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Cape Cod Community College

Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) delivers educational programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the residents of Cape Cod, the Islands and adjacent areas of Southeastern Massachusetts. As the sole comprehensive college on Cape Cod, it provides the only access to higher education for many residents. The College is a student-centered learning community that prepares students for a rapidly changing and socially diverse global economy.

Program of Distinction
Access Indicators
Affordability Indicators
Student Success and Academic Quality Indicators
Fiscal Effectiveness and Efficiency Indicators

Program of Distinction

Building on nearly two decades of environmental stewardship and national leadership, CCCC leads its region toward the coming “green” economy. New and incumbent workers can take academic courses and workforce training in renewable energy that integrate state-of-the-art information with hands-on experience. CCCC currently partners with the local Economic Development Council on a non-credit green jobs training program funded by the state’s Workforce Investment Fund, and this year was one of 20 colleges nationwide selected for a major Wal-Mart Foundation/ American Association of Community Colleges grant in support of certificates and degrees to prepare workers for a vital “green” economy. CCCC leads by example, aggressively reducing energy usage, paper consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as implementing conservation, recycling and renewable energy production (photovoltaics, fuel cell and wind). For nearly 15 years, the College has realized substantial savings, dramatically reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and attracted much private philanthropy and many major grants (including Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and National Science Foundation). CCCC’s sustainability work is central to curriculum and teaching for the green jobs economy.


Section I: Access to Public Higher Education in Massachusetts

Access Indicators

Fall 2007 Enrollment
Headcount 4,434
FTE 2,450

Fall Enrollment

Over the last three years, fall headcount enrollment has increased 6.2%.

Over the last three years, fall full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment has increased 7.8%.

Annual 2007–2008 Enrollment
Headcount 6,527
FTE 2,554

Annual Enrollment

Over the last three years, annual headcount enrollment has increased 2.8%.

Over the last three years, annual FTE enrollment has increased 3.9%.

Looking Back: Fall and Annual Headcount Enrollment

Fall and Annual Headcount Enrollment from 2003/04 to 2007/08

Fall 2007 Minority Enrollment


Minority Enrollment

Greater than the minority representation of the institution's primary draw cities and towns (5.8%) and the Cape and Islands Region's minority representation of 6.2%.

Section II: Affordability of Massachusetts Community Colleges

Affordability Indicator

2007–2008 Tuition and Fees as a Percent of Median Family Income


% of Median Family Income

Comparable to the Northeast regional average of 4.9%.

Looking Back: Tuition and Fees as a Percent of Median Family Income

FY2004 FY2005 FY2006 FY2007 FY2008
Cape Cod Community College Tuition and Fees $3,180 $3,660 $3,660 $3,660 $3,946
State Median Family Income $67,527 $68,701 $71,655 $74,463 $78,497
"X" as a Percent of State Median Family Income
X = Cape Cod Community College Tuition and Fees 4.7% 5.3% 5.1% 4.9% 5.0%
X = Massachusetts Community Colleges' Average Tuition and Fees 4.8% 4.9% 4.9% 4.7% 4.7%
X = Northeast Average Tuition and Fees 4.8% 4.8% 4.9% 4.9%

Section III: Student Success and Academic Quality

Success and Quality Indicators

Fall 2006 Cohort First-Year Persistence Rate
Retained at original institution 55.7%
Retained at any institution 67.5%

Fall Cohort First-Year Persistence

Persistence at original institution has remained relatively stable over the last three years and is comparable to the segmental average of 56.5%.

Looking Back: Fall-to-Fall First-Year Persistence Rate

Fall-to-Fall First-Year Persistence Rate from 2004 to 2006

Fall 2003 Cohort Four-Year Overall Success Rate


Fall 2003 Cohort Four-Year Individual Success Rates
Earned Degree/Certificate 24.1%
Transferred 14.6%
Earned 30 Credits 26%
Still Enrolled 1.8%
Note: Each subsequent category excludes any student included in previous category(ies)

Fall Cohort Four-Year Overall Success Rate

This new indicator measures students who have earned a degree/certificate, transferred to another institution, earned 30 or more credits, or are still enrolled after four years. Future reports will include these outcomes over four, five, and six years for this and successive cohorts. Please see the Technical Guide for further details regarding this indicator.

2007–2008 Fall-to-Spring Retention Rate


Fall-to-Spring Retention Rate

Fall-to-spring retention has remained relatively stable over the last three years.

FY2008 Credit Course Completion Rate


Course Completion

Comparable to the Board of Higher Education's target rate of 75%.

Total Degrees Conferred in FY2008


Degrees Conferred

Average degrees conferred per year over the last three years: 484

Looking Back: Degrees Conferred

Degrees Conferred From 2004 to 2008

2007 Pass Rate on the National Nursing Licensure Examination


Nursing Exam Pass Rate

Above the Board of Higher Education's target pass rate of 85%.

FY2008 Annual Enrollment in Workforce Development Courses


Workforce Development

Average annual enrollment in workforce development courses per year over the last three years: 2,257

Section IV: Effective and Efficient Use of Resources

Effectiveness and Efficiency Indicators

Effective Projects and Initiatives

Resource Allocation

Expenditures per Student—Actual, National Peers, and Budget Formula

Expenditures Per Student

Note: This graphic was revised on May 6, 2009. The previously posted graphic displayed the data inaccurately.

FY2008 Primary Reserve Ratio
Unrestricted Reserves (UR) $2,155,115
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $30,540,255
Primary Reserve Ratio (UR/TOE) 7.1%

Primary Reserve Ratio

Primary Reserve Ratio


No materials weaknesses based on annual external independent audit: