Student Achievement Goals

The College measures student achievement goals in a variety of areas. The goals listed below provide a snapshot of Forsyth Tech student progress and success in a variety of areas. Progress is updated annually. These seven measures are tracked for all North Carolina community colleges, and more detailed comparative data may be found on the North Carolina Community College System’s (NCCCS) performance measures web page.

Forsyth Tech aims to perform above the NCCCS college average in all areas and above the NCCCS goal in at least 2 areas.

Green light Met or exceeded NCCCS goal

Yellow light Above NCCCS college average, but below NCCCS goal

Red light Below NCCCS college average and goal

2017 Performance Summary

Basic Skills Progress GED Pass Rate Develop-mental English Subsequent Success Develop-mental Math Subsequent Success Year One Progress Current Completion Rate Licensure Pass Rate Transfer Perfor-mance
NCCCS Goal 68.3% 55.9% 32.5% 75.0% 74.6% 51.9% 90.9% 87.6%
NCCCS College Average 59.1% 50.9% 29.0% 70.5% 68.3% 43.7% 82.0% 82.5%
Forsyth TechPerfor-mance 53.7%
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57.5%
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27.4%
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68.0%
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72. 4%
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43.1%
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88.9%
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85.9%
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Category 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).

Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses – 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.

Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses –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.