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You’re here to get the education and training you need to get a promotion, a great job or to follow your passions, and we think you’ve made a great choice. From here we can help you set your goals and outline a path to get there. At CCC, we offer a variety of degrees and certificates to meet your needs, and CCC academic advisors and career coaches can help you stay on track toward success.
To see more detail on student enrollment, FTE, demographics and awarding at CCC, visit Clackamas at a Glance. To navigate this workbook, use the drop-down arrow in the upper left corner and/or the tabs at the top of the page.
Annual Headcount: In the 2015-16 academic year, CCC served 26,018 students – about a 1% increase from the prior year. This is the first increase since the downward trend in enrollment starting in 2010-11. The number of unduplicated students of all types by term: 12,691 FA, 13,121 WI, and 14,377 SP.
Service District: About 60% of these students are from within our CCC service district, 40% from outside. This is within our typical range of “from within service district” (54% - 63% over the last 10 years).
Board Zone and ZIPs: Over the course of the last five+ years, our unduplicated headcount by Board Zone and ZIPs within our service district remains largely the same.
Credit to Non-Credit: Our credit-to-non-credit student distribution has changed some compared to prior year. Our overall enrollment is 32% - 38% non-credit depending on the term (FA, WI, SP). CCC has historically been 39% - 44% non-credit versus credit.
Full-time and Part-time Credit Student Distribution: Of our credit students, our distribution of part-time to full-time continues to look heavy part-time with 67% - 72% of credit students in a given term taking fewer than 12 credits. This means only 28% - 33% of our students are full-time (12 or more credits). Looking at the distribution of credits for the part-time student, about 51% - 62% are less-than-half-time students taking only 1 – 5 credits (compared to 48% - 60% last year).
Number of Credit Students: Unduplicated credit students by term – 7,836 FA, 8,875 WI and 9,057 SP. Unduplicated for the year, CCC served 14,286 distinct credit students (14,135 last year).
Gender: The known gender distribution for ALL our students in 2015-2016 was 51% male and 49% female, similar to the prior year. Gender varies some by the types of students we serve. For example, CTE student tend to be more male. ESL students tend to be more female.
Age: The average age of ALL our students in 2015-2016 was 31.5 years old. However, age varies by what our students are studying. For example, our CTE students are slightly older than the Transfer student - with the average age respectively of 30 and 23 years old. The average age of a Developmental Ed student is 25, an ESL student is 36. Our adult continuing ed student is 60 and our personal enrichment student is 52.
Race/Ethnicity: We can estimate the race/ethnicity of our credit students to be 63% white, 21% minority and 16% unknown; CCC exceeds the representation of race/ethnic minorities in our service district.
Degree Intent: A vast majority of our credit students intend to earn a degree and/or transfer. 82% of our credit students have a primary or secondary goal of earning a degree or certificate. 75% have a primary or secondary goal of transferring to a four year school. (CCSSE)
Student Opinion: 76% of our entering students say they feel very welcome at CCC. 90% say instructors at this college want students to succeed. A vast majority of students indicate they have very positive relationships with faculty, staff and students.
Financial Support to Our Students: In 2015-16, CCC gave out $33,389,724 in federal/state aid, $1,865,620 in scholarships/tuition waivers (compared to $1,577,283 last year, 18% higher), with the CCC Foundation providing $659,182 to students through private donations (compared to $581,675 last year, 13% higher).
Awarding: CCC awarded 1,595 degrees and certificates in 2015-2016 (preliminary); 11,968 in the last ten years.
Customized Training and Development Services offered 141 customized training course sections with an enrollment of 1,851 students (duplicated headcount) or 978 students (unduplicated headcount). In a given year, CTD serves 54+ area employers.
Small Business Development: SBDC counseled 289 clients, held 68 training events with 621 attendees. 59 jobs were created, 29 retained. There were 13 new business start-ups. With SBDC's assistance client businesses received capital infusion of $7,618,650.
The Community Education Department served 5,033 distinct students through a range of supplemental workshops, adult education and personal enrichment courses. The total enrollment for Community Education was 11,785 (duplicated headcount).
Accelerated College Credit: In 2015-2016, we served 4,203+ area high school students - representing 19% of CCC's FTE. With our Advanced College Credit alone we reached 3,267 students, helping them earn 29,704+ college credits, representing tuition savings of $1,985,130.00.
Service District Graduates Attending CCC: Over the last seven years, CCC captured about 25% - 35% of our service district's "prior year" high school grads, a capture that has represented 36% - 54% of the college bound market for these area high schools.
A recent economic impact study tells us that for every dollar of support the taxpayer sees a cumulative return of $1.40.
Higher earnings of students from associated education and training translates into increases in state income which expands the tax base in Oregon about $37.6 million each year.