Student Success Rates

This Office of Assessment and Research provides data on student success such as retention rates, course completion rates, graduation rates, and transfer rates. Some of the data is provided to meet state and federal mandates. The data assists the administration and faculty to identify outcome areas of success and in making decisions on areas that need additional strategies to improve performance.

In accordance with disclosure requirements set forth by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, PDCCC makes available its Statement of Goals for Student Achievement and Success of Students in Achieving These Goals. Questions about this statement may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Academic and Student Development. The documents below present additional information on PDCCC’s retention rates, grade distributions, graduation rates, and transfer rates.

Retention Rates by Program

Retention Rates by Institution

Course Completion Success Rates

Grade Distribution


Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Fall 2012
Fall 2011
Fall 2010
Fall 2009

Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Spring 2012
Spring 2011
Spring 2010

Summer 2015
Summer 2014
Summer 2013
Summer 2012
Summer 2011
Summer 2010

Graduation Rates by Institution

Transfer Rates by Institution

Chronicle of Higher Ed Completion Data

IPEDS Graduation Rates by Sex and Gender
IPEDS Graduation Rates (2014-15)
IPEDS Graduation Rates (2013-14)
IPEDS Graduation Rates (2012-13)
IPEDS Graduation Rates (2011-12)
IPEDS Graduation Rates (2010-11)
IPEDS Graduation Rates (2009-10)

Virginia Longitudinal Data System (VLDS)
Post-Completion Wages-of-Graduates
Graduation Reports
Retention Report
Transfer Report

VCCS Student-Success-Snapshot
SCHEV Profile on PDCCC