Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are indicators that the college will use to measure the success of the institution. The measures are designed to support the four strategic directions of the college. Each indicator is compared to a group of peer institutions as well as to aspirational peers to establish a target for improvement. A standard methodology is utilized to determine each target range.

Peer Institutions

Peer Institutions include comparative colleges in New Mexico and aspirational institutions from across the country. The New Mexico institutions are public 2-year colleges that have similar missions and share state resources. Aspirational institutions are nationally recognized for certain outstanding programs in student success, retention, and graduation. Other high performing institutions will also be used in comparing national survey results.

Aspirational Institutions

  • Austin Community College
  • CUNY Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY
  • El Paso Community College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, MS
  • Mott Community College in Flint, MI
  • Northeast Iowa Community College‐Calmar in Calmar, IA
  • San Jacinto Community College
  • Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, CA
  • Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, TX
  • Valencia College in Orlando, FL
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, KY

New Mexico Community Colleges

  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Clovis Community College
  • New Mexico Junior College
  • NMSU ‐ Dona Ana Community College
  • Santa Fe Community College

Student Success

Provide accessible, quality education that promotes student success and completion

Graph Measure Current Measure Value Needs Attention On Target Exceeds Target

NM Performance Outcomes Funded Awards per FTE
NM Performance Outcomes Funded Awards per FTE – The number of degree and certificate awards from the college that are funded through the New Mexico Higher Education funding formula per full-time equivalent. Peers – New Mexico community colleges
NM Outcomes Funded Awards per FTE 28% e

NM Performance Outcomes STEM-H Awards per FTE
NM Performance Outcomes STEM-H Awards per FTE – The number of degree and certificate awards from the college that are classified as Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Health that are funded through the New Mexico Higher Education Funding Formula per full-time equivalent. Peers – New Mexico community colleges
NM Outcomes STEM-H Awards per FTE 17% e

NM Performance Outcomes At-Risk Awards per FTE
NM Performance Outcomes At-Risk Awards per FTE – The number of students who are considered at-risk and are awarded a degree or certificate from the college that are funded through the New Mexico Higher Education funding formula per full-time equivalent. Peers – New Mexico community colleges
NM Outcomes At-Risk Awards per FTE 11% o

Momentum Point of 30 Credits per FTE
NM Performance Outcomes Momentum Point of 30 Credits per FTE – The number of first-time students who have completed 30 credit hours per full-time equivalent. Peers – New Mexico community colleges
NM Outcomes 30 Credit Momentum Point per FTE 15% a

NM Performance Outcomes Percent Dual Credit Hours
NM Performance Outcomes Percent Dual Credit Hours – The percentage of student credit hours earned by high school dual credit students in an academic year that are funded through the New Mexico Higher Education funding formula. Peers – New Mexico community colleges
NM Outcomes Percent Dual Credit Hours 7% e

Complete Credit Hour Percentage
The percentage of student credit hours completed in an academic year. Peers- New Mexico community colleges
NM Outcomes Course Completion Rates 91% o

Enrolled Student Success Rates
The percentage of students who complete a credit course and earn a grade of A, B, C, or S in an academic year. Peers- National Community College Benchmark Project participating institutions
Enrolled Student Success Rates 77.7% o

Fall to Spring Persistence
The number of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students in the fall term who persist to the following spring term. Peers – National Community College Benchmark Project participating institutions
Fall to Spring Persistence 60.6 o

Fall to Fall Persistence
Fall to Fall Retention – The number of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students in the fall term who persist to the following fall term. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Fall to Fall Retention 60.5% e

Number of Degrees and Certificates
Number of Degrees and Certificates – The total number of degree and certificates awarded in a degree year (fall, spring, summer) per 100 FTE. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Number of Degrees and Certificates per 100 FTE 36 e

Number of Students Receiving Awards
Number of Students Receiving Awards – The unduplicated number of students receiving awards in a degree year (fall, spring, summer) per 100 FTE. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Number of Students Receiving Awards per 100 FTE 28 o

Graduation Rate at 150%
Graduation Rate at 150% — The number of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students in a given cohort term that completes the requirements to earn a degree or certificate within 150% of the advertised time. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Graduation Rate @ 150% of Time 14.8% a

Graduation Rate at 200%
Graduation Rate at 200% — The number of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students in a given cohort term that completes the requirements to earn a degree or certificate within 200% of the advertised time. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Graduation Rate @ 200% of Time 20.3% a

Transfer Rate at 150%
Transfer Rate at 150% — The number of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students in a given cohort term that do not complete the requirements to earn a degree or certificate but transfer to another institution within 150% of the advertised time. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Transfer Rate @ 150% of Time 8.5% a

Graduation/Transfer/Still Enrolled Rate at 150%
Graduation/Transfer/Still Enrolled Rate at 150% — The number of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students in a given cohort term that either complete the requirements to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to another institution, or are still enrolled within 150% of the advertised time. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Graduation/Transfer/Still Enrolled @ 150% of Time 42.5% o

