College Effectiveness and Reporting

The Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness provides data to the college’s internal partners to support sound decision making and to comply with institutional reporting requirements.


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Student Achievement Data
Categories/CriteriaData SourceThreshold and Action LevelRationaleResults
EnrollmentSBTCE Opening Enrollment Data4,000 students with 10% action levelAppropriate to service area demographics and population2,885 students Fall 2020

EDSS ST ENR010 2-17-2020
Placement Rate of GraduatesSBTCE Performance Funding Formula80% with no more than 5% below threshold action levelEstablished by SC Technical College System peer groups and supports value of earning a credential89% placement of graduates for 2019-20.

SBTCE Program Evaluation Report 8-15-2021
Licensure Examination Passage RateSBTCE Performance Funding Formula80% with no more than 5% below threshold action levelEstablished by SC Technical College System peer groups and supports credentialing requirements90% of first-time examinees (4/1/19-3/31/20) passed end of program licensure exams.

2020 SC CHE IE Report 10-23-2020
Retention Fall to SpringSBTCE Performance Funding Formula71% from NCCBP data with 5% below threshold action levelIdentified by SC Technical College System peer groups and supports continuous student enrollment74% of students retained from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020.

EDSS ENR 115 4-15-2021
Student Success RateSBTCE Performance Funding Formula90% of SC Commission on Higher Education benchmark with 5% below threshold action levelEstablished based upon average graduation rate of peer institutions in the SC Technical College System18% of the 2017 Cohort completed a program within 150% of normal time.

CHE/Data & Publications/Performance Funding 4-15-2021
Graduation RateIPEDS First-Time, Full-Time Cohort Graduation Rate15% with 3% below threshold action levelEstablished based upon average graduation rate of peer institutions in the SC Technical College System18% of the 2017 Cohort completed a program within 150% of normal time.

CHE/Data & Publications/Performance Funding 4-15-2021
Number of Graduates Annually by ProgramSBTCE Program Evaluation Data6 graduates per year or a three-year average of 6 graduates with probationary status as threshold for actionEstablished by SC Technical College System peer groups and supports program vitalityOne active program on probation. All other programs in good standing.

SBTCE Program Evaluation Report 9-15-2020
Program Enrollment SBTCE Program Evaluation12 students enrolled for diploma programs; 16 students enrolled for degree programs with probationary status as threshold for actionEstablished by SC Technical College System peer groups and supports program vitalityAll active programs in good standing.

SBTCE Program Evaluation Report 9-15-2020
Institutional Effectiveness Reporting to the SC Commission on Higher Education
Annual College Effectiveness Reports for College Plans of Action
College Higher Education Accountability Reports (Baldrige)
IPEDS Data
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