Student Achievement Disclosure Information

UPDATED 01-11-19

  1. Full-time Retention Rate: Measured by the percentage of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students from the previous fall who either re-enrolled or successfully completed their program by the current fall. BCTC’s goal is to meet or exceed the full-time retention rate for its comparison group median as reported by the U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Terms BCTC retention rate Comparison Group median Achievement Status
Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 54% 59% Not met
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 55% 59% Not met
Fall 2014 to Fall 2015 52% 56% Not met
Fall 2013 to Fall 2014 54%  54% Met

Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

  1. Transfer-out Rate: Measured by the total number of students from the cohort who are known to have transferred out of BCTC (without earning a degree/award) and subsequently re-enrolled at another institution within the same time period. The cohort includes all full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students. BCTC’s goal is to meet or exceed the median transfer-out rate for its comparison group as reported in IPEDS.
Student Cohort BCTC transfer-out rate Comparison Group transfer-out rate Achievement Status
Entering Fall 2014 transferred by Fall 2017 15% 17% Not met
Entering Fall 2013
transferred by Fall 2016
18% 21% Not met
Entering Fall 2012
transferred by Fall 2015
5% 19% Not met
 Entering Fall 2011
transferred by Fall 2014
15%  17%  Not met

Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

  1. Graduation Rate: Measured by the percentage of students from the cohort who completed a degree or certificate within three years. The cohort includes all full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students. BCTC’s goal is to meet or exceed the median graduation rate for its comparison group as reported in IPEDS. 
Student Cohort BCTC graduation rate Comparison Group graduation rate Achievement Status
Entering Fall 2014 graduated by Fall 2017 19% 18% Met
Entering Fall 2013 graduated by Fall 2016 19% 17% Met
Entering Fall 2012 graduated by Fall 2015 18% 15% Met
 Entering Fall 2011graduated by Fall 2014  17%  13%  Met

Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

  1. Graduation Plus Transfer-Out Rate: Measured by the percentage of students from the cohort who completed a degree or certificate within three years, or transferred out of BCTC (without earning a degree/award) and subsequently re-enrolled at another institution within the same time period. The cohort includes all full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students. BCTC’s goal is to meet or exceed the median graduation rate for its comparison group as reported in IPEDS. 
Student Cohort BCTC graduation plus transfer-out rate Comparison Group graduation plus transfer-out rate Achievement Status
Entering Fall 2014 graduated or transferred by Fall 2017 34% 35% Not met
Entering Fall 2013 graduated or transferred by Fall 2016 37% 38% Not met
Entering Fall 2012 graduated or transferred by Fall 2015 23% 34% Not met
 Entering Fall 2011graduated or transferred by Fall 2014  32% 30% Met

Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Reports

  1. Licensure/Certification Pass Rates: Measured by the percentage of students in the Voluntary Framework of Accountability’s Career and Technical Education completer/leaver cohort who achieve a passing grade on their first attempt of a licensure exam within one year. BCTC’s goal is to meet or exceed the average rate for all KCTCS colleges, as reported in KCTCS Performance Measures
Student Cohort BCTC pass rate KCTCS average pass rate Achievement Status
2018 94% 91% Met
2017 95% 90% Met
2016 83% 89% Not met
2015 94% 89% Met

Source: KCTCS Performance Measures