RCC GOALS for and OUTCOMES of STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

The goals support the college mission and the current strategic plan.  The resulted are analyzed and discussed annually with yearly improvement objectives implemented as needed.

I. ACCESS to HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

GOAL 1 – CONNECTIONS –

Increase RCC Fall admissions applications by 2% in 2016 over Fall 2014.

Results: Goal met.  Applications increased by 5%.

GOAL 2 – ENTRY: AFFORDABILITY-

Increase institutional scholarships awarded.

Result: Goal met in 2016-17. 9 more scholarships awarded.

GOAL 3 – ENTRY: ADMISSION YIELD

Increase RCC application to enrollment yield by 2% in 2016 over Fall 2014.

Result: Goal not met.  Yield decreased by 10%.

GOAL 4 – ENTRY: ENROLLMENT –

Increase full time, program-enrolled student participation. (Percentage of Headcount and FTE increases above VCCS increases).

Result: In 2016-17 Goal partially met.  Headcount decreased 0.8% and FTE increased 0.6%.  Both were 5% better than VCCS.

GOAL 5 – ENTRY: PENETRATION –

Increase enrollment penetration rates in Service Region Counties.

Result:  Overall goal met in Fall 2016. Penetration rate up 3.7%.

GOAL 6 – ENTRY:

Developmental Education- Decrease the number of students in developmental education.

Result: Goal not met in Developmental Math.  2% more students.  Goal met in Developmental English. 1% less students.

GOAL 7 – ENTRY:

Developmental Education Success – Increase Dev Ed student completion of college level Math and English. Percentage success above VCCS percentage.

Result: Goal met in Developmental Math at 11% above VCCS percentage. Goal met in Developmental English at 10% above VCCS percentage. 

II.SUCCESS as LEARNERS

GOAL 1 – PROGRESSION: RETENTION FALL TO SPRING –

Increase Fall to Spring retention rate.

Result: Goal not met.  Fall 2015 to Spring 2016 retention of 67% was down 2%.

GOAL 2 – PROGRESSION: RETENTION FALL TO FALL –

Increase Fall to Fall retention rate.

Result: Goal not met. Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 retention 43% was down 2%.

GOAL 3 – PROGRESSION: CREDITS EARNED –

Increase the percentage of FTIC students earning 12 credits in one year and 24 credits in two years. Target percentage above VCCS percentage.

Result: Goal met.  12 credits was 56% up 5% and 5% above VCCS.  24 credits was 48% up 7% and 4% above VCCS.

GOAL 4 – PROGRESSION: COURSE COMPLETION/SUCCESS –

Increase course completion and success rates.

Result: Goal partially met.  Fall completion rate 91% up 1%.  Fall success rate 72% down 1%.

GOAL 5 – COMPLETION: AWARDS –

Increase graduates in all programs by 5% over 2014-15.

Result: Goal met. Awards up 24% in 2016-17 over 2014-15

GOAL 6 – COMPLETION: INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS –

Increase industry certifications.

Results: Data not available at this time.

GOAL7 – COMPLETION: TRANSFER –

Increase the success rate of transfer students. Target above VCCS rate.

Result: Goal not met. 64% of those who transferred with 16 or more credits hours earned a bachelor’s degree within 6 years from initial enrollment at RCC. 1% below the VCCS rate of 65%

GOAL 8 – COMPLETION: Graduation Rates-

Increase student completion rates. Target above iPEDS comparison rate.

Result: Goal met. 30% for 200% of time Fulltime/Firsttime cohort.4% above comparison group.

III. SUCCESS as EMPLOYEES

GOAL 1 – EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION:

Nursing -Increase Student Licensure Rates.

Result: Goal met for both ADN (100%) and PN (92%)

GOAL 2 – EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION:

Wages – Improve Student Preparation for Careers. Target above VCCS.

Result:  Goal met 66% employed 1 year post completion of AAS degree, 16% above VCCS.

IV.SUCCESS as CITIZENS

GOAL 1 – Student preparation in General Education Skills –

RCC General Education Assessment. Target 80% of students score 60% or higher.

Result: Goal met overall.  82% scored at or above 60%

GOAL 2 – Student preparation in General Education Skills

General Education Graduate Survey Results.  Target-Students rate their General Education competency a 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Result: Goal met. All seven Gen Ed areas above 3.5.