Curriculum Completion

Purpose

To ensure student completion and persistence toward a post‐secondary credential

Description

Percentage of first‐time fall credential seeking students who graduate, transfer, or are still enrolled with 36 non‐developmental hours after 6 years.

Calculation

Denominator: First‐time fall curriculum students
Numerator: Of those in the denominator, the number of students who by the fall that occurs 6 years after original cohort designation either graduate, transfer to a four‐year institution, or are still enrolled and have previously completed 36 non‐developmental hours.
Note: See appendix for new first‐time fall cohort definition

Data Sources

Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file National Student Clearinghouse

Additional Details

Denominator:  First‐time fall curriculum students

Numerator: Of those in the denominator, number of students who achieve at least one of the following:

Graduation: Graduated from a North Carolina community college credential program (A, D, C) before the 6th fall semester following their first semester.

Transfer: Transferred into a four‐year college as archived in the National Student Clearinghouse database at any point though the 6th fall semester following their first semester.

Persistence: Still enrolled during the 6th fall semester following their first semester and successfully completed at least 36 non‐developmental credits prior to that semester. Successful credit completion is based on grades “P”, “C”, or better.

WCC Goal: 46.5%
Baseline: 35.9%
WCC Outcome: 50.2%

  1. Basic Skills Student Progress
  2. Credit English Success
  3. Credit Math Success
  4. First Year Progression
  5. Curriculum Completion Rate
  6. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate
  7. College Transfer Performance