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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College (GCC) is about teaching and learning together. We teach, in a small, supportive and intimate learning environment, the knowledge and skills necessary for our students to reach their highest potential. Our doors are open to all who seek to learn. In striving to fulfill our mission we also seek to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to reach our highest potential as a college. At GCC, we are passionate about teaching and learning together!

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

Program of Distinction

Greenfield Community College (GCC) continues to lead efforts to meet the high workforce demand for the Sustainable Practices in Construction (SPC) project funded by the Massachusetts Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund. Collaborating with the Regional Employment Board and over 30 local agencies and businesses, GCC is a leader in Renewable Energy Workforce Education by offering regional business employees comprehensive sustainable energy courses, a Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Certificate program started in fall 2008 and, for fall 2009, a Liberal Arts Degree option in Renewable Energy. Statewide recognition over the past year continued to fuel waiting lists while a summer Green Curriculum Development effort for teachers helped address this demand and its associated challenges. A Green Careers Coach increased outreach for adult literacy organizations, other GED or transitions programs, and for unique venues, such as the local house of correction.

Collaborations

Section I: Access to Public Higher Education in Massachusetts

Access Indicators


Fall 2007 Enrollment
Headcount 2,236
FTE 1,368

Fall Enrollment

Over the last three years, fall headcount enrollment has remained relatively stable.

Over the last three years, fall full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment has remained relatively stable.


Annual 2007–2008 Enrollment
Headcount 2,918
FTE 1,344

Annual Enrollment

Over the last three years, annual headcount enrollment has remained relatively stable.

Over the last three years, annual FTE enrollment has remained relatively stable.


Looking Back: Fall and Annual Headcount Enrollment

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

Fall 2007 Minority Enrollment

9.4%

Minority Enrollment

Comparable to the minority representation of the institution's primary draw cities and towns (10.4%) and lower than the Pioneer Valley Region's minority representation of 16.3%.

Section II: Affordability of Massachusetts Community Colleges

Affordability Indicator


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

5.7%

% 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
Greenfield Community College Tuition and Fees $3,317 $3,647 $3,982 $4,098 $4,488
State Median Family Income $67,527 $68,701 $71,655 $74,463 $78,497
"X" as a Percent of State Median Family Income
X = Greenfield Community College Tuition and Fees 4.9% 5.3% 5.6% 5.5% 5.7%
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 54.9%
Retained at any institution 66.5%

Fall Cohort First-Year Persistence

Persistence at original institution has decreased 4.2 percentage points over the last three years but 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

79.4%

Fall 2003 Cohort Four-Year Individual Success Rates
Earned Degree/Certificate 45.4%
Transferred 13.9%
Earned 30 Credits 18%
Still Enrolled 2.1%
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

86.7%

Fall-to-Spring Retention Rate

Fall-to-spring retention has declined 2.7 percentage points over the last three years.


FY2008 Credit Course Completion Rate

81.0%

Course Completion

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


Total Degrees Conferred in FY2008

353

Degrees Conferred

Average degrees conferred per year over the last three years: 348


Looking Back: Degrees Conferred

Degrees Conferred From 2004 to 2008

2007 Pass Rate on the National Nursing Licensure Examination

92.5%

Nursing Exam Pass Rate

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


FY2008 Annual Enrollment in Workforce Development Courses

1,916

Workforce Development

Average annual enrollment in workforce development courses per year over the last three years: 1,758

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) -$928,583
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $24,706,036
Primary Reserve Ratio (UR/TOE) -3.8%

Primary Reserve Ratio

Primary Reserve Ratio

Compliance

No materials weaknesses based on annual external independent audit: