Mission: Student Progress
 

1. Student Goal Attainment

Description: The proportion of students whose goals for attaining a college education upon enrolling or during attendance in a college were met upon exit from the college.

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2. Persistence (Retention)

Description: The proportion of students who enrolled for the first time at the beginning of one academic year and who (1) were still enrolled for at least one credit at the beginning of the next academic year and who (2) had not yet completed a degree or certificate.

Source: SCCC full and part-time retention rates are compiled by the Office of Research and Assessment and reported to IPEDS each spring; peer comparisons are used to establish targets and monitor performance. 

Targets: Seward County CC retention rates align with institutional and state goals, are based on historical trends and established by the Retention Committee. Results are reviewed annually. Seward's 2020 targeted retention rate is 60%.

Report: Click here for the full report.

3. Graduation Rates

Description: The proportion of students who enrolled in and subsequently completed a degree or certificate program.

Source: SCCC graduation rates are compiled by the Office of Research and Assessment and reported to IPEDS each spring; peer comparisons are used to establish targets and monitor performance. The cohorts in the report included full-time, first-time-in-college students who completed in 150% of normal time and students who do not graduate but transferred out within 150% of normal time.

Targets: Seward County CC graduation rates align with institutional and state goals, are based on historical trends and established by the Retention Committee. Results are reviewed annually. Seward's 2020 targeted graduation rate is 40%.

Report: Click here for the full report.

 
Mission: General Education
 

4. Student Satisfaction

Description: The proportion of graduates whose college experience met or exceeded the expectations they held upon initial enrollment.

Source: Student satisfaction at SCCC is measured using Ruffalo Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey. The survey is administered every five years, in rotation with Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and a by-year between each survey. The rotation schedule was designed to reduce duplicative surveying and survey burn-out.

Targets: Seward County CC student satisfaction goals align with institutional goals and are based on historical trends. Results are reviewed by various departments and committees (relative to the survey category) after each survey cycle. Seward's targeted student satisfaction measure uses the gap between student rated importance and student rated satisfaction (importance minus satisfaction equals gap). SCCC gaps in all areas will remain at or below the national mean.

Report: Click here to view the overall category results for all years and drill-through to specific questions.

HLC Core Component: 3.C.6

5. Success in Subsequent and related course work

Description: The proportion of students identified as lacking basic skills (e.g., in reading, writing, or computation), who earned a grade of C or better in non-developmental college courses after having completed developmental course work.

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6. Program Learning Outcomes and Mastery of Discipline

Description: The proportion of entering students in or completing programs (a) with organized, sequential courses or (b) leading to a degree or certificate, who demonstrate a mastery of skills and competencies specific to predetermined program learning outcomes.

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7. Demonstration of General Education Competencies

Description: The proportion of students who demonstrate general education competencies during and after college attendance. 

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Mission: Outreach
 

8. Regional Market Penetration Rates

Description: The proportion of the total population aged 17 and older in the college's service area that has participated in at least one organized activity (course, program, service, event, etc.) sponsored by the college.

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9. Responsiveness to Community Needs

Description: The proportion of community constituents whose needs are met by the college. (Work with R25 scheduling to report out each year for NCCBP collection.)

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Mission: Workforce Development
 

10. Placement Rates

Description: The proportion of entering community college students acquiring a marketable skill (i.e., completion of at least three career or technical courses in a particular field) who obtain employment in a field directly related to that skill within one year of last attendance.

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11. Licensure and Certification Pass Rates

Description: The proportion of students who complete or graduate from a community college career or technical program, seek licensure or certification for the first time within a given year, and actually obtain licensure or certification.

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12. Employer Satisfaction with Graduates

Description: The proportion of a sample of regional employers in a given field who indicate that their employees who are community college graduates exhibit skills and job performance that are equivalent or superior to those exhibited by other employees.

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13. Client Satisfaction with Programs and Services

Description: The proportion of community college clients who are aware of, have access to, and use the programs and services offered by the college.

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Mission: Contribution to the Public Good
 

14. Value Added to Community

Description: The number and types of identified outcomes and benefits received by a community from programs, services and activities offered by the community college.

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Mission: Transfer Preparation
 

15. Transfer Rates

Description: The proportion of an entering student cohort actively enrolled in a degree program at a community college and completing at least 12 semester hours of credit (or the equivalent) who then enroll within two years for at least 12 college-level credits in a degree program at a 4-year college.

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16. Performance After Transfer

Description: The proportion of former community college students completing college-level courses at a transfer institution with a grade of C or better, compared to the parallel proportion obtained for students who began their studies at the transfer institution as first-time freshmen.

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Citation: Alfred R., Shults, C., and Seybert, J. (2007). Core Indicators of Effectiveness for Community Colleges. Washington, DC: Community College Press.
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