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Institutional Effectiveness Measures

Illinois Central College has defined a set 23 performance indicators across 6 broad measures of success to gauge its overall institutional effectiveness. In doing so, the College is able to more directly and plainly communicate its central concerns to internal and external constituents. In particular, these measures reflect the College’s commitment to the persistence and completion goals for its students and are easily disaggregated by important student subgroups for analysis. Each measure has a clear operational definition and a defined source for benchmarking purposes.

Student Advancement

Percent of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking students who initially enroll in the fall semester and who by summer three years later graduate, transfer, or remain enrolled at ICC

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Graduation Rate with 150% of Normal Time, First-time, Full-time Students 25.5% 20.5% 23.2% 24.8% 26.6%
Transfer Rate with 150% of Normal Time, First-time, Full-time Students 19.4% 20.0% 20.0% 19.2% 20.2%
Still-enrolled Rate with 150% of Normal Time, First-time, Full-time Students 14.6% 12.4% 12.3% 13.0% 11.6%
Advancement Rate with 150% of Normal Time, First-time, Full-time Students 59.5% 52.9% 55.6% 57.0% 58.4%

Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey

Student Persistence

Percent of all credit students (excluding high school students) who attend ICC in the Fall and re-enroll the following Spring and Fall.

Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Fall-to-Spring Retention 68.1% 37.5% 67.7% 68.6% 69.8%
Fall-to-Fall Retention 45.3% 45.6% 46.7% 47.0% 48.6%

Source: National Community College Benchmark Project, Form 4

Gateway Course Success

Retention, Enrollee Success, and Completer Success Rates of students who successfully complete developmental Math or English in the Fall, then enroll in college-level Math or English before the end of the following Fall.

Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
Course Retention Rates of Developmental Math Student in First College-level Math Course 81.9% 85.8% 86.0% 82.2% 88.8%
Course Retention Rates of Developmental English Student in First College-level English Course 85.0% 85.8% 86.2% 83.6% 85.4%
Enrollee Success Rates of Developmental Math Students in First College-level Math Course 73.9% 74.3% 68.5% 62.2% 72.0%
Enrollee Success Rates of Developmental English Students in First College-level English Course 66.1% 67.9% 67.2% 60.2% 69.9%
Completer Success Rates of Developmental Math Students in First College-level Math Course 90.3% 86.6% 79.7% 75.7% 81.1%
Completer Success Rates of Developmental English Students in First College-level English Course 77.7% 79.1% 78.0% 72.0% 81.8%

Source: National Community College Benchmark Project, Form 9

Developmental Education Course Success

Retention, Enrollee Success, and Completer Success Rates of Students who enroll in developmental Math and English Courses.

Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Course Retention Rates in Developmental Math 81.1% 80.2% 78.9% 79.5% 83.7%
Course Retention Rates in Developmental English 84.3% 87.4% 85.9% 85.3% 83.4%
Enrollee Success Rates in Developmental Math 60.8% 57.6% 56.7% 55.8% 58.3%
Enrollee Success Rates in Developmental English 64.8% 68.3% 60.7% 66.1% 60.7%
Course Success Rates in Developmental Math 75.0% 71.8% 71.9% 70.2% 69.7%
Course Success Rates in Developmental English 76.8% 78.1% 70.7% 77.5% 72.8%

Source: National Community College Benchmark Project

Student Completion

Completers, Total Credentials Awarded, and Total Credentials per 100 FTE

2012 2013 2014 2015 4-year Avg
Total Completers 1,645 1,730 1,779 1,667 1,705

Source: IPEDS Annual Completions Survey Data

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 5-year Avg
Total Credentials Awarded 1,794 1,774 1,894 1,886 1,810 1,832
Total Completions Per 100 FTE 20.8 22.2 26.5 27.8 28.4 25.1

Source: IPEDS Annual Completions Survey Data

High School Penetration

Early College Penetration Rate and High School Graduate Penetration Rate

2011-12 Class 2012-13 Class 2013-14 Class 2014-15 Class 2015-16 Class
Percentage of District 514 High School Graduates Who Earned any Early College Credit at ICC 33.2% 31.1% 31.9% 33.9% 33.3%

Source: ICC Enterprise Data Warehouse

Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
District 514 Post-high School Penetration Rate 32.3% 33.8% 34.1% 32.0% 33.4%

Source: National Community College Benchmark Project