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The academic success of students is Northcentral Technical College's highest priority. The Student Success Framework for the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) defines and measures student achievement.

Student Achievement Information

The WTCS Student Success Scorecard provides student achievement measures for all WTCS colleges in the areas of course completion, retention/persistence, credential completion/graduation, transition/transfer, job placement, and graduate salary and wages.

Listed below are NTC's key retention/persistence outcomes as well as credential completion/graduation outcomes from the WTCS Student Success Scorecard. To view NTC’s job placement results for each academic program, please see our Graduate Outcomes Report, located on our Current Publications page.

Northcentral Technical College Student Achievement Key Metrics with WTCS Benchmarks 2015–2018 1

WTCS Indicator 2: Retention/Persistence

Description 2015
NTC
2015
WTCS
2016
NTC
2016
WTCS
2017
NTC
2017
WTCS
2018
NTC
2018
WTCS
First-time program students retained from fall to spring term 2 86% 81% 84% 81% 84% 82% 83% 82%
First-time program students retained from year to year 67% 65% 69% 63% 65% 64% 65% 65%

WTCS Indicator 3: Credential Completion and Graduation

Description 2015
NTC
2015
WTCS
2016
NTC
2016
WTCS
2017
NTC
2017
WTCS
2018
NTC
2018
WTCS
First-time program students graduating from the same program within three years 43% 35% 39% 36% 48% 34% 42% 36%
First-time program students graduating from the same program within six years 57% 40% 53% 40% 46% 40% 47% 40%

WTCS Indicator 5 - Job Placement and Salary

Description 2015
NTC
2015
WTCS
2016
NTC
2016
WTCS
2017
NTC
2017
WTCS
2018
NTC
2018
WTCS
Program graduates attaining employment within 1 year of graduation 93% 93% 94% 94% 95% 94% 94% 93%

1 To allow for accurate benchmarking, all data was derived from WTCS data sources: Retention, Graduation, and Job Placement metrics were derived from the WTCS OLAP Data Cubes.
2 First-time program student definition: Student who has not been enrolled in the program during the four years previous to the cohort year, and is enrolled in at least one FTE-generating course at the College during the cohort year.

NTC External Assessment Pass Rates

Program Name/Assessment 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ADN Nursing
National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX)
86% 95% 88% 97% 97%
Criminal Justice Academy
Simulation Testing
95% 96% 88% 81% 100%
Dental Hygiene
National Board Dental Hygiene Exam
96% 100% 96% 92% 96%
Dental Hygiene (clinical)
Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS)
81% 83% 89% 92% 100%
Emergency Medical Technician
NREMT Registry Exam*
80% 80% 84% 74% 78%
Medical Lab Tech
ASPC Board of Registry
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Medical Assistant
CMA (AAMA) Exam
100% 100% 96% 100% 100%
Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Skills Test
74% 82% 79% 81% 82%
Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Pearson Vue CNA Written Exam
94% 97% 98% 99% 98%
Paramedic
NREMT Registry Exam*
75% 81% 87% 60% 60%
Radiography
ARRT National Registry
100% 100% 92% 100% 100%
Surgical Technician
National Certification Exam for Surgical Technologists
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Source: Results from various national registry examination boards
*Cumulative pass rate within 6 attempts