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Factor I:  Core Indicators of Student Success

CFCC Performance Results, 2002-03 through 2007-08

* In February 1999, in response to a mandate from the NC General Assembly to review past performance and define standards of performance to ensure the quality and effectiveness of programs and services, the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges adopted 12 performance measures for all 58 community colleges as the core indicators of student success for public accountability purposes.  

In 2007, the NC General Assembly approved modifications to the North Carolina Community College Performance Measures and Standards as recommended by the NC State Board of Community Colleges.  The modifications, effective immediately, reduced the number of measures from 12 to 8.  To qualify for the Exceptional Institutional Performance rating, colleges must meet or exceed all 8 performance measures, *cannot have any licensure exam (for which the college controls who takes the exam) with a passing rate of less than 70%, and the †performance of students who transfer to a 4-year institution must meet or exceed the performance level of native UNC students.

Performance Measures

(Effective

Performance Results

2002-03

(Reported Summer, 2004)

Performance Results

2003-04

(Reported Summer, 2005)

Performance Results

2004-05

(Reported Summer, 2006)

Performance Results

2005-06

(Reported Summer, 2007)

Performance Measures  (Effective 2007)

Performance Results

*2006-07

(Reported Summer, 2008)

Performance

Results

2007-08

(Reported Summer, 2009)

1. Progress of Basic Skills Students

 

(Required for Performance Funding)

76% of CFCC Basic Skills students progressed  

 

(total of 3,539 CFCC literacy students)

78% of CFCC Basic Skills students progressed  

 

(total of 3,243 CFCC literacy students)

78% of CFCC Basic Skills students progressed  

 

(total of 3,201 CFCC literacy students)

79% of CFCC Basic Skills students progressed  

 

(total of 3,401 CFCC literacy students)

1. Progress of Basic Skills Students

 

 

77% of CFCC Basic Skills students progressed  

 

(total of 3,233 CFCC literacy students)

77%  of CFCC Basic Skills students progressed  

(3,180 literacy students  served by CFCC)

2. Passing Rates on Licensure and Certification Examinations

 

(Required for Performance Funding)

Aggregate score: 88%

 

Number of Exams with a passing rate <70%: 2

 

Aggregate score: 91%

 

Number of Exams with a passing rate <70%: 0

 

Aggregate score: 91%

 

Number of Exams with a passing rate <70%: 0

 

Aggregate score: 92%

 

Number of Exams with a passing rate <70%: 1

 

2. Passing Rates on Licensure and Certification Examinations*

 

 

Aggregate score: 93%

 

Number of Exams with a passing rate <70%: 0

 

Aggregate score: 93%

Number of Exams with a passing rate <70%: 0

3. Goal Completion for Program Completers  

 

(Required for performance funding)

 98% of the completers indicated they met their goal

 

(784 Responses)

 98% of the completers indicated they met their goal

 

(1,085 Responses)

 99% of the completers indicated they met their goal

 

(484 Responses)

 99% of the completers indicated they met their goal

 

(636 Responses)

 

In 2007, this measure was removed from monitoring in the Core Indicators of Student Success

 

4. Employment Status of Graduates

 

(Required for Performance Funding)

98.85%

 

(785 graduates)

99.52% employed

 

(841 graduates)

99.54% employed

 

(871 graduates)

99.87% employed

 

(769 graduates)

 

In 2007, this measure was removed from monitoring in the Core Indicators of Student Success

 

5. Performance of College Transfer Students

 

(Required for Performance Funding)

85.0% of transfers combined from both groups achieved a GPA of 2.0 or better (total transfers: 468)

 

1. 83.6%- with 24 or more semester hours at CFCC (299 students);

 

2.  87.6%- Associate Degree recipients (169 students)

83.8% of transfers combined from both groups achieved a GPA of 2.0 or better (total transfers: 345)

 

1. 82.4%- with 24 or more semester hours at CFCC (159 students);

 

2.  85.0%- Associate Degree recipients

(186 students)

81.1% of transfers combined from both groups achieved a GPA of 2.0 or better (total transfers: 381)

 

1. 75.6%- with 24 or more semester hours at CFCC (164 students);

 

2.  85.3%- Associate Degree recipients

(217 students)

80.4% of transfers combined from both groups achieved a GPA of 2.0 or better (total transfers: 378)

 

1. 76.6%- with 24 or more semester hours at CFCC (171 students);

 

2.  83.6%- Associate Degree recipients

(207 students)

3. Performance of College Transfer Students†

 

 

84% of transfers combined from both groups achieved a GPA of 2.0 or better (total transfers: 416)

 

1. 84%- with 24 or more semester hours at CFCC (235 students);

 

2.  85%- Associate Degree recipients

(181 students)

 

86% of all qualifying transfer students achieved a GPA of 2.0 or better

(total transfers: 407)

1. 86%- Associate Degree recipients had a 2.0 GPA or higher

2. 86%- Transfers w/o degree but transferring with 24 or more semester hours had a 2.0 GPA or higher

6. Passing Rates of Students in Developmental Courses

Total: 10,038 completed; 70% grade “C” or better

 

Math-2,093 completed; 69% grade “C” or better;

English- 1,253 completed; 72% grade “C” or better;

Reading-6,692 completed; 70% grade “C” or better

Total: 3,014 completed; 71% grade “C” or better

 

Math-1,884 completed; 69% grade “C” or better;

English- 1,130 completed; 74% grade “C” or better;

Total: 2,996 completed; 63% grade “C” or better

 

Math-1,885 completed; 60% grade “C” or better;

English- 1,141 completed; 67% grade “C” or better;

Total: 2,910 completed; 64% grade “C” or better

 

Math-1,780 completed; 64% grade “C” or better;

English- 1,130 completed; 63% grade “C” or better

4. Passing Rates of Students in Developmental Courses

 

 

Data not available due to CIS issue, standard waived for CFCC.

