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Stanly Community College
Stanly Community College’s (SCC) participation in Achieving the Dream will provide a transformational pathway for the SCC community in the area of data-driven decision making. The college will improve its use of collected information in order to enhance student learning, and SCC's commitment to Achieving the Dream will help strive toward cultural change.
As an Achieving the Dream Institution, SCC plans to:
- Improve efforts for engaging stakeholders
- Become more effective at using data to identify gaps in services and processes that could drive stakeholder involvement
- Assess systemic improvement and become experts at evaluating changes and progress based on strategic planning and institution-wide procedures
- Continue the college’s commitment to equity, quality, integrity, transparency, and collaboration to serve all areas of the institution as each evolves and grows with each innovation
SCC is one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina (NC) Community College System (NCCCS). SCC is located in Albemarle, NC, with a satellite campus in Locust, NC. This institution is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). A comprehensive, student-centered mission places an emphasis on open access and workforce development and includes a comprehensive curriculum comprised of all types of programs including associate degree, diploma, certificate, general education, occupational training, and adult literacy courses. Programs are delivered as flexibly as possible, including extensive online degree programs.
SCC served nearly 10,000 students during the 2010-2011 academic year. Of the 4,372 curriculum students served, 75 NC counties and 26 countries were represented. Of those curriculum students, 66.6% were female, 33.4% were male, 66.6% were part-time students, 29% were minority, and 99% of the curriculum students were residents of NC. Approximately 44% of our curriculum students were awarded Pell grants. Of the non-curriculum students served, 38.6% were female, 61.4% were male.
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