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 indeed 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 opportunities for your institution to collect data from your students that can be helpful in improving student success, preparing for accreditation, and data-driven strategic planning.

CAP has a registration fee of $100. Review program details and benefits below.


CAP Registration

CAP Registration

CAP Instruments for 2021-22:

  • Fall 2021 Student Satisfaction Survey
  • Fall 2021 NSSE Registration; Spring 2022 administration

CAP Cost: $100

CAP Registration Deadlines:
October 15, 2021

*Please note that you will still need to register with RNL and NSSE directly

RNL CCCU CAP Details for Institutions

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.

The annual institutional membership fee for CAP is $100
Note: This does not include registration fees for administration of the SSI or NSSE, which vary by institutional size and are paid directly to the survey provider.

To register your institution to participate in the Collaborative Assessment Project for 2021-22, please go to the CAP Registration Form.

Please direct any questions you may have to Nita Stemmler at

• A regular assessment cycle CCCU members can count on
• Benchmarking to national norms and other private institutions, as well as CCCU members and affiliates
• Disaggregated comparative data by race/ethnicity, gender, SES, and generation status
• Newsletters, web updates, and email blasts about how to use your results

Additional services available upon request:
• Phone consultation about your results
• Predictive analytics by target groups (additional fee)
• Retention audits at a reduced price
• On-campus consultations at a reduced price

Focus for 2020-21

Student Satisfaction Inventory

You can learn more about the SSI here:


Register by October 15, 2021

Fall Administration: September 15 – November 15, 2021

Registration Process:

  1. Register for CAP
  2. Contact RuffaloNoelLevitz to register for the SSI
    See more information here: RNL CCCU CAP Details for Institutions


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 2022, however, NSSE registration must be completed by October 1, 2021.


Register with CAP: October 15, 2021

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

Spring Administration: February, 2022


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