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MCC Student Achievement & Success Data:

In support of the Institution's mission statement, "preparing students, serving communities, creating opportunities," MCC has identified key performance indicators (KPI's) that are outlined in our strategic plan. MCC monitors the relevant performance associated with these KPI goals. These indicators are: Improve the academic performance of our students by successful course completion (attain a grade of A, B or C); Promote student persistence and completion; Increase the number of earned credit hours for first-time student; and Provide a path for transfer students to further their studies.

In addition to the MCC identified KPIs, the following measures are published in accordance with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC): Technical Skills Assessments Pass Rates, Employment Placement Rates, and Three-Year Completion and Transfer Rates.


Course Completions

Course Enrollment & Success (A,B,C, or S) By Academic Year
Academic Year Overall Enrolled Overall Successful Overall Successful Rate Overall Unsuccessful Overall Unsuccessful Rate Overall Withdrawn Overall Withdrawn Rate
AY 2015-2016 103,918 73,420 71% 17,129 16% 13,369 13%
AY 2016-2017 102,832 72,271 70% 15,221 15% 15,340 15%
AY 2017-2018 100,484 71,662 71% 14,722 15% 14,100 14%
AY 2018-2019 96,138 69,029 72% 13,624 14% 13,485 14%
AY 2019-2020 93,032 67,194 72% 12,508 14% 13,330 14%
AY 2020-2021 82,226 59,378 72% 11,909 14% 10,939 13%


Overall Course Completions
Beginning in Academic Year 2019 - 2020, the term sequence changed to Fall, Spring, Summer. Prior to that year the term sequence was Summer, Fall, Spring.

Notes: Grades exclude Dual Credit courses.  Successful Grades = A, B, C, S; Unsuccessful Grades = D, F, U, I; Withdrawn Grades = W.

Source: Blackboard Analytics; Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: 9/1/2021


Student Persistence

MCC 5 Year Student Persistence
Semester First Enrolled Number of Students Enrolled Number of Students Who Did Not Complete, but Returned in Spring Fall-Spring Persistence Rate Number of Students Who Did Not Complete, but Returned in Fall Fall-Fall Persistence Rate
Fall 2015 16,174 10,619 66% 6,788 42%
Fall 2016 16,132 10,643 66% 6,745 42%
Fall 2017 15,437 10,222 66% 6,276 41%
Fall 2018 14,903 9,839 66% 6,139 41%
Fall 2019 14,486 9,552 66% 5,608 39%
Fall 2020 12,705 8,259 65% N/A N/A

 Student Persistence
Notes:  Calculations exclude Dual Credit students.

Persistence Definitions:  Persistence is defined as the number of students who were enrolled in the specified fall, did not complete a degree or certificate, and returned either the subsequent spring (Fall - Spring Persistence) or the subsequent fall (Fall - Fall Persistence).

Persistence calculations do not remove completers out of the initial fall headcount as is done in Retention calculations.

Source: Blackboard Analytics; Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: 9/1/2021


3-Year Completion Rates

First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking IPEDS Cohorts
Fall Cohort Unduplicated Headcount Completers (150% of Normal Time) Completed in 150% of Normal Time
Fall 2013 2,473 477 19%
Fall 2014 2,236 474 21%
Fall 2015 2,299 540 23%
Fall 2016 2,214 516 23%
Fall 2017 2,459 653 27%

Three Year Grad Rate

 

Notes: Fall Cohorts are the IPEDS defined cohort of First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking students.  Cohorts are based on enrollment on State Aid Day as per IPEDS reporting instead of End of Term.  Completion rate is defined as 150% of normal time to complete the degree or certificate.  For example, the normal completion time for an Associate of Arts degree is two academic years, so the 150% of normal time is three academic years.

