Student Achievement Disclosure Information

Student achievement goals:

Ashland Community and Technical College evaluates student achievement using the measures listed below:

  1. Engagement
  2. Licensure Pass Rates
  3. Developmental Education Success Rates (English, Math, and Reading)
  4. Credentials Awarded
  5. Persistence Rate
  6. Transfers
  7. Student Diversity Persistence Rate
  8. High Wage, High Demand Completions
  9. Wage Index
  10. Workforce Matriculation

 

1. Engagement

Definition: Average scores on the Community College Survey of Student Engagement's benchmarks of effective educational practices

Target: The college target is to exceed the national average score of 50 for all five benchmark areas.

Status: Partially Met (2016 results)

CCSSE Benchmark Scores
Benchmark ACTC 2012 Score ACTC 2014 Score ACTC 2016 Score KCTCS Target
Active and Collaborative Learning 53.9 47.9 50.7 50
Student Effort 53.2 50.6 47.3 50
Academic Challenge 51.7 48.2 53.8 50
Student-Faculty Interaction 61.0 57.8 55.5 50
Support for Learners 55.5 52.0 52.8 50
 

 

2. Licensure Pass Rates

Definition: Annual percent of first-time takers passing licensure and certification exams required by the profession for entry-level positions as reported by state and national examining boards or college licensure exam administrators.

Target: 82%

Status: Met

Percent First-Time Takers Passing Licensure & Certification Examinations
College Actual (Academic Year) Target (Academic Year)
2010-2011 2011-2012 2013-2014 2014-2015 2011-2012
Ashland 92% 82% 96% 98% 84%
System 85% 84% 88% 84% 82%

*Notes: Licensure exams include Apprentice Cosmetologist, HVAC Journeyman exam, Dental Hygiene National Boards, Occupational Therapist Assistant, National Boards, ARRT Radiography, Respiratory Care entry-level CRT, Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate, NCLEX-ADN, NCLEX-PN, PTA, EMT, Miners Exam, and Nurse Assistant/Aide.

 

ACTC program pass rates:
Program 2014-2015 2015-2016
Associate Degree Nursing (NCLEX-RN) 82% 92%
Cosmetology (Apprentice Cosmetologist) 74% 94%
Paramedic (EMT Basic) - -
Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) 60% 83%
Air Conditioning (HVAC Journeyman) - -
Surgical Technology (not included in the KCTCS Performance measure) 100% 100%
Respiratory Care Advance Practice 86% 100%

 

3. Developmental Education Success Rates (English, Math, and Reading)

Developmental Education Success Rate: English

English success rate definition: Percent of first-time, credential-seeking students tested at a developmental level who successfully complete a developmental course or re-test at a college English level within two years.

Target (2015): 55.5%

Status: Met

Developmental Education Success Rate: English
College Actual Target
Fall 2013 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2015
Fall 2008 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2010 Fall 2009 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2011 Fall 2010 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2012 Fall 2011 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2014 Fall 2013 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2015
Ashland 62.7% 62.3% 54.7% 55.4% 56.0% 55.6% 55.5%
System 64.3% 63.7% 58.2% 60.8% 60.8% 62.9% 59.0%

 

Developmental Education Success Rate: Math

Math success rate definition: Percent of first-time, credential-seeking students testing at a developmental Math level who successfully complete a developmental course or re-test at a college math level within two years.

Target (2015): 51.6%

Status: Met

Developmental Education Success Rate: Math
College Actual Target
Fall 2013 Cohort – Successful by Fall 2015
Fall 2009 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2011 Fall 2010 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2012 Fall 2011 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2014 Fall 2013 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2015
Ashland 66.5% 56.4% 49.7% 45.3% 56.3% 51.6%
System 56.3% 53.0% 49.0% 52.3% 56.2% 50.5%
 

 

Developmental Education Success Rate: Reading

Reading success rate definition: Percent of first-time, credential-seeking students testing at a developmental Reading level who successfully complete a developmental course or re-test at a college Reading level within two years.

Target (2015): 64.6%

Status: Met

Developmental Education Success Rate: Reading
College Actual Target
Fall 2013 Cohort – Successful by Fall 2015
Fall 2009 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2011 Fall 2010 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2012 Fall 2011 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2014 Fall 2013 Cohort - Successful by Fall 2015
Ashland 73.1% 57.4% 58.4% 67.5% 64.9% 64.6%
System 65.7% 60.8% 63.7% 66.2% 67.4% 65.6%

 

4 (a). Total Credentials Awarded – All Types

Definition: Annual count of total credentials (associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas) awarded.

