NPC maintains and reports student outcomes data not only to monitor and improve institutional efficiencies and effectiveness but also to meet various external reporting requirements. Examples of student outcomes data include:
- Enrollment Demographics (PDF)
- Graduation and Transfers (PDF)
- Retention Rates (PDF)
- Certification and Degree Completion (PDF)
- External Certifications (PDF)
- Post-graduation Employment (PDF)
- AZ Strategic Vision Reports (PDF)
- AZ Transfer Reports (PDF)
As mandated by federal law, NPC is required to complete the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) survey annually for the National Center for Education Statistics. The NPC IPEDS survey contains general college information as well as data such as financial aid, enrollment, retention and graduation rates and completions by programs or majors.
At the state level, NPC also participates in the Arizona Community College Strategic Vision for 2030, an ongoing effort for Arizona's 10 community college districts to improve and align post-secondary education and training in the state. NPC reports student progress and outcomes data on a minimum of 30 key indicators of progress toward three areas (access, retention, and completion).
Despite the benefits of using standardized definitions and calculation methodologies, externally reported student outcomes data oftentimes overlook the unique and diverse characteristics of a student population in terms of education goals, needs, and trajectories. While these data are often considered useful when comparing institutional performance against state or national benchmarks, NPC usually relies on other student outcomes statistics to improve instructional and institutional effectiveness.