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Quinsigamond Community College

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) serves the diverse educational needs of central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible and high-quality programming leading to transfer, career and lifelong learning. Feeling strongly that well-educated and responsible citizens are important assets to the community, Quinsigamond offers opportunities for personal, workforce and intellectual growth, giving students the right ingredients to prepare for a successful future in chosen careers.

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

Program of Distinction

Paramedics often function as the most extensively trained primary care providers in the pre-hospital setting. They are responsible for all aspects of care provided to the sick and injured and provide both basic and advanced life support, including comprehensive patient assessment, invasive airway management, cardiac monitoring and administration of medications. Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) recently developed and approved the cutting-edge Advanced Placement Paramedic to Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) completion program. This program is one of a few of its type offered locally and nationally.

The QCC Paramedic to ADN Bridge Program has been designed for students who have achieved an AS in Paramedic Technology. Once applicants have met admission criteria for the ADN program, they are given Advanced Placement into a second-level nursing course. In order to achieve this, students must take a one-credit course specifically designed for the Paramedic Bridge student, as well as a one-credit transition course where they transition with students who are LPNs. Once accepted into the Advanced Placement Paramedic to ADN Program, students can complete the program in one calendar year.


Section I: Access to Public Higher Education in Massachusetts

Access Indicators

Fall 2007 Enrollment
Headcount 6,653
FTE 4,116

Fall Enrollment

Over the last three years, fall headcount enrollment has increased 11.5%.

Over the last three years, fall full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment has increased 13.6%.

Annual 2007–2008 Enrollment
Headcount 9,455
FTE 4,446

Annual Enrollment

Over the last three years, annual headcount enrollment has increased 12.8%.

Over the last three years, annual FTE enrollment has increased 13.6%.

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 (14.1%) and the Central Region's minority representation of 11.8%.

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
Quinsigamond Community College Tuition and Fees $3,600 $3,600 $3,600 $3,750 $3,870
State Median Family Income $67,527 $68,701 $71,655 $74,463 $78,497
"X" as a Percent of State Median Family Income
X = Quinsigamond Community College Tuition and Fees 5.3% 5.2% 5.0% 5.0% 4.9%
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 54.6%
Retained at any institution 62.3%

Fall Cohort First-Year Persistence

Persistence at original institution has remained 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 24.8%
Transferred 19%
Earned 30 Credits 25.4%
Still Enrolled 1.7%
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 increased 5.5 percentage points 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: 745

Looking Back: Degrees Conferred

Degrees Conferred From 2004 to 2008

2007 Pass Rate on the National Nursing Licensure Examination


Nursing Exam Pass Rate

Below 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: 5,127

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) $5,951,278
Total Operating Expenses (TOE) $48,570,545
Primary Reserve Ratio (UR/TOE) 12.3%

Primary Reserve Ratio

Primary Reserve Ratio


No materials weaknesses based on annual external independent audit: