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The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness collects and analyzes data and disseminates information to support institutional decision making and planning. The office has responsibilities in the areas of institutional research, assessment, and planning. The staff collects and analyzes data regarding students, faculty, staff, facilities, and institutional programs, services, and operations. Reports generated from this data are used internally and are also transmitted to the North Carolina Community College System and to other external agencies. The office works with academic departments and support units to help them formulate planning goals and objectives and to assess their effectiveness in achieving their goals and objectives. The office works to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In addition, the office is a resource for survey and questionnaire research about the college’s students, faculty, staff, programs, services, and operations.

Member Organizations

Community College Planning & Research Organization (CCPRO) logo

Contact Information

Image of Nicole Fogle
Nicole Fogle, MBA
Executive Director-Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness
Phone: 336-838-6270
nefogle753@wilkescc.edu

CIP Codes

Program Area Description Curriculum Code CIP Code CIP Code Description
Accounting and Finance A25800 52.0304 Accounting
Advertising and Graphic Design A30100 50.0402 Commercial and Advertising Art
Agribusiness Technology A15100 1.0102 Agribusiness / Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Systems Technology Technology A60410 1.0205 Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment / Machine Technology / Technician
Applied Animal Science Technology A15280 1.0302 Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Applied Engineering Technology A40130 15.0001 Engineering Technology, General
Architecture Technology A40100 15.0101 Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Associate Degree Nursing A45110 51.3801 Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse
Associate in General Education Nursing A1030N 51.3801 Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Hum / Nursing
Associate in Arts A10100 24.0101 Liberal Arts and Sciences / Liberal Studies
Associate in Engineering A10500 14.0102 Pre-Engineering
Associate in General Education A10300 24.0199 Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Associate in Science A10400 24.0101 Liberal Arts and Sciences / Liberal Studies
Automotive Systems Technology A60160 47.0604 Automobile / Automotive Mechanics Technology / Technician
Baking and Pastry Arts A55130 12.0501 Baking and Pastry Arts / Baker / Pastry Chef
Basic Law Enforcement Training C55120 43.0107 Criminal Justice / Political Science
Business Administration A25120 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology A60130 47.0603 Autobody / Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Construction Equipment Systems Technology A60450 49.0202 Construction / Heavy Equipment / Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Construction: Building Construction Technology A35140 46.0499 Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
Criminal Justice Technology A55180 43.0104 Criminal Justice / Safety Studies
Culinary Arts A55150 12.0503 Culinary Arts / Chef Training
Dental Assisting D45240 51.0601 Dental Assisting / Assistant
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology A60460 47.0613 Medium / Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology / Technician
Early Childhood Education A55220 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Science A45340 51.0904 Emergency Medical Technology / Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Horticulture Technology A15240 1.0601 Applied Horticulture / Horticulture Operations, General
Human Services Technology A45380 51.1599 Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Information Technology A25590 11.0103 Information Technology
Medical Assisting A45400 51.0801 Medical / Clinical Assistant
Radiography A45700 51.0911 Radiologic Technology / Science – Radiographer
Respiratory Therapy A45720 51.0908 Respiratory Care Therapy / Therapist
Welding Technology D50420 48.0508 Welding Technology / Welder

Performance Measures / Critical Success Factors

The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) has established benchmarks for community colleges to measure performance of critical success factors for ourselves community colleges within the state. Wilkes Community College monitors student performance to each measure: basic skills, College-level English success rates, College-level Math success rates, student progression in the first year, student completion, licensure pass rates, and college transfer success rates. For each of the seven measures, WCC’s objective is earn the “Excellence Level” rating for all seven performance measures annually. To review more information and performance measures data for all 58 community colleges, please view the North Carolina Community College System’s (NCCCS) website.

Measure  NCCCS Performance Measures: Three Year Summary of WCC Results
* Report Includes NCCCS System-Wide Data for the Purpose of Comparison
NCCCS Colleges Meeting Excellence Level Number System Excellence 2021 NCCCS System Average
2021
WCC Measures 2021 NCCCS Report WCC Measures 2020 NCCCS Report WCC Measures 2019 NCCCS Report
1 Basic Skills Progress 10 42.5% 33.5% 41.7% 53.9% 52.5%
2 Credit English Success 10 70.4% 62.6% 61.5% 64.6% 64.5%
3 Credit Math Success 9 54.5% 46.3% 59.0% 62.2% 53.7%
4 First Year Progression 9 71.8% 66.8% 69.1% 72.3% 67.0%
5 Curriculum Completion Rate 10 61.3% 55.3% 60.3% 53.8% 49.4%
6 Licensure Pass Rate / Licensure Pass Rate Index 2 1.09 0.98 0.92 1.00  0.93
7 Transfer Performance 6 91.1% 87.2% 90.9% 86.7%  83.1%
Measure  2020 CSF Report 2021 CSF
Baseline/ Goal* WCC Performance Average NCCCS College Performance Baseline/ Goal* WCC Performance Average NCCCS College Performance
A Basic Skills Progress 1 53.9% 45.1% 2 41.7% 33.5%
B Credit English Success 2 64.6% 60.6% 3 61.5%  62.6%
C Credit Math Success 1 62.2% 42.7% 1 59.0%  46.3%
D First Year Progression 1 72.3% 70.3% 2 69.1% 66.8%
E Curriculum Completion Rate 1 53.8% 53.4% 2 60.3%  55.3%
F Licensure Pass Rate / Licensure Pass Rate Index 2 1.00 0.98 3 0.92  0.98
G Transfer Performance 2 86.7% 85.4% 2 90.9%  87.2%

