Student Achievements & Outcomes

During the 2021-2022 academic year, Laramie County Community College awarded 770 degrees and certificates of completion to 647 individual students. These awards included 4 bachelor of applied science degrees, 113 associate of arts degrees, 122 associate of science degrees, 56 associate degrees in nursing, 154 associate of applied science degrees, 58 certificates of completion, 15 credit certificates, and 248 credit diplomas.

10-Year Graduations Trends Dashboard

The following information is provided in compliance with federal regulations as found in Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (34 CFR 668.45, 668.48).

During the 2018 fall semester, 474 first-time, full-time, degree- or certificate-seeking students enrolled at Laramie County Community College (LCCC). Of this group, referred to as the fall 2018 graduation rate cohort, 182 (38.40%) had graduated from LCCC and 88 (18.57%) had transferred to another college or university by August 31, 2021.

The fall 2018 graduation rate cohort included 52 students who received student aid related to an athletics program. Of this group, 25 (48.08%) had graduated from LCCC and 12 (23.08%) had transferred to another college or university by August 31, 2021.

Graduation and transfer rates for the overall cohort and the cohort of students who received athletics-related aid are provided. Information is presented by gender, race/ethnicity and type of federal aid received.

Graduates of Programs Designed for Transfer to a Four-Year Institution (Transfer Programs)

The table below provides rates of LCCC graduates from transfer programs who continued on to graduate from four-year institutions. There are two types of rates: LCCC alumni who graduated from a four-year institution up to two years after they graduated from LCCC, and those who graduated up to three years after they graduated from LCCC.

LCCC Spring Graduate Cohort Two-Year Rate Three-Year Rate
2013 Spring 20% 37%
2014 Spring 21% 36%
2015 Spring 23% 37%
2016 Spring 26% 44%
2017 Spring 35% 50%

 

The table below provides detailed graduation rates for pathways that offer transfer degrees for the 2017 Spring graduation cohort displayed above.

2017 Spring LCCC Graduate Pathways3 Two-Year Rate Three-Year Rate
Agriculture and Equine Studies 56% 68%
Business and Accounting 50% 62%
Communication and Creative Arts 15% 24%
Human and Public Service 35% 55%
Health Science and Wellness 17% 33%
STEM 43% 57%
Overall 2017 Spring Cohort 35% 50%

3Information Technology pathway and Trades and Technical Studies pathway only offer programs designed for direct entry into the workforce (CTE programs).

Data Sources: LCCC Student Information System, National Student Clearinghouse

The following information is provided in compliance with federal regulations as found in Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (34 CFR 668.41(d)(4)).

During the fall 2020 semester, 433 first-time, full-time, degree- or certificate-seeking students enrolled at Laramie County Community College (LCCC). Of this group, 252 (58.20%) were still enrolled at LCCC or had graduated as of October 2021.

The table below shows the percent of degree- or certificate-seeking students who started at LCCC in the fall term and continued to the spring term. Students who graduated at the end of the fall term are counted as continuing ("persisting") even if they did not enroll in the spring term, since they successfully persisted to complete their credential.

Pathway 2016 Fall to 2017 Spring 2017 Fall to 2018 Spring 2018 Fall to 2019 Spring 2019 Fall to 2020 Spring 2020 Fall to 2021 Spring
Agriculture & Equine 83% 82% 82% 93% 83%
Business & Accounting 84% 71% 78% 79% 72%
Communication & Creative Arts 70% 84% 71% 68% 69%
Human & Public Services 72% 82% 76% 79% 74%
Health Sciences & Wellness 78% 84% 81% 79% 73%
Information Technology 55% 71% 79% 72% 60%
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics 73% 74% 85% 73% 73%
Trades & Technical Studies 78% 77% 79% 87% 87%
Unduplicated Degree Seeking Total 76% 79% 78% 79% 74%

Data Source: LCCC Student Information System

LCCC provides the following information in compliance with HLC accreditation reporting.

The table below shows the number and percent of students by pathway who attended LCCC in the given fall term and continued to the spring term. Students who graduated at the end of the fall term are considered part of the cohort but are only counted as retained if they enroll in the spring term.

2018 Cohorts Pathway Cohort Pathway Retained to Spring Pathway % Retained FTIC Cohort FTIC Retained to Spring FTIC % Retained
Agriculture & Equine 58 48 83% 49 43 88%
Business & Accounting 90 71 79% 69 57 83%
Communication &
Creative Arts
72 52 72% 60 45 75%
Human &
Public Services
187 145 78% 153 121 79%
Health Sciences
& Wellness
250 202 81% 161 130 81%
Science, Technology,
Engineering, &
Mathematics
123 106 86% 91 85 93%
Trades &
Technical Studies
109 83 76% 82 64 78%
Non-Degree
Seeking Students
283 65 23% 24 16 67%
%Unduplicated Degree Seeking Total
740 577 78% 543 437 80%
Unduplicated Main Cohort Total
1,023 642 63% 567 453 80%

Notes:
Pathway Cohort - The main pathway cohort consists of all students who are entering LCCC for the first time in the given fall semester, or started at LCCC in the immediately preceding summer and continued to the fall.

