Institutional Effectiveness


Institutional Effectiveness (IE) is the systematic and continuous process of measuring the extent to which a college achieves its mission, as expressed through the goals and strategic objectives developed in an educational master plan. The ultimate purpose of the institutional effectiveness process is to advance educational quality and institutional improvement. The following reports provide a description of the college's performance on student success and other IE-related metrics by accountability system/effectiveness initiative.

2022-2023 IE Report by Metric

student Enrollment, learning, progress, and success related metrics

1.1 Persisted from First to Second Semester

1.8 Number of Noncredit Certificates Awarded in Academic Year

1.16 Percentage of SMMUSD Graduates Enrolled at SMC in First Year

1.2 Completed Both Transfer-Level Math & English Composition

1.9 Completed Vision Completion Goal in Three Years 1.17 Percentage of SMMUSD Graduates Enrolled at SMC Withing Four Years of Graduating High School

1.3 Transferred to Four-Year Institution Within Three Years

1.10 Average No. of Units Accumulated by First Time Associate Degree Earners 1.18 Number of Emeritus Students

1.4 Number of Transfers in Academic Year

1.11 Employed in Field of Study 1.19 Number of Emeritus Course Enrollments

1.5 Students Who Earned a Community College Bachelor's Degree at SMC

1.12 Regional Living Wage Attainment

1.20 Number of Students Who Are Post-Traditional Age (26+)

1.6 Number of Students Awarded Associate Degrees in Academic Year

1.13 Course Success Rates

1.21 FTES

1.7 Number of Students Awarded Certificate of Achievements in Academic Year

1.14 Average Total Semester Units Successfully Completed in First Year

Future metric: Course Success Rates in Equitizing Gateway Courses


1.15 Transitioned from Noncredit to Credit Courses

Future metric: Average Total Semester Units Successfully Completed Over 3 Years

Past Reports