Percent of Full-time, First-time, Degree-seeking Students
Percent of Full-time, First-time, Degree-seeking Students – The percentage of students in a given fall term who are classified as first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Percent Full-time, First-time, Degree-Seeking Students 9.5% o

Economic Development

Create and maintain community partnerships and promote economic development

Graph Measure Current Measure Value Needs Attention On Target Exceeds Target

Percentage of Graduates Placed in New Mexico
The percentage of recent graduates that were employed in New Mexico.
Graduates Placed in New Mexico Jobs 80%  o

Percentage of Service Area High School Graduates
The percentage of recent high school graduates that attend the college immediately after high school.
Percentage of Service Area High School Graduates 31.4% o

Credit Student Service Area Penetration
annual unduplicated students enrolled in credit bearing courses at the college compared to the service area population. Peers – National Community College Benchmark Project participating institutions
Credit Student Service Area Penetration 14.1% a

Non-credit Student Service Area Penetration
The percentage of annual unduplicated students enrolled in non-credit courses at the college compared to the service area population.
Non-credit Student Service Area Penetration 1.9% a

Institutional Effectiveness

Support institutional effectiveness and sound fiscal stewardship

Graph Measure Current Measure Value Needs Attention On Target Exceeds Target

Percent Tuition and Fee Revenue
core revenue that the college receives from tuition and fees. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Percent Tuition and Fee Revenue 9% a

Percent State Appropriation Revenue
The percent of core revenue that the college receives from state appropriations. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Percent State Appropriation Revenue 33% o

Percent Local Appropriation Revenue
The percent of core revenue that the college receives from local appropriations. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Percent Local Appropriation Revenue 22% a

Percent Grants and Contacts Revenue
The percent of core revenue that the college receives from grants and contracts. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Percent Grants and Contracts Revenue 21% a

Percent Core Expenses for Instruction
The percentage of core expenses that is used for instruction. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Percent Core Expenses for Instruction 51% o

Instruction Expense per FTE
The dollar amount of expense used for the college’s departments and other instructional divisions per full-time equivalent (FTE) student. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Instruction Expense per FTE 7,391 e

Academic Support Expense per FTE
of expense used for the support services such as libraries, audio/visual services, academic administration, personnel development, and course and curriculum development per full-time equivalent (FTE) student. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Academic Support Expense per FTE 1,173 e

Student Service Expense per FTE
The dollar amount of expense used for admissions, registrar activities, career guidance, counseling, and financial aid administration per full-time equivalent (FTE) student. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Student Services Expense per FTE 1,745 e

Institutional Support Expense per FTE
The dollar amount of expense used for the day-to-day operational support of the institution including expenses for general administrative services, executive direction and planning, legal and fiscal operations, and public relations/development per full-time equivalent (FTE) student. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Institutional Support Expense per FTE 1,666 o

Public Service Expense per FTE
The dollar amount of expense used for public service and activities established primarily to provide non-instructional services beneficial to groups external to the institution such as seminars and projects provided to particular sectors of the community including expenditures for community services and cooperative extension services per full-time equivalent (FTE) student. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Public Service Expense per FTE 417 o

Other Operations and Plant Maintenance Expense per
The dollar amount of expense for maintenance related to grounds and facilities used for educational and general purposes, including utilities, fire protection, property insurance, and similar items per full-time equivalent (FTE) student. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Plant Maintenance and Other Operations Expense per FTE 2,140 a

Valuing People

Value people by nurturing an internal community of trust, mutual respect and inclusion

Graph Measure Current Measure Value Needs Attention On Target Exceeds Target

Institutional Climate and Effectiveness
The overall score from the most recent Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey. Peers — Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) latest participating institutions.
Institutional Climate and Effectiveness 3.64 a

Institutional Structure
The mean score for institutional structure from the most recent Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey. Peers — Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) latest participating institutions.
Institutional Structure 3.21 a

Supervisory Relationships
The mean score for supervisory relationships from the most recent Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey. Peers — Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) latest participating institutions.
Supervisory Relationships 3.71 a

Teamwork
The mean score for teamwork from the most recent Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey. Peers — Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) latest participating institutions.
Teamwork 3.85 a

Student Focus
The mean score for student focus from the most recent Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey. Peers — Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) latest participating institutions.
Student Focus 4.00 a

Professional Development Expense per Employee FTE
The annual dollar amount expended per full-time equivalent employee for professional development activities. Peers – National Community College Benchmark Project participating institutions
Professional Development Expense per Employee FTE $953 o

Faculty and Staff Minority Percentage
The percentage of faculty and staff representing the minority ethnic-race population. Peers – New Mexico community colleges and aspirational colleges
Faculty and Staff Minority Percentage 34.5% o