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This is a report on the measurements of institutional effectiveness indicators at Northern Virginia Community College from 1992 to 1997. The report looks at the following indicators: (1) persistence rate of first-time students; (2) persistence rate of full-time first-time students; (3) persistence rate of part-time first-time students; (4) completion rate of first-time program placed students; (5) student primary goal attainment; (6) placement rate of graduates in degree related jobs; (7) Cohen measure of transfer; (8) transfer rate of NVCC students to selected institutions; (9) average grade point average (GPA) of NVCC students at senior institutions; and (10) success rate of developmental students in college-level courses. Results showed that: (1) on the average approximately 31% of all first-time students returned to NVCC the next year; (2) full-time students were more likely to return than part-time students; (3) student completion rate of a degree program increased yearly from 8% in 1993 to 11% in 1997; (4) approximately 73% of NVCC developmental students are successful in passing college-level courses; (5) over 90% of graduate survey respondents report that they attained primary goal at NVCC; and (6) approximately 41% of surveyed graduates reported being placed in a degree-related job. According to Cohen's measure of transfer, 23% of the NVCC students who entered in fall 1995 earned at least 12 credits and transferred to a four-year institute. The NVCC transfer rate was consistent with the statewide community college system transfer rate. The average GPA of NVCC students at four-year institutions was 2.6. The report includes the mission of NVCC. (Contains 20 tables.) (MKF)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Role, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, High Risk Students, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Remedial Instruction, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges

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Author: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.


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