Source: Fall Enrollment IPEDS query and National Student Clearinghouse results; Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: 9/1/2021


First Year Earned Credit Hours

First-Time Freshmen Credit Hours Earned During First Academic Year (Fall and Spring Terms)
Starting Fall Term Number of Full-Time Freshmen Students Number of Full-Time Students Earning 24 or More Credit Hours During Academic Year Percent Number of Part-Time Freshmen Students Number of Part-Time Students Earning 12 or More Credit Hours During Academic Year Percent
Fall 2016 2,218 1,038 47% 1,667 571 34%
Fall 2017 2,512 1,399 56% 1,159 433 37%
Fall 2018 2,552 1,321 52% 1,109 443 40%
Fall 2019 2,428 1,208 50% 1,075 380 35%
Fall 2020 2,041 1,092 54% 874 308 35%

Percent of Full-Time Students Earning 24 or More Credit Hours During Academic Year

Notes: Only students with a status of First-Time Freshmen for the specified fall terms were included.  Cohorts are based on End of Term enrollment.  Academic Load is based on the number of credit hours attempted for the specified fall term.  Credit Hours Earned is defined as the total of MCC hours earned with a grade of A, B, C, D, F, S, or U within the specified fall and subsequent spring term.

Source: Enrollment Data files from the Data Warehouse; Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: 9/1/2021


Transfer Rates for Students with 30 or More Credit Hours

Transfer Rates of Students with 30 or More Earned MCC Credit Hours TO 4-Year institutions
Academic Year Total Unduplicated Headcount (fall and Spring only) Non-degreed Students With 30 or More MCC Hours by the End of Spring Term Number of Students Attending a 4-year institution by the end of spring of the subsequent academic year Transfer Rate
2016 - 2017 19,968 8,433 2,043 24%
2017 - 2018 19,140 8,100 2,022 25%
2018 - 2019 18,206 7,695 1,870 24%
2019 - 2020 17,710 7,480 1,876 25%

Transfer Rate of Students with 30 or More Earned MCC Credit Hours

Notes:  The Academic Year is defined as the Fall and Spring term only.  The unduplicated headcount only includes those students who were enrolled in Fall and/or Spring of the specified academic year, students only enrolled for the Summer term were excluded. A Non-Degreed student is defined as any student who has already been awarded a bachelor degree or higher.  Non-Degreed students were excluded from the calculations.  Dual Credit students were excluded from the calculations.

Source: Student Characteristic files from the Data Warehouse and National Student Clearinghouse results; Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: 9/1/2021

Technical Skills Assessments Pass Rates

 Technical Skills Assessments Pass Rates

Notes: Percentages represent the three-year rolling average as reported to, and calculated by, the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD). The three-year rolling average benchmark established by DHEWD is 90%. Please note not every program requires a Technical Skills Assessment.

Source: MCC Program Coordinators reported data compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: 3/1/2022

Employment Placement Rates

Employment Placement Rates

Notes: Percentages are of students who completed a degree or certificate in a Perkins approved Career & Technical program and who responded to the Graduate Follow Up Survey as finding employment within a related field. Numbers are reported each year in accordance with compliance for Perkins funding.

Source: Graduate Follow Up Survey along with additional follow up data from Career and Program Coordinators compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: 3/1/2022

3-Year Completion with Transfer Rates

First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking IPEDS Cohorts Completions with Transfers
Fall Cohort Unduplicated Headcount Completed a degree or certificate and transferred to a 4-Year Institution w/in 3 Years % Completed and Transferred to a 4-Year Institution w/in 3 Years
Fall 2013 2,473 267 11%
Fall 2014 2,236 270 12%
Fall 2015 2,299 286 12%
Fall 2016 2,214 275 12%
Fall 2017 2,459 372 15%

3-Year Completion with Transfer Rates

Notes: Fall Cohorts are the IPEDS defined cohort of First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking students. Cohorts are based on enrollment on State Aid Day as per IPEDS reporting instead of End of Term. Numbers and percentages represent the number of students within the specified cohort who both completed a degree or certificate and transferred to a 4-year institution within three years.

Source: Fall Enrollment IPEDS query and National Student Clearinghouse results; Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: 3/1/2022