Data

 

Data for Student Success

VCCS leaders and faculty have access to tremendous amounts of data on students and the pathways that they follow from the moment they apply to attend one of our colleges through to completion of degrees, certificates and credentials to their choices for additional education to their performance in the workforce.

 

Historical Trend Data

Every year the VCCS creates many aggregate reports on students, courses and programs.  These are available in the UT21 drives, as well as in the ASR site on Buzz. Contents of these reports can be found below. 

Semester Enrollment Reports (available for Summer, Fall and Spring 2008 to present)

Annual Enrollment Reports (available for AY 2008 to present)

Retention Reports (available for AY 2008 to present)

Graduation Reports (available for AY 2008 to present)

 

 

QUINN – Question Information Navigator Decision Support System

 

QUINN

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 four different modules: student, financial aid, budget/finance and human resources.

Each college has a process for requesting access through their chief information security officer.  Below are instructions for logging in to and navigating Quinn.

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

 

On the Connection Dashboard:

  • Admission and Admit Type Snapshot
  • Admissions Yields by Aid Offered and Accepted 
  • Admission Yield by Total Aid Accepted 
  • Dual Enrollment Stats

 

Entry Dashboard

  • Enrollment Snapshot
  • Enrollment Demographics
  • Enrollment by Ethnicity and Gender
  • Plans
  • Students by Degree Type and Academic Plan
  • Students by Academic Plan
  • High and Low Program Enrollments
  • Enrollment History
  • Courses by Instructors
  • Course Registration Summary by Instructor and Course
  • Registration History
  • Disbursement by Disbursement Period
  • Developmental Education
  • Key Trends – Course Measures

 

On the Progress Dashboard:

  • Retention
  • Returning by Award Type and Source
  • Returning by Admit Type and Accepted
  • SAP Status Trend by Institution
  • Course Registrations by Student Performance

 

On the Completion Dashboards:

  • Awards
  • Awards by Federal ID
  • Awards by Type and Source

 

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 Measure Definitions

Performance Funding Measures Data

AY 2015 Data

 

Other Important Data Sources

 

Data Sources You Should Know

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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