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Student Achievement Disclosure Information

1. Full-Time Retention Rate: Measured by the percentage of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students from the previous fall who either re-enrolled or successfully completed their program by the current fall. HCTC's goal is to meet or exceed the full-time retention rate for its comparison group median, as reported by the U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Terms
HCTC Full-Time
Retention Rate
Comparison Group
Full-Time Retention Rate
Achievement
Status
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016
60%
60%
Met
Fall 2014 to Fall 2015
61%
63%
Not Met
Fall 2013 to Fall 2014
61%
57%
Exceeded

Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

2. Part-Time Retention Rate: Measured by the percentage of part-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students from the previous fall who either re-enrolled or successfully completed their program by the current fall. HCTC's goal is to meet or exceed the part-time retention rate for its comparison group median, as reported by the U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Terms
HCTC Part-Time Retention Rate
Comparison Group
Part-Time Retention Rate
Achievement
Status
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016
42%
40%
Exceeded
Fall 2014 to Fall 2015
35%
40%
Not Met
Fall 2013 to Fall 2014
37%
37%
Met

Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

3. Transfer-Out Rate: Measured by the total number of students from the cohort who are known to have transferred out of HCTC (without earning a degree/award) and subsequently re-enrolled at another institution within the same time period. The cohort includes all full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students. HCTC's goal is to meet or exceed the median transfer-out rate for its comparison group, as reported by the U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Terms
HCTC
Transfer-Out Rate
Comparison Group
Transfer-Out Rate
Achievement
Status
Entered Fall 2012 Transferred by Fall 2015
3%
19%
Not Met
Entered Fall 2011 Transferred by Fall 2014
6%
20%
Not Met
Entered Fall 2010 Transferred by Fall 2013
7%
17%
Not Met

Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

4. Graduation Rate: Measured by the percentage of students from the cohort who completed a degree or certificate within three years. The cohort includes all full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students. HCTC's goal is to meet or exceed the median graduation rate for its comparison group, as reported by the U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Student Cohort
HCTC
Graduation Rate
Comparison Group
Graduation Rate
Achievement
Status
Entered Fall 2012 Graduated by Fall 2015
29%
34%
Not Met
Entered Fall 2011 Graduated by Fall 2014
31%
30%
Exceeded
Entered Fall 2010 Graduated by Fall 2013
28%
23%
Exceeded

Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

 

updated 4-11-2017
Lois Puffer
HCTC IR Coordinator