Architectural Technology Performance Measures

ARCH Program Performance Measures

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

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

Key Performance Indicators

Class '15 Class '16 Class '17 Class '18 Class '19 Class '20
Progression Rate 73.7% 72.0% 83.3% 67.9%
Graduation Rate 63.2% 56.0% 66.7% 60.7%
Post Graduate Survey Response Rate 89.3% 93.0% 88.2% 93.0% 94.0% 74.0%
Placement Rate 87.2% 100% 86.7% 100% 93.0% 93.0%
Employed Full Time Within Major 75.0% 69.0% 73.3% 88.0% 87.0% 79.0%
Employed Full Time Outside Major 25.0% 15.0% 13.3% 6.0% 7.0% 14.0%
Graduate Satisfaction Good Good Good Good Excellent Good
Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry 66.7% 84.6% 26.6% 93.3% 84.6% 72.7%
Annual Median Starting Salary $32,500 $37,500 $35,000 $42,499 $42,499 $42,499
Reported Hourly Rate $15.62 $18.03 $16.83 $20.43 $20.43 $20.43
Reported Salary Range (Lowest-Highest) $25,000-









  • 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 time frame.
  • 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 Rate Percentage 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.