Student Achievement and Success Data

In support of the Institution's mission statement, "Preparing Students, Serving Communities, Creating Opportunities For All," and published in accordance with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC): MCC has identified key performance indicators (KPI's) that are outlined in our strategic plan. MCC monitors the relevant performance associated with these KPI goals.

These indicators are: Improve the academic performance of our students by successful course completion (attain a grade of A, B or C); Increase student retention and completion; Provide a path for transfer students to further their studies; and Prepare MCC graduates for employment (Technical Skills Assessment Pass Rates and Employment Placement Rates).


Course completions

Overall course completions

Notes: Successful Grades = A, B, C, S; Unsuccessful Grades = D, F, U; Course Withdrawal = W; Excluded Grades = AU, I, JC, KC; Includes Degree-Seeking students only; Excludes students who are exclusively Dual Credit

Source: Wolf Analytics; Date: March 2023


Student Retention

Student persistence rates

Notes: Includes Degree-Seeking students only; Excludes students who are exclusively Dual Credit; Fall 2021-Spring 2022 is included, though the Spring 2022 term was not complete at the time of data collection

Retention Definitions: Fall to Spring Retention is defined as non-completer students from the specified fall term who enrolled in the subsequent spring term, plus those who completed a degree or certificate in the specified fall term. Fall to Fall Retention is defined as non-completer students from the specified fall term who enrolled in the subsequent fall term, plus those who completed a degree or certificate in the specified fall term or subsequent spring and summer terms.

Source: Wolf Analytics; Date: March 2023


3-year completion rates

3 year graduation rateNotes: Fall Cohorts are the IPEDS defined cohort of First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking students. Cohorts are based on enrollment on State Aid Day as per IPEDS reporting instead of End of Term. Completion rate is defined as 150% of normal time to complete the degree or certificate. For example, the normal completion time for an Associate of Arts degree is two academic years, so the 150% of normal time is three academic years.

Source: IPEDS Graduate Queries; Date: March 2023


Technical skills assessments pass rates

Technical skills assessment chart

Notes: Percentages represent the three-year rolling average as reported to, and calculated by, the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD). The three-year rolling average benchmark established by DHEWD is 90%. Please note not every program requires a Technical Skills Assessment.

Source: MCC Program Coordinators reported data compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: March 2023

Employment placement rates

Employment placement rates

Notes: Percentages are of students who completed a degree or certificate in a Perkins approved Career & Technical program and who responded to the Graduate Follow Up Survey as finding employment within a related field. Numbers are reported each year in accordance with compliance for Perkins funding.

Source: Graduate Follow Up Survey along with additional follow up data from Career and Program Coordinators compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: March 2023

3-year completion with transfer rates

Three year completion with transfer rates

Notes: Fall Cohorts are the IPEDS defined cohort of First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking students. Cohorts are based on enrollment on State Aid Day as per IPEDS reporting instead of End of Term. Numbers and percentages represent the number of students within the specified cohort who both completed a degree or certificate and transferred to a 4-year institution within three years.

Source: Fall Enrollment IPEDS query and National Student Clearinghouse results compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics; Date: March 2023