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 2015 registered in Fall 2016 was 68%.

The percentage of part-time, first-time Degree/ Certificate-seeking students from Fall 2015 registered in Fall 2016 was 48%.

Student Completion Rates

A study was conducted, which consisted of 710 first-time, full-time students registered for the Fall 2013 semester with the intent of completing a degree by Summer 2015 or a certificate/ diploma by Summer 2014. Of these 710 students 75% were White, 20% were Hispanic/ Latino, 3% were African-American, 1% were American Indian/ Alaskan Native, and 2% were unknown race/ ethnicity. 

From this study, Central Community College found out that:

28% or 197 of those students received an academic award in the expected time frame. Of these 197 students 80% were White, 16% were Hispanic/ Latino, 2% were African-American, and 2% were unknown race/ ethnicity. 

19% or 138 of those students received a degree in the expected time frame.

8% or 59 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 40% with an additional 17% of the cohort transferring-out to another institution for a total completer percentage of 57%.

In the 2015-16 academic year CCC awarded 2,322 degrees, diplomas, and certificates including 160 academic transfer degrees to both full-time and part time students. Equally important, 88% of the students who graduated during 2015-16 academic year were employed or continuing their education at CCC or some other College.

View the Graduate Outcomes Report   

View the Equity in Athletics Report