The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE - usually pronounced "sessy") is a voluntary survey in which nearly 300 community colleges across the nation participate. CCSSE is designed to assess institutional practices and student behaviors that are highly correlated with student learning and retention. The results are compiled into CCSSE’s five benchmarks, each of which reflect institutional practices and student behaviors that promote student engagement: Active and Collaborative Learning; Student Effort; Academic Challenge; Student-Faculty Interaction; and, Support for Learners.
Below are CCSSE findings and comparison reports. Please Contact Us if you have any questions about survey results.
IPEDS: The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
IPEDS is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (within the US Department of Education). IPEDS survey responses are required by any higher education institution participating in any federal financial assistance program (including CSN). The "Student Right-to-Know" graduation rate is calculated through the IPEDS system. For more information, see IPEDS.
Below are the feedback reports received each year from IPEDS.
VFA: The Voluntary Framework of Accountability
The VFA is a system for collecting, displaying, and sharing data and measures that are designed to reflect community college students' goals and educational experiences. It is led by the American Association of Community Colleges and requires yearly submissions by participating institutions (including CSN). For more information, see VFA.
Below are the data overviews received each year from VFA.
CSN and Student Overviews
Every fall semester, the Office of Institutional Research puts together a profile of CSN students. This profile includes student headcount and FTE disaggregated by gender, ethnicity, age, credit load, and many other categories. Below are the historic student profiles.
Every year, CSN produces a pamphlet to give an overview of institutional data that constituents might be curious about, including (but not limited to) information about top degrees awarded, tuition and fees, student headcount, employee information, ... and the list goes on.
Below are the historic Facts-in-Brief pamphlets.
NSHE Institutional Research and NSHE Sponsored Metrics
NSHE: Nevada System of Higher Education
NSHE is the body responsible for overseeing all higher education institutions in Nevada. NSHE is governed by a board of regents whose policies are implemented by the current chancellor. The NSHE institutional research office provides the research and analytical studies used to support NSHE policies and decisions.
SAM: Student Achievement Measure
"SAM tracks student movement across postsecondary institutions to provide a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion within the higher education system. SAM is an alternative to the federal graduation rate, which is limited to tracking the completion of first-time, full-time students at one institution." -Taken from SAM Website.
CCA: Complete College America
"Established in 2009, Complete College America is a national nonprofit with a single mission: to work with states to significantly increase the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees and to close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations." -Taken from CCA Website.