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Student Outcome Data

Student Outcome Data 

A clearly defined pathway to success is both valuable to our students 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. ACC believes the process for assessing the students’ achievement of these goals is effective and demonstrates the achievement of learning.  ACC also focuses on co-curricular activities and assessments to support student success.

At the 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 are the responsibility of the instructor. 

Most occupational program-level assessments take place through third-party testing.  Assessment in programs not leading to third party credentialing has individually designed program assessments such as program level capstone projects, course evaluations, and mock crime scenes.

At an institutional level, the College has defined five core competencies. ACC believes that students obtaining college degrees 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 33 of the College Catalog.

The Student Learning Committee supervises the Process for Assessment of the core competencies.

Retention/Graduation Rates

Full-time, First-time Bachelor's Cohort Retention
Category 2017 2016 2015 2014
Full-time, first-time Fall 2015 bachelor's cohort 247 308 309  318
Exclusions from the Fall 2015 cohort 0 0 0 1
Inclusion to the Fall 2015 cohort  0 0  
Adjusted Fall 2015 cohort  247 308 309  317
Students from the Fall 2015 cohort still enrolled as of Fall 2016  160 200 191  185
Full-time, first-time Fall 2015 bachelor's cohort retention rate  65% 65% 62%  58%

Part-time, First-time Bachelor's Cohort Retention
Category 2017 2016 2015 2014
Part-time, first-time Fall 2015 bachelor's cohort 88 75 64 88
Exclusions from the Fall 2015 cohort 0 0 0 0
Inclusion to the Fall 2015 cohort  0 0 0  
Adjusted Fall 2015 cohort  88 75 64 88
Students from the Fall 2015 cohort still enrolled as of Fall 2016  34 29 26 27
Part-time, first-time Fall 2015 bachelor's cohort retention rate  39% 39% 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/