CCSSE Survey Reports


The Community College Survey of Student Engagement


The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) is a product and service of the Center for Community College Student Engagement in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at  the University of Texas at Austin.


CCSSE was launched in 2001, in response to a recognized need for a student engagement survey specifically designed for community and technical colleges with the intention of producing new information about community college quality and performance that would provide value to institutions in their efforts to improve student learning and retention, while also providing policymakers and the public with more appropriate ways to view the quality of undergraduate education.

CCSSE provides information on student engagement, a key indicator of learning and, therefore, of the quality of community colleges. The survey, administered to community college students, asks students about their college experiences - how they spend their time; what they feel they have gained from their classes; how they assess their relationships and interactions with faculty, counselors, and peers; what kinds of work they are challenged to do; how the college supports their learning; and so on. These questions help assess institutional practices and student behaviors that are correlated highly with student learning and student retention.

Click the links below to access the most recent CCSSE reports.  

CCSSE 2017 Key Findings

CCSSE 2017 Benchmarks 

CCSSE 2017 Special Focus Items 

CSSEE 2017 Academic Advising and Planning

CSSEE 2017 Main Survey