Student Achievement


CCAC offers more than 130 programs of study across 10 diverse career paths. CCAC's quality programs have enabled students to transfer credits to more than 500 different colleges and universities to continue their education. The college supports regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online. Courses are taught using different modalities, including in-person (face-to-face), online, remote via Zoom, and hybrid in Allegheny County and beyond, with a focus on enabling students to enter or reenter the workforce in two years or less.

The five student achievement indicators selected below represent a compressive measurement of student success that CCAC uses for monitoring student success.

 

Graduation Rates

The U.S. Department of Education graduation rates, reported through IPEDS, are calculated as the proportion of an incoming cohort of first-time students who start full-time in the fall term and who graduate within 150% and 200% of normal time to completion.

Year Number in Cohort Graduation Rate 150% Graduation Rate 200%

2014 Cohort

2106

14%

20%

2015 Cohort

1966

15%

20%

2016 Cohort

2007

18%

23%

2017 Cohort

2086

16%

2018 Cohort

1947

17%

Retention Rates

CCAC tracks first-time, full-time, fall-to-fall retention to determine student progression. Fall-to-fall retention rates are recognized as an industry standard and depict the students who continue enrollment in the subsequent academic year.

Year Number in Cohort Percent Retained

Fall 2016 to Fall 2017

2007

59%

Fall 2017 to Fall 2018

2086

60%

Fall 2018 to Fall 2019

1948

58%

Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

1887

57%

Fall 2020 to Fall 2021

1473

59%

Transfer-Out Rate

CCAC calculates the number of students who transfer out of the institution by calculating the proportion of an incoming cohort of first-time students who start full-time in the fall term and transfer out.

Year Rate

2014 Cohort

24%

2015 Cohort

25%

2016 Cohort

22%

2017 Cohort

23%

2018 Cohort

20%

Licensure Pass Rate

Program 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021

Aviation Technology

100%

64%

86%

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound)

88%

80%

94%

83%

91%

Computed Assisted Tomography (CAT Scanning)

88%

90%

92%

86%

100%

Radiation Therapy Technology

85%

100%

94%

89%

100%

Medical Laboratory Technician

92%

95%

93%

89%

90%

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scanning)

83%

85%

95%

92%

89%

Respiratory Therapy

100%

100%

100%

97%

97%

Occupational Therapy Assistant

94%

100%

100%

100%

94%

Physical Therapist Assistant

81%

91%

100%

100%

87%

Nursing Assistant Training

99%

94%

93%

94%

92%

Nursing R.N.

92%

95%

95%

95%

89%

Radiologic Technologist (X-Ray)

76%

88%

87%

88%

84%

ASEP/ASSET/CAP - Automotive Service & Technology

72%

84%

80%

84%

97%

Welding Technology

89%

92%

93%

98%

96%

Heating/Air Conditioning

90%

91%

91%

100%

100%

Nuclear Medicine Technology

82%

68%

67%

86%

64%

Medical Assistant

78%

83%

55%

83%

83%

Surgical Technology

81%

86%

Paramedic

100%

Workforce Placement Data

* Data are for high priority occupations only and may not be available for all four years.
Title 2016 2017 2018 2019

Accounting Cert

83.00%

71.00%

85.00%

40.00%

Accounting Specialist

84.00%

81.00%

68.00%

68.00%

Administrative Assistant

63.00%

75.00%

88.00%

0.00%

Administrative Computer Specialist

60.00%

80.00%

50.00%

0.00%

ASEP/ASSET/CAP Manufacturer Auto Tech

83.00%

79.00%

81.00%

75.00%

Automotive Technology

100.00%

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Automotive Technology Program

83.00%

80.00%

100.00%

83.00%

Biotechnology, A.S.

71.00%

86.00%

100.00%

67.00%

Biotechnology, Cert.

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

100.00%

Building Construction Estimating

75.00%

100.00%

93.00%

100.00%

Building Construction Supervision

100.00%

100.00%

80.00%

100.00%

Building Construction Technology

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

Business Management, A.S.

83.00%

81.00%

78.00%

73.00%

Business Management, Cert.

86.00%

81.00%

67.00%

88.00%

Carpentry Apprenticeship

82.00%

97.00%

92.00%

76.00%

Child Care

85.00%

75.00%

71.00%

100.00%

Child Development

75.00%

67.00%

40.00%

60.00%

Children With Special Needs

71.00%

67.00%

50.00%

100.00%

Civil Engineering Technology, A.S.

50.00%

50.00%

75.00%

75.00%

Civil Engineering Technology, Cert

100.00%

50.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Cmp Forensics

83.00%

88.00%

72.00%

88.00%

Commercial Drivers License (noncredit)

0.00%

0.00%

60.00%

74.00%

Comp Tia A Part 1 Cert

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Comp Tia A Part 2 Cert

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Computed Assisted Tomography (CAT Scanning)

100.00%

0.00%

50.00%

90.00%

Computer Aided Design

50.00%

50.00%

56.00%

73.00%

Computer Aided Drafting and Design

86.00%

50.00%

100.00%

73.00%

Culinary Arts

80.00%

100.00%

50.00%

80.00%

Culinary Basics Certificate

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Cybersecurity and IT Support Specialist, A.S.

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

64.00%

Cybersecurity Support Specialist, Cert

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

60.00%

Data Analytics

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Data Analytics Technology

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound)

73.00%

78.00%

84.00%

75.00%

Dietary Manager Cert.

80.00%

33.00%

100.00%

71.00%

Dietetic Technician - AS

62.00%

63.00%

20.00%

50.00%

Digital Design

100.00%

100.00%

50.00%

33.00%

Drug and Alcohol

63.00%

61.00%

64.00%

79.00%

Early Childhood Director Core

50.00%

78.00%

85.00%

75.00%

Early Education and Child Development, A.S.

0.00%

74.00%

79.00%

73.00%

Early Education and Child Development, Cert.

67.00%

86.00%

33.00%

100.00%

Education Paraprofessional

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Educational Paraprofessional

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

50.00%

Electrical Construction Technology (IBEW)

89.00%

86.00%

90.00%

93.00%

Electrical Distribution Technology , Cert.

87.00%

96.00%

94.00%

95.00%

Electrical Distribution Technology, A.S.

0.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

Electronic Engineering Technology

71.00%

75.00%

100.00%

86.00%

Electronics Technician

100.00%

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Entrepreneurship

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

47.00%

Facilities Maintenance Technology, A.S.

67.00%

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Facilities Maintenance Technology, Cert.

60.00%

100.00%

0.00%

100.00%

Fast Track Nurse Aid

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

69.00%

Graphic Communications

77.00%

67.00%

85.00%

81.00%

Graphic Design

33.00%

80.00%

100.00%

57.00%

Green & Sustainable Bldg Design

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

67.00%

Health Information Technology

57.00%

78.00%

100.00%

75.00%

Heating & Air Conditioning, A.S.

71.00%

100.00%

100.00%

71.00%

Heating & Air Conditioning, Cert.

74.00%

74.00%

81.00%

89.00%

Heavy Equipment Operating Engineers

94.00%

90.00%

94.00%

83.00%

Homeland Security, A.S.

50.00%

50.00%

100.00%

75.00%

Homeland Security, Cert.

100.00%

25.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Ironworker Apprenticeship

87.00%

100.00%

100.00%

90.00%

Machine Technician

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scanning)

82.00%

81.00%

100.00%

60.00%

Mechatronics Technology, A.S.

80.00%

73.00%

75.00%

82.00%

Mechatronics Technology, Cert.

100.00%

67.00%

91.00%

20.00%

Medical Assistant Cert

100.00%

100.00%

94.00%

91.00%

Medical Assistant, A.S.

86.00%

91.00%

100.00%

86.00%

Medical BC

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

84.00%

Medical Insurance Specialist

79.00%

69.00%

78.00%

76.00%

Medical Laboratory Technician

90.00%

90.00%

100.00%

94.00%

Multimedia Game Simulation

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Multimedia Programming, Simulation & Gaming

0.00%

100.00%

50.00%

0.00%

Multimedia Web Programming

100.00%

0.00%

83.00%

0.00%

Nanofabrication Technology

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

Network Support Specialist, CERT

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

Nursing

90.00%

90.00%

91.00%

91.00%

Paralegal, A.S.

84.00%

85.00%

92.00%

82.00%

Paralegal, Cert.

72.00%

93.00%

93.00%

56.00%

Phlebotomist

77.00%

91.00%

81.00%

72.00%

Physical Therapist Assistant

86.00%

100.00%

91.00%

65.00%

Plumber Apprenticeship

86.00%

87.00%

91.00%

100.00%

Plumbing

100.00%

80.00%

0.00%

50.00%

Radiation Therapy Technology A.S.

0.00%

55.00%

0.00%

63.00%

Radiation Therapy Technology Cert.

100.00%

40.00%

56.00%

60.00%

Radiologic Technologist

89.00%

93.00%

83.00%

90.00%

Respiratory Therapy

80.00%

89.00%

96.00%

96.00%

Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, A.S.

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, Cert.

0.00%

96.00%

90.00%

100.00%

Social Work Foundation

67.00%

76.00%

75.00%

94.00%

Social Work: Fundamentals of Social Work Foundation

81.00%

64.00%

57.00%

80.00%

Software Development

70.00%

100.00%

79.00%

86.00%

Software Development AS

92.00%

67.00%

94.00%

79.00%

Stationary Operating Engineer, A.S.

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

Stationary Operating Engineer, Cert

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

Supervision and Leadership, Cert

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

100.00%

Technical Sales Engineer

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Welding Gas and Oil

85.00%

100.00%

90.00%

20.00%

Welding Technology , A.S.

100.00%

89.00%

100.00%

63.00%

Welding Technology, Cert

73.00%

81.00%

68.00%

73.00%