Institutional Effectiveness

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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

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Nicole Fogle, MBA
Executive Director-Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness
Phone: 336-838-6270

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
Applied Animal Science Technology A15280 01.0302 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: 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 01.0601 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

WCC Performance of 2020 Critical Success Factors

The State Board of Community Colleges and the North Carolina General Assembly have established seven performance measures and standards for North Carolina Community Colleges. Performance data from the 2020 Critical Success Factors report are located in the table below.

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

Note: Data are based on 2018-2019 academic year or the most current data available as of May 2020.

Student Achievement

Information to be added Spring 2021.

SACSCOC Accreditation

Information to be added Spring 2021.

WCC Statistics