent said yes, while 90 percent said yes at Texas State University and the University of Texas-Austin.
UHV Interim President Don Smith said he was glad to see the university's efforts paying off in student satisfaction.
"We know we have quality faculty and staff at UHV and they work hard daily to provide students with effective instruction and support," said Smith. "I am greatly impressed and gratified that so many of our students appreciate their efforts and recognize the quality of education they receive at UHV."
The survey also indicated that 94 percent of students thought their educational experience was "good" or "excellent."
NSSE collects information on students' perception of their participation in a variety of activities, the institutional environment and their personal growth since attending the institution. Universities where students did not take part in the surveys were not included in the results. Not all students responded to invitations to submit survey answers.
NSSE survey answers for UHV and other universities and colleges are online at www.collegeportraits.org/TX/UHV/student_experiences.