NCCS Performance Measures

The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System’s major accountability document. This annual performance report is based on data compiled from the previous year and serves to inform colleges and the public on the performance of our fifty-eight (58) community colleges. The process of monitoring performance data on specific measures started in 1993 and has changed over the years. The process has evolved and changed over the years, with the biggest change occurring recently. In June 2012, the General Assembly adopted eight (8) performance measures.

An appointed team made up of college presidents, called the Performance Funding Committee, was responsible for the establishment of system-wide “baselines” and “goals” for each measure. The committee recommended using consistent, statistically-defined baselines and goals to promote transparency, simplicity, and objectivity. This utilization of baselines and goals is a departure from the System’s historical use of “standards.”

Based on three years of historical data (if available) for each measure, baselines were set two standard deviations below the system mean, and the goals were set one standard deviation above the system mean. These baselines and goals remain static for three years and will be reset in the 2022 Report.

Performance Measures Mayland Community College Scores

Basic Skills Student Progress
System Baseline: 24.4% MCC Score: 52.5% State Average: 41.8%
        Excellence Level
Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses
System Baseline: 40.1% MCC Score: 41.1% State Average: 61.0%
        Above Baseline Level
Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses
System Baseline: 19.5% MCC Score: 35.0% State Average: 41.5%
Above Baseline Level
First Year Progression
System Baseline: 56.6% MCC Score: 66.4% State Average: 68.2%
Above Baseline Level
Curriculum Completion
System Baseline: 34.1% MCC Score: 43.9% State Average: 49.3%
Above Baseline Level
Licensure and Certification Passing Rate
System Baseline: .79 MCC Score: 1.03 State Average: .98
        Above College Average
College Transfer Performance
System Baseline: 74.4% MCC Score: 80.8% State Average: 85.2%
        Above Baseline Average
MAYLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE MET OR EXCEEDED THE EXCELLENCE LEVEL ON TWO MEASURES:DEVELOPMENTAL STUDENT SUCCESS RATE IN COLLEGE-LEVEL MATH COURSES AND CURRICULUM COMPLETION RATE.