Student-Achievement | WKCTC

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WKCTC will be closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Campus will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday, January 21.

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