Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)

The Survey of Entering Student Engagement ( SENSE) is a national survey effort that assists community and technical colleges focus on the "front door" of the college experience. Grounded in research about what works in retaining and supporting entering students, SENSE collects and analyzes data about institutional practices and student behaviors in the earliest weeks of college. These data help colleges understand students' critical early experiences and improve institutional practices that affect student success in the first college year.

SENSE multi-year analysis
The image above links to an interactive tool to view results for
COCC and compare those student results to other similar student data.


COCC Key Findings by Year - Overview of SENSE survey findings for COCC compared to the SENSE cohort and to top-performing colleges

2015 - SENSE Key Findings from Fall 2015 - Benchmark overview, aspects of highest and lowest student engagement, academic and student support services, academic goal setting.

2012 - SENSE Key Findings from Fall 2012 - Benchmark overview, aspects of highest and lowest student engagement, registration and placement tests, first-year experience, academic goal setting.