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Benchmarking and Surveys

Benchmarking is a process where college performance is measured and compared using many indicators in order to assess effectiveness and promote student success.

Northeastern conducts an internal survey every April that is administered to graduating students. Northeastern also participates in external student surveys, the Student Satisfaction Survey conducted by Ruffalo Noel Levitz, and the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE).

Benchmarking

Northeastern participates yearly in the National Community College Benchmarking Project (NCCBP) with more than 200 other community colleges nationwide using over 150 benchmarks to compare performance. 

Northeastern also utilizes benchmarking provided annually through IPEDS (Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System).  IPEDS is a data collection system mandated by the United States Department of Education to gather data from all U.S. colleges and universities through a series of surveys.  This data is then used on College Navigator to help students and parents make more informed decisions regarding college attendance.

2018 Benchmarks

Graph of standard percentiles and NJC data
Fall 2015 Cohort N=377

First Time, Full Time Completed in Two Years

Northeastern success rate is 32.63% (93rd percentile) when compared to 203 other community colleges across the United States that participated in the bench-marking project.

 

 

 

Graph of standard percentiles and NJC rate
Fall 2014 Cohort N=357

First Time, Full Time Completed in Three Years

Northeastern success rate is 38.94% (90th percentile) when compared to 207 other community colleges across the United States that participated in the bench-marking project.

 

 

 

 

Surveys