Student Outcomes

Graduation Rate

ECC’s graduation rate is based on the fall cohort of full-time, first-time degree or certificate seeking students who complete their program of study within 150% of normal time to completion.  The current graduation rate is based on students who started in fall 2014.

The graduation rate does not include students who started their program in the fall, but transferred to another institution prior to completing their degree or certificate.  Students are excluded from the fall cohort if they are deceased, become permanently disabled, leave for military deployment, or serve on an official church mission or with foreign federal aid service.

ECC’s current graduation rate is 21%.

Transfer-Out Rate

ECC’s transfer-out rate is based on the fall cohort of full-time, first-time degree or certificate seeking students who do not complete their program of study, but have transferred to another institution.  Institutions are required to report only on those students that the institution knows have transferred.  The current transfer-out rate is based on students who started in fall 2014.

Like the graduation rate, the transfer-out rate excludes students from the fall cohort if they are deceased, become permanently disabled, leave for military deployment, or serve on an official church mission or with foreign federal aid service.

ECC’s current transfer-out rate is 24%.

Retention

Retention rate is the percent of ECC students who continue with ECC in either the following term or the following year.

ECC calculates a first-time, full-time and first-time, part-time degree or certificate seeking student (fall cohort) retention rate in compliance with federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) regulations.  The current fall cohort retention rate is fall 2016 students who were still enrolled or completed their program of study by fall 2017.

ECC’s current full-time cohort fall 2016 to fall 2017 retention rate is 64%.

ECC’s current part-time cohort fall 2016 to fall 2017 retention rate is 32%.

Additionally, ECC calculates an overall retention rate that looks at all students enrolled in the fall term who continue or graduate in the following spring or fall term.  Students who are enrolled as dual credit students are excluded from the retention rate.  An overall retention rate is also calculated for students who are enrolled in a developmental course in the fall term.

Job Placement

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requires postsecondary institutions to report on the student placement of all career and technical education completers.  Each year, students who complete their ECC career and technical degree or certificate are contacted to determine their employment, education, military, or other status.  Information is obtained from students 6 months (or 180 days) after their completion at ECC.  The current job placement data is based on students who completed their program in the 2016-2017 academic year.

ECC’s current job placement rate (in a related or unrelated field) for all career and technical completers is 88%.

Licensure and Certification Pass Rates

Several ECC career and technical programs require or recommend students complete a licensure or certification exam in order to practice in their field of study.  Licensure and exam pass rates are a key performance measure in the performance funding model established by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE).  ECC needs to meet or exceed the established benchmark rate of 90% in order to receive a portion of appropriations from the state.  The current licensure and certification pass rate is based on students who completed their program in the 2016-2017 academic year.

ECC’s licensure and certification exam pass rate for career and technical completers is 96%.  This includes graduates from the EMT/Paramedic, Fire Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Radiology Technology programs.