Institutional Assessment

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

Interactive workbook of CCSSE 2015 and 2017 data available here:
Discussion and Decision Dataset--CCSSE

(Overview of how to use the data available online).

CCSSE Results Highlights

The CCSSE provides information about effective educational practice in community colleges and assists institutions in using that information to strengthen student learning and persistence. Student engagement is defined as the amount of time and energy students invest in meaningful educational practices. Please contact our office for more information and customized reports using the CCSSE data.

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CCSSE 2017 Highlights Video


2017 Key Findings for Valencia College Report

The Key Findings report provides an entry point for reviewing results from your administration of the 2017 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). The report provides college-specific data in an easy-to-share format including benchmark comparisons between the college, top-performing colleges, and the CCSSE cohort. It also highlights aspects of highest and lowest student engagement at the college, as well as results from five CCSSE special-focus items. Select faculty survey data are also highlighted. Note that this report only shows the base sample of 1,375 students, some of the respondents did not complete enough of the questions to be included in the cohort. This report does not include the oversample, which is the additional students we invited to take the survey beyond the base sample that was randomly determined by CCSSE. The total base sample and oversample results include 3,863 students from Valencia college.

Key Findings Report - Executive Summary 2017
(N=1,375 base sample) compared to the CCSSE Cohort


CCSSE 2017 Cohort Overview

Colleges participating in CCSSE 2017 received a refreshed survey instrument. Most of the items on the survey did not change at all, and the majority of those items that were revised underwent only minor adjustments to wording or response categories. Items that were no longer providing relevant data (e.g., outdated technology items) were eliminated, and the updated instrument includes several high-impact practices items that were not previously on the core survey. The refreshed survey also includes items about library and active military/veteran services, as well as new demographic items about active military/veteran and college athlete status. 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.

Additional Reports for Valencia College


Discussion and Decision Guides


Faculty Survey (CCFSSE) Report 2017

The Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE) elicits information from faculty about their teaching practices, the ways they spend their professional time, both in and out of class, and their perceptions regarding students' educational experiences. CCFSSE reports enable participating institutions to view faculty perceptions of student engagement alongside student responses. However, the side-by-side tables, while illustrative, are not entirely equivalent: That is, CCSSE asks students to report about their experiences across the period of the current academic year, while faculty are asked to report their perceptions of their students' engagement experiences in a specific selected course. Nonetheless, the comparisons of student and faculty responses provide a useful prompt for campus discussions, particularly in those areas where students and faculty seem to be reporting divergent perceptions of the same experience. The 2017 CCFSSE Cohort includes 86 institutions from 28 states. The 2017 CCFSSE was completed by 9,577 faculty members.

Comparative CCFSSE and CCSSE 2017 (N=551) Frequencies - Executive Summary 2017


Survey Items Used Frequently Asked Questions



Valencia Summaries and Key Findings

Comparison Reports

Specialized Reports

CCSSE- Benchmarks- 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015