SENSE Consortia

Consortia Join SENSE’s 2017 Membership

(All Years)

Many colleges choose to participate in the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) as part of a consortium. Consortia are groups of colleges with common interests, characteristics, or locations that wish to share SENSE data. Participation in SENSE consortia is free. Consortium members may administer common special-focus modules (up to two of 12 items each) on topics of interest to the group.

More information about consortia can be found on the Membership Options page.


SENSE 2017 membership includes statewide consortium participation in Tennessee. Additionally, the Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ) are participating as a district-based consortium.


SENSE 2017 includes three common-interest consortia.

The Achieving the Dream Consortium is part of a national initiative focused on improving success rates for community college students—particularly those who traditionally have been under-served in American higher education. In 2017, 51 colleges from 21 states and the District of Columbia are participating in SENSE as part of the Achieving the Dream Consortium.

The Hispanic Student Success Consortium is a group of colleges designated by the federal government as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (those with at least 25% Hispanic full-time equivalent enrollment of which at least 50% are low income) and/or hold current membership in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities national organization. In 2017, the consortium joins together eight institutions for data-sharing purposes.

Twenty-six Tribal Colleges are participating as part of the Tribal Student Success and Completion Project funded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. The project is designed to improve student success and completion by collecting and analyzing data and identifying priorities for improvement.

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