Educational Effectiveness Report – (Student Right-to-Know)
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary is a private, non-profit, faith-based institution. The institution educates non-traditional adults, most of who transfer in and are not first-time students, therefore they are not counted in the retention and graduation rates. Students can enroll as either residential, distance learning, or a combination; therefore students have up to six entry points during the academic year in which he or she may enter as a student. Up until the data collection period for 2016, the data collected by the U.S. Department of Education only counted students entering in the fall semester of each year. Therefore many of our students, who entered at the other entry points were not being properly counted. In working with the National Center for Education Statistics our collection method changed in 2016 resulting in the “N/A” shown in the chart and resulting in negatively skewed numbers.
This report is compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (annual IPEDS Data Feedback Reports) published by the National Center for Educational Statistics. 2018 – IPEDS DATA FEEDBACK REPORT
At Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary (CCCTS) we pride ourselves on helping our student achieve their God-given goals. Many of our students are not the traditional 18-year student directly out of high school. Our students are coming to us from the workforce, after starting careers in other fields. This means they have attended other colleges prior to landing at CCCTS. This fact reflects differently with the data we have to report to our accreditation agency and the United States Department of Education (USDE).
Many of our students are not what the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) calls first time, full-time students (FT/FT). FT/FT students are typically directly out of high school. Unfortunely, the USDE does not have a category that fits our institution, and many others like us. In turn, this reflects lower graduation and retention rates when are determined by a first time, full-time student.
Our faculty and staff work hard to make our students’ God-given deisre to grow in the Word of God a reality. We aim for this growth and achievement in every graduating class.
The “Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act” (P.L. 101-542), which was passed by Congress on November 9, 1990. Title I, Section 103, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students, entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to all students and prospective students. Further, Section 104 requires each institution that participates in any Title IV program and is attended by students receiving athletically-related student aid to submit a report to the Secretary of Education annually. This report is to contain, among other things, graduation/completion rates of all students as well as students receiving athletically-related student aid by race/ethnicity and gender and by sport, and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years. These data are also required to be disclosed to parents, coaches, and potential student-athletes when the institution offers athletically-related student aid. The Graduation Rates component of IPEDS was developed specifically to help institutions respond to these requirements. See Graduation Rates for the current description of data collected.