The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System’s 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 our 58 community colleges.

The latest report is available at State and Federal Performance Measures. This report contains information for all colleges in the system. The data for these measures are generated by reports created at the college and submitted to the system office for inclusion in the NCCCS Data Warehouse, a repository of record for college information. The current results for HCC can be found in the table below

Table 1. Performance Measures Trend Data

* Definition has changed from previous year.
† New measure starting in 2016 (historic data calculated based on 2016 definition).
Performance Measure Description 2018 2017 2016 2015 Excellence
/Baseline
Basic Skills Progress Percent of Basic Skills students who have post-tested and have accumulated 12+ contact hours during program year, and completed the program year at a higher educational functioning level. G 88.0% G 73.9% yellow 66.4% yellow 62.8% 68.3%
2016-2017 Cohort   59.8%   58.8%   56.0%   56.6% 34.5%
Credit English Success † Percentage of first‐time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit‐bearing English course with a "C" or better within their first two academic years red 51.9% red 50.2% red 45.7% yellow 49.1% 55.9%
Fall 2015 Cohort   52.6%   50.5%   46.7%   45.0% 23.8%
Credit Math Success † Percentage of first‐time Associate Degree seeking and transfer pathway students passing a credit‐bearing Math course with a "C" or better within their first two academic years red 25.0% red 26.1% red 24.7% red 23.5% 32.5%
Fall 2015 Cohort   32.2%   28.7%   43.8%   47.4% 10.1%
First Year Progression Percent of first-time fall semester credential-seeking students with at least 12 credit hours in the academic year who successfully complete at least 12 credit hours. green 76.5% red 68.3% yellow 70.0% red 65.0% 75.0%
Fall 2016 Cohort   70.7%   70.3%   68.3%   67.5% 54.1%
Curriculum Student Completion Rate Percentage of first‐time fall credential seeking students who graduate, transfer, or are still enrolled with 36 non‐developmental hours after 6 years yellow 46.6% yellow 44.1% red 36.8% red 36.5% 51.9%
Fall 2011 Cohort   43.4%   43.7%   43.8%   47.4% 35.9%
Licensure Passing Rate Percent of first-time fall semester credential-seeking students with at least 12 credit hours in the academic year who successfully complete at least 12 credit hours. yellow 87.7% yellow 84.7% red 78.4% black 69.0% 90.9%
2016-2017 Cohort   79.8%   82.0%   82.3%   83.2% 69.9%
Transfer Performance Percent of Associate degree completers or those with 30+ hours who transfer to a 4-year college/university who earn a GPA of 2.00 (2.25 at UNC-system schools) or better after 2 consecutive semesters at that institution. green 90.0% yellow 86.0% green 92.0% red 78.0% 87.6%
2015-2016 Cohort   83.5%   82.3%   82.5%   80.6% 65.1%