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Institutional Research


The best data generates more questions and are not in and of themselves the full story.

WVC is using Rapid Protocol Development (RPD) to create a series of dashboards. These dashboards represent WVC’s first effort at providing transparent program-level data for faculty, staff, and the community. Because of the technical nature of data sources, dashboards are subject to continuous improvement.



Assessment is a process meant to help the WVC community assess health and vitality of academic disciplines and programs. It includes metrics such as: success rates, FTE, retention, and cost per FTE to allow for a holistic assessment.

Currently, we are working on aligning class CIP codes and student academic plan codes to improve dashboard utility over time. 

Please help us dig into the data to identify where codes can be better aligned.

This dashboard focuses on the course prefix codes as a primary driver.

This dashboard focuses on the federal Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes as a primary driver.


Monitoring Reports

Monitoring reports provide WVC and the community with the ability to see metrics that the college is tracking to meet strategic goals and achieve mission fulfillment. The College has four strategic areas that it is focusing on: Educational Achievement, Diversity and Cultural Enrichment, Responsiveness to Local Needs, and Support for Learning.

This is WVC’s first attempt at presenting these as dashboards. Educational Achievement is the first of the four strategic goals. Additional dashboards will be posted for the other strategic goals as they are developed.

This dashboard reports outcomes for a cohort of First-Time-In-College (FTIC) students who were pursuing an associate degree in their first quarter.

It displays the percent of FTIC students by race/ethnicity who successfully complete:

    • College-Level Math and English within the First (Y1) and Second (Y2) Year
    • College Credit Thresholds of 15, 30, and 45 within the First (Y 


Enrollment Reporting

These data allow WVC to monitor the headcount and FTE on a day-to-day basis.

These data allow WVC to closely monitor fill rates for courses to inform decision-making regarding whether to open additional sections.

This is a data table that reports multiple funding sources such as: State, Running Start, and Total.

The FTE dashboard displays previous and current year FTE by funding source including:

    • Annual Comparison
    • Annual Change
    • Trends


Special Populations

These data provide unduplicated quarterly and annual counts by high school, as well as some demographics.


Student Demographics

The Student Demographics Dashboard provides unduplicated student headcounts and full-time equivalents (FTE) across a variety of parameters and demographics. The dashboard allows a user to select from a list of academic programs, disciplines, student groups, modalities, and locations in addition to specific demographics such as: age group, economic disadvantage, gender, race, and work status. The resulting data are presented graphically by percent with the corresponding data tables below.

This dashboard presents quarterly and annual unduplicated headcounts and FTEs for a single year.

This dashboard presents unduplicated headcounts and FTEs for multiple years.

This dashboard presents a side-by-side set of key metrics for the college at large compared to a single academic program or set of academic programs (e.g.: division). These data include percent of award-seeking, full-time, female, economically disadvantaged, of color, race/ethnicity, modality, funding source and kind of student.



Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

CCSSE archives

2019 CCSSE Executive Summary of Results