Collaborative Assessment Project (CAP)


The Collaborative Assessment Project (CAP) orients CCCU members around a common set of campus assessments that help us provide empirical evidence that Christian higher education is a significant and valuable enterprise. CAP’s common assessments provide sector norms for institutional benchmarking, while its cyclical nature empowers participating schools to examine their institutional effectiveness over time through longitudinal data analysis.

Involvement in CAP is a valuable opportunity for your institution to collect data from your students that can help improve student success, prepare for accreditation, and data-driven strategic planning.

Please review program details and benefits below:

This year’s surveys are the Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The CAP registration fee is $250 (all standard fees apply when registering for the SSI and NSSE).

CAP Registration

CAP Registration

CAP Instruments for 2023-24:

  • Fall 2023 Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) – Registration Open
  • Spring 20243 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) – Registration for Consortium is open from October 2 until December 1, 2023.

CAP Cost: $250 to participate in one or both assessments (all standard fees apply when registering for the SSI and NSSE).

CAP Registration Deadlines:
November 27, 2023

Programs Details and Benefits

The Collaborative Assessment Project (CAP) has been an ongoing project of the CCCU since 2000. This newly designed version of the project was developed as a result of consultation and needs assessment with our members and key peer group personnel.

Please go to the CAP Registration Form to register your institution to participate in the Collaborative Assessment Project for 2023-24.

Please direct any questions you may have to Jeff Clawson.

• A regular assessment cycle CCCU members can count on
• Benchmarking to national norms as well as CCCU members and affiliates
• Additional SSI and NSSE reports issued to CCCU consortium participants (over a $500 value)
• Predictive models, action plans, and free webinars (developed by the CCCU)


Focus for 2022-2023

Student Thriving Quotient

You can learn more about the Thriving Quotient here:


Register by November 11, 2022

Registration Process:

  1. Register for CAP
  2. Register on the TQ website using the CCCU Registration link


NSSE is administered to a random sample of your first-year students and seniors and assesses behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college to learn the areas where your institution is performing well and aspects of the undergraduate experience that could be improved. NSSE will be administered in Spring 2023, however, NSSE registration must be completed by November 11, 2022.


Register with CAP: October 15, 2021

Register with NSSE: October 1, 2021
Click here to go to NSSE website.

Spring Administration: February, 2022


Upcoming webinars will be announced soon.