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Postsecondary Perkins Data Portal -
Perkins Core Indicators of Performance

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How to Use this Data Portal

This data portal is designed to assist colleges in developing and writing their Perkins local plan and budget for the upcoming program year.

Each college should assemble their chief academic officer, deans of career and technical education, faculty, and other support staff to examine and discuss this forensic data and develop a plan to address program improvement with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement.

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NCCCS Strategic Plan

This data portal was created to support the following from the NC Community College 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Goal 4. Advance organizational effectiveness, operations, and decision- making to support a cohesive system of nimble, empowered, and community- driven colleges.

Objective 4.2. Improve decision-making through increased access to comprehensive, timely, and quality data.

Strategy 4.2.1. Ensure that core data needs are identified, defined, governed, and accurately reported.

Strategy 4.2.2. Provide access to analytical and business intelligence tools needed to support timely reporting on student and institutional outcomes.


The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act of 2006 is to develop more fully the academic, career, and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.

This Postsecondary Perkins Data Portal shows CTE student performance towards the goals North Carolina created to implement the Perkins Act at the postsecondary level.

Each year the community colleges negotiate with the State a level of performance, or goal for each of the six core indicators.

This data portal serves to inform colleges and the public on the performance of the 58 community colleges in meeting their goals. Higher goals and increased performance lead the colleges toward continuous improvement.

In 2007, an Accountability Committee was formed to assist in determining the appropriate postsecondary definitions and measures to be used at the state and local levels. Public hearings were held in 2007 in the western, central, and eastern parts of the state.

Based on the recommendations of the Accountability Committee and other stakeholders, the valid and reliable measurements for postsecondary performance are as follows:

Within this data portal, color indicates various levels of performance within each measure:

Performance that is more than 10% below the negotiated level of performance requires a Performance Improvement Plan for the following year.


Definitions for Perkins terms can be found here.


CTE Participants and CTE Concentrators over the Years

 Academic Year
CTE Participants 119,169 134,181 131,321 121,745 94,370 92,361
CTE Concentrators 90,388 64,699 63,473 61,086 60,007 59,026

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