Institutional Assessment and Accreditation

Assessment is an integral part of the management of resources at the University of Montana. The University informs its planning and budget processes and ensures accountability through institutional assessment and programmatic assessment.

University of Montana Accreditation

The University's Assessment work is tied closely to our accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities.

Academic Assessment

Institutional Data Reporting

For the purposes of comparison and assessment, the University Data Office continually compares institutional data with national benchmarks.

National Survey of Student Engagement

Every few years, UM participates in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

At University of Montana we want our students to have the best educational experience possible, and the NSSE helps by providing vital information about activities in and out of the classroom. Surveys are open to first-year and senior students.

  • NSSE 2022
    • In appreciation for participating in the 2022 NSSE, we are entering all students who complete the survey into a drawing for 1 of 10 Downtown Missoula gift cards worth $100 each.
    • The survey will be sent to students on Monday, April 4th, and then reminders will be sent throughout the month.

Additional Assessment