FTIC Cohort (first-time in college cohort) - The FTIC cohort consists of all students who are entering college for the first time as college freshmen in the given fall semester.

LCCC runs three alumni surveys each year to learn more about the workforce and transfer outcomes of its graduates. Below are some basic outcomes from this survey. Please note that the response rate for 2020 Spring - 2021 Spring graduates is only 19% and varies by pathway, so some data are not reported due to small counts. 

Graduates of Programs Designed for Direct Entry into the Workforce (CTE Programs)

Programs that are designed for direct entry into the workforce are commonly referred to as career and technical education, or CTE, programs. At LCCC, all programs, excluding associate or arts (AA) and associate of science (AS) degrees, are considered CTE programs. The median salary outcomes displayed below reflect the responses of 2020 Spring - 2021 Spring CTE alumni who were employed full-time in a job "somewhat" or "directly" related to their program of study six months after graduation.

Pathway1 Median Annual Salary2
Agriculture and Equine Studies NA
Business and Accounting $50,000 - 59,999
Human and Public Service NA
Health Science and Wellness $40,000 - 49,999
Information Technology $60,000 - 69,999
Trades and Technical Studies $40,000 - 49,999
All CTE Alumni $40,000 - 49,999

 

The results below reflect the responses of 2020 Spring - 2021 Spring CTE alumni who were employed either full-time or part-time in a job "somewhat" or "directly" related to their program of study within six months after graduation from LCCC.

Alumni were asked if they strongly agreed, agreed, disagreed, or strongly disagreed with the following statement: "My experience at LCCC prepared me well for work in my current position."

Pathway1 Agree/Strongly Agree2 Disagree/Strongly Disagree2
Agriculture and Equine Studies NA NA
Business and Accounting 100% 0%
Human and Public Service NA NA
Health Science and Wellness 98% 2%
Information Technology 90% 10%
Trades and Technical Studies 83% 17%
All CTE Program Alumni 94% 6%

Graduates of Programs Designed for Transfer to a Four-Year Institution (Transfer Programs)

Transfer programs are designed to allow graduates to complete their first two years of a bachelor's degree before transferring to a four-year university or institution. At LCCC, associate of arts (AA) and associate of science (AS) degrees are considered transfer programs. The results below reflect the responses of 2020 Spring - 2021 Spring transfer program alumni who transferred after graduation into a "somewhat" or "directly" related field of study within six months after graduation from LCCC.

Alumni were asked if they strongly agreed, agreed, disagreed, or strongly disagreed with the following statement: "My experience at LCCC prepared me well for study at my current college."

Pathway3 Agree/Strongly Agree2 Disagree/Strongly Disagree2
Agriculture and Equine Studies 86% 14%
Business and Accounting 100% 0%
Communication and Creative Arts 90% 10%
Human and Public Service 94% 6%
Health Science and Wellness  NA   NA 
STEM NA NA
All Transfer Program Alumni 94% 6%

Footnotes:

1Communication and Creative Arts pathway and STEM pathway only offer programs designed for transfer to a four-year institution. 

2NA = data not available due to small counts

3Information Technology pathway and Trades and Technical Studies pathway only offer programs designed for direct entry into the workforce (CTE programs).

Data Sources: LCCC Student Information System, LCCC Alumni Survey

Certification Pass Rates

The table below provides first-attempt certification pass rates for the listed exams for LCCC program graduates during the 2020-2021 academic year.

LCCC Program of Study Certification Exam First-Attempt Pass Rate
Dental Hygiene Dental Hygiene Clinical Exam 100%
Dental Hygiene National Board Dental Hygiene Examination 100%
Diagnostic Medical Sonography American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Abdominal/Small Parts 100%
Diagnostic Medical Sonography American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Obstetrical and Gynecology 100%
Diagnostic Medical Sonography American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Sonography Principals and Instrumentation 91%
Diagnostic Medical Sonography American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Vascular Technology 60%
Emergency Medical Services National Registry of EMT-Paramedic
Cognitive Exam
86%
Emergency Medical Services National Registry of EMT-Paramedic
Psychomotor Exam
86%
Nursing NCLEX-PN 85%
Nursing NCLEX-RN  84%
Physical Therapist Assistant Federation on State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) 94%
Radiography American Registry of Radiologic Technology 100%
Surgical Technology National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting 73%
Overall First-Attempt Pass Rate 89%