80% (of 2,618) combined, English and Math

76% (of 1,122) completed  English with a “C” or better

83% (of 1,496) completed math with a “C” or better

7. Success Rates of Developmental Students in Subsequent College-Level Courses

There are no statistically significant differences in the performance of CFCC developmental students when compared to the performance of CFCC non-developmental students.

 

85% (of 606) developmental students and

80% (of 2,439) non-developmental students passed the college-level courses.

There are no statistically significant differences in the performance of CFCC developmental students when compared to the performance of CFCC non-developmental students.

 

81% (of 534) developmental students and

77% (of 2,545) non-developmental students passed the college-level courses.

There are no statistically significant differences in the performance of CFCC developmental students when compared to the performance of CFCC non-developmental students.

 

85% (of 664) developmental students and

75% (of 2,503) non-developmental students passed the college-level courses.

n/a

5. Success Rates of Developmental Students in Subsequent College-Level Courses

 

 

Data not available due to CIS issue, standard waived for CFCC.

81% (418) combined, English and Math

 

79% (of 300) completed  in subsequent college-level English courses

 

86% (of 118) completed  in subsequent college-level math  courses

8. Satisfaction of Program Completers and Non-Completers

Total: 98% of the combined respondents (878) reported satisfaction 

 

95% (of 108) CFCC non-completers reported satisfaction

 

98% (of 770) completers reported satisfaction

Total: 97% of the combined respondents (1,157) reported satisfaction 

 

98% (of 164) CFCC non-completers reported satisfaction

 

97% (of 993) completers reported satisfaction

Total: 98% of the combined respondents (319) reported satisfaction 

 

90% (of 83) CFCC non-completers reported satisfaction

 

99% (of 236) completers reported satisfaction

Total: 98% of the combined respondents (762) reported satisfaction 

 

98% (of 169) CFCC non-completers reported satisfaction

 

98% (of 593) completers reported satisfaction

6. Satisfaction of Program Completers and Non-Completers

 

 

Total: 97% of the combined respondents (901) reported satisfaction 

 

99% (of 218) CFCC non-completers reported satisfaction

 

97% (of 683) completers reported satisfaction

Total: 97% of the combined respondents (892) reported satisfaction 

 

96% (of 240) CFCC non-completers reported satisfaction

 

98% (of 652) completers reported satisfaction

9. Curriculum Student Retention and Graduation

70% graduated or are still enrolled.

 

Total cohort was 6,092 with 14% graduating and 56% returning the following fall. 

70% graduated or are still enrolled.

 

Total cohort was 6,262 with 16% graduating and 54% returning the following fall. 

63% graduated or are still enrolled.

 

Total cohort was 6,178 with 14% graduating and 49% returning the following fall. 

65% graduated or are still enrolled.

 

Total cohort was 6,424 with 13% graduating and 52% returning the following fall. 

7. Curriculum Student Retention and Graduation

 

 

70% graduated, are still enrolled, or transferred.

 

Total cohort was 6,122 with 14% graduated, 50% returned the following fall, and 6% transferred. 

73% graduated, are still enrolled, or transferred.

 

Total cohort was 6,484 with 14% graduated, 50% returned the following fall, and 9% transferred. 

10. Employer Satisfaction with Graduates

 

(CFCC selected as its sixth measure for performance funding)

93% of employers surveyed reported satisfaction

 

134 employers were surveyed with a 39% response rate

97% of employers surveyed reported satisfaction

 

144 employers were surveyed with a 35% response rate

97% of employers surveyed reported satisfaction

 

574 employers were surveyed with a 35% response rate

100% of employers surveyed reported satisfaction

 

17 employers were surveyed with a 35% response rate

 

In 2007, this measure was removed from monitoring in the Core Indicators of Student Success

 

11. Client Satisfaction with Customized Training

100% satisfied

 

(160 clients responded to the survey)

100% satisfied

 

(214 clients responded to the survey)

100% satisfied

 

(431 clients responded to the survey)

99% satisfied

 

(818 clients responded to the survey)

8. Client Satisfaction with Customized Training

93% satisfied

 

(885 clients responded to the survey)

94% satisfied

 

(489 clients responded to the survey)

12. Program Enrollment

1 CFCC program did not have a three-year average annual headcount of 10 students. 

All CFCC programs met this standard. 

All CFCC programs met this standard. 

All CFCC programs met this standard. 

 

In 2007, this measure was removed from monitoring in the Core Indicators of Student Success

 

 

 

 

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