Methodology for post-graduation student achievement data

The college follows commonly accepted best practices in  data collection, data analysis and data security.

Information contained in the annual Graduate Report about the post-graduation status of SCC students is based on responses collected directly from graduates at or near the time of graduation and also from the National Student Clearinghouse. The information is collected by the Career Services Offices at the time of graduation through personal conversations, classroom visits, telephone calls, emails, mailings, texts and social media. Response rate is around 85% annually with exact response rate documented in each year’s Graduate Report.

Wage and employment information is self-reported by graduates for their first job after graduation. Self-reported continuing education status is supplemented with information from the National Student Clearinghouse.

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