(Pricing effective for the 2017 survey)Services for Member Colleges
Eligibility to Join
Additional Survey Items
Standard Additional Item Sets
Custom Additional Item Sets
Special Customized Reports or Data Analysis
Faculty Survey (CCFSSE)
Invoicing and Payment
Fees are based on fall Integrated Postsecondary Education Data
System (IPEDS) total headcount enrollment in credit classes.*
Note: For multi-college institutions vs. single colleges with multiple campuses, pricing is determined by accreditation status.
|Enrollment Size||CCSSE Fee||Target Number of Respondents|
|Fewer than 1,500||$2,800
||Call for more information.|
|22,000 or more||$15,000
*For a number of purposes related to the work of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, it is important that we rely on publicly reported data that will ensure a degree of consistency and reliability across highly diverse institutions. For that reason, the Center bases its membership fees and sampling numbers on enrollment data reported by IPEDS. In addition, the Center uses IPEDS data on certain variables describing college student populations, including student age, race/ethnicity, full-time vs. less than full-time enrollment, and the like.
Invoices for CCSSE will be mailed to college presidents on or around March 1, 2017, with payment due May 1, 2017. Please do not remit payment before invoices are sent.
Costs for Survey Shipments Outside of Continental North America
Colleges outside of continental North America will be sent a second invoice for outbound UPS or FedEx shipping costs. Colleges outside of continental North America will be responsible for return shipping and all associated costs, and for ensuring that surveys reach the Center by the administration deadline. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
All accredited associate degree-granting colleges are eligible to participate in the Center's surveys.
For colleges that award both associate and baccalaureate degrees, the Center's surveys are the appropriate choice when the majority of degrees awarded are at the associate level.
Member colleges are eligible for one discount; discount of highest value applies.
Commitment to Join CCSSE and SENSE
Commit to join both CCSSE and the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) in either the same academic year or the same calendar year and receive a 20% discount for both CCSSE and SENSE administrations. This does not require prepayment, as it is designed to allow colleges to budget effectively across years. Member colleges will be billed for each survey administration during each survey’s normal billing cycle, unless other arrangements have been made. If a college chooses to withdraw from the second survey administration, the Center will invoice the college for the 20% discount received during the first administration. This discount applies only to a pair of back-to-back administrations of CCSSE and SENSE.
Discount for New Members
For colleges that are new to Center membership (have never participated in either CCSSE or SENSE), the Center is offering a one-time 25% discount on the base fee of the first survey administration.
Discount for Statewide Consortia
Members of statewide consortia receive a 15% discount on the base membership fee. A statewide consortium consists of all colleges in a state or state system.
Contact the Center at email@example.com or 512-471-6807 for more information about discounts.
A consortium is a group of three or more colleges with common interests, characteristics, or locations that wish to participate in a CCSSE administration for the purpose of sharing data. Participation in CCSSE consortia is free.
All CCSSE member colleges that participate as part of a consortium benefit from the following:
- the opportunity to administer custom survey items in addition to the core survey at all colleges in the consortium (fees apply; see details and pricing below)
- consortium comparison reports
Forming a CCSSE Consortium
Select an individual from one of the institutions in the proposed consortium or from the sponsoring organization to serve as the Consortium Leader.
The Consortium Leader is responsible for the following:
- Coordinating communication among participating institutions
- Ensuring all consortium member colleges complete registration for CCSSE 2017 by October 31, 2016
- Submitting a Consortium Participation Agreement Form, signed by the Consortium Leader and listing member colleges, by November 18, 2016
- Facilitating the development or selection of consortium additional survey items (up to 15 items), if the participating colleges opt for this additional service (see pricing below) – the deadline for submitting custom items is December 2, 2016
- Coordinating any additional data-sharing agreements between these institutions and the Center
Contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about forming a consortium.
For an additional fee of $500, a participating CCSSE college may add a maximum of 15 additional items to the survey. However, many colleges have found that asking 5-10 well-written and appropriate questions will meet their needs while limiting the extension of survey administration time.
Additional survey items may be chosen from the Center's collection of standard additional item sets. Alternatively, a college or consortium may opt to create a custom additional item set by selecting items from the Additional Items Catalog, developing new items, or submitting a combination of both. When selecting additional items, be sure to check items against those on CCSSE to avoid overlap.
Fee: $500 per college (in addition to CCSSE membership fee)
Deadline: Finalized additional item selections are due to the Center by December 2, 2016.
Reporting: Frequency reports (all students and enrollment breakout); data are also included in raw data file.
