Survey says that students at Southeastern Oklahoma State University are satisfied the university is meeting and, in many cases, exceeding their expectations. In fact, student satisfaction is higher at Southeastern when compared to results nationally at other four year institutions.
The Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory was administered to 447 Southeastern students in the spring and fall of 2012. The SSI is one tool utilized in assessing student satisfaction and priorities among various categories.
When asked if their college experience has met their expectations so far, 88 percent of Southeastern respondents said expectations were met or exceeded, compared to the national satisfaction average of 84%.
According to the survey results, Southeastern students listed the following categories as most important: Academic Advising, Instructional Effectiveness, Safety and Security, Registration Effectiveness, Recruitment and Financial Aid. In all five areas, Southeastern rated above the national average in satisfaction percentages.
Southeastern students also gave high marks in such categories as Concern for the Individual, Student Centeredness, Registration Effectiveness, Recruitment and Financial Aid, Campus Life, and Service Excellence.
"I think these survey results confirm that our students are pleased with the quality of educational opportunities they are being afforded at the university," said Southeastern President Larry Minks. "We strive to provide an environment and support system that assists students in reaching their highest level of potential, both in and out of the classroom. As we recruit new students, we emphasize the importance of the individual attention they will receive from their professors and advisers at Southeastern."