The CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS REPORT is an annual publication that provides performance data on the NC Community College System and, where appropriate, individual community colleges. The report, mandated by the NC General Assembly in 1989, is one of several System accountability tools.
There are eight performance measures, one of which is PASSING RATES ON LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS. The System Office Standard for this measure is that 80% of first-time test takers will pass examinations required for North Carolina licensure or certification.
The system average is 85%.
But average is not in the Cape Fear Community College vocabulary! Charting the past five years we averaged a 94% passing rate for licensure and certification exams. We had only one occurrence of a student scoring below the minimum of 70%.
At Cape Fear we have seven programs that come under the performance measure of Passing Rates on Licensure and Certification: Practical Nursing, Radiography, Esthetician, EMT-P, BLET, Real Estate, and Dental Hygiene. CFCC – a step above the rest!
Submitted by: Barbara Brown, Institutional Researcher