The National Student Survey (NSS), a high-profile census of nearly half a million UK students and 325 institutions, released its 2015 results earlier this week and has ranked online education provider University of Essex Online as one of the top in the UK with 95% overall student satisfaction.
The highest ranked universities in the poll also earned 95%.
The NSS is an independent and widely-recognised annual student census completed by students at all publicly-funded Higher Education Institutions in the UK. The survey measures various aspects of each course through multiple-choice questions and student comments.
University of Essex Online provide online undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses to both UK and international students.
The breakdown of this result shows that students also rated all the specific areas of their experience very highly, with ‘assessment and feedback’, ‘organisation and management’ and ‘academic support’ receiving satisfaction results at least 10% higher than the sector average.
David Dixon, Academic Director for University of Essex Online said: “We are extremely pleased and honoured to receive this result. Every member of staff at University of Essex Online, from our dedicated team of Student Support Advisers to our experienced tutors, has worked extremely hard to create a rewarding and enjoyable learning environment for our online students. This result reinforces our reputation as a top higher education provider.
University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, an experienced online learning provider. The University and Kaplan have developed their partnership since 2007 to offer high quality online courses.