The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has unveiled its most recent Student Success Scorecard, with College of the Canyons ranking near the top of the state in several key categories.
This year’s report, which is based on data collected during the 2014-15 academic year, included several encouraging statistics related to the levels of success that students experience at College of the Canyons.
Statistics show that first time COC students who graduated high school as “college prepared” and were eligible to enroll in degree applicable math and English courses, posted a combined completion rate (defined as earning an associate degree, certificate or achieving “transfer prepared” status) of 80 percent — 10 percent higher than the statewide average of approximately 70 percent.
Overall, that mark ranked second among the state’s 113 community colleges.
Similarly, COC posted the highest completion rates for all three categories (prepared, unprepared and overall) among all community colleges in Los Angeles County.
The 51.5 percent completion rate for COC “unprepared” student groups was the fifth highest in the state, and again outpaced the statewide average by 10 percent.
The college’s overall completion rate for all students (prepared and unprepared) ranked 10th in the state at 57 percent, and was again 10 percentage points ahead of the statewide average.
“These results speak to the quality of education at College of the Canyons, and the commitment made by our faculty, classified staff, and administration to invest in the success of our students,” said College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook.
First introduced in 2013, the Student Success Scorecard is an online performance measurement system and accountability tool which tracks student success and performance at all 113 California community colleges. The scorecard provides a longitudinal look at how students are progressing past momentum points on their way to transferring or receiving a degree/certificate.
Designed to help students achieve their educational goals more quickly, the Student Success Scorecard is part of a larger initiative by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to increase the number of students who earn certificates and degrees, and/or transfer to four-year institutions.
The presence of the Student Success Scorecard places California Community Colleges among the most transparent and accountable systems of public higher education in the nation, and will play a pivotal role in demonstrating the correlation between college preparation and future student success, while helping the state’s educational leaders find new ways to improve student success.