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Achieving the Dream Performance

 

ACHIEVING THE DREAM leader college

North Central was chosen to join the Achieving the Dream (AtD) student success initiative in 2007.  AtD is a nationwide network of over 200 community colleges, including 17 of Michigan’s 28, that have made a concerted effort to improve the success of all of our students. 

AtD is funded in part by the Lumina and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations.  More information on AtD is available at http://achievingthedream.org/.

 

key metrics of success

As part of Atd, North Central focuses on improving four key metrics of success:

  1. Successful completion of developmental (college-prep) coursework.
  2. Successful completion of college-level coursework.
  3. Persistence (term-to-term) and retention (year-to-year).
  4. Attain a credential, degree or certificate.

As a result of its performance on these measures, North Central achieved Leader College designation within AtD in 2013, reflecting our dedication to improving our students’ success. North Central's Leader College status was recertified by AtD in 2016.

 

progress on key metrics

The following graphs summarize North Central’s progress on the key AtD metrics.

  1. Percentage of incoming developmental students successfully completing college-prep course requirements within two years. DE Math refers to incoming students who placed into developmental (pre-college) math; DE Eng refers to those who placed into developmental English.

% of incoming dev placed cohort completing DE coutses in 2 years. 2010. DE math - approximately 25%. DE english - approximately 51%. 2011. DE math - approximately 25%. DE english - approximately 55%. 2012. DE math - approximately 35%. DE english - approximately 56%. 2013. DE math - approximately 40%. DE english - approximately 51%. 2014. DE math - approximately 42%. DE english - approximately 55%. 2015. DE math - approximately 37%. DE english - approximately 60%.

 

  1. Percentage of incoming students successfully completing gateway English (English Composition I) or Math (Beginning Algebra or higher) courses within three years.

% of incoming cohorrt completing gateway english or math course in 3 years 2010. Gateway English - approximately 38%. Gateway Math - approximately 10%. Math or business math - approximately 21%. 2011. Gateway English - approximately 42%. Gateway Math - approximately 13%. Math or business math - approximately 22%. 2012. Gateway English - approximately 48%. Gateway Math - approximately 19%. Math or business math - approximately 28%. 2013. Gateway English - approximately 53%. Gateway Math - approximately 24%. Math or business math - approximately 40%. 2014. Gateway English - approximately 54%. Gateway Math - approximately 23%. Math or business math - approximately 38%.

 

3. Persistence (term-to-term, labeled F-W) and retention (year-to-year, F-F) of incoming students.

One and two semester retention, by fall cohort. 2011. f-w - approximately 76%. f-f - approximately 52%. 2012. f-w - approximately 77%. f-f - approximately 57%. 2013. f-w - approximately 80%. f-f - approximately 60%. 2014. f-w - approximately 79%. f-f - approximately 59%. 2015. f-w - approximately 81%. f-f - approximately 58%. 2016. f-w - approximately 81%.

 

4.  Percentage of incoming students who receive a degree or certificate within four years.

Award earned rate within four years, any award, by declaration. 2008. cert - approximately 19%. degree - approximately 20%. overall - approximately 20%. 2009. cert - approximately 23%. degree - approximately 20%. overall - approximately 21%. 2010. cert - approximately 15%. degree - approximately 17%. overall - approximately 17%. 2011. cert - approximately 16%. degree - approximately 19%. overall - approximately 18%. 2012. cert - approximately 18%. degree - approximately 24%. overall - approximately 20%.