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OCTC Goals for Student Achievement

Student achievement at Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) is evaluated using a number of measures at different points in the college careers of our students. The measures were selected based on college, state, and federal performance indicators published as of October 2015.

  1. Transitional course success English: Percent of first-time, credential-seeking students testing at a transitional English level who successfully complete a transitional course or re-test at a college English level within two years (Kentucky Community and Technical College System Performance (KCTCS) Measure).

  2. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2009 Fall 2011

    Rank in the top four colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (out of sixteen)

    67.0% (Ranked seventh)

    No

    Fall 2010 Fall 2012

    64.8% (Ranked fourth)

    Yes

    Fall 2011 Fall 2013

    65.6% (Ranked third)

    Yes

    Fall 2012 Fall 2014

    67.6% (Ranked second)

    Yes


  3. Transitional course success Mathematics: Percent of first-time, credential-seeking students testing at a transitional mathematics level who successfully complete a transitional course or re-test at a college mathematics level within two years (Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Performance Measure).

  4. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2009 Fall 2011

    Rank in the top four colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (out of sixteen)

    65.2% (Ranked fifth)

    No

    Fall 2010 Fall 2012

    66.4% (Ranked second)

    Yes

    Fall 2011 Fall 2013

    55.9% (Ranked fourth)

    Yes

    Fall 2012 Fall 2014

    54.1% (Ranked tenth)

    No


  5. Retention, full-time students: Percent of first-time, full-time students from the fall of first enrollment who are enrolled the following fall (US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data).

  6. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2010 Fall 2011

    Outperform the average of the demographically similar comparison group selected by IPEDS

    OCTC: 59%

    Comparison group: 57%

    Yes

    Fall 2011 Fall 2012

    OCTC: 59%

    Comparison group: 57%

    Yes

    Fall 2012 Fall 2013

    OCTC: 60%

    Comparison group: 57%

    Yes


  7. Retention, part-time students: Percent of first-time, part-time students from the fall of first enrollment who are enrolled the following fall (US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data).

  8. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2010 Fall 2011

    Outperform the average of the demographically similar comparison group selected by IPEDS

    OCTC: 42%

    Comparison group: 42%

    No

    Fall 2011 Fall 2012

    OCTC: 43%

    Comparison group: 39%

    Yes

    Fall 2012 Fall 2013

    OCTC: 45%

    Comparison group: 41%

    Yes


  9. Persistence Three year rate: Percent of fall/summer first-time credential-seeking students who have earned a credential, transferred to a four-year institution, or are still enrolled at the end of three years (Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Performance Measure).

  10. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2007 Fall 2010

    Rank in the top four colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (out of sixteen)

    52.0% (Ranked fourth)

    Yes

    Fall 2008 Fall 2011

    50.3% (Ranked seventh)

    No

    Fall 2009 Fall 2012

    54.4% (Ranked first)

    Yes

    Fall 2010 Fall 2013

    50.0% (Ranked second)

    Yes


  11. Persistence of diverse students Three year rate: Percent of minority fall/summer first-time credential-seeking students who have earned a credential, transferred to a four-year institution, or are still enrolled at the end of three years (Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Performance Measure).

  12. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2007 Fall 2010

    Rank in the top four colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (out of sixteen)

    37.5% (Ranked twelfth)

    No

    Fall 2008 Fall 2011

    35.0% (Ranked twelfth)

    No

    Fall 2009 Fall 2012

    51.2% (Ranked fourth)

    Yes

    Fall 2010 Fall 2013

    30.6% (Ranked thirteenth)

    No


  13. Degrees awarded: Annual count of associate degrees awarded (Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Performance Measure).

  14. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    2010-11

    Increase the number of associate degrees awarded

    569

    Yes

    2011-12

    613

    Yes

    2012-13

    650

    Yes

    2013-14

    586

    No


  15. Graduation Rate, 150% of normal time: Graduation rate for first-time, full-time, credential seeking students, in 150% of normal time (normal time = two years, 150% = three years). (US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data).

  16. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2008 Aug 2011

    Outperform the average of the demographically similar comparison group selected by IPEDS

    OCTC: 32%

    Comparison group: 21%

    Yes

    Fall 2009 Aug 2012

    OCTC: 35%

    Comparison group: 22%

    Yes

    Fall 2010 Aug 2013

    OCTC: 30%

    Comparison group: 24%

    Yes


  17. Transfer Rate, 150% of normal time: Transfer rate for first-time, full-time, credential seeking students, in 150% of normal time (normal time = two years, 150% = three years). (US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data).

  18. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2008 Aug 2011

    Outperform the average of the demographically similar comparison group selected by IPEDS

    OCTC: 7%

    Comparison group: 17%

    No

    Fall 2009 Aug 2012

    OCTC: 7%

    Comparison group: 16%

    No

    Fall 2010 Aug 2013

    OCTC: 15%

    Comparison group: 13%

    Yes


  19. Graduation Rate, 200% of normal time: Graduation rate for first-time, full-time, credential seeking students, in 200% of normal time (normal time = two years, 200% = four years). (US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data).

  20. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2007 Aug 2011

    Outperform the average of the demographically similar comparison group selected by IPEDS

    OCTC: 37%

    Comparison group: 29%

    Yes

    Fall 2008 Aug 2012

    OCTC: 35%

    Comparison group: 30%

    Yes

    Fall 2009 Aug 2013

    OCTC: 43%

    Comparison group: 27%

    Yes


  21. Job Placement: Employment of graduates of OCTC technical programs in the prior year, based on unemployment insurance data and faculty reporting (unemployment insurance data is limited to in-state students working for employers paying unemployment insurance) (Federal Perkins grant performance measure 4P1).

  22. Year

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    2011 Employment

    Outperform the Kentucky Community and Technical College System average

    OCTC: 81.7%

    Comparison group: 80.7%

    Yes

    2012 Employment

    OCTC: 86.4%

    Comparison group: 80.5%

    Yes

    2013 Employment

    OCTC: 79.9%

    Comparison group: 77.8%

    Yes


  23. GPA at Western Kentucky University: GPA of OCTC students now at Western Kentucky University, the baccalaureate institution where the greatest number of former OCTC students transfer, as compared to the GPA of all students at WKU (WKU Feedback Report provided to OCTC by WKU Institutional Research)

  24. Semester

    Goal

    Results

    Goal met?

    Fall 2012

    Outperform the average student at Western Kentucky University

    OCTC: 2.86

    All WKU students: 2.88

    No

    Fall 2013

    OCTC: 2.84

    All WKU students: 2.87

    No

    Fall 2014

    OCTC: 3.16

    All WKU students: 2.82

    Yes