Student Achievement

West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) uses its graduation rate, retention rate, and the number of transfers each academic year to document student success.

  • Definition: Cohort of first-time, full-time, credential-seeking undergraduates who complete their program within 150% of normal time as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
  • Goal: Increase graduation rate by 1.0 percentage point each year.

bar graph visually showing graduation rates from the past and our goals for the future

  • Definition: Fall-to-fall retention rates of first-time, credential-seeking students as reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
  • Goal: Increase retention by an average of 1.0 percentage point each year.

bar graph visually showing retention rates from the past and goals for the future

  • Definition: Number of students in cohort who transferred to a 4-year institution after the last term a student was enrolled at KCTCS through the following academic year. These totals are pulled from the National Student Clearinghouse tracking system which pulls transfers nationwide.
  • Goal: The number of transfers will equal the WKCTC full-time equivalency (FTE) of KCTCS transfers.

bar graph visually showing our total transfers from the past and our goals for the future