National and Regional Benchmarked Data
Regional Comparative Data
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission's (HECC) Oregon Community Colleges Datamart reports the following information based upon the raw data Rogue Community College reports to the State of Oregon.
- Student Headcount for Colleges and the State
- Total and Reimbursable FTE
- Total Completions
- Course Enrollment by Subject
- Developmental Education Pass Rates
Numbers are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, and age groups. Data Mart numbers may vary from numbers reported on the Rogue Community College website due to slight differences in reporting periods.
Each year, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission reports on key public higher education data for Oregonians. This data provides state-level comparisons for both community colleges and public universities. It includes enrollment, demographics, affordability, and student outcome data. Student outcome data are focused on completion, transfer, and median student earnings post-graduation.
National Comparative Data
As part of the requirements of receiving Title IV financial aid funds, Rogue Community College reports data to the U.S. Department of Education on an annual basis. Reporting calculations are standardized across 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions and do not reflect the diverse educational mission of community colleges to support of the communities they serve.
The Voluntary Framework of Accountability is an accountability framework designed to measure the full breadth of a community college’s diverse mission. Data is reported on an annual basis. Calculations are standardized to semester credits, so the data can be compared to similar community colleges at the national level.
Reported data includes:
- Two-year completion and transfer rates
- Six-year completion and transfer rates
- Developmental Education Outcomes
While the public report does not include breakdown of outcomes by race/ethnicity and gender, the VFA does report these privately to RCC.
Nationally Benchmarked Student Surveys
The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
Once every three years, Rogue Community College administers the CCSSE survey to measure student engagement, which is linked to student retention as well as other important student outcomes. Every year RCC participates, they receive a copy of an Executive Summary Report (below) as well as the raw data for further analysis. Results can be disaggregated by race, age, and gender.
The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Like CCSSE, SENSE is administered once every three years during fall term. While CCSSE focuses on overall student engagement, SENSE focuses on measuring early student engagement during their first college term when they are most likely to stop out. It focuses on good educational practice, which helps colleges identify areas for improvement.
Both CCSSE and SENSE measure aspects of student engagement, which is linked to RCC’s Strategic Plan, Objective 5: increase effective student engagement strategies.