Student Achievement Statistics listed below and are available for both Bridgemont and Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College through the 2013 Higher Education Report card, found at
- 2015: http://www.wvhepc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2015-Report-Card.pdf
- 2014: http://www.wvctcs.org/images/News/Annual-Report-2014-lr.pdf
- 2013: http://www.wvhepc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/2013-Report-card-LR.pdf
The student success rate is used to evaluate the success of all students who seek a certificate or degree. The success rate is calculated by following a cohort of first-time freshmen, both full- and part-time, for six years. Students are measured as being successful if they achieved one of the following benchmarks: certificate, associate’s degree, or transfer to a four-year institution without earning a certificate or associate’s degree. This measure is more appropriate for tracking students in two-year institutions because it accounts for the high percentage of students who enroll part-time. It also provides students with intermittent enrollment patterns as a result of work and family obligations, or who need extra time to complete developmental education, enough time to achieve a successful outcome.
Student Success Rate
|Bridgemont Community and Technical College||37.90%||39.50%||38.20%||41.60%||34.50%||44.5%|
|Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College||21.70%||21.00%||25.50%||18.40%||26.10%||23.6%|
This indicator provides the proportion of students from the previous fall’s cohort of first-time, full- and part-time freshmen who returned in the fall of the indicated year to any institution in the state’s public system. This is a change from the measure used in previous Report Cards which only assessed the retention rates of full-time students. Further, retention is measured at end-of-term rather than at census as in previous years. Students were included whether or not they were degree or certificate seeking. This first-year retention is an important milestone on the way to completion of a degree or certificate.
One-Year Retention Rates
|Bridgemont Community and Technical College||41.10%||49.40%||49.30%||52.30%||52.90%||45.9%|
|Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College||47.90%||40.70%||47.00%||39.10%||47.10%||41.4%|
This indicator provides the proportion of associate’s degree-and certificate degree-seeking students, full- and part-time, who earned any award within six years at any institution in the system. Rates are provided for students’ institution of origin. Six-year rates are reported because measuring certificate and associate’s degree graduation rates within a three-year period fails to take into account the non-traditional (e.g., non-continuous or part-time) enrollment of many community and technical college students.
Six-Year Graduation Rate of Associate/Certificate-Seeking Students
|Bridgemont Community and Technical College||38.30%||30.50%||28.80%||30.80%||28.70%||38.7%|
|Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College||19.40%||20.10%||23.00%||18.10%||22.20%||19.7%|
Additional statistical information is available through the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Data Portal at http://www.wvhepc.com/resources/data-portal/