Student Achievement

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) uses its graduation rate, retention rate, and the number of transfers each academic year to document student success.

Gradutaion Rate

  • Definition: Cohort of first-time, full-time, credential-seeking undergraduates who complete their program within 150% of normal time as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
  • Goal: Increase graduation rate by 1.0 percentage point each year.
Year Graduation Rate
2013-14 26.7%
2014-15 11.8%
2015-16 10.0%
2016-17 21.4%
Target 2016-17 13.2%
Target 2017-18 15.9%
Target 2018-19 17.3%
Target 2019-20 18.7%
Target 2020-21 20.1%
Target 2021-22 21.5%

Retention

  • Definition: Fall-to-fall retention rates of first-time, credential-seeking students as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
  • Goal: Increase retention by an average of 1.0 percentage point each year.
Year Retention
Fall 2013 to Fall 2014 42.9%
Fall 2014 to Fall 2015 50.0%
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 29.4%
Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 60.0%
Target Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 53.0%
Target Fall 2017 to Fall 2018 54.0%
Target Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 55.0%
Target Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 56.1%
Target Fall 2020 to Fall 2021 57.1%

Total Number of Transfers

  • Definition: Number of students in cohort who transferred to a 4-year institution after the last term a student was enrolled at KCTCS through the following academic year. These totals are pulled from the National Student Clearinghouse tracking system which pulls transfers nationwide.
  • Goal: The number of transfers will equal the BSCTC full-time equivalency (FTE) of KCTCS transfers. 
Year Transfers
2015-16 488
2016-17 458
Target 458