Mechanical Engineering Technology Performance Measures

MET Program Performance Measures


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

Note: MET is the abbreviation for Mechanical Engineering 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 78.9% 73.98% 66.7% 87.5% 63.0% 66.7%
Graduation Rate 73.7% 47.8% 50.0% 62.5% 25.9% 40.7%
Post Graduate Survey Response Rate 100% 81.8% 100% 100% 100% 82.0%
Placement Rate 100% 88.9% 91.7% 100% 100% 93.0%
Employed Full Time Within Major 50.0% 66.7% 58.3% 73.3% 50.0% 71.0%
Employed Full Time Outside Major 0.0% 11.1% 16.7% 20.0% 25.0% 14.0%
Graduate Satisfaction Good/
Excellent
Good Excellent Good Good Adequate/
Good
Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry 21.4% 66.7% 50.0% 60.0% 62.5% 64.29%
Annual Median Starting Salary $30,500 $39,750 $32,000 $37,500 $37,500 $37,500
Reported Hourly Rate $14.66 $19.11 $15.38 $18.03 $18.03 $18.03
Reported Salary Range (Lowest-Highest) $16,000-
$39,999
$22,000-
$53,000
$27,000-
$60,000
$27,500-
$70,000
$35,000-
$70,000+
$30,000-
$54,999
  • 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.