Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology Performance Measures

MFWT Program Performance Measures


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

Note: MFWT is the abbreviation for Metals Fabrication & Welding 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 81.0% 94.7% 84.2% 78.9% 75.0% 89.5%
Graduation Rate 66.7% 89.5% 78.9% 78.9% 65.0% 84.2%
Post Graduate Survey Response Rate 71.4% 88.2% 100% 100% 92.3% 100%
Placement Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 94.0%
Employed Full Time Within Major 100% 100% 100% 100% 83.3% 81.0%
Employed Full Time Outside Major 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.3% 6.0%
Graduate Satisfaction Adequate Good Good Good Good Good
Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry 50.0% 80.0% 80.0% 50.0% 66.7% 62.50%
Annual Median Starting Salary $35,800 $34,000 $36,000 $42,500 $57,500 $42,500
Reported Hourly Rate $17.21 $16.35 $17.31 $20.43 $27.64 $20.43
Reported Salary Range (Lowest-Highest) $28,000-
$45,999
$23,500-
$43,000
$22,000-
$45,000
$32,500-
$67,500
$30,000-
$70,000+
$25,000-
$70,000
  • 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.