Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

CCC&TI Student Achievement Highlights

CCC&TI By The Numbers: Student Achievement

Curriculum Unduplicated Headcount

2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017
4,808 4,748 4,654 4,636 4,808

Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Reporting Year 100% 150% 200%
2020 20% 36%  
2019 13% 28% 35%
2018 8% 23% 28%
2017 7% 20% 27%
2016 7% 23% 33%
2015 8% 18% 28%

Retention Rates

Retention Rates for First Time Students

  2020 2019 2018 2017
Full-Time 67% 54% 51% 57%
Part-Time 48% 41% 37% 38%

Completion

Award Level 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Postsecondary award
(less than 1 academic year)
433 72 149 95 112 76
Postsecondary award
(at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
100 56 66 72 44 41
Associate’s Degree 932 666 676 625 710 669
Total number of Awards 1,465 794 891 792 866 786
Total number of Completers 1,077 639 716 638 711 676

Caveat: Number of awards grew substantially as a result of Finish First Initiative.

Student Achievement: NCCCS Performance Measures

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) maintains accountability within the North Carolina Community College System to benchmark ourselves against other community colleges within the state. The College monitors student progress in basic skills, success rates in college-level English, success rates in college-level math, student progression in the first year, student completion, licensure and certification pass rate, and success in college transfer. For each of the seven measures, CCC&TI’s goal is to meet excellence level as determined each year by the System. These summary measures, and more detailed comparative data, may be found on the North Carolina Community College System’s (NCCCS) State Performance Measures (PM) Dashboard.

  Basic Skills Progress Credit English Success Credit Math Success First Year Progression Curriculum Completion Rate Licensure Pass Rate Index Transfer Performance
CCC&TI 38.1% 59.2% 58.0% 71.9% 49.1% 1.03 86.1%
NCCCS Excellence 42.5% 70.4% 54.5% 71.8% 61.3% 1.09 91.1%
NCCCS College Average 33.5% 62.6% 46.3% 66.8% 55.3% 0.98 87.2%

Note: Baseline levels are set two standard deviations below the system mean and excellence levels are set one standard deviation above the system mean. Prior to 2021, these levels remained static and reset on a three-year cycle. To better respond to external factors influencing the success rates of students, baselines and excellence levels are now changed annually and derived from the most recent results.

Performance Measures Category Definitions

  1. Basic Skills Student Progress - To ensure individuals with low literacy skills are progressing academically toward credential or employment. Percentage of Periods of Participation (PoP) with at least one Measurable Skill Gain (MSG) during July 1 - June 30.
  2. Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses - To ensure students are successfully completing a credit-bearing English course within their first three academic years. Percentage of first-time associate degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing English course with a "C" or better within three years of their first fall term of enrollment.
  3. Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses - To ensure students are successfully completing a credit-bearing Math course within their first three academic years. Percentage of first-time associate degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing Match course with a "C" or better within three years of their first term of enrollment.
  4. First Year Progression - To ensure first-year students are making progress toward credential completion. Percentage of first-time fall credential-seeking students who graduate prior to or enroll in postsecondary education during the subsequent term.
  5. Curriculum Completion - To ensure student completion and/or persistence toward a post-secondary credential in a timely manner. Percentage of first-time fall credential-seeking curriculum students who have graduated, transferred, or are still enrolled during the fourth academic year with 42 successfully completed non-developmental hours.
  6. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate - To ensure programmatic coursework prepares students to competently practice in their chosen profession. Weighted index score of first-time test-taker results on licensure and certification exams. Exams included in this measure are state mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners. Weights are based on the tier associated with the related instructional program.
  7. College Transfer Performance - To ensure academic success of community college students at four-year university or college. Among community college Associate Degree completers and those who have completed 30 or more articulated transfer credits who subsequently transfer to a four-year university or college during the fall semester, the percentage who graduate prior to or remain enrolled at any four-year college or university the subsequent fall semester.