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Colleges can still register to administer CCSSE 2023!
The upcoming national spring survey will include a free special item set focused on students’ mental health and well-being. Registration closes October 31, 2022.

CCCSE’s Mission

By delivering “aha” moments about the student experience based on insights that matter, CCCSE assists institutions and policymakers in using information to promote improvements in student learning, persistence, and attainment.

 

Student and Faculty Voices: The Impact of Student Engagement

Please see CCCSE’s YouTube channel to watch community college students, faculty, and staff speak about their experiences.

Center Updates
  • CCCSE pens new article: CCCSE at 20 years: What We’ve Learned and Where We’re Headed.
  • CCCSE receives grant from The Kresge Foundation to explore student mental health and well-being.
  • The Kresge Foundation announces Executive Director Linda García as a Thrive Leader Network member.
  • CCCSE to launch pilot survey focused on dual enrollment students this fall.
  • Check out Diverse-CCCSE podcast series on community college leadership.
  • Research Affiliate Program aims to increase community college visibility in the field.
  • Report cover for Listen to Me - Community College Students Tell Us What Helps Them Persist

    CCCSE Releases Report on What Helps Community College Students Persist

    Roughly 40 percent of community college students do not persist from their first fall enrollment to the following fall.* A new report released by CCCSE, Listen to Me: Community College Students Tell Us What Helps Them Persist, shares the voices of students to highlight the triggers that might lead to student attrition as well as the leverage points that can change those outcomes.

    *National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. (June 2022). Persistence and retention: Fall 2020 beginning postsecondary student cohort.
    https://nscresearchcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/PersistenceRetention2022.pdf

    The Continued Impact of COVID-19 on Community College Students

    Report on Continued Impact of COVID-19 on Community College Students

    With survey findings collected from over 120,000 students across 273 colleges during the spring of 2021, The Continued Impact of COVID-19 on Community College Students highlights the ways in which the pandemic is still affecting some groups of community college students more than others.

    Report cover for The Impact of COVID-19 on Entering Students in Community Colleges

    Report on Impact of COVID-19 on Entering Students in Community Colleges

    With survey findings collected from entering students across 38 colleges during the fall of 2020, The Impact of COVID-19 on Entering Students in Community Colleges illustrates that while most surveyed students’ plans about the college they attended and their chosen pathway of study did not change as a result of the pandemic, COVID-19 did create challenges for the most vulnerable students.