Automotive Technology Performance Measures

AUTO Program Performance Measures

Internal Key Performance Indicators (SOURCES: Internal data collections, and Post-Graduate Surveys) 

Note: AUTO is the abbreviation for Automotive Technology; a two-year associate degreed program of study.

Key Performance Indicators

Class '11 Class '12 Class '13 Class '14 Class '15 Class '16
Progression Rate 40.7% 47.8% 79.2% 70.8% 58.3% 78.3%
Graduation Rate 33.3% 30.4% 58.3% 62.5% 37.5% 60.9%
Post Graduate Survey Response Rate 66.7% 100% 85.7% 81.3% 100% Pending
Placement Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 88.9% Pending
Employed Full Time Within Major 83.3% 100% 91.7% 92.3% 88.9% Pending
Employed Full Time Outside Major 16.7% 0.0% 83.3% 0.0% 0.0% Pending
Graduate Satisfaction Adequate/
Good Good Good Excellent Pending
Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry 50.0% 42.9% 91.7% 84.6% 55.6% Pending
Annual Median Starting Salary $26,167 $33,000 $30,000 $27,500 $27,500 Pending
Reported Hourly Rate $12.58 $15.87 $14.42 $13.22 $13.22 Pending
Reported Salary Range (Lowest-Highest) $13,000-

* Graduation rate is preliminary until final graduate counts are compiled. 

  • Progression Rate reflects the continuous term-to-term persistence rate for certificate programs and the fall-to-fall retention rate for associate degree programs.
  • Graduation Rate reflects the number of freshmen who were officially enrolled in the fall semester and earned a certificate or degree within the expected timeframe.
    • Post Graduate Survey an annual on-line post graduate survey utilized by the college to gather vital information regarding career placement, starting salary, and level of satisfaction.
    • Placement Rate is the percent of graduate survey respondents who reported being employed or continued their education on a full-time basis.
    • Employed Full Time within Major - Percentage of graduates who reported being employed full-time within their field of study.  
    • Employed Full Time outside Major - Percentage of graduates who reported being employed full-time outside their field of study.
    • Graduate Satisfaction is the median graduate survey response evaluating the level of preparation for workforce entry (based on a 5-Item Likert Scale).
    • Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry - Percentage of Annual Post Graduate Survey respondents who returned salary information.
    • Annual Median Starting Salary is based on the graduate survey response to the request to identify a starting salary from a range of options. This graph shows the median first year annual salary. All calculations are based on the respondent’s self reported first year annual income. 
    • Reported Hourly Rate - determined by dividing the reported median salary by the number of hours in a traditional full-time work week (40), then the number of weeks in a year (52). 
    • Reported Salary Range -  Beginning with “less than $20,000” and increasing in $5,000 increments (i.e. $20,000-24,999) and ending with “more than $70,000, graduate survey respondents selected their 1st year annual salary range.