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Modesto Junior College

CCSSE Results for MJC 2015

[Note: For details regarding the 2017 CCSSE survey at MJC, please visit the CCSSE 2017 page.]

Every two years during the past decade, MJC has participated in the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). In Spring 2015 a sample of 1200 MJC students in nearly 60 courses participated. The overall response rate from MJC students was among the highest rates for all of the 2015 CCSSE participating institutions nationwide.

A 3-page detailed overview of notable 2015 results from the MJC survey is available here.  

Our 2015 participating students indicated the following:

  • 97% of their families are supportive of their attendance at MJC
  • 93% would recommend MJC to a friend or family member
  • 93% indicated that their MJC education is preparing them to think critically and analytically
  • 92% indicated that their education is enabling them to write clearly and effectively
  • 91% indicated that their education is preparing them to work effectively with others
  • 88% were satisfied with academic advising and planning resources at MJC
  • 86% indicated that their educational experience is preparing them to develop clearer career goals
  • 85% indicated that a major goal in attending MJC was to transfer to a 4-year college or university
  • 83% believe that MJC is preparing them to understand people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • 81% evaluated their entire educational experience at MJC as "excellent" or "good"

Additional findings from the 2015 survey:

  • When results from the 2013 CCSSE survey were compared with results from 2015, most benchmarks showed measurable improvement, however some equity gaps (race/ethnicity) are still present.
  • First-generation students showed high levels of satisfaction with their overall educational experiences at MJC
  • Equity gap analysis (race/ethnicity) of 2015 results showed little variation in most benchmarks 
  • Based on ten-year analysis of CCSSE survey trends at MJC (2006-2015), the highest performing benchmark at MJC is academic challenge, while the lowest performing benchmark is student-faculty interaction.

Reference tables from the 2015 and earlier MJC surveys are available here

An updated (2016-17) guide for using CCSSE data in institutional accreditation (AACJC/WASC) reports is here. 

*** The 2016 CCSSE annual report "Expectations Meet Reality: The Underprepared Student and Community Colleges" is available here



The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) was created by the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas, Austin.  It was developed in order to assist colleges across the U.S. with assessing the quality of their students' educational experiences and improving the institutional commitment to student satisfaction, student success and increased retention. Each year, students from several hundred community colleges across the U.S. participate in the survey. 

The general CCSSE survey asks students about their college experiences in a number of areas: how they spend their time; what they feel they have gained from their classes; how they assess their relationships and interactions with faculty, counselors, and peers; what kinds of work they are challenged to do; and how effectively the college supports their learning. Additionally, colleges are able to ask institution-specific questions using the custom survey feature. 

Survey results are utilized by participating colleges for assessment of institutional effectiveness in five key performance benchmark areas: (1) Academic challenge, (2) Student effort, (3) Student-faculty interaction, (4) Support for learners, and (5) Active/collaborative learning.

Details about the CCSSE are available at and from a CCSSE Talking Points summary. 

Institutional Effectiveness

Contact Us

Jenni Abbott
Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: (209) 575-7795

Scott Kerlin, Ph.D.  
Director, College Research
Phone: (209) 575-6727 

James Palmer, MBA
College Research Analyst
Phone: (209) 575-6220


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