The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to promote our students’ learning and Cascadia’s effectiveness by generating and analyzing relevant information that supports college-wide, evidence-based planning and decision-making. The Office for Institutional Effectiveness is also responsible for monitoring adherence to planning timelines, gathering input from the campus and community constituents, and supporting all of the components of the Strategic Plan.


 

Cascadia by the Numbers

2016-17 Academic Year

In the 2016-17 academic year, Cascadia College served 5,348 students (2,949.7 FTES1), helping them gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue their goals and aspirations. Most came to pursue a 2-year associates degree that would enable them to transfer to a 4-year college or university. Others honed their professional and technical skills or enriched their life experiences. Still more came to fulfill their personal goals of literacy, cultural transition, or stable employment.

 

Fall 2016 Total Enrollment as of 04/11/2017: 3,901 students (2,984.3 FTES)

 

Enrollment by Funding Source:

  • State: 2,487 (1,837.8 FTES, 61.6%)
    • Regular State Allocation: 2,447 (1,806 FTES, 60.5%)
    • Worker Retraining: 40 (31.7 FTES, 1.1%)
  • Contract: 1,457 (1,146.5 FTES, 38.4%)
    • Running Start: 711 (565.0 FTES, 18.9%)
    • International: 254 (243.8%, 8.2%)
    • English Language Program (ELP): 168 (198.0 FTES, 6.6%)
    • International/ELP (Unduplicated): 400 (441.8 FTES, 14.8%)
    • College in the High School: 359 (139.7 FTES, 4.7%)

Enrollment by Course Intent:

  • Academic: 3,268 (2,285.7 FTES, 76.6%)
  • Pre-College: 671 (375.3 FTES, 12.6%)
  • Basic Skills: 260 (148.7 FTES, 5.0%)
  • Workforce: 379 (174.5 FTES, 5.9%)

Enrollment by Class Modality:

  • Face-to-Face (including Web Enhanced): 3,552 (2,359.9 FTES, 79.1%)
  • Online: 864 (370.7 FTES, 12.4%)
  • Hybrid: 632 (253.7 FTES, 8.5%)

Fall 2016 Student Profile as of 04/11/2017 (Excludes College in the High School Students)

 

Enrollment by Primary Student Funding Source

  • State Supported: 2,487 (1,869 FTES, 65.7%)
  • Contract Funded: 1,068 (975.6 FTES, 34.3%)

Enrollment by Kind of Student

  • Transfer: 2,511 (2,082.5 FTES, 73,2%)
  • Basic Skills: 382 (242.0 FTES, 8.5%)
  • Workforce Training: 489 (353.4 FTES, 12.4%)
  • Other: 173 (166.7 FTES, 5.9%)

Enrollment by Student Source:

  • New Student: 908 (750.3 FTES, 26.4%)
  • Continuing Student: 2,115 (1,715.7 FTES, 60.3%)
  • Transfer Student: 282 (210.8 FTES, 7.4%)
  • Former Student: 250 (167.7 FTES, 5.9%)

Headcount by Race/Ethnicity (Prioritized):

  • African American: 96 (2.7%)
  • Asian/Pacific Islander (including Hawaiian): 495 (13.9%)
  • Hispanic: 385 (10.8%)
  • Native American: 36 (1.0%)
  • Other Race: 84 (2.4%)
  • White: 1,796 (50.5%)
  • International Student: 407 (11.5%)
  • Not Reported (excluding International): 256 (7.2%)

Enrollment by International/Running Start Status:

  • Running Start: 711 (579.6 FTES, 20.4%)
  • International/ELP Enrollment: 400 (441.8 FTES, 15.5%)
  • International Enrollment Only: 232 (236.7 FTES, 8.3%)
  • ELP Enrollment Only: 146 (183.3 FTES, 6.4%)
  • Both International and ELP Enrollment: 22 (21.7 FTES, 0.8%)

Headcount by Other Student Characteristics:

  • Degree Seeking: 2,321 (65.3%)
  • Reported as Disabled: 218 (6.1%)
  • Veteran: 110 (3.1%)
  • Female: 1,759 (49.5%)
  • Male: 1,795 (50.5%)
  • Full-Time: 1,848 (52.0%)
  • Part-Time: 1,707 (48.0%)
  • ​Resident: 2,771 (78.0%)
  • Non-Resident: 516 (14.5%)
  • Residency Undetermined: 268 (7.5%)
  • International Student (Visa): 404 (11.4%)
  • Children or Dependents: 617 (17.4%)
  • Median Age: 20.0 Years
    • State Supported: 21.4 Years
    • Contract Funded: 17.6 Years

Headcount by Primary Time/Location:

  • Day/On-Campus: 3,001 (2,536.4 FTES, 89.2%)
  • Other Day Class: 275 (145.5 FTES, 5.1%)
  • On-Campus Evening: 236 (141.2 FTES, 5.0%)
  • Other Time/Location: 43 (21.5 FTES, 0.8%)

 

1 One FTES (full-time equivalent student) is the equivalent of one student enrolled for 15 credits per quarter. To calculate annualized FTES, we divide the total number of credit hours by 15, then divide the result by 3.

Data sources: Information in this report comes from the SBCTC Student/Course MIS Reporting Database (SMIS) and was retrieved 04/11/2017.

Student Success (2014-15)

  • Total number of awards: 532
    • High School Diplomas: 34
      • High School Diplomas: 19
      • High School Diploma Awarded after AA Degree: 15
    • Academic Associate Degrees: 474
      • Assoc. in Science Degree: 48
      • Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA): 426
    • Workforce Awards: 24
      • Short-Term Less Than 1 Year Certificate: 11
      • Associate Degree in Applied Science: 13
  • Number of Transfers/Transitions to Washington 4-Year Institutions: 401
    • Washington Public Baccalaureate Institutions: 354
      • UW Bothell: 141
      • UW Seattle: 55
      • WWU Bellingham: 43
      • WSU Pullman: 35
      • CWU Main: 32
      • WGU: 19
      • EWU Cheney: 11
      • Other: 18
    • Washington Private 4-Year Institutions: 47
      • Seattle U: 15
      • Northwest U: 14
      • Other: 18
  • Selected characteristics of students completing associate degrees or certificates
    • 29.1% were students of color
    • 9.3% were disabled
    • 54.9% were female
  • Three-year graduation rate: 86 of the 236 (36.4%) students in the fall 2013 cohort (new, full-time, degree-seeking, state-supported Academic Transfer students) completed an associate degree at Cascadia College by Spring 2016.
Data source: Information in this report comes from the SBCTC Academic Year Report 2014-15 and the SBCTC Student/Course MIS Reporting Database (SMIS) and was retrieved 04/11/2017.
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