Institutional Data

Institutional Effectiveness Data Guidance

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) organizes and presents college data from numerous sources. The office helps ensure that the data is accurate and informs departments of limitations to the data that is presented. IE also visualizes and presents data to various campus programs and departments to support evidence-based decisions and daily operations at the college. A majority of the data that is presented is organized and visualized using SAP Business Objects (called LTCC Reports) and Tableau.
Additionally, IE coordinates the process of identifying relevant measures of program and institutional performance, establishing baseline data, defining short and long-term goals, and reporting student outcomes. This overall approach to maintaining accountability ensures that the College meets regional accreditation standards as well as state and federal regulations. Being data forward helps promote a culture of inquiry and thoughtful dialogue regarding the College's progress toward fulfilling its mission and vision.


Student Right-to-Know Disclosure

As a consumer, you have the right to know about your chances of college success. "Student Right to Know" (SRTK) refers to a federally mandated public disclosure of a college's Completion Rate and Transfer Rate. The intent of SRTK is to provide the consumer with a statistic of comparable effectiveness that they can use to determine their college choice.
Visit the Student Right to Know website for further information as well as specific college data.


Internal Data and Presentations

Annual Program review reports provide course success, enrollment and graduation statistics.

The Scorecard is designed to provide end users with a convenient place to view a snapshot of historical data, progress, and target goals. Target goals are determined by LTCC. Similarly to the 2021 Scorecard presented to the Board of Trustees (Board) on May 25, 2021, the 2022 version focuses on local goals and those identified in this year's Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) 2020-21 Annual Report. To assist with understanding the LTCC Scorecard, a Scorecard Data Definitions document is provided (Attachment #2).

Scorecard data reveals that course success rates have remained consistent and learning progress metrics have increased. However, student enrollment and completion rates have experienced declines likely related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Caldor Fire. In response to these changes, LTCC has returned to offer face-to-face programming, launched an institution-wide effort to recruit and recapture students and improve enrollment processes, secured a number of grants focused on student access and success, and reinvested in the guided pathways framework to support students through graduation. These combined efforts are expected to result in improved enrollment and success rates in the current year and beyond.   

Included in the LTCC Scorecard:

  • Local Goals/ Registration rates of applicants
    • Student enrollment (including enrollment from recent graduating classes of South Tahoe High School)
    • Course success
    • Learning progress (transfer-level math and English completion, persistence, and graduation and transfer counts)
  • ACCJC Student achievement
    • Student achievement (Completions and Transfers)


IE uses Tableau to create dashboards that visualize student data and outcomes. 

LTCC faculty can view private dashboards on the Tableau Cloud Site (password protected)

Tableau Public Dashboards can be found on the dashboards webpage.

IE maintains a SAP Business Objects server that provides faculty and staff with automated and accessible reports. This service can only be accessed by users on campus. This reporting system is called LTCC Reports.


External Data Sources and Reports

IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center.

To learn more about IPEDS Survey components, visit the IPEDS Survey Component website.

LTCC offers numerous Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs to students. Santa Rosa Junior College surveys our students once they graduate to determine their outcomes.

Tahoe Career Connect Website

Career and Technical Education Employment Outcomes Survey