Craven Community College (Craven CC) identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to its mission, the diverse students it serves and the associate degrees, diplomas and certificates offered. The college uses multiple measures to document student success, including national, state and institution‐level measures.
Craven CC uses the National Student Clearinghouse six‐year graduation rates to monitor student success at the state and national levels. Achievement targets are the average graduation rates of public two‐year colleges in North Carolina and across the nation.
Craven CC also monitors state performance measures provided by the North Carolina Community College System office. An annual performance report and dashboards published by the system office based on data submitted by Wake Tech during the previous year show the extent to which the college is meeting benchmarks established by the North Carolina General Assembly.
Craven CC has developed objectives, measures, and targets for each goal in the 2023‐2028 Strategic Plan. These measures are aligned with national and state performance measures and provide leading indicators that allow Craven CC to determine whether or not the strategies being implemented are resulting in measurable change.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.
The results of the Craven CC’s self‐assessments are published in a variety of formats. These include the Annual Fact Book, a longitudinal, multi‐year compilation of data that not only serves to inform the public about the College’s operations and the achievements of its students but also as an often‐used reference for internal planning and decision making. The college’s Academic Catalog also provides extensive detail about the College’s programs, policies, and employees.