Key Performance Indicators

Institutional Effectiveness Measures

Institutional effectiveness is the ability of an institution to match its performance to the purposes established in its mission, vision, and goal statements. Prairie State College has identified an initial group of indicators of institutional effectiveness that will be used to regularly measure the college’s performance in key areas related to student success. These Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) include the following student success measures:

  • Awards Conferred
  • Enrollment
  • Retention Rate
  • Transfer-out Rate
  • Graduation Rate

These student success indicators are based on IPEDS criteria, and will be periodically updated. The term definitions on the charts are adapted from IPEDS. PSC is developing additional progress measures.

Seven-year Trend

Total Awards

FY 2009

FY 2010

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

FY 2014

FY 2015

PSC

963

915

930

1,001

943

 1,129  1,193

Comparison Group

832

901

1001

1,013

897

 1,174 907

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Fall Enrollment

FA 2010

FA 2011

FA 2012

FA 2013

FA 2014

 FA 2015 FA 2016

PSC

5,791

5,697

5,416

5,064

4,573

 4,699  4,484

Comparison Group

6,384

6,022

5,639

5,707

5,674

 4,685 5,391

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Retention Rate

FA 2009 Cohort

FA 2010 Cohort

FA 2011 Cohort

FA 2012 Cohort

FA 2013 Cohort

 FA 2014 Cohort FA 2015 Cohort

PSC (Full-time)

55%

49%

44%

53%

46%

 41%  40%

Comparison Group (FT)

53%

51%

52%

52%

55%

 57%  57%

PSC (Part-time)

39%

38%

38%

40%

37%

 34%  32%

Comparison Group (PT)

38%

41%

35%

33%

35%

 46% 38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Transfer-out Rate

FA 2006 Cohort

FA 2007 Cohort

FA 2008 Cohort

FA 2009 Cohort

FA 2010 Cohort

 FA 2011 Cohort FA 2012 Cohort

PSC

32%

35%

32%

36%

35%

 36% 35%

Comparison Group

15%

22%

22%

18%

21%

 21%  20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Graduation Rate

FA 2006 Cohort

FA 2007 Cohort

FA 2008 Cohort

FA 2009 Cohort

FA 2010 Cohort

 FA 2011 Cohort  FA 2012 Cohort

PSC

13%

14%

11%

12%

13%

 15%  13%

Comparison Group

17%

17%

17%

18%

15%

 15%  17%

Note: For retention rate, transfer-out rate, and graduation rate, the median of the comparison group is used.

Comparison Group Colleges

  • Augusta Technical College (Augusta, GA)
  • Baltimore City Community College (Baltimore, MD)
  • Cedar Valley College (Lancaster, TX)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (Macon, GA)
  • Darton State College (Albany, GA)
  • Durham Technical Community College (Durham, NC)
  • East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS)
  • El Camino College-Compton Center (Compton, CA)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (Florence, SC)
  • Holmes Community College (Goodman, MS)
  • Savannah Technical College (Savannah, GA)
  • Southside Virginia Community College (Alberta, VA)

Note: The comparison group colleges were selected based on their similarity to Prairie State College in terms of size (enrollment) and racial/ethnic composition.