seward county community college

Institutional Data:

Mission: A Single Version of the Truth

Purpose:

  1. To provide accurate and official information.
  2. To be a resource in assessment of student learning, planning, and action research.
  3. To develop systems that promote organizational learning and effectiveness.

Guiding Principles:

  1. Actively support initiatives and collaborate with internal partners.
  2. Continually review and upgrade skills, knowledge, and processes.
  3. Use and advocate for appropriate technology and methods that enhance the services we provide.

Special Data Requests:

The department of Research and Assessment provides special data requests to employees of the college. These requests are considered low priority requests unless arrangements are made with the Research Analyst in advance. By clicking the link below, you acknowledge that there is a two-week window for fulfillment of any ad hoc requests submitted, and as time allows for the office to respond.

Request a Special Report or Data

NOTE: anyone using the link above MUST be a member of this organization. Those who do not have a role at this organization (student, faculty, staff, administrator) will not be able to use the link. Community and external requests should be emailed to teresa.wehmeier@sccc.edu.

Student Outcomes

The data below is provided in compliance with the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) policy on Public Information (FDCR.A.10.070), and is referred to as Student Achievement under their guidelines.

RETENTION RATES

First-time Cohort Beginning Fall 2021 who Returned Fall 2022
Full-time60%
Part-time44%
Percentages based on first-time, full-time or part-time degree seeking students. Source: SCCC Office of Research and Assessment as reported in IPEDS Fall Survey;  U.S. Department of Education National Center for Educational Statistics IPEDS Data Center.

GRADUATION RATES

First-time Cohort Beginning in Fall 2019 who Completed Within 150% of Normal Time
Total39%
Men36%
Women42%
Percentages based on first-time, full-time degree seeking students. Source: SCCC Office of Research and Assessment as reported in IPEDS Graduation Rate in 150% Survey; U.S. Department of Education National Center for Educational Statistics IPEDS Data Center.

TRANSFER-OUT RATE

First-time Cohort Beginning in Fall 2019 who Transferred to Another Institution Within 150% of Normal Time
Total10%
Men11%
Women11%
Percentages based on first-time, full-time degree seeking students. Source: SCCC Office of Research and Assessment as reported in IPEDS Graduation Rate in 150% Survey; U.S. Department of Education National Center for Educational Statistics IPEDS Data Center.

Pell Data – Cohort Year 2019

DescriptionNumber of Students in CohortTotal ExclusionsNumber of Students that Completed Within 150% of Normal Time to Completion% Completed in 150% of Normal Time
Full-time, first-time, degree/ certificate-seeking cohort369014338.8%
 Recipients of a Pell Grant (within entering year)16506438.8%
Recipients of a Direct Subsidized Loan (Within entering year) that did not receive a Pell Grant90222.2%
Did not receive either a Pell Grant or Direct Subsidized Loan (within entering year)19507739.5%
Note: Recipients of a Pell Grant and Recipients of a Direct Subsidized Loan that did not receive a Pell Grant are mutually exclusive, that is, if a student is in one cohort, they cannot be in the other cohort.
The total of these 2 sub-cohorts must be less than the full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking cohort.
Source: SCCC Office of Research and Assessment as reported in IPEDS Graduation Rate in 150% Survey; U.S. Department of Education National Center for Educational Statistics IPEDS Data Center.

Student Progress

  1. Student Goal Attainment
    • Description: The proportion of students whose goals for attaining a college education upon enrolling or during attendance in a college were met upon exit from the college.
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    • Strategic Goal:
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  2. Persistence (Retention)
    • Description: The proportion of students who enrolled for the first time at the beginning of one academic year and who (1) were still enrolled for at least one credit at the beginning of the next academic year and who (2) had not yet completed a degree or certificate.
    • Source: SCCC full and part-time retention rates are compiled by the Office of Research and Assessment and reported to IPEDS each spring; peer comparisons are used to establish targets and monitor performance.
    • Targets: Seward County CC retention rates align with institutional and state goals, are based on historical trends and established by the Enrollment Management Committee. Results are reviewed annually.
    • Strategic Goal: SCCC’s goal is to meet or exceed our Regional Peer mean (see peers in report below) for Strategic Direction #1.2 – SCCC will increase academic performance as identified by key measures.
    • Report: Click here for the full report.
  3. Graduation Rates
    • Description: The proportion of students who enrolled in and subsequently completed a degree or certificate program.
    • Source: SCCC graduation rates are compiled by the Office of Research and Assessment and reported to IPEDS each spring; peer comparisons are used to establish targets and monitor performance. The cohorts in the report included full-time, first-time-in-college students who completed in 150% of normal time and students who do not graduate but transferred out within 150% of normal time.
    • Targets: Seward County CC graduation rates align with institutional and state goals, are based on historical trends and established by the Enrollment Management Committee. Results are reviewed annually. Seward’s 2020 targeted graduation rate is 40%.
    • Strategic Goal: SCCC’s goal is to meet or exceed our Regional Peer mean (see peers in report below) for Strategic Direction #1.2 – SCCC will increase academic performance as identified by key measures.
    • Report: Click here for the full report.

