Institutional effectiveness is defined as the extent to which an institution achieves its mission and goals. The College’s institutional effectiveness process is an on-going, institution-wide commitment to planning and outcomes assessment for the purpose of continuous improvement and to provide evidence that the College is effectively achieving its mission.

Institutional effectiveness at CFK is a continuous, cyclical process comprised of goal setting, implementation, evaluation, assessment, and improvement that is applied at every level of the College. It is an integral part of CFK’s commitment toward consistent improvement of programs, services and administrative functions.

Classification of Instructional Programs

The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is a scheme developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to facilitate a more efficient and accurate way to track and report fields of study and program completion data at academic institutions across the country.
For more information about CIP codes, click here to visit the National Center of Education Statistics website.

Student Achievement & Goals

The College of the Florida Keys has identified student achievement goals for graduation and retention from which the institution annually monitors the outcomes. Below, you can view the most up to date Student Achievement Outcomes data and the Key Student Completion Indicator (KSCI) outcomes data.

Background on Student Achievement Outcomes: In accordance with the Florida College System’s strategic plan, The College of the Florida Keys has identified meaningful student achievement goals that are outlined in the table provided. Actual results of achievement goals for retention and graduation are obtained from the Florida College System Accountability website, the Florida Department of Education Transparency and Accountability website and in reports provided directly to the institution from the Bureau of PK-20 Education Research and Accessibility (PERA).

Background on KSCI Outcomes: When reporting graduation rates to our institutional accrediting agency, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the College reports data from the 8-year IPEDS Graduation Rate data. This data is referred