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:

total credentials awarded 

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:

associate degrees received
 

Definition: Annual count of Associate degrees awarded.
Source: Official data as reported to the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).


 

Number of Transfers:

transfer rates 

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 2016-17, Graduation Rates component and Spring 2017, Fall Enrollment component.


Retention Rate:

retention rates graph

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): Winter 2016-17, Graduation Rates component and Spring 2017, Fall Enrollment component.


 

Student Engagement: 

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

Benchmark

SCC CCSSE Benchmark Report

2010

2012

2014

2016

Active and Collaborative Learning 

43.2

49.3

46.2

51.1

Student Effort

55.5

52.5

51.7

49.9

Academic Challenge

52.1

54.1

50.3

54.8

Student-Faculty Interaction

51.5

55.6

51.6

54.8

Support for Learners

51.7

54.1

52.2

53.4

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