Note: Colleges participating in a CCSSE consortium may need to coordinate additional survey items with Center staff and/or the consortium leader. Contact the Center for further information at email@example.com.
Note: Colleges that do not opt to add additional survey items will automatically receive an additional item set on Academic Advising and Planning free of charge.
If your college or consortium would like to submit a custom additional item set, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receiving your request, a link for the CCSSE Custom Additional Survey Items Form will be e-mailed for completion and submission.
Custom additional survey items must be in the following format:
- Multiple choice
- No more than 5 response categories
- One response per item
- Self-contained (may not reference other items)
Oversampling enables colleges to survey students not selected as part of the random sample.
Oversampling is only available to colleges participating in the regular survey administration.
The Center does not include oversample results in any institutional reports provided via the CCSSE online reporting system. Colleges will receive oversample survey results in raw data format only. Special reporting and analysis of oversample data is available for an additional fee. For additional information, see Fee for Special Customized Reports or Data Analysis.
Oversampling Option #1:
Oversample surveys are provided for use as the college deems appropriate.
Service: The Center packs and ships the requested number of surveys to the college, scans and cleans the data from returned surveys, and includes the oversample responses in the college's raw data file. Course-level information for oversample responses is not included in the data file.
Fee: $2.00 per additional survey provided by the Center to the college, NOT the number of completed surveys returned
Oversampling Option #2:
A random oversample is pulled from those courses remaining in the college's course master data file (CMDF) after the primary sample has been drawn. Courses not contained in the CMDF are ineligible for Oversampling Option #2.
Service: After consulting with the college contact, the Center pulls the additional random sample of course sections from the college's CMDF; creates class survey packets; ships packets to the college; scans and cleans data from returned surveys; and includes the oversample responses in the college's raw data file. Course-level information for oversample responses is included in the data file.
Fee: $200 base fee, plus $2.00 per additional survey provided by the Center, NOT the number of completed surveys returned
Oversampling Option #3:
This option provides a targeted oversample for a college seeking to survey a subpopulation of courses in order to reach a group of students with common characteristics (e.g., developmental education classes). The oversample is pulled from those courses remaining in the college's course master data file (CMDF) after the primary sample has been drawn. Courses not contained in the CMDF are ineligible for Oversampling Option #3.
Service: After the college contact consults with the Center research team, the Center pulls the targeted sample of course sections (up to a 100% sample) from the college's CMDF; creates class survey packets; ships packets to the college; scans and cleans the data from returned surveys; and includes the oversample responses in the college's raw data file. Course-level information for oversample responses is included in the data file.
Fee: $300 base fee, plus $2.00 per additional survey provided by the Center, NOT the number of completed surveys returned
Oversampling Option #4:
In consultation with the college contact, the Center creates a customized sampling design for the college (e.g., a random oversample for each campus of a multi-campus college) enabling the college to analyze CCSSE data by campus. The oversample is pulled from those courses remaining in the college's course master data file (CMDF) after the primary sample has been drawn. Courses not contained in the CMDF are ineligible for Oversampling Option #4.
Service: The Center research team consults with the college and creates a custom sampling design; pulls the random oversample of course sections (up to a 100% sample) from the college's CMDF; creates class survey packets; ships packets to the college; scans and cleans the data from returned surveys; and includes the oversample responses in the college's raw data file. Course-level information is included in the data file.
Price: $600 base fee, plus $2.50 per additional survey provided by the Center, NOT the number of completed surveys returned
For more information on oversampling, contact the Center at email@example.com.
Special reports on survey results, tailored in response to member requests, may be provided for an additional fee, starting at $500.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation and pricing.
Participation in the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement is limited to colleges that are administering the student survey (CCSSE).
Fee: $1,050/college (in addition to CCSSE membership fee)
Contact the Center at email@example.com for more information about CCFSSE participation.
Invoices for CCSSE and CCFSSE are mailed to the college president on or around March 1, 2017, with payment due May 1, 2017. Access to the CCSSE online reporting system is dependent upon payment.
Invoices for other membership options may be issued separately.
If an alternative invoicing or payment option is desired, contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-471-6807.
If a college withdraws at any time after shipment of surveys, there will be a cancellation fee equivalent to 25% of the total base membership fee. If payment has already been made, the college may elect to have the appropriate amount refunded or to have the remaining balance applied as a credit toward future surveys or services. If payment has not yet been made at the time of withdrawal, the college will receive an invoice for the appropriate amount, as stipulated in this policy.
Contact the Center at email@example.com or 512-471-6807 should questions about the cancellation policy arise.