Student Achievement Measures

At Central Piedmont Community College student success is at the heart of everything we do. The college evaluates multiple student achievement measures and continuously monitors these measures to make intentional, transformative, and student-centered decisions that promote student achievement and success.

The student achievement measures approved by Central Piedmont’s executive leadership team include: student success rates in college-level English, student success rates in college-level math, licensure and certification pass rates, success in college transfer, and student graduation rates. These measures represent important benchmarks throughout the student life cycle, are consistent with Central Piedmont's mission, and demonstrate the college's core values of accountability, excellence, and equity. 


Central Piedmont Student Achievement Measures

This table explains Central Piedmont students' results, achievement goals, and minimum threshold of acceptability by cohort in the following areas: college-level English success; college-level math success; licensure and certification pass rates; college transfer performance; and graduation rates. The data presented shows achievements over the past five years.

Data Sources

  • North Carolina Community College System’s (NCCCS) State Performance Measures

    Central Piedmont monitors a subset of the NCCCS performance measures for the college's student achievement measures: student success rates in college-level English, student success rates in college-level math, licensure and certification pass rates, and success rates in college transfer.

    The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System's major accountability document. This annual performance report is based on data compiled during the previous year and serves to inform colleges and the public on the performance of the state's 58 community colleges. NCCCS dashboards provide additional analysis and insights based on student characteristics and demographics, including race/ethnicity and gender.

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

    Central Piedmont uses IPEDS data to monitor the college's student achievement measure for graduation rates. IPEDS is a system of survey components that collects data from every institution across the United States that participates in any federal financial aid program (colleges, universities, technical and vocational institutions).