Institutional Effectiveness - Assessment
LCCC's Mission & Goals are centered in three key areas that drive the efforts of the College community. Assessment occurs at various levels within each area College-wide. The links below are a sampling of metrics used within College plans to describe our success.
Excellence in Education
Assessment of student learning is a continual effort of LCCC's faculty and staff. 100% of programs and courses have specific measurable learning outcomes, and faculty utilize assessment results to improve teaching and learning. In addition to review of student work, surveys are regularly conducted to identify student perceptions regarding their education. Students report higher levels of satisfaction and educational competencies than averages for other community colleges nationwide in many key areas.
Experience at LCCC
|Usefulness of LCCC Education|
in Performing Current Job
Student Success & Goal Achievement
LCCC uses many measures to track success of our students. Retention of students each semester, as well as graduation rates are items in which our students consistently perform above the median for community colleges in Pennsylvania.
Students' achievement of personal goals is also a demonstration of success in achieving our mission. Nearly 96% of 2010 graduates reported that they accomplished their objectives at LCCC.
Positive Impact on Communities Served
Nearly half of LCCC students report that if LCCC were not available, they would not be able to continue their education. Specific reasons cited were LCCC's affordable tuition, ability to commute, and flexibility in scheduling around work and family obligations.
|Reasons Graduates Would Not|
Have Been Able to Continue
Education Without LCCC
The majority of LCCC students remain in the area after graduation. Approximately 90% of students remain in the Northeast PA region, and nearly 100% remain in the state.
|Location of Employment|
LCCC plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives. Students benefit from improved lifestyles and increased earnings. Taxpayers benefit from a larger economy and lower social costs. Finally, the community as a whole benefits from increased job and investment opportunities, higher business revenues, greater availability of public funds, and an eased tax burden.