The Performance Measures for Student Success reports publish specific information concerning how McDowell Technical Community College meets the performance measures (updated on an annual basis) established by the North Carolina General Assembly to gauge the accountability level of the fifty-eight institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. For each of these seven performance measures on which a college performs successfully the college may retain and carry forward into the next fiscal year one-fourth of one percent (1/4 of 1%) of its final fiscal year General Fund appropriations.
1. Basic Skills Student Progress
2. Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses
3. Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses
4. First-Year Progression
5. Curriculum Completion
6. Licensure and Certification Passing Rate
7. University Transfer Performance
SACSCOC Student Completion Metric
In accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Principles of Accreditation Core Requirement 8.1 (Student Achievement) McDowell Technical Community College chose the National Student Clearinghouse Total Completion Rate as its graduation rate indicator.
The Fact Book is published annually by the Institutional Effectiveness Department and covers the operations of the college during the previous academic year.