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New Survey Findings Urge Community Colleges to “Imagine Success”

The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), a national assessment of community and technical colleges, released its 2009 survey findings in a report that reveals even though almost 70 percent of students express a strong intent to succeed and high aspirations, around half are dropping out of school before their second year.

Survey Looks at Ways to Retain New Community College Students

Preliminary results of the pilot Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) suggest that if more community college students team up with classmates to tackle course requirements and avail themselves of financial aid and advising services, retention rates may improve.