Student Achievement Data

VGCC’s Mission Statement

Vance-Granville Community College educates, inspires, and supports a diverse community of learners to achieve professional and personal success.

Public Disclosure of Student Achievement

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Principles of Accreditation Standard 8.1 (Student Achievement) requires institutions to identify, evaluate, and publish goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institutions’ s mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. It also indicates that the institution should use multiple measures to document student success. Requirements for publications are further specified in the SACSOC Policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosures.

State Data

Vance-Granville Community College utilizes the student achievement measures provided by the North Carolina Community College System. This annual performance report is based on data compiled from the previous year and serves to inform colleges and the public on the performance of all NC community colleges.

The NC Community College System’s performance measures include:

  • Basic Skills Student Progress
  • Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses
  • First-Year Progression
  • Licensure and Certification Passing Rate
  • Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses
  • Curriculum Student Completion
  • College Transfer Performance
  • NCCCS Performance Measures Dashboard

SACSCOC Student Completion Metric

In accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Principles of Accreditation Core Requirement 8.1 (Student Achievement) Vance-Granville Community College chose the IPEDS 150% Graduation Rate as its graduation rate indicator.

IPEDS Data Feedback Reports for VGCC (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

Student Completion Indicator (IPEDS 150% Graduation Rates)

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) graduation rates (GR) provides our College with a significant indicator of student achievement and outcomes by way of student completions. IPEDS graduation rates provide institutional productivity by making use of institutional and comparison group data including graduation rates separated by demographic factors amongst peer groups (150% Graduation Rate VGCC vs. Comparison Group) The comparison group’s data provides our college context when analyzing our college’s indicators. IPEDS draws from our college’s characteristics; such as, Associate’s Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career and Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional, public, and enrollment of a similar size, when selecting a comparison group made up of 32-34 colleges. The data collected are full-time, first-time degree and certificate-seeking undergraduate students.

  1. Number of students entering the institution as full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking students in a particular year (cohort), by race/ethnicity and gender;
  2. Number of students completing their program within a time period equal to one and a half times (150%) the normal period of time, by race/ethnicity, gender, and Pell status; and
  3. Number of students who transferred to other institutions (Only institutions with mission to prepare students to transfer are required to report transfer out.)

The following table compares VGCC 150% Graduation Rate against its IPEDS comparison group.

raphical representation of data presented in the VGCC vs. Comparison Group's 150% Graduation Rate, Cohort Year: 2013-2018 table

IPEDS 150% Graduation Rate

Fall Term Cohort VGCC Comparison Group
2013 33% 25%
2014 34% 25%
2015 43% 23%
2016 36% 29%
2017 40% 31%
2018 33% 35%

VGCC’s Excellence: 41%
VGCC’s College Average: 37%
VGCC’s Baseline: 29%

Excellence and Baseline levels will be re-evaluated every three years.

(To remain consistent with our state performance measure’s methodology, the baseline level is set at two standard deviations below the mean and the excellence levels are set at one standard deviation above the mean.)