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Inspired by and Committed to Community Colleges
Registration for SENSE 2023 is now open!
The upcoming national fall survey will include a free special-focus module on students’ mental health and well-being.

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.

Mission Critical - The Role of Community Colleges in Meeting Students Basic Needs

Report on Community College Basic Needs

Mission Critical: The Role of Community Colleges in Meeting Students’ Basic Needs explores housing and food insecurity among community college students and highlights the struggle many students experience. The data presented in this report are based on a survey administered in spring 2021 to over 80,000 community college students from 194 institutions across the United States.

Report cover for Listen to Me - Community College Students Tell Us What Helps Them Persist

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.