Wittenborg Does Well in National Student Survey
Results from the National Student Survey 2011 (Nationale Studentenenquête 2011) show that students of Wittenborg University Business School in Apeldoorn are satisfied with the education they get, their school itself, and the city in which they study. Looking at the mean national results, Wittenborg scored above-average.
Wittenborg Business School scored above-average in 12 out of 15 categories. The table and graph displayed below show the scores. The scale of the scores ranged from 0 to 5 (best). Converting the scores to a scale of 1 to 10 and combining all categories, Wittenborg University scores a 7,0 average (national average = 6,8). Although this is a good result, Wittenborg Business School strives to heighten this mark to a 7,5 next year.
As shown in the table displayed above and the graph shown underneath, different aspects of higher education were dealt with in the questionnaire. Specific points in which Wittenborg excels (with scores more than 0,3 points above-average, on a scale of 1 to 5) are the suitability of classrooms (3,78 – 0,33 above-average), the information on rules and procedures (3,65 – 0,48), the availability of work spaces (3,6 – 0,62) and the information about outcomes of educational evaluations.
Other categories in which Wittenborg scored above-average are: the connection between the programmes of Wittenborg Business School and programmes on secondary school level, the level of contact between students and industry, the quality level of work placement guidance, class schedules, and the way in which Wittenborg deals with complaints and problems. Wittenborg University students also value the availability and affordability of living space in Apeldoorn. This positive judgement might be the result of the joint commitment of Wittenborg and the local Apeldoorn government for student housing and the related housing services.
The National Student Survey involves large-scale national research, organized by Studiekeuze123, carried out by the independent research agency ResearchNed and commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the higher education institutions, in which every year, all students within higher education are invited to cast their opinion on the programme(s) of their university.