Mission: Outreach

  1. Student Satisfaction
    • Description: The proportion of graduates whose college experience met or exceeded the expectations they held upon initial enrollment.
    • Source: Student satisfaction at SCCC is measured using Ruffalo Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey. The survey is administered every five years, in rotation with Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and a by-year between each survey. The rotation schedule was designed to reduce duplicative surveying and survey burn-out.
    • Targets: Seward County CC student satisfaction goals align with institutional goals and are based on historical trends. Results are reviewed by various departments and committees (relative to the survey category) after each survey cycle. Seward’s targeted student satisfaction measure uses the gap between student rated importance and student rated satisfaction (importance minus satisfaction equals gap). SCCC gaps in all areas will remain at or below the national mean.
    • Report: Click here to view the overall category results for all years and drill-through to specific questions.
    • HLC Core Criterion: 3.C.6
  2. Success in Subsequent and related course work
    • Description: The proportion of students identified as lacking basic skills (e.g., in reading, writing, or computation), who earned a grade of C or better in non-developmental college courses after having completed developmental course work.
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  3. Program Learning Outcomes and Mastery of Discipline
    • Description: The proportion of entering students in or completing programs (a) with organized, sequential courses or (b) leading to a degree or certificate, who demonstrate a mastery of skills and competencies specific to predetermined program learning outcomes.
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  4. Demonstration of General Education Competencies
    • Description: The proportion of students who demonstrate general education competencies during and after college attendance.
    • Mission: Outreach
  5. Regional Market Penetration Rates
    • Description: The proportion of the total population aged 17 and older in the college’s service area that has participated in at least one organized activity (course, program, service, event, etc.) sponsored by the college.
  6. Responsiveness to Community Needs
    • Description: The proportion of community constituents whose needs are met by the college. (Work with R25 scheduling to report out each year for NCCBP collection.)
    • Mission: Workforce Development
  7. Placement Rates
    • Description: The proportion of entering community college students acquiring a marketable skill (i.e., completion of at least three career or technical courses in a particular field) who obtain employment in a field directly related to that skill within one year of last attendance.
  8. Licensure and Certification Pass Rates
    • Description: The proportion of students who complete or graduate from a community college career or technical program, seek licensure or certification for the first time within a given year, and actually obtain licensure or certification.
  9. Employer Satisfaction with Graduates
    • Description: The proportion of a sample of regional employers in a given field who indicate that their employees who are community college graduates exhibit skills and job performance that are equivalent or superior to those exhibited by other employees.
  10. Client Satisfaction with Programs and Services
    • Description: The proportion of community college clients who are aware of, have access to, and use the programs and services offered by the college.
    • Mission: Contribution to the Public Good
  11. Value Added to Community
    • Description: The number and types of identified outcomes and benefits received by a community from programs, services and activities offered by the community college.
    • Mission: Transfer Preparation
  12. Transfer Rates
    • Description: The proportion of an entering student cohort actively enrolled in a degree program at a community college and completing at least 12 semester hours of credit (or the equivalent) who then enroll within two years for at least 12 college-level credits in a degree program at a 4-year college.
  13. Performance After Transfer
    • Description: The proportion of former community college students completing college-level courses at a transfer institution with a grade of C or better, compared to the parallel proportion obtained for students who began their studies at the transfer institution as first-time freshmen.

Continuous Quality Improvement

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