* Key for Performance Indicators:

  1. Met or Exceeded Goal: 4 Standards met criteria
  2. Above Mean, Below Goal: 2 Standards met criteria
  3. Above Baseline, Below Mean: 0 Standards met criteria
  4. Below Baseline: 0 Standards met criteria

Data based on 2019-20 academic year or the most current data available as of May 2021.

Measure  2019 CSF Report 2020 CSF  2019-2020 WCC Change
Baseline/ Goal* WCC Performance Average NCCCS College Performance Baseline/ Goal* WCC Performance Average NCCCS College Performance
A Basic Skills Progress 1 52.5% 41.8% 1 53.9% 45.1% 8.8%
B Credit English Success 2 64.5% 61.0% 2 64.6%  60.6% 4.0%
C Credit Math Success 1 53.7% 41.5% 1 62.2%  42.7% 19.5%
D First Year Progression 3 67.0% 68.2% 1 72.3% 70.3% 2.0%
E Curriculum Completion Rate 2 49.4% 49.3% 1 53.8%  53.4% 0.4%
F Licensure Pass Rate / Licensure Pass Rate Index 3 0.93 0.98 2 1.00  0.98 0.02%
G Transfer Performance 3 83.1% 85.2% 2 86.7%  85.4% 1.3%

* Key for Performance Indicators:

  1. Met or Exceeded Goal: 4 Standards met criteria
  2. Above Mean, Below Goal: 2 Standards met criteria
  3. Above Baseline, Below Mean: 0 Standards met criteria
  4. Below Baseline: 0 Standards met criteria

Data based on 2018-19 academic year or the most current data available as of May 2020.

Measure  2018 CSF Report 2019 CSF  2018-2019 WCC Change
Baseline/ Goal* WCC Performance Average NCCCS College Performance Baseline/ Goal* WCC Performance Average NCCCS College Performance
A Basic Skills Progress 2 65.0% 60.1% 1 52.5% 41.8% 10.7%
B Credit English Success 3 52.8% 53.0% 2 64.5%  61.0% 3.5%
C Credit Math Success 1 48.9% 32.5% 1 53.7%  41.5% 12.2%
D First Year Progression 1 80.9% 70.9% 3 67.0% 68.2% -1.2%
E Curriculum Completion Rate 2 51.2% 43.4% 2 49.4%  49.3% 0.1%
F Licensure Pass Rate / Licensure Pass Rate Index 4 66.3% 79.8% 3 0.93  0.98 -0.05
G Transfer Performance 2 87.5% 83.7% 3 83.1%  85.2% -2.1%

* Key for Performance Indicators:

  1. Met or Exceeded Goal: 4 Standards met criteria
  2. Above Mean, Below Goal: 2 Standards met criteria
  3. Above Baseline, Below Mean: 0 Standards met criteria
  4. Below Baseline: 0 Standards met criteria

Data based on 2017-18 academic year or the most current data available as of May 2019.

Measure  2017 CSF Report 2018 CSF  2017-2018 WCC Change
Baseline/ Goal* WCC Performance Average NCCCS College Performance Baseline/ Goal* WCC Performance Average NCCCS College Performance
A Basic Skills Progress 3 48.6% 59.1% 2 65.0% 60.1% 16.4%
B Credit English Success 3 46.0% 50.9% 3 52.8% 53.0% 6.8%
C Credit Math Success 1 37.5% 29.0% 1 48.9%  32.5% 11.4%
D Year One Progress 1 77.8% 70.5% 1 80.9% 70.9% 3.1%
E Curriculum Completion Rate 2 47.0% 43.7% 2 51.2%  43.4% 4.2%
F Licensure Pass Rate 3 74.7% 82.0% 4 66.3%  79.8% -8.4%
G Transfer Performance 3 76.1% 82.5% 2 87.5%  83.7% 11.4%

* Key for Performance Indicators:

  1. Met or Exceeded Goal: 4 Standards met criteria
  2. Above Mean, Below Goal: 2 Standards met criteria
  3. Above Baseline, Below Mean: 0 Standards met criteria
  4. Below Baseline: 0 Standards met criteria

Data based on 2016-17 academic year or the most current data available as of May 2018.

Performance Measures / Critical Success Factors Definitions

  • Basic Skills Student Progress: Percentage of Basic Skills students who achieve an Educational Functioning Level gain during the program year (July 1 – June 30).
  • College-Level English Courses (Student Success Rates): Percentage of first-time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing English course with a “C” or better within two years of their first term of enrollment.
  • College-Level Math Courses (Student Success Rates): Percentage of first-time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit-bearing Math course with a “C” or better within two years of their first term of enrollment.
  • First Year Progression: Percentage of first-time fall curriculum students attempting at least 12 credit hours who successfully complete at least 12 hours within their first academic year (fall, spring, summer).
  • Curriculum Completion: Percentage of first-time fall curriculum students who, within six years of first term of enrollment, have either graduated, transferred, or are still enrolled with at least 36 non-developmental credit hours.
  • Licensure and Certification Passing Rate: Aggregate institutional passing rate of first-time test-takers on licensure and certification exams. Exams included in this measure are state mandated exams which candidates must pass before becoming active practitioners.
  • College Transfer Performance: The percentage of students who exited NCCCS after having completed an Associate Degree and/or least 30 cumulative hours of articulated transfer credits and subsequently transferred to a four-year college or university and earned a GPA of 2.25 or better after two consecutive semesters within the academic year at the institution.

Student Achievement

Key Student Completion Indicator WCC SACSCOC Two-Year Institutions
Institutional NSC Total 3-Year Completion Rate 29.9% 22.4%
Institutional NSC Total 6-Year Completion Rate 44.9% 40.7%
Indicator WCC SACSCOC Graduation Rate
Institutional Graduation Rate IPEDS
(2012 Cohort – Provisional Release)
25% 26%
Institutional Graduation Rate IPEDS
(2015 Cohort – Provisional Release)
26% 26%

Source: https://nctower.com/output/ncccs/5810/2019/

Wilkes Community College Comparison Group
Year Curriculum Unduplicated Enrollment
2020-2021 2825
2019-2020 3322
2018-2019 3416
2017-2018 3346
2016-2017 3168
Report Year 100% Normal Time 150% 6-Years Normal Time 200% 8-Years Normal Time
WCC Comparison Group Median WCC Comparison Group Median WCC Comparison Group Median
2020 24% 13% 38% 25% 43% 30%
2019 16% 8% 26% 27% 33% 34%
2018 13% 11% 25% 27% 38% 33%
2017 16% 8% 26% 19% 36% 28%
2016 6% 8% 17% 17% 30% 25%
Wilkes Community College Comparison Group
WCC
Women 35%
Men 42%
American Indian or Alaskan American 100%
Asian 100%
Black or African American 0%
Hispanic or Latino 32%
White 40%
Two or More Races 38%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 33%
Nonresident Alien 0%
Transfer-Out Rate 13%
Overall Graduation Rate 38%
WCC Comparison Group Median
Graduation Rate Overall 37% 30%
American Indian or Alaskan American 0% 20%
Asian 100% 33%
Black or African American 0% 13%
Hispanic/Latino 12% 28%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 40% 32%
Two or More Races 33% 25%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 0% 25%
Nonresident Alien 0% 100%
Wilkes Community College Comparison Group
WCC Comparison Group Median
Graduation Rate Overall 38% 25%
American Indian or Alaskan American 0% 20%
Asian 0% 25%
Black or African American 11% 6%
Hispanic/Latino 43% 23%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 39% 26%
Two or More Races 0% 27%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 0% 14%
Nonresident Alien 50% 43%
Wilkes Community College Comparison Group
WCC Comparison Group Median
Graduation Rate Overall 26% 27%
American Indian or Alaskan American 0% 0%
Asian 0% 29%
Black or African American 17% 12%
Hispanic/Latino 20% 27%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 100%
White 28% 28%
Two or More Races 0% 8%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 0% 24%
Nonresident Alien 0% 20%
Wilkes Community College Comparison Group
WCC Comparison Group Median
Graduation Rate Overall 25% 30%
American Indian or Alaskan American 0% 29%
Asian 0% 0%
Black or African American 19% 12%
Hispanic/Latino 30% 35%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 26% 33%
Two or More Races 0% 25%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 100% 12%
Nonresident Alien 0% 0%
Wilkes Community College Comparison Group
WCC Comparison Group Median
Graduation Rate Overall 26% 19%
American Indian or Alaskan American 50% 0%
Asian 0% 9%
Black or African American 26% 7%
Hispanic/Latino 17% 18%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 27% 23%
Two or More Races 0% 0%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 0% 5%
Nonresident Alien 0% 0%
Wilkes Community College Comparison Group
Year Total Graduates % Employed
2015-2016 430 84%
2016-2017 377 84%
2017-2018 414 88%
2018-2019 291 62%
2019-2020 DNA DNA

Source: https://nctower.com/output/ncccs/5810/2019/

Report Year Full-Time Part-Time
WCC Comparison Group Median WCC Comparison Group Median
2020 70% 63% 43% 45%
2019 66% 64% 59% 45%
2018 66% 62% 36% 45%
2017 61% 60% 38% 45%
2016 48% 58% 31% 40%
Wilkes Community College Comparison Group

WCC Statistics