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Summary

Read College of The Albemarle’s most recent student outcomes according to the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Performance Measures.

2021 Student Outcomes Report Compared to Previous Years

Report Basic Skills Progress Credit English Success Credit Math Success First-Year Progression Curriculum Completion Rate Licensure Passing Rate Index Transfer Performance Met or Exceeded Excellence Level Above Average Band, Below Excellence Within Average Band
(2022)
Below Average Band, Above Baseline Level Below Baseline Level
System Excellence Level ‡ 1.348 1.147 1.192 1.069 1.094 1.073 1.024 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Average Band Max 1.171 1.081 1.104 1.036 1.054 1.027/td>

1.007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
System Mean 0.993 1.014 1.016 1.003 1.014 0.982/td>

0.990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Average Band Min 0.816 0.947 0.927 0.970 0.973 0.937/td>

0.973 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
System Baseline 0.283 0.747 0.662 0.872 0.853 0.800 0.922 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 Report ***0.899 *1.161 ***1.05 ***0.992 **1.084 *1.093 ***0.988 2 1 4 0 0
2021 Report **38% **63.9% ***45% **67.1% *63.6% **1.04 **85.7% 1 4 2 0 0
2020 Report **49.2% **62.3% ***38.2% *78.9% *57.9% *1.11 **86.7% 3 3 1 0 n/a
2019 Report ***31.2% ***59.6% ***37.3% **70.4% *53.3% **1.01% *90.4% 2 2 3 0 n/a
2018 Report **61.1% **55.0% ***30.5% *76.7% **48.4% ***75.7% **84.4% 1 4 2 0 n/a
2017 Report ***56.4% **54.6% ***27.3% *75.7% **48.9% **83.5% **85.6% 1 4 2 0 n/a
2016 Report ***52.9% ***45.3% ***23.7% **69.5% ***44.1% **84.5% *89.9% 1 2 4 0 n/a
2015 Report ***43.8% Formerly Developmental Formerly Developmental **68.2% *48.1% **90.8% **93.2% 1 4 3 0 n/a
Previous System Excellence Level 50.6% 66.6% 46.2% 71.9% 52.7% 1.07 89.4% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

*Met or Exceeded Excellence Level
**Above Average Band, Below Excellence
***Within Average Band
****Below Average Band, Above Baseline Level
*****Below Baseline Level

Student Outcomes Report

‡ In 2022, the system-wide Excellence and Baselines were reset; the system-wide college average changes each year.

The college’s overall performance:

  • Basic Skills Progress moved from “Below Excellence Level, Above College Average” to “Within Average Band”
  • Credit English Success moved from “Below Excellence Level, Above College Average” to “Met or Exceedd Excellence Level”
  • Credit Math Success moved from “Below College Average, Above Baseline Level” to “Within Average Band”
  • First Year Progression moved from “Below Excellence Level, Above College Average” to “Within Average Band”
  • Curriculum Completion Rate moved from “Met or Exceeded Excellence Level” to “Above Average Band, Below Excellence”
  • Licensure Passing Rate Index moved from “Below Excellence Level, Above College Average” to “Met or Exceeded Excellence Level”
  • Transfer Performance moved from “Below Excellence Level, Above College Average” to “Within Average Band”

The overall number of successful students (1966) increased 35 percent from the previous year, and is above baseline performance in 2013.

Changes in Report Over Time

  1. All Preformance Measures changed from percentage to an index with the 2022 Report
  2. Licensure Passing Rate changed from percentage to an index with the 2019 Report
  3. GED Passing Rate, Developmental Success in Math and English was removed beginning with the 2016 Report
  4. Transfer Performance criteria for success was modified from a grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 to 2.25 beginning with the 2016 Report
  5. Curriculum Completion Rate was recalibrated to the correct cohort years. Note: this resulted in COA moving from “Below Excellence Level, Above College Average” to “Below College Average, Above Baseline Level” in 2016

Performance Indicator Definitions

Basic Skills Student Progress

Index score based on the percentage of Basic Skills periods of participation (POP) with a measurable skill gain (MSG).

Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses

Index score based on the percentage of first‐time fall associate degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit‐bearing English course with a “C” or better within three years.

Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses

Index score based on the percentage of first‐time fall associate degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit‐bearing Math course with a “C” or better within three years.

First-Year Progression

Index score based on the percentage of first‐time fall credential-seeking curriculum students graduated prior to or enrolled in postsecondary education the subsequent fall semester.

Curriculum Completion

Index score based on the percentage of first‐time fall credential‐seeking curriculum students who graduate, transfer, or are enrolled during the fourth academic year with 42 successfully completed non‐developmental hours.

Licensure and Certification Passing Rate

Index score based on the percentage of first‐time test‐takers passing licensure and certification exams within each exam.  Exams included in this measure are state mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners.

College Transfer Performance

Index score based on the percentage of community college students (Associate Degree completers and those who have completed 30 or more articulated transfer credits) transferring at a four‐year university or college during the fall semester who remain enrolled at any four‐year university or college the subsequent fall semester or graduate prior to.