2010-2016 Strategic Plan

You may also download the 2010-2016 Strategic Plan.  NOTE: The information included in this document is current as of May 2010.

The information below reflects the most accurate KCTCS Strategic Plan data as of September 2013.


Goal: Advance excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and service

Performance Measure: Engagement

Results from Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CC SSE) and Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CC FSSE) that measure:

  • Active learning
  • Student/faculty interaction
  • Student effort
  • Support for learners
  • Academic challenge

2016 Target: Exceed the national average

Performance Measure: Licensure/Certification Pass Rate

Annual percent of first-time takers passing licensure and certification exams required by the following professions for entry-level positions:

  • Cosmetology
  • Real Estate Sales Associate
  • Heating/Ventilation
  • Emergency Medical
  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Mining
  • Respiratory Care
  • Nursing & Nurse Aides
  • Occupational
  • Therapist Assistant

Current: 84%
2015-2016 Target: Exceed the national average


Goal: Cultural diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion

Performance Measure: Student Diversity

Percent of minority students compared to percent minority population:

Current: 110.0%
2016 Target: 106.7%

Performance Measure: Employee Diversity

Percent of minority employees compared to percent minority population: 

Current: 59.2%
2015 Target: 100%

Performance Measure: Persistence Rate – Diversity

Percent of fall/summer first-time credential-seeking minority students who have earned a credential, transferred to a four-year institution, or are still enrolled at the end of three years:

Current: 41.9%
2015 Target: 54.3%

Goal: Increase student access, transfer and success

Performance Measure: Developmental Education

Success Rate Percent of students referred to developmental courses by subject who complete a developmental course in that subject or re-test at a college level by the end of the second year:

Target: 100% of developmental students enroll in remedial courses and achieve the following pass rates:

  • English 77.7%
  • Math 69.2%
  • Reading 78.9%

Performance Measure: Participation Rate

KCTCS fall credit enrollment, as a percentage of adult (ages 18-64) population:

Current: 3.3%
2015 Target: 3.5%

KCTCS Enrollment Cluster Participation Rates Fall 2011 (map here)

Performance Measure: Credentials

Annual count of Associate degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded:

Current: 28,469 credentials (31.2% Associate Degrees)
2015 - 2016 Target: 30,942 Credentials Awarded
(33.7% Associate Degrees)

Performance Measure: Persistence Rate

Percent of fall/summer first-time credential-seeking students who have earned a credential, transferred to a four-year institution, or are still enrolled at the end of three years:

Current: 48.5%
2015 Target: 54.3%

Performance Measure: Transfer

Definition: KCTC S/CPE definition, including in-state transfers, out-of-state transfers, students transferring additional credit, transfer credit, transfer credit applied to degree programs and two transfer rates:

Current: 8,983
2016 Target: 9,735

Goal: Enhance the economic and workforce development of the Commonwealth

Performance Measure: Workforce Matriculation

Percent of first-time credit workforce students who enroll as credential-seeking students within three years:

Current: 5.9%
2016 Target: 10.2%

Performance Measure: Wage Index

Median wage of KCTCS completers earning $2,500 or more in the second quarter after completion, indexed to the state median occupational wage:

Current: 83.3%
2016 Target: 100%

Performance Measure: High Wage / High Demand Completions

Annual number of credentials awarded in fields with: 1) Average salaries at or above the 75th percentile; 2) Growing at a rate greater than or equal to the state average, or exceeding 100 annual job openings.

Current: 3,089
2016 Target: 3,496

High Wage/High Demand Jobs

  • Aircraft Power plant Technology/Technician
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention and Treatment
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Carpentry/Carpenter
  • Cinematography and Film/ Video Production
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Construction/Heavy Equipment /Earthmoving
  • Equipment Operation
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering
  • Technology/ Technician
  • Electrician
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
  • Mason/Masonry
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/ Technologist
  • Nursing (RN Training)
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Plumbing Technology/Plumber
  • Radiologic Technology/ Science—Radiographer
  • Real Estate
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/ Therapist

Goal: Promote the recognition and value of KCTCS

Performance Measure: Media Focus

Number of media citations and positive citations as a percent of total, as reported by the VOCUS media tracking service and KCTC S Public Relations:

Current: 12,969 Media Citations (99% Positive)
2016 Target: 7,392 Media Citations (95% Positive) 

Performance Measure: Financial Contributions

Annual dollar amount (rounded to nearest thousand) of financial contributions from grants, contracts, advancement and other external sources, and endowment income:

Current: $83,550,000 (Rounded to nearest $1,000)
2016 Target: N/A (Monitor Only) 


Through Leadership, Service and Support of our Colleges, KCTCS will:

  • Effectively engage students in positive learning outcomes
  • Increase the number of people who are professionally licensed or certified
  • Help under prepared students be more successful in college
  • Attract more working age adults to college
  • Increase the number of credentials we award—especially at the Associate Degree level
  • Focus on helping students stay in school to achieve their goals
  •  Increase the number of students transferring successfully to 4–year schools
  • Attract more ethnically diverse students and employees
  • Assist ethnically diverse students to stay in school to achieve their goals
  • Prepare more workers for high wage/ high demand jobs
  • Increase the number of workforce students who return to pursue a KCTC S credential
  • Provide students an education that leads to economic prosperity
  • Increase awareness and a positive image of KCTCS Continue to attract financial support from non-governmental sources