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Definitions for Student Performance and Outcomes Indicators

Completion Rate
The percentage of first-time students with a minimum of 6 units earned who attempted any math or English during the first three years and achieved any of the following outcomes within six years of entry
  • Earned AA/AS or Credit Certificate (Chancellor’s Office approved)   
  • Transferred to a four-year institution (students shown to have enrolled at any four-year institution of higher education after enrolling at a CCC)         
  • Achieved “Transfer Prepared” (students who successfully completed 60 UC/CSU transferable units with a GPA greater than or equal to a 2.0)
Completion Rate is reported for the overall cohort, as well as for cohorts of prepared and unprepared students, which is based on the lowest level of attempted math or English.

Remedial Progress Rate (math, English, ESL)
The percentage of credit students who attempted, for the first time, a course designated at “levels below transfer” in:
  •          Math, and successfully completed a college-level course in math within six years
  •          English, and successfully completed a college-level course in English within six years
  •          ESL, and successfully completed a college-level ESL course or a college-level English course within six years

Career Technical Education Completion Rate (CTE)
The percentage of students who attempted a CTE course for the first time and completed more than 8 units in the subsequent three years in a single discipline (2-digit vocational TOP code where at least one of the courses is occupational SAM A, B or C), and who achieved any of the following outcomes within six years of entry:

  •          Earned any AA/AS or Credit Certificate (Chancellor’s Office approved)
  •          Transferred to a four-year institution (students shown to have enrolled at any four-year institution of higher education after enrolling at a CCC)
  •          Achieved “Transfer Prepared” (students who successfully completed 60 UC/CSU transferable units with a GPA greater than or equal to a 2.0)

Successful Course Completion
Percentage of students in the Fall term who earned a grade of “C" or better.

Completion of Degrees/Certificates
Number of Associate Degrees or Certificates completed in an academic year.