Student Achievement Data

Students are at the center of Lakeshore Technical College actions. The academic success of students is LTC’s highest priority. The college identifies student achievement data as metrics on retention, graduation, job placement, and industry-based credential/licensure attainment for applicable programs.

This data  is benchmarked with IPEDS  national data and compared with state data from the 16 colleges making up the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). LTC performs regular review of data, with the review following WTCS’s “Effective Use of Data Framework” within its review processes. 

Lakeshore Technical College Student Achievement Key Metrics with WTCS Benchmarks 

Retention 

IPEDS Benchmarks - Retention and WTCS Comparison

Description

 

LTC

Cohort Year 2018-19

WTCS

Cohort Year 2019-20

LTC

Cohort Year 2019-20

WTCS

Cohort Year 2020-21

LTC

Cohort Year 2020-21

WTCS

Program students retained from fall to spring term within the given year

86.0%

 

81.6%

 

81.1%

 

81.2%

 

78.9%

 

79.0%

 

Program students retained from their 1st to 2nd year

71.4%

63.9%

65.4%

63.5%

63.5%

55.8%

 

Graduation

IPEDS Benchmarks – Graduation and WTCS Comparison

Description

 

LTC

Cohort Year 2016-17

WTCS

Cohort Year 2017-18

LTC

Cohort Year 2017-18

WTCS

Cohort Year 2018-19

LTC

Cohort Year 2018-19

WTCS

Program students graduating from a program within three years

52.8%

 

37.6%

 

50.1%

 

37.1%

 

46.8%

 

36.9%

 

 

Cohort Year 2013-14

Cohort Year 2013-14

 

Cohort Year 2014-15

 

Cohort Year 2014-15

 

Cohort Year 2015-16

 

Cohort Year 2015-16

 

Program students graduating from a program within six years

60.0%

 

42.0%

 

56.4%

 

38.7%

 

57.7%

 

41.2%

 

 

Job Placement

Job Placement data is based on a study performed on graduates six-months after they graduate from the College. View a full report of the latest survey here.  

Description

Fiscal Year 2018-19

LTC

Fiscal Year 2018-19

WTCS

Fiscal Year 2019-20

LTC

Fiscal Year 2019-20

WTCS

Fiscal Year 2020-21

LTC

Fiscal Year 2020-21

WTCS

Program graduates attaining employment within 1 year of graduation

89.8%

93.4%

91.6%

90.6%

92.7%

92.7%

Program graduates attaining employment related to their program within 1 year of graduation

77.3%

79.3%

75.1%

75.4%

72.9%

76.8%

 

Industry Based Credential Attainment/Licensure

Some intended careers of LTC’s programs have external credential or license requirements. These external requirements are tracked by LTC to ensure that students have as much opportunity as possible to obtain a career in their program field. 

View LTC Pass Rates

 

IPEDS Outcome Data

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. Lakeshore Technical College reports IPEDS data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid to the US Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The College Navigator website is a resource, open to the public, where a summary of institutionally reported IPEDS data can be found and easily compared. The following link is to the college data available, including retention and completion rates.

LTC IPEDS data
 

Graduate Follow up Information

At Lakeshore Technical College, we are committed to our graduates’ success. We follow up six months to one year after graduation to see how they’re doing. The information they provide confirms we are accomplishing our mission of preparing the workforce. It also serves as a convenient reference tool for students considering career options. 

Take a look at our most recent report. Highlights include:

  • $54,048 median salary for associate degree grads
  • 94% of grads are very satisfied or satisfied with their education
  • 93% of grads are employed within 6 months of graduation

View Report