Student Achievement Data

As part of its mission, the PCC Institutional Research Office regularly shares student achievement data with the College’s internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the Student Right-to-Know Act (1990) requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate and disclose completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution. The following links provide a snapshot of PCC’s most recent student achievement data.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) – Each year, colleges and universities that participate in the federal student financial aid programs provide IPEDS with a wide range of institutional-level data.

  • The Completion survey collects the number of degrees and certificates awarded by field of study, level of award, race/ethnicity, and gender. 
  • The Graduation Rates survey provides the percentage of students who completed their program within a time period equal to one and a half times (150%) the normal period of time as well as the percentage of students who transferred to other institutions within the same timeframe. Both the graduation rate and the transfer-out rate are based on a cohort of full-time, first-time degree and certificate-seeking undergraduate students.
  • In the Outcome Measures survey, degree-granting institutions report the outcomes of students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. The award status is measured at specific points in times.
  • Additional information about PCC (e.g., student expenses, enrollment) is available through the IPEDS College Navigator
  • Additional data may be found in the PCC Data Book.

Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) – Comparative student achievement data, including fall-to-fall retention rates, graduation rates, and transfer rates are available through the Reports & Publications page of the CDHE website.

Colorado CTE – Each year, Colorado community colleges gather placement information (e.g., employment, continuing education, military service, apprenticeship) from CTE students who completed a program in the previous school year. Total Positive Placement rates reflect the percentage of CTE graduates who are employed, continuing their education at the postsecondary level, or in military service. Access placement information for PCC’s CTE graduates.