Computer Software Engineering Technology Performance Measures

CSET Program Performance Measures

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

Note: CSET is the abbreviation for Computer Software Engineering Technology; a two-year associate degree program of study.

Key Performance Indicators

Class '17 Class '18 Class '19 Class '20 Class '21 Class '22
Progression Rate N/A N/A 54.2% 64.0% 76.9% 54.2%
Graduation Rate N/A N/A 50.0% 56.0% 69.2% 54.2%
Post Graduate Survey Response Rate N/A N/A 92.0% 93.0% 88.0%
Placement Rate N/A N/A 91.0% 77.0% 79.0%
Employed Full Time Within Major N/A N/A 82.0% 77.0% 50.0%
Employed Full Time Outside Major N/A N/A 9.0% 15.0% 7.0%
Graduate Satisfaction N/A N/A Adequate Good



Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry N/A N/A 100% 90.0% 71.4%
Annual Median Starting Salary N/A N/A $47,500 $52,500


Reported Hourly Rate N/A N/A $22.84 $25.24 $25.24
Reported Salary Range (Lowest-Highest) N/A N/A









* 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.