Isothermal Community College


Student Achievement

The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System's (NCCCS) major accountability document. 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 North Carolina community colleges. Isothermal Community College is committed to using this system to continuously monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality of programs offered in Rutherford and Polk counties.

The 2014 Performance Measures for Student Success reports that the College was above the average college percentage in four of the eight performance measures as shown on the following chart.

NCCCS Performance Measure
State Average
Above State Average
Basic Skills Student Progress 41.3% 22.0% No
GED Diploma Passing Rate 73.6% 83.7% Yes
Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses 64.4% 74.9% Yes
Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level Math Courses 64.4% 71.0% Yes

First Year Progression

68.3% 67.8% No
Curriculum Student Completion 43.6% 38.6% No

Licensure and Certification Passing Rate

83.2% 81.3% No
College Transfer Performance 87.8% 94.2% Yes
A word from President Dalton

Isothermal was among the group of 41 community colleges exceeding the system average in four or more of the eight identified measures. We exceeded the system goal in "Developmental Student Success Rate in College-Level English Courses" and "College Transfer Performance," which several community colleges did not do, but we were below the state average on four.

Isothermal Community College is a great place and the hope and path for progress for many. We will continue our own path to progress by making the learning experience even better. I thank each of you--faculty, staff, students, and board members--for all you do.