College ranks first in THEC performance outcomes

The Tennessee Higher Education recently released performance outcomes for 2014-15, showing Northeast State recorded a 7.6 percentage increase. The College tied with Dyersburg State Community College for first among all Tennessee Board of Regents and University of Tennessee public 2- and 4-year institutions.

This is the second year in a row Northeast State has ranked first in performance outcomes.

The outcomes, which are based on a funding formula calculation involving 11 categories, are used for 2016-17 state appropriation recommendations. According to THEC figures, Northeast State’s budget increase recommendation for 2016-17 is $1,104,500. This increase is dependent on approval from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Performance outcomes increased in 8 of 11 areas.

The College posted increases in 8 of 11 categories: students accumulating 12 credit hours, dual enrollment, associate degrees, 1-2 year certificates, less than 1 year certificates, job placement, contact hours, and awards per FTE.

“The College’s staff and faculty are to be commended for achieving these tremendous results for the second year in a row,” said Dr. Janice Gilliam, Northeast State president. “These results mean our students are achieving their educational and employment goals.”

The outcomes-based funding model was introduced as part of the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA) of 2010, which rewards institutions for the production of outcomes that further educational success.

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