Performance Measures
In June 2012, the State General Assembly adopted new Performance Measures for Student Success reflecting the goals of the North Carolina Community College System's three-year strategic plan, SuccessNC. The new measures were developed by a system-wide committee of community college leadership, faculty and staff.

The table below describes the new performance measures and reports initial PCC performance on each measure in the 2014 Report of Performance Measures for Student Success. The new reporting format includes a System Baseline for minimum performance and a System Goal for optimal performance, as well as the System Mean (average score for all 58 Community Colleges).
Summary Report

Summary Report of 2014 Performance Measures

(Data collected from Fiscal Year 2012-2013)


MEASURE

DESCRIPTION

SCORES

Basic Skills Student Progress

Percentage of basic skills students attempting 60 or more contact hours during the year who complete the year at a higher Educational Functioning Level.

Goal:
Mean:
PCC:
Baseline:

51.2%
41.3%
38.0%
20.6%

GED Diploma Passing Rate

Percentage of GED students who earn a GED diploma during the year, from all who start with an Educational Functioning Level of ASEL or ASEH, take at least one GED test and have 12 or more contact hours.

Goal:    
Mean:  
PCC:      
Baseline:

82.0%
73.6%
73.3%
49.3%

Developmental Student Success Rate in College‐Level English Courses

Percentage of recent developmental English course students who earn an A, B, C, or P in their first college credit English course during the year.

Goal:    
PCC:      
Mean:  
Baseline:

74.9%
71.3%
64.4%
45.2%

Developmental Student Success Rate in College‐Level Math Courses

Percentage of recent developmental math course students who earn an A, B, C, or P in their first college credit math course during the year.

Goal:    
PCC:      
Mean:  
Baseline:

75.4%
68.4%
64.4%
47.5%

First Year Progression

Percentage of first-time fall semester cohort of credit-seeking students attempting at least 12 hours of developmental or college credit courses during the year (fall, spring, summer) who complete at least 12 hours with a grade of A, B, C, or P.

PCC:    
Goal:      
Mean:  
Baseline:

75.1%
74.6%
68.3%
53.2%

Curriculum Completion

Percentage of first-time fall semester cohort of credit-seeking students who, by the fall six years later, either graduate, transfer to a four-year institution, or are still enrolled and have completed at least 36 college credits.

PCC:      
Goal:    
Mean:  
Baseline:

46.6%
45.6%
43.6%
28.6%

Licensure and Certification Passing Rate

Percentage of licensure and certification exams passed on the first attempt during the year.

Goal:    
Mean:  
PCC:      
Baseline:

91.7%
83.3%
72.7%
71.0%

College Transfer Performance

Percentage of previous year community college graduates and transfers with at least 30 hours of transfer credit who achieve a GPA of at least 2.00 during first year (fall and spring) at a NC four-year institution or another four-year institution with which the community college has an articulation agreement.

Goal:    
Mean:  
PCC:      
Baseline:

93.8%
87.8%
75.0%
71.2%