by Sarah Curry
Director of Fiscal Policy Studies
It’s budget time, and its when state agencies should start looking at performance standards when asking for budget changes. The NC Community College System serves a large number of students and are located across the state. While none would argue their importance to our state, maybe their performance should play a role in getting a bit more of the higher education budget since many of our UNC System students begin their college career at a community college.
A little background, “The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System’s major accountability document. This annual performance report is based on data compiled from the previous year and serves to inform colleges and the public on the performance of our 58 community colleges.” The report measures and analyzes certain performance standards. Below are the results from last year’s report. If you want to see the performance measures from every school, click on this link for the entire report.