Student Right to Know - Graduation Completion Rates

Choosing a college is a major life decision requiring prospective students to weigh information about the institutions they are planning to attend. You might wish to consider the information presented about the success of Central Community College students who graduate with a certificate/ diploma or persist towards the achievement of a degree through continuous enrollment.

As you review this information, it is important to realize that a major emphasis for Central Community College is to assist students in obtaining an Associates of Applied Science degree, job skills, or to complete freshman and sophomore general education courses for transfer to a four-year college.

Student Retention Rates

The percentage of full-time, first-time Degree/ Certificate-seeking students from Fall 2018 registered in Fall 2019 was 66%.

The percentage of part-time, first-time Degree/ Certificate-seeking students from Fall 2018 registered in Fall 2019 was 52%.

Student Completion Rates

A study was conducted, which consisted of 600 first-time, full-time students registered for the Fall 2016 semester with the intent of completing a degree by Fall 2019 or a certificate/ diploma by Summer 2018. Of these 600 students 70% were White, 25% were Hispanic/ Latino, 2% were African-American, 2% were American Indian or Alaska Native, and 1% were Asian.  

From this study, Central Community College found out that:

35% or 212 of those students received an academic award in the expected time frame. Of these 212 students 76% were White, 22% were Hispanic/ Latino, 1% were Asian, and 1% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

23.8% or 143 of those students received a degree in the expected time frame.

11.5% or 69 of those students were awarded a diploma or certificate in the expected time frame.

Graduation and Placement Rates

Finally, in addition to the above student completion information, you might also wish to consider Central Community College's graduation and placement rates.

The IPEDS Graduation Rate for (150% of time or three years) was 35% with an additional 17% of the cohort transferring-out to another institution for a total completer percentage of 52%.

In the 2019-20 academic year CCC awarded 2,432 degrees, diplomas, and certificates including 197 academic transfer degrees to both full-time and part time students. Equally important, 89% of the students who graduated during 2017-18 academic year were employed or continuing their education at CCC or some other college through Fall 2019.

View the Graduate Outcomes Report   

View the Equity in Athletics Report