• A college met or exceeded all seven performance measures (see below),
• A college received at least a 70 percent passing rate on all licensure exams for first-time test takers, and
• Students transferring from that college into the UNC System perform at a level equal to or above native UNC System students.
“’Exceptional Institutional Performance’
The Critical Success Factors report is the NC Community College System’s method of tracking performance in the 58 colleges, as mandated by the NC General Assembly. It includes seven accountability standards:
• Passing rates on licensure and certification examinations
• Performance of college transfer students
• Passing rates of students in developmental courses
• Success rates of developmental students in subsequent college-level courses
• Satisfaction of program completers and non-completers
• Curriculum student retention
• Client satisfaction with customized training
Twenty-seven community colleges met or exceeded the System standard on all seven performance measures.
The annual report demonstrates a slight statewide improvement from previous years in passing rates on licensure and certification examinations, as well as the performance of community college transfer students. For the 2010-11 academic year, 90 percent of Wake Tech students who transferred to the UNC System performed as well as, or better, than native UNC System students – above the System standard of 83 percent. Wake Tech’s passing rate on state licensure and certification exams was at 94%. The System standard is 80 percent. Read more at http://ieandresearch.waketech.edu.
Other exceptional institutional colleges for 2012 are Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Blue Ridge Community College, Catawba Valley Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College, College of The Albemarle, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Randolph Community College, Rockingham Community College, Sandhills Community College, Southwestern Community College, Stanly Community College, Surry Community College, and Vance-Granville Community College.
About Wake Technical Community College:
Wake Technical Community College serves more than 65,000 students annually with five campuses, two training centers, multiple community sites, and a comprehensive array of online learning options. Wake Tech is fully accredited and offers more than 180 associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates that prepare students for university transfer or immediate employment. Wake Tech also offers non-credit continuing education programs: customized workforce training, small business support, public safety officer training, basic skills courses such as English as a Second Language and high school equivalency preparation, and other courses for personal enrichment. For more information, visit www.waketech.edu, www.twitter.com/