NSSE was administered electronically in Spring 2014 to freshmen and seniors. Of respondents, 480 were first-year students, while 550 were seniors, constituting a 19% response rate for each class standing level.
- UAB students report more frequent diverse interactions with people of different racial/ethnic and economic backgrounds than all of their NSSE comparison group peers.
- Sixty-three percent of UAB first-year students and 57% of seniors report that the institution either “very much” or “quite a bit” encourages contact among students from different backgrounds.
- UAB first-year students consistently report taking more courses with a service-learning component, compared to their peers at other institutions. Sixty-two percent of UAB first-year students report taking at least some courses involving service-learning.
- Eighty percent of UAB first-year students and 84% of UAB seniors report better than average quality interactions with other students.
- Sixty percent and 63%, respectively, of UAB first-year students and seniors report high levels of academic challenge.
- Seven percent of UAB Seniors have completed or are currently participating in study abroad, while 45% of UAB Seniors have completed or are currently participating in an internship, co-op, field experience, student teaching, or clinical placement.
- Eighty-four percent of first-years and 80% of seniors responded they “probably” or “definitely would” attend UAB again.
- UAB students reported they spend more time working and caring for dependents than their NSSE comparison peer groups.