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Summary 2020

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

2020 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 Below Excellence Level, Above College Average Below College Average, Above Baseline Level Below Baseline Level Total Successful
Students
Percent Change in Total
Successful Students
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 n/a
System Baseline 24.2% 40.1% 19.5% 56.6% 34.1% 0.79 74.4% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Average College Percentage 45.1% 60.6% 42.7% 70.3% 53.4% 0.98 85.4% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
System Totals (All Students) 43.6% 61.7% 43.1% 69.3% 52.1% 1.00 86.4% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2020 Report **49.2% **62.3% ***38.2% *78.9% *57.9% *1.11 **86.7% 3 3 1 0 2283 16%
2019 Report ***31.2% ***59.6% ***37.3% **70.4% *53.3% **1.01% *90.4% 2 2 3 0 1966 35%
2018 Report **61.1% **55.0% ***30.5% *76.7% **48.4% ***75.7% **84.4% 1 4 2 0 1457 -2%
2017 Report ***56.4% **54.6% ***27.3% *75.7% **48.9% **83.5% **85.6% 1 4 2 0 1491 4%
2016 Report ***52.9% ***45.3% ***23.7% **69.5% ***44.1% **84.5% *89.9% 1 2 4 0 1439 24%
2015 Report ***43.8% Formerly Developmental Formerly Developmental **68.2% *48.1% **90.8% **93.2% 1 4 3 0 1157 -11%
2014 Report **45.7% Formerly Developmental Formerly Developmental **71.2% *46.9% **89.1% ***83.7% 1 4 3 0 1295 -13%
2013 Report **48.4% Formerly Developmental Formerly Developmental **71.1% *47.2% ***82.5% **86.7% 2 3 3 0 1495 Baseline
Previous System Excellence Level 51.20% Formerly Developmental Formerly Developmental 74.6% 45.60% 91.70% 93.80% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

*Met or Exceeded Excellence Level
**Below Excellence Level, Above College Average
***Below College Average, Above Baseline Level
****Below Baseline Level

Student Outcomes Report

‡ In 2016, the system-wide Excellence and Baselines were reset; the system-wide college average changes each year.

The college’s overall performance:

  • First-Year Progression and Licensure Passing Rate Index moved from “Below Excellence Level, Above College Average” to “Met or Exceeded Excellence Level”
  • Basic Skills Progress and Credit English Success moved from “Below College Average, Above Baseline Level” to “Below Excellence Level, Above College Average”
  • Transfer Performance declined into the “Below Excellence Level, Above College Average”
  • Curriculum Completion Rate remained in the “Met or Exceeded Excellence Level”
  • Credit Math Success remained in the “Below College Average, Above Baseline Level”

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. Licensure Passing Rate changed from percentage to an index with the 2019 Report
  2. GED Passing Rate, Developmental Success in Math and English was removed beginning with the 2016 Report
  3. Transfer Performance criteria for success was modified from a grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 to 2.25 beginning with the 2016 Report
  4. 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

Percentage of Periods of Participation (PoP) with at least one Measurable Skill Gain (MSG).

Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses

Percentage of first-time associate degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing English course with a “C” or better within three years of their first fall term of enrollment.

Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses

Percentage of first-time associate degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing Math course with a “C” or better within three years of their first fall term of enrollment.

First-Year Progression

Percentage of first-time fall credential-seeking students who graduate prior to or enroll in postsecondary education during the subsequent fall term.

Curriculum Completion

Percentage of first-time fall credential-seeking curriculum students who have graduated, transferred, or are still enrolled during the fourth academic year with 42 successfully completed non-developmental hours.

Licensure and Certification Passing Rate

Weighted index score of first-time test takers results on licensure and certification exams. Exams included in this measure are state-mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners. Weights are based on the tier associated with the related instructional program.

College Transfer Performance

Among community college associate degree completers and those who have completed 30 or more articulated transfer credits who subsequently transfer to a four-year university or college during the fall semester, the percentage who graduate prior to or remain enrolled at any four-year college or university the subsequent fall semester.