Cohort Data Overview

Overview

About the Online Reporting System
CCSSE 2017 Cohort Overview
Student Respondent Profile
CCSSE Sampling
Communications Tools

Welcome to the online reporting system for the 2017 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE).

About the Online Reporting System

The online reporting system contains multiple resources for colleges to utilize in accessing and understanding their institutional report results. Brief descriptions of information contained within the options in the left vertical navigation bar are outlined below:

Understanding Survey Results: This page provides basic information about excluded respondents, types of available institutional reports, weighting, and student-level breakout definitions.

Standard Reports: This page contains the college’s standard 2017 Institutional Reports and data file.

Custom Report Requests: This page provides colleges an opportunity to request custom benchmark, means, and frequency reports with optional comparisons and breakouts.

Completed Report Requests: Custom reports will be housed on this page for fifteen calendar days from the date of report creation.

Faculty Survey (CCFSSE) Reports: This page contains frequency reports for colleges that participated in CCFSSE and example reports for those that did not.

Online Student Survey (SOSE) Reports: This page contains frequency reports for colleges that participated in SOSE.

Feedback: The Center welcomes college feedback on the CCSSE online reporting system—how it has worked for you and what you would like to see in the future. The Center will periodically roll out new features as they are developed. If you have questions or concerns while using the online reporting system, you may also e-mail the Center.

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CCSSE 2017 Cohort Overview

2017 marked the first administration of the Center's refreshed CCSSE survey instrument. As a result, CCSSE 2017 utilizes a single-year cohort (2017 CCSSE participant colleges only) in all of its data analyses, including the computation of benchmark scores. This cohort is referred to as the 2017 CCSSE Cohort. The 2017 CCSSE Cohort includes 297 institutions from 40 states and one Canadian province. One hundred thirty-five are classified as small (<4,500), 74 as medium (4,500-7,999), 63 as large (8,000-14,999), and 25 as extra-large institutions (15,000+) credit students. The 2018 CCSSE cohort will include participant colleges from 2017 and 2018, and in 2019 CCSSE cohorts will return to the Center's customary three-year cohort model.

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Student Respondent Profile

Characteristics of 2017 Cohort Respondents

Student Characteristic
Survey Respondents
All Students at CCSSE Member Colleges

Enrollment Status
   Full-time students
   Part-time students

 
71%
29%
 
40%
60%

Gender Identity
   Man/Male
   Woman/Female
   Other & I Prefer Not To Respond

 
42%
53%
4%
 
42%
58%
N/A

Race/Ethnicity
   White
   Black or African American
   Hispanic or Latino
   American Indian or Alaskan Native
   Asian
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
   Two or more
   Race or Ethnicity Unknown1
   International Student or Non-resident Alien

54%
9%
13%
1%
3%
<1%
8%
7%
4%

61%
12%
14%
2%
3%
<1%
3%
4%
1%

Age
   18-19
   20-21
   22-24
   25-29
   30-39
   40-49
   50-64
   65+

32%
24%
14%
11%
10%
4%
2%
<1%

25%
16%
12%
12%
12%
6%
3%
<1%

1"Other" and "I prefer not to respond" responses combined.

Percentages may not total 100% in each category due to missing data and/or rounding.

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CCSSE Sampling

In CCSSE sampling procedures, students are sampled at the classroom level. As a result, full-time students, who by definition are enrolled in more classes than part-time students, are more likely to be sampled. To adjust for this sampling bias, a statistical weighting procedure is applied to CCSSE results when analysis contains both full-time and part-time students. Weighting is uniquely calculated for each institution and is based on the most recent publicly available IPEDS enrollment figures. As an additional option, colleges can choose to produce reports via the Custom Report Requests page with the statistical weighting feature disabled if they feel this is more appropriate. More information on weighting can be found on the Understanding Survey Results page.

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Communication Tools

The Center has created a variety of tools for colleges to utilize in working with their data and sharing their institutional results. These resources are available in the Tools section of the CCSSE website, including two key communication templates, the CCSSE Drop-In Overview Report Template and the CCSSE Drop-In Overview Presentation Template.

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Center for Community College Student Engagement
—a Research and Service Initiative—
Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Administration  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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