Graphic Communications & Printing Technology Performance Measures

GRPH Program Performance Measures

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

Note: GRPH is the abbreviation for Graphic Communications & Printing 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 96.3% 88.5% 85.2% 75.0% 81.5% 92.3%
Graduation Rate 85.2% 73.1% 70.4% 66.7% 51.9% 65.4%
Post Graduate Survey Response Rate 77.3% 79.0% 79.7% 100% 86.7% Pending
Placement Rate 88.2 86.7 100% 87.5% 100% Pending
Employed Full Time Within Major 58.8% 53.3% 40.0% 50.0% 69.2% Pending
Employed Full Time Outside Major 5.9% 13.3% 26.7% 18.8% 0.0% Pending
Graduate Satisfaction Good Excellent Excellent Good/
Good Pending
Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry 35.3% 26.7% 33.3% 18.8% 38.5% Pending
Annual Median Starting Salary $24,000 $28,250 $27,000 $27,500 $25,000 Pending
Reported Hourly Rate $11.54 $13.58 $12.98 $13.22 $12.02 Pending
Reported Salary Range (Lowest-Highest) $19,000-
  • 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. 
    • Post Graduate Survey Response RatePercentage of Graduates who responded to the Post-Graduate Survey. 
    • 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.