Data for Student Success


Historical Trend Data

Every year the VCCS creates many aggregate reports on students, courses and programs.  Contents of these reports can be found below. 

Semester Enrollment Reports (available for Summer 2012, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 to present)

Fall Enrollment 

Spring Enrollment 

Summer Enrollment 


Annual Enrollment Reports (available for AY 2013 to present)

Retention Reports (available for AY 2013 to present)

Graduation Reports (available for AY 2013 to present)



QUINN – Question Information Navigator Decision Support System


QUINN logo

While historical data is useful to understand trends, faculty and administrators often want and need current information in order to make fast decisions.  Quinn is the VCCS decision support system, a data warehouse refreshed nightly from the PeopleSoft Student Information System, Administrative Information System and Human Resource Management System.

Leaders, faculty, and staff can request access to one of four different modules: student, financial aid, finance, and human resources.  This access is granted by their college’s Chief Information Security Officer.  For student data, request access to the “Quinn Student User Role”, for example.

Student data dashboards have been created to provide data based on the loss-momentum framework.



System Metrics Data


Chancellor’s Objectives

Achieving the VCCS strategic goal of tripling annual credentials earned by VCCS students requires colleges to enroll and retain more students, and provide them with pathways for earning degrees, certificates and credentials with value in the workforce. To help monitor progress toward this strategic goal, the State Board for Community Colleges (SBCC) has adopted biennial metrics, called Chancellor’s Objectives. The Chancellor’s Objectives are based on the Loss-Momentum Framework, with additional objectives for improving sustainability and affordability. Progress toward the objectives are reviewed and evaluated annually by the SBCC and the Chancellor. 



Performance Funding Measures

By 2020, the VCCS will award 20% of the annual state allocation funding to colleges based on performance funding measures based on the Loss-Momentum Framework. Colleges are awarded points based on the progress, retention, completion and transfer of their students.


Performance Funding Measures Dashboard

Performance Funding Measure Definitions

Outcome Based Funding Model All Metrics FY2018 



Other Important Data Sources


Data Sources You Should Know




State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) Research Site

SCHEV collects data from all colleges in Virginia and shares this data through its website. In addition to enrollment and completion data, VCCS faculty and leaders may be interested in the following dashboards.

Transfer Data

Wage and Earnings Data

Degree/Program Scorecards

Completion Scorecards


Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Research and Statistics Website

VDOE provides data on enrollment and graduation of P-12th-grade students by state, county/city, district  and school. Additionally, they match high school graduate data with the National Student Clearinghouse data to show generally where students attend college.

Fall Enrollment Data

Post-secondary Attendance Data


Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS)

Faculty and staff interested in comparing colleges on the national level may wish to use IPEDS comparison tools. 

IPEDS Tools Website


Community College Research Center

The VCCS has enjoyed a long relationship with the Community College Research Center (CRCC) at Teachers at College in Columbia University.  CCRC has studied developmental education, online education and the impact of degrees and certificates on wages and earnings in the VCCS. Below are several key reports based on VCCS data that leaders may find useful.

CCRC Website

Select CCRC Research Website