Performance Measures & Standards

North Carolina Community College System 2016 Performance Measures for Student Success

The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System’s major accountability document. This annual report is based on data compiled from the previous year and serves to inform colleges and the public on the performances of the 58 community colleges. In 2010, President Scott Rawls established a Performance Measures Committee to develop new performance-based student success measures to go into effect in 2013. In November 2011, the State Board formally approved the eight Performance Measures. These measures were then submitted to the General Assembly by March 2012 and later adopted in June 2012 through Section 8.5 of S.L. 2012-142. The results for 2015-2016, as shown in the North Carolina Community College System’s 2017 Performance Measures for Student Success, are as follows.

Criteria and Outcomes for 2017 Performance Report Performance Funding and Accountability Measures

1. Basic Skills Student Progress

The percentage of Basic Skills students who achieve an Educational Functioning Level gain during the program year (July 1 – June 30).
Data Source: Literacy Education Information System annual data file
Goal: 59.1%    Baseline: 34.5%
Coastal’s 2015-2016 performance level: 73.9%

2. Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses

The percentage of first-time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing English course with a “C” or better within their two years of the first term of enrollment.
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file; National Student Clearinghouse
Goal: 50.9%    Baseline: 23.8%
Coastal’s 2015-2016 performance level: 64.4%

3. Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses

The percentage of first-time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing Math course with a “C” or better within two years of their first term of enrollment.
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file; National Student Clearinghouse
Goal: 29.0%    Baseline: 10.1%
Coastal’s 2015-2016 performance level: 32.3%

4. First Year Progression

The percentage of first-time fall curriculum students attempting at least 12 credit hours who successfully complete at least 12 hours within their first academic year (fall, spring, summer).
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file; National Student Clearinghouse
Goal: 70.5%    Baseline: 54.1%
Coastal’s 2015-2016 performance level: 76.4%

5. Curriculum Student Completion

The percentage of first-time fall curriculum students who, within six years of first term of enrollment, have either graduated, transferred, or are still enrolled with at least 36 non-developmental credit hours.
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file; National Student Clearinghouse
Goal: 43.7%    Baseline: 35.9%
Coastal’s 2015-2016 performance level: 47.8%

6. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate

The aggregate institutional passing rate of first-time test-takers on licensure and certification exams. Exams included in this measure are state mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners.
Data Source: Licensing agencies
Goal: 82.0%    Baseline: 69.9%
Coastal’s 2015-2016 performance level: 92.1%

7. College Transfer Performance

The percentage of students who exited NCCCS (North Carolina Community College System) after having completed an Associate Degree and/or at least 30 cumulative hours of articulated transfer credits and subsequently transferred to a four-year college or university and earned a GPA of 2.25 or better after two consecutive semesters within the academic year at the institution.
Data Source: Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file; National Student Clearinghouse; UNC-General Administration; Participating NC independent colleges and universities
Goal: 82.5%    Baseline: 65.1%
Coastal’s 2015-2016 performance level: 86.0%

In the 2015-2016 academic year, Coastal Carolina Community College met and/or exceeded all state mandated performance measures.