Survey of Online Student Engagement

Survey of Online Student Engagement

The Survey of Online Student Engagement (SOSE) is an online companion to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). SOSE helps community and technical colleges gather engagement data from online-only students at their institutions by asking questions that focus on aspects of student engagement in the online learning environment.

Students taking at least some classes on campus are able to report on their student engagement experience in terms of face-to-face interactions, use of physical campus services and facilities, etc. Students taking courses only online interface with the collge and with their courses in different ways, and these differences are reflected in the SOSE survey items.

With a flat-rate fee regardless of college size, SOSE is an affordable way for colleges to gain information about this unique population of students.

SOSE's Survey Instrument

2017 and beyond

Survey of Online Student Engagement FAQs

SOSE Frequently Asked Questions

Example Reports

All Students

Part-Time & Full-Time (Enrollment Status)


Proceeds may be used in general support of the Program in Higher Education Leadership and the College of Education.
Center for Community College Student Engagement
—a Service and Research Initiative—
Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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