Student Achievement

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) evaluates success in student achievement in ways that are consistent with its mission. Student achievement is measured by: (1) enrollment at LFCC within the service region; (2) retention; (3) credit hour attainment; (4) new student Fall GPA; (5) course success; (6) completion; (7) transfer; and (8) employment outcomes.

(1) Enrollment within the LFCC service region

Measure

Year

Results

Percent of recent, public high school graduates in the service region entering LFCC after graduation

Fall 2019

23%

Percent of previously dual-enrolled students from public high schools in the service region entering LFCC after graduation

Fall 2019

42%

LFCC’s share of postsecondary enrollment of residents in the service region

Fall 2019

45%

(2) Retention

Measure

Year

Results

Retention rate of full-time, first-time in college students – fall to fall

IPEDS Fall
2018 cohort

66%

Retention rate of part-time, first-time in college students – fall to fall

IPEDS Fall
2018 cohort

45%

Full‐time Fall‐to‐Spring

2020 VCCS
Performance Metric

87%

Full‐time Fall‐to‐Fall

2020 VCCS
Performance Metric

65%

Part‐time Fall‐to‐Spring

2020 VCCS
Performance Metric

61%

Part‐time Fall‐to‐Fall

2020 VCCS
Performance Metric

45%

(3) Credit hour attainment

Measure

Year

Results

Number of fall FTIC students who

completed 12 credits with a

cumulative GPA of 2.0+ in same academic year

2020 VCCS
Performance Metric

58%

Number of fall FTIC students who

completed 24 credits with a

cumulative GPA of 2.0+ by next academic year

2020 VCCS
Performance Metric

50%

(4) First semester Fall GPA for entering public high school graduates in the LFCC service region

Measure

Year

Results

GPA range – 2.5 to 3.4

Fall 2019

31%

GPA range – 3.5 to 4.0

Fall 2019

25%

(5) Course success in credit classes

Measure

Year

Results

Total % with grades of A, B, C, Satisfactory, & Pass

Fall 2019

82%

Total % with grades of A, B, C, Satisfactory, & Pass

Spring 2020
(Covid-19)

85%

Percent withdraw (W grade)

Fall 2019

5%

Percent withdraw (W grade)

Spring 2020
(Covid-19)

12%

(6) Completion

Measure

Year

Results

Total graduation rate of full-time, first-time students within 150% of normal time to program completion

Fall 2016
cohort

38%

Graduation rate of Black/African-American (non-Hispanic), full-time, first-time students within 150% of normal time to completion

Fall 2016
cohort

19%

Graduation rate of Hispanic, full-time, first-time students within 150% of normal time to completion

Fall 2016
cohort

31%

Success rate of full-time, first-time students (completion, still enrolled, or transferred after 8 years)

IPEDS
2011-12 cohort

60%

Success rate of part-time, first-time students (completion, still enrolled, or transferred after 8 years)

IPEDS
2011-12 cohort

39%

(7) Transfers

Measure

Year

Results

New transfers to VA four-year colleges (SCHEV)

2018-19

447

Transfers with 16+ credits, but no award

2020 VCCS
Performance Metric

660

Transfers with 16+ credits and an LFCC award

2020 VCCS
Performance Metric

225

Transfers with 16+ credits who earned a bachelor’s degree within 6 years from initial enrollment at LFCC

2020 VCCS
Performance Metric

1,101

(8) Employment outcomes

Measure

Year

Results

Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – all levels

Calendar year 2019

$24,803

Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – AA&S degree

Calendar year 2019

$20,459

Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – AAS degree

Calendar year 2019

$49,758

Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – AS degree

Calendar year 2019

$24,348

Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – Certificate

Calendar year 2019

$20,582

Average annual wages for 2017-18 graduates – Career Studies Certificate

Calendar year 2019

$25,363

Percent employed – 2017-17 graduates

Calendar year 2019

72%

 

The following data sources were used to document these measures:

  1. NCES IPEDS retention, completion, and outcomes data
  2. VCCS performance funding measures, college readiness, and postsecondary residency data
  3. VEC UI Wage record data provided to VCCS

 

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