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Student Outcome Data

Student Outcome Data 

A clearly defined pathway to success is both valuable to our student and important for the faculty and staff of Alpena Community College. The College has clearly stated goals for student learning at three levels: course, program and institutional. We believe our process for assessing the students’ achievement of those goals is effective and demonstrate the achievement of learning. 

At a course level, detailed course objectives and their assessment are required pieces of documentation reviewed and approved by the Curriculum Committee. The actual assessment of each course objective is conducted within a class and is the responsibility of the instructor to use that assessment to measure the level of effective learning taking place in that course.  Necessary adjustments in the teaching and learning process is the responsibility of the instructor. 

Program level assessment takes place through third party testing. The results of this testing is annually reported to the state through the Core Performance Indicators in the Carl D. Perkins grant. Data can be found online at http://www.michigancc.net/perkins/pci15/ under the Technical Skills Attainment link. 

At an institutional level, the College has defined five core competencies. ACC believes that students obtaining an associate’s degree should be exposed to a common core of educational experiences. The Core Competencies are integrated, reinforced and assessed throughout the curriculum. The Core Competencies can be found on page 31 of the College Catalog. 

The Student Learning Committee supervises the assessment of the core competencies. Questions for each competency are faculty generated, distributed to the students via the Blackboard Learning Management System and analyzed by the committee. Each fall semester one competency is assessed and each spring semester a different competency is reassessed. The data can be disaggregated by program of study, semesters in college, high school attended and age. For details on the assessment of the core competencies, check out the Process for Assessment of Student Learning.

Retention/Graduation Rates

Full-time, First-time Bachelor's Cohort Retention
Category 2015 2014
Full-time, first-time Fall 2015 bachelor's cohort 309  318
Exclusions from the Fall 2015 cohort 0 1
Inclusion to the Fall 2015 cohort   
Adjusted Fall 2015 cohort  309  317
Students from the Fall 2015 cohort still enrolled as of Fall 2016  191  185
Full-time, first-time Fall 2015 bachelor's cohort retention rate  62%  58%

Part-time, First-time Bachelor's Cohort Retention
Category 2015 2014
Part-time, first-time Fall 2015 bachelor's cohort 64 88
Exclusions from the Fall 2015 cohort 0 0
Inclusion to the Fall 2015 cohort  0  
Adjusted Fall 2015 cohort  64 88
Students from the Fall 2015 cohort still enrolled as of Fall 2016  26 27
Part-time, first-time Fall 2015 bachelor's cohort retention rate  41% 31%

Cohort Completion Rates
Cohort Completion Rates- New Full-Time Students  2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014  2014-2015 
Students  409  367  316  317 
    Completers 144 (35%)  118 (32%)  113 (36%)  121 (38%) 
Male Students  205  206  117  177 
    Completers  81 (40%) 67 (33%)  60 (34%) 76 (43%) 
Female Students  204  161  139  140 
    Completers  63 (31%)  51 (32%)  41 (29%)  45 (32%) 
Ethnic Breakdown         
    White Students  387  338  297  290 
         Completers  140 (36%)  115 (34%)  108 (36%)  115 (40%) 
    Black Students  10  11 
        Completers  0 (0%)  2 (20%)  2 (25%)  2 (18%) 
    Other Students  11  10  11 
        Completers  2 (18%)  0 (0%)  2 (33%)  4 (36%) 
    Native American Students 
        Completers  2 (50%)  0 (0%)  1(17%)  2 (40%) 

Individual program completion rates are available to interested students through the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

Other relevant data on how successful students are at Alpena Community College 
can be found on the following websites: 
Enrollment and Finances - http://www.michigancc.net/acs/databooks.aspx 
Retention and Graduation Rates - https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/ 
Employment Opportunities can be found on the individual program web sites  -  http://discover.alpenacc.edu/programs/degrees_and_programs/index.php 
College Scorecard - https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/