Cerro Coso Community College

It Makes a Difference!

It Makes a Difference!

In the last two years, the State Chancellor’s Office and Cerro Coso have invested significant resources in increasing the number of students completing the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) core services. This has been an important goal for staff and faculty across the college because of the positive correlation with success and retention. Students who complete more of the core services have a better chance of getting off to a fast and effective start to their college careers. And they are more likely to finish courses and complete programs.

Here are the differences from last year:

  • Assessment: Up 4%
  • Orientation: Up 88%
  • Counseling: Up 8%
  • Student Education Plan: Up 11%
  • Fully Matriculated (On ground): Up 10%
  • Fully Matriculated (Online): Up 1%

On all milestone measures, students who have completed all four core services perform significantly better on important milestones achievements than those students who have not completed any components. From the 2014-2015 cohort year:

MeasureFully MatriculatedNo Matriculation Components
Course Completion Rate 71%52.5%
Persistence-Fall to Spring 78%23.6%
Persistence-Spring to Spring 54%11.6%
Degree, Certificate, or Transfer within 3 Years 21%9%