The Factbook provides statistical data and summary information designed to answer
the most frequently asked questions about MCLA.
2018-2019 MCLA Factbook
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers
in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board,
Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration
is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in
a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden
on data providers.
2018-2019 MCLA Common Data Set
The Performance Measurement Reporting System (PMRS) provides a comprehensive examination of the performance of each of Massachusetts’ community colleges and state universities on a set of key indicators focused on Access & Affordability, Student Success & Completion, Workforce Alignment and Fiscal Stewardship. This tool is intended to prompt constructive conversations about performance and accountability between and among DHE/BHE, the campuses, boards of trustees, legislators and others, and ultimately to contribute to the discovery of insights that point to actions that lead to results—and a better public higher education system for the Commonwealth.
College Navigator consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is located within the U.S. Department of Education.
The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible
for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion
or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering
that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students.
MCLA Student Right-to-Know
The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) is an improved way to report undergraduate student
progress and completion by including a greater proportion of students as well as tracking
students who enroll in multiple higher education institutions. Usual measures of student
progress and completion, including government-led efforts, usually underreport student
achievement because they do not account for an increasingly mobile student population.
MCLA SAM Profile