The 2014 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asked that how many hours first-year (N=458) and senior students (N=469) spend in a typical 7-day week doing different activities. An image above (move your mouse over the image and click to enlarge it) shows that both of them spend their most time in preparing for class, including studying, reading, writing, doing homework or lab work, analyzing data, rehearsing and other academic activities. First-year students and senior students spend similar time in preparing for class, relaxing, and socializing. Senior students spend more time than first-year students in working on campus for pay, doing community service or volunteer work, and participating in co-curricular activities.
DataBytes is presented by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning