National Student Clearinghouse Metrics

Durham Tech uses National Student Clearinghouse metrics to assess the six-year completion rates of students at the College, benchmarked against other two-year public institutions in the state and nationally. The students included in the cohort are first-time degree-seeking students, of any age, who began their postsecondary studies in the fall term of the cohort year, either full or part time.  

National Student Clearinghouse Six-Year Completion Rates, Overall 

Reporting Year  Durham Tech Outcome Two-Year Public Institution State Benchmark Two-Year Public Institution National Benchmark
2015 Cohort 38.4% 46.3% 42.2%
2014 Cohort 42.6%  42.4% 40.7%
2013 Cohort 42.2% 42.1% 40.2%
2012 Cohort 33.5% 38.3% 39.2%

For more detailed information on the National Student Clearinghouse six-year completion metric, visit the Completing College National and State Reports with New Longitudinal Data Dashboard, which provides disaggregated state and national completion data, historical trends, peer comparisons, and detailed reports. 

State Performance Metrics

Durham Tech uses State Performance metrics to assess student performance, goal completion, and employment success. The Performance Measures for Student Success Report is the North Carolina Community College System’s major accountability document. This annual performance report is based on data compiled during the previous year and serves to inform colleges and the public on the performance of our 58 community colleges.

Performance Measure State Average Durham Tech Percentage

Basic Skills Progress



Credit English Success



Credit Math Success



First Year Progression



Four-year Completion Rate



Transfer Performance



Licensure Pass Rate Index




For more detailed information on the State Performance Measures, please visit the North Carolina Community College System Dashboards, which allow users to see system and college-level data views, disaggregation, historical trends, and peer comparisons.

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