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 three-year strategic plan, SuccessNC. The original measures were developed by a system-wide committee of community college leadership, faculty and staff. The 2016 Report incorporates multiple subsequent refinements to the measures.

The table below describes the new performance measures and reports initial PCC performance on each measure in the report Performance Measures for Student Success. The 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), in addition to the Piedmont Community College scores.

Summary Report

2018 Summary Report of Performance Measures for Student Success

2018 PERFORMANCE MEASURES

2018

(2016-17 Data)

2017

(2015-16 Data)

2016

(2014-15 Data)

A. Basic Skills Student Progress

Goal

68.3

68.3

68.3

Percentage of Basic Skills students who achieve an Educational Functioning Level gain during the program year (July 1 – June 30).

Baseline

Mean

PCC

34.5

60.1

55.1

34.5

59.1

51.2

34.5

56.1

48.7

B. Student Success Rate in College Level English Courses

Goal

55.9

55.9

55.9

Percentage of first-time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing English course with a “C” or better within two years of their first term of enrollment.

Baseline

Mean

PCC

23.8

49.9

63.0

23.8

50.9

63.0

23.8

46.9

55.8

C. Student Success Rate in College Level Math courses

Goal

32.5

32.5

32.5

Percentage of first-time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing Math course with a “C” or better within two years of their first term of enrollment.

Baseline

Mean

PCC

10.1

28.6

35.5

10.1

29.0

29.5

10.1

26.9

26.7

D. First Year Progression

Goal

75.0

75.0

75.0

Percentage of first-time fall curriculum students attempting at least 12 credit hours who successfully complete at least 12 hours within their first academic year (fall, spring, summer).

Baseline

Mean

PCC

54.1

70.9

75.3

54.1

70.5

72.6

54.1

68.4

72.4

E. Curriculum Completion

Goal

51.9

51.9

51.9

Percentage of first-time fall curriculum students who, within six years of first term of enrollment, have either graduated, transferred, or are still enrolled with at least 36 non-developmental credit hours.

Baseline

Mean

PCC

35.9

43.4

38.9

35.9

43.7

47.7

35.9

44.1

42.7

F. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate

Goal

90.9

90.9

90.9

Aggregate institutional passing rate of first-time test-takers on licensure and certification exams. Exams included in this measure are state mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners.

Baseline

Mean

PCC

69.9

78.4

69.2

69.9

82.0

70.5

69.9

82.3

60.3

G. College Transfer Performance

Goal

87.6

87.6

87.6

The percentage of students who exited NCCCS after having completed an Associate Degree and/or least 30 cumulative hours of articulated transfer credits and subsequently transferred to a four-year college or university and earned a GPA of 2.25 or better after two consecutive semesters within the academic year at the institution.

Baseline

Mean

PCC

65.1

83.7

76.5

65.1

82.5

72.4

65.1

8.27

75.8

as of 7/12/2018