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Student Achievement

Institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) are obligated to provide to its students, constituents, and the public information about its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals. Information on student success may include reliable information on retention, graduation, course completion, licensure examinations, and job placement rates and other measures of student success appropriate to institutional mission.

Gateway Community & Technical College identifies the measures below for student achievement. Each measure includes the most recent data available and a definition of the measure. Measures 1-7 derive from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Strategic Plan. Targets (goals) are established by KCTCS. Measures 8 is from the Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) database. 


Definition: Fall-to-Fall retention rates of first-time, credential seeking students.

Source: CPE Official data

Number of Credentials Awarded

Definition: Annual count of total credentials (associate degrees, certificates and diplomas) awarded

Source: Official data as reported to Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE)

Number of Associate Degrees Awarded

Definition: Annual count of total associate degrees awarded.

Source: Official data as reported to Council on Postsecondary Education

High Wage / High Demand Completions

Definition: Number of unduplicated credentials in programs cross walked to a high wage, high demand occupation.

Source: Council on Postsecondary Education Official, Kentucky Occupational Outlook, Occupational Wages (OES) extracted from, and the National Crosswalk Service Center

Graduation Rate

Definition: This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort.

Source: As reported to IPEDS by KCTCS

Number of Transfers

Definition: Students enrolled at KCTCS in the prior academic year who enrolled at a four-year institution between their last enrollment at KCTCS through June 30th of the following academic year.

Source: National Student Clearinghouse; CPE Official data

associate degree graduates within one year

Definition: The percent of Associate earners in an academic year who enrolled at a four-year institution that academic year after the semester end date of the semester the first Associate was or in the next academic year.

Licensure / Certification Pass Rate

Definition: Percent of graduates and stop outs who achieve a passing grade on their first attempt of a licensure exam within one year.

Source: KCTCS