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Study of Rockland Community College Graduates

Study of RCC Graduates

Study of Rockland Community College Graduates

Placement Rates

A survey of 798 graduates in 2008 revealed that 72 percent of those responding were employed. Of those, 68 percent went on to full‐time employment, while an additional 32 percent were employed part‐time.

Completion Rates

In June 2007, the completion rate for first‐time, full-time students who entered RCC in the fall of 2004 was 46 percent. This figure includes student who received a degree or may have transferred without a degree to an institution of higher education. However, this is not the complete picture of student progress at Rockland. For example, of the full‐time students who began in Fall 2004, 16 percent were still enrolled in the fall of 2007. After three years, then, approximately 61 percent of the 2004 full‐time entering students showed positive progress in the form of graduation, transfer or continued student at Rockland.


Students Entering Fall 2004 

  • First-time, full-time students – total number 1,374
  • Graduation rate after three years – 22 percent
  • Transfer rate after three years (with or without a degree) – 44 percent
  • Percentage remaining after three years – 16 percent
  • Total percentage with positive progress (graduated, still enrolled or transferred without degree) – 61 percent