Survey Data and Focus Group Reports


  • Noel-Levitz Higher education consulting for enrollment and student success
    A recognized leader in higher education consulting, Noel-Levitz is committed to helping institutions meet their goals for enrollment and student success. During our 40-year history, more than 3,000 campus clients throughout North America and beyond have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
  • Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
    A survey of new students and their experiences in the first few weeks of attending a college. During the first month of college, the SENSE is administered to collect data about institutional practices and student behaviors that may affect student success in the first year of college. 
  • Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
    In 2008, The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education established the Center for Community College Student Engagement—formerly known as the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)—as the umbrella organization for survey research, focus group work, and related services for community and technical colleges interested in improving educational quality through strengthened student engagement and student success. The Center operates as a research and service initiative of the Program for Higher Education Leadership (PHEL).

    Since 2001, major grants from The Kresge Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, Houston Endowment Inc., MetLife Foundation, and The Pew Charitable Trusts have supported the work.

    In August 2008, the Center moved to an off-campus building near The University of Texas to accommodate growing operational needs related to the large numbers of colleges participating in the work.CCSSE remains the Center's flagship survey as the Center continues quantitative and qualitative work with community colleges across the United States, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, the Northern Marianas, and the Marshall Islands.

    The organization has grown to include a staff of professionals with a wide variety of skills, plus doctoral interns, doctoral research assistants, and undergraduate student workers serving more than 800 different community colleges. Since 2002, the Center has surveyed more than 1,590,000 community college students cumulatively representing a total credit enrollment of more than 5.4 million students. Member colleges represent more than 69 percent of U.S. community colleges (1,100+ accredited, public associate-degree-granting institutions).