Student Achievement

Institutional effectiveness is assessed through a wide variety of measures. Student achievement is an integral measure of the success of any institution of higher education. NTCC has established the following metrics as key to evaluating student achievement as an institution: program completion, placement and licensure, retention, and successful transfer. Transparent data related to the evaluation of college-wide student achievement based on the identified metrics is provided below.

A key indicator of student achievement is the completion of a program of study. As it relates to program completion, NTCC has set the following benchmark:

60% completion for each program of study at each campus location.

Institution-Wide Completion Rate: 

Year Completion
2016: 87%
2017: 69%
2018: 76%

* Data driven from CPL Reports

A key indicator of student achievement is job placement and licensure. As it relates to placement and licensure, NTCC has set the following benchmarks:

70% placement for each program of study at each campus location.

Institution-Wide Placement Rate: 

Year Placement
2016: 82%
2017: 82%
2018: 88%

* Data driven from CPL Reports

70% licensure for each applicable program of study at each campus location.

Institution-Wide Licensure Rate: 

Year Licensure
2016: 84%
2017: 92%
2018: 97%

* Data driven from CPL Reports

A key indicator of student achievement is student persistence and retention. As it relates to retention, NTCC has set the following benchmarks and goals:

Increase the fall-to-spring retention rate of full-time, degree-seeking, first-time-in-college students to 65.7% by AY 2018-19 and 70% by AY 2022-23.

Year Retention
2015-2016: 67%
2016-2017: 77%
2017-2018: 75%

* Data driven from State Operational Plan Reports

Increase the fall-to-fall retention rate of full-time, associate degree-seeking, first-time-in-college students to 48% by AY 2022-23.

Year Retention
2015-2016: 49%
2016-2017: 44%
2017-2018: 46%

* Data driven from State Operational Plan Reports

Considering the goal of many students at NTCC is to successfully transition to an advanced program at another institution, evaluation of student achievement at the college also includes student transfer rates. As it relates to transfer, NTCC has set the following benchmarks and goals:

Quadruple the number of annual student transfers by 2020 to an annual total of 2080 total student transfers. 

Year Transfers:
2016: 1052
2017: 2140
2018: 2655

* Data driven from Our Louisiana 2020 Reports