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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Performance Measures

In February 1999, the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges adopted twelve (12) performance measures for accountability. The performance measures focus primarily on student success and serve as the college’s primary public accountability tool. In the 2007 Session, the General Assembly approved a modification to the North Carolina Performance Measures and Standards adopted by the State Board of Community Colleges on March 16, 2007. The result was a reduction in the number of performance measures to eight (8). In 2011, the performance measures were reviewed and revised again to reduce their number to seven (7) and include baselines and goals for each standard. In March 2015, the Performance Measures Committee reviewed the measures and established a three (3) year review process. The State Board of Community Colleges reviews the accountability measures and performance standards annually to ensure that they are appropriate to recognize successful institutional performance.

The seven (7) required standards include Basic Skills Student Progress, Student Success Rates in College-Level English Courses, Student Success Rates in College-Level Math Courses, First-Year Progression, Curriculum Student Completion, Licensure, and Certification Passing Rate, and College Transfer Performance.

The 2021 Performance Measures for Student Success published by the North Carolina Community College System are summarized below. Additional information about college performance is available from the Office of Institutional Research.






Basic Skills Student Progress 15.7% 42.5% 33.5% 19.0%
Student Success Rates in College-Level English Courses 47.1% 70.4% 62.6% 67.6%
Student Success Rates in College-Level Math Courses 29.9% 54.5% 46.3% 40.6%
First Year Progression 56.8% 71.8% 66.8% 58.9%
Curriculum Student Completion Rate 43.1% 61.3% 55.3% 51.3%
Licensure and Certification Passing Rate Index 0.75 1.09 0.98 0.83
College Transfer Performance 79.4% 91.1% 87.2% 87.4