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Student Achievement

Student Achievement at Somerset Community College

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) asks that each member institution provide to its students, constituents, and the public, information about “its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals. Information on student success may include reliable information on retention, graduation, course completion, licensure examinations, and job placement rates and other measures of student success appropriate to institutional mission.” Somerset Community College (SCC) identifies these measures for student achievement.

Each measure includes the most recent data available and a definition of the measure derived from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Strategic Plan or as determined by SCC.

Number of Credentials Awarded:

2015-2016 total credentials 2654. 2016-2017 total credentials 3479. 2017-2018 total credentials 2955. 2018-2019 total credentials 2883. 2091-2020 total credentials 3147.

Definition: Annual count of Associate degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded.

Source: Official data as reported to the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE). 

Number of Associate Degrees Awarded:

In 2015-2016, 720 associate degrees were awarded. In 2016-2017, 842 associate degrees were awarded. In 2017-2018, 752 associate degrees were awarded. In 2018-2019, 697 associate degrees were awarded. In 2019-2020, 787 associate degrees were awarded.

Definition: Annual count of Associate degrees awarded.

Source: Official data as reported to the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

Number of Transfers:

Entered Fall 2017 Graduated by Fall 2019. The Graduation rate at SCC was 28% while the comparision group was 9%. The transfer-out rate at SCC was 36% while the comparision group was 9%.

Definition: Graduation rate is the percent of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate seeking students who completed a credential within 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled. Transfer –out rate is the percentage of full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without earning a credential. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Winter 2019-20, Graduation Rates component.

 

Retention Rate:

Retention rate for Fall 2018 to Fall 2019. Full time retention rate for SCC was 55% while the comparision group was 62%. The Part-time retention rate for SCC was 28% while the comparision group was 42%.

Definition: The percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall. Retention rates are measured from the fall of first enrollment to the following fall. N is the number of institutions in the comparison group.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): Spring 2020, Fall Enrollment component.

 

Student Engagement: 

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
Benchmark 2014 Report 2016 Report 2018 Report 2020 Report
Active and Collaborative Learning 46.2 51.1 50.1 50.1
Student Effort 51.7 49.9 47.8 48.1
Academic Challenge 50.3 54.8 54.0 54.0
Student-Faculty Interaction 51.6 54.8 56.5 56.1
Support for Learners 52.2 53.4 50.7 50.1

Definition: The total CCSSE cohort mean for each benchmark is 50.
Source: CCSSE, University of Texas, Austin