Target (2016): 1,451 total credentials. Students can receive multiple credentials in one year.

Status: Met

Credentials Awarded – All Types
College Actual Target 2015-2016
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Ashland 1,236 1,532 1,606 1,464 1,619 1,719 1,451
System 27,813 28,544 28,469 31,715 30,012 30,180 30,942

 

4 (b). Total Credentials Awarded – Associate Degrees

Definition: Annual count of associate degrees awarded.

Target (2016): 537 associate degrees

Status: Not met

Credentials Awarded – Associate Degrees
College Actual Target 2015-2016
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Ashland 410 463 423 382 373 353 537
System 7,899 8,953 8,875 9,580 9,632 9,658 10,435

 

5. Persistence Rate

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

Target (2015): 44.4%

Status: Not met

Persistence Rate
College Actual (Fall Term) Target (Fall Term)
Entering Fall 2007 Persisting Fall 2010 Entering Fall 2008 Persisting Fall 2011 Entering Fall 2009 Persisting Fall 2012 Entering Fall 2010 Persisting Fall 2013 Entering Fall 2011 Persisting Fall 2014 Entering Fall 2012 Persisting Fall 2015 Entering Fall 2012 Persisting Fall 2015
Ashland 48.1% 48.5% 47.5% 41.3% 40.9% 38.2% 44.4%
System 48.7% 48.5% 46.1% 42.9% 42.4% 42.9% 43.9%

 

6. Transfer

Definition: The annual number of students who enter a public, independent or proprietary postsecondary institution in Kentucky as a first-time transfer student, and the number of students other than first-time transfer students who transfer KCTCS credit into any public, independent or proprietary four-year institution, such as visiting, dual credit, or workforce students, as reported in CPE's Comprehensive database.

Target (2014-2015): 558

Status: Met

Number of Transfers
College Actual Targets(Academic Year)
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2014-2015 2015-2016
Ashland 427 558 588 601 683 558 558
System 10,410 12,330 12,040 12,275 13,286 12,330 12,330

 

7. Diversity Student Persistence Rate

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

Target (2015): 56.2%

Status: Not met

Diversity Persistence Rate
College Actual (Fall Term) Target (Fall Term)
Entering Fall 2007 Persisting Fall 2010 Entering Fall 2008 Persisting Fall 2011 Entering Fall 2009 Persisting Fall 2012 Entering Fall 2010 Persisting Fall 2013 Entering Fall 2011 Persisting Fall 2014 Entering Fall 2012 Persisting Fall 2015 Entering Fall 2012 Persisting Fall 2015
Ashland 42.9% 23.1% 54.5% 53.3% 37.1% 21.4% 64.3%
System 42.2% 41.9% 37.1% 35.1% 34.8% 35.0% 36.0%

 

8. High Wage, High Demand Completions

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

Target (2015-2016): 157

Status: Not met

High Wage, High Demand Completions
College Actual (Academic Year) Target (Academic Year)
2015-2016
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Ashland 132 119 121 115 129 92 157
System 3,089 3,274 3,092 3,626 3,550 3,129 3,496

 

9. Wage Index

Definition: Median wage of KCTCS completers earning $2500 or more in the second quarter after completion, indexed to the state median occupational wage. Note: Graduates who return to KCTCS in the following academic year are excluded from this analysis.

Target (2014-2015): 74.0%

Status: Met

Wage Index
College Actual (Academic Year) Target (Academic Year)
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Ashland 99.3% 101.9% 108.5% 98.8% 95.2% 74.0% 74.0%
System 85.1% 83.3% 83.3% 79.8% 82.7% 83.3% 83.3%
 

 

10. Workforce Matriculation

Definition: Percent of non-credential workforce students (excluding fire/rescue students) who enroll as credential-seeking students or earn a credential within three years.

Target (2015-2016): 6.8%

Status: Met

Workforce Matriculation
College Actual (Academic Year) Target (Academic Year) 2012-2013 Cohort Matriculating by 2015-2016
2007-2008 Cohort Matriculating by 2010-2011 2008-2009 Cohort Matriculating by 2011-2012 2009-2010 Cohort Matriculating by 2012-2013 2010-2011 Cohort Matriculating by 2013-2014 2011-2012 Cohort Matriculating by 2014-2015 2011-2012 Cohort Matriculating by 2015-2016
Ashland 2.5% 7.4% 8.5% 4.6% 5.0% 11.8% 6.8%
System 4.6% 5.9% 4.9% 5.2% 4.3% 5.4% 6.8%