Rhode Island College regularly assesses the quality of student life by soliciting feedback directly from students. In the Spring of 2007, the College administered The National Survey of Student Engagement to a random sample of RIC freshmen and seniors. (NSSE) obtains, on an annual basis, information from hundreds of four-year colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Survey items on The National Survey of Student Engagement represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education, and they correlate with academic success, retention and graduation.
The following link to the College's Portrait includes information (on page 4 of the Portrait) regarding the student responses to the National Survey of Student engagement: