Isothermal Community College


NCCCS Performance Measures

The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System's major accountability document. This annual performance report is based on data compiled from the previous year and serves to inform colleges and the public on the performance of all North Carolina community colleges. Isothermal Community College is committed to using this system to continuously monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality of programs offered in Rutherford and Polk counties.

The 2013 Report shows that the College was above the average college percentage in four of the eight performance measures as shown on the following chart.

Performance Measure
State Average
Standard Met
Basic Skills Student Progress 41.0% 28.9% No
GED Diploma Passing Rate 71.1% 69.0% No
Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses 63.7% 66.9% Yes
Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses 64.8% 75.7% Yes

First Year Progression

67.8% 68.5% Yes
Curriculum Student Completion 41.6% 39.3% No

Licensure and Certification Passing Rate

85.2% 76.2% No
College Transfer Performance 87.6% 89.7% Yes
A word from President Dalton

Isothermal was among the group of 39 community colleges exceeding the system average in four or more of the eight identified measures. We exceeded the system goal in "Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses," which several community colleges did not do, and we were above the baseline on all measures, but below the state average on four. Unlike several of the colleges, Isothermal had no measures below baseline.

Isothermal Community College is a great place and the hope and path for progress for many. We will continue our own path to progress by making the learning experience even better. I thank each of you--faculty, staff, students, and board members--for all you do.