Completion Goal

In response to President Obama’s call to increase the number of graduates by 50 percent by 2020, on Sept. 9, 2010, the presidents of AACC and ACCT asked member CEOs and board chairs to encourage community colleges to support the completion agenda by increasing the number of students who complete degrees, certificates and other credentials with value in the workplace. This effort was labeled the “College Completion Challenge: A Call to Action.” CCC was among the first 25 signatories and is one of only 71 out of the 1,132 community colleges to ever accept the challenge. We believe that CCC is the only institution to report our progress to AACC and annually to our Board of Governors and other stakeholders. As of 2014-15, CCC was where it projected to be in 2018-19 with regard to increases in the number of graduates and the number of credentials awarded. 

College-wide

Unduplicated Graduates by Year vs. 150% Goal

In 2019-2020 the number of unduplicated graduates fell short of the goal of 1,620 graduates by 113 students, however, since the original Call to Action, CCC has steadily increased its number of unduplicated graduates by nearly 500 a year.

Unduplicated Graduates by Year vs. 150% Goal graph

 

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

Total Unduplicated

1,080

1,119

1,168

1,250

1,405

1,513

1,538

1,510

1,391

1,292

1,508

1,507

Projected Growth

1,080

1,129

1,178

1,227

1,276

1,325

1,374

1,423

1,472

1,521

1,570

1,620

Duplicated Graduates by Year vs. 150% Goal

In 2019-2020 the number of duplicated graduates exceeded the project goal set during 2008’s Call to Action. While still lower than previous years, CCC has increased its duplicated number of graduates substantially since 2008-09.

Duplicated Graduates by Year vs. 150% Goal chart

 

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2012

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

Total Duplicated

1,513

1,553

1,651

1,748

2,226

2,342

2,375

2,322

2,174

2,076

2,380

2,432

Projected Growth

1,475

1,553

1,631

1,709

1,843

1,918

1,996

2,074

2,152

2,230

2,308

2,386