The National Community College Benchmarking Project (NCCBP) is a nation-wide effort by community colleges to establish meaningful indicators of institutional performance that are authentic to the community college experience. This report compiles information utilized to measure institutional effectiveness and student success in the following areas: the ethnic diversity of the student population, cost efficiency of cost per credit hour, next term persistence rate, student performance at transfer institutions, student satisfaction and engagement, student goal attainment,and market penetration with respect to sports and events.

The report can be used to identify areas in which the college can enhance students’ educational experiences, examine college specific results in light of national benchmarks for education practice and performance in community college, document and improve institutional effectiveness over time and demonstrate institutional results and progress in implementing good educational practices. The results can also be utilized by faculty, student support staff and administrators to identify areas of weakness and design action plans that incorporate strategies for improvement.