Falcon Facts

The following tables depict key institutional measures for East Central College.  Each measure provides the most recent value (current year), the prior year value, and the benchmark value (if available).  The trend arrows indicate whether it is a positive, negative, or stable trend.  The benchmark comparison arrows indicate the trend compared to the benchmark value.  Click on each measure to view additional information related to that measure.

Enrollment

Measure
Prior Year
Current Year
Benchmark
Trend
Benchmark
Comparison
1.1 Fall Headcount 2,897 2,629 2,692 NA
1.2 Fall Credit Hours 27,807 26,068 NA NA
1.3 Credit Student Market Penetration Rate 1.67% 1.54% 2.74%
1.4 High School Graduate Enrollment 15.35% 16.95% 21.38%
1.5 Dual Credit Student Credit Hours 6.12% 6.75% 9.00%

Retention

Measure
Prior Year
Current Year
Benchmark
Trend
Benchmark
Comparison
2.1 Fall to Fall Retention Rate 49.06% 51.72% 49.25%
2.2 Fall to Spring Retention Rate 72.58% 72.67% 71.35%
2.3 First-Time, Full-Time Student Retention 64% 62% NA NA
2.4 First-Time, Part-Time Student Retention 32% 32% NA NA

Completion

Measure
Prior Year
Current Year
Benchmark
Trend
Benchmark
Comparison
3.1 Institution-Wide Enrollee Success 74.46% 76.21% 75.95%
3.2 Graduation Rate 21.14% 28.55% NA NA
3.3 Transfer-Out Rate 24.26% 20.55% NA NA
3.4 Career/Technical Placement Rate 89.76% 85.71% 68.00%

Quality Measures

Measure
Prior Year
Current Year
Benchmark
Trend
Benchmark
Comparison
4.1 Certification/Licensure Pass Rate 96.20% 98.30% 90.00%
4.2 SSI - Academic Advising Effectiveness 5.42 5.67 5.63
4.3 SSI - Admissions & Financial Aid Effectiveness 5.47 5.68 5.55
4.4 SSI - Campus Climate 5.79 5.98 5.85
4.5 SSI - Campus Services 5.81 5.93 5.87
4.6 SSI - Instructional Effectiveness 5.60 5.74 5.80
4.7 SSI - Registration Effectiveness 5.69 5.81 5.80
4.8 SSI - Safety & Security 5.42 5.74 5.63
4.9 SSI - Student Centeredness 5.68 5.89 5.73
4.10 CCSSE - Active and Collaborative Learning 46.4 52.1 50.0
4.11 CCSSE - Student Effort 48.4 55.6 50.0
4.12 CCSSE - Academic Challenge 45.9 50.8 50.0
4.13 CCSSE - Student-Faculty Interaction 45.6 54.0 50.0
4.14 CCSSE - Support For Learners 44.9 50.1 50.0
4.15 Credit Hours Taught by Full-Time Faculty 67.38% 69.58% 55.27%

Developmental Education

Measure
Prior Year
Current Year
Benchmark
Trend
Benchmark
Comparison
5.1 Developmental Credit Hours (as % of Total Credit Hours) 9.65% 9.86% 7.37%
5.2 Math Developmental Course Retention Rate 69.52% 68.54% 87.89%
5.3 Math Developmental Success Rate 38.73% 44.94% 60.59%
5.4 Math Developmental to College-Level Retention Rate 81.75% 86.96% 89.67%
5.5 Math Developmental to College-Level Success Rate 60.32% 67.83% 71.11%
5.6 English Developmental Course Retention Rate 78.13% 83.82% 90.11%
5.7 English Developmental Success Rate 65.63% 72.06% 68.45%
5.8 English Developmental to College-Level Retention Rate 90.18% 92.78% 92.31%
5.9 English Developmental to College-Level Success Rate 80.36% 77.32% 75.76%

Distance Learning

Measure
Prior Year
Current Year
Benchmark
Trend
Benchmark
Comparison
6.1 Online Credits (as a % of Total Credit Hours) 12.28% 13.42% 17.38%
6.2 Online Student Success Rate 66.93% 65.96% 68.62%

Affordability

Measure
Prior Year
Current Year
Benchmark
Trend
Benchmark
Comparison
7.1 Financial Aid Default Rate 19.00% 17.30% 16.82%
7.2 First-Time, Full-Time Students Receiving any Financial Aid 95.00% 95.00% NA NA
7.3 Service Area High School Students Attending with A+ 66.74% 68.56% NA NA
7.4 Average Scholarship Dollars Awarded by Foundation $948 $889 NA NA
7.5 ECC Tuition Compared to Missouri Community Colleges $3240 $3240 $3531

Key Terms:

CCSSE – Community College Survey of Student Engagement

IPEDS – Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

NCCBP – National Community College Benchmark Project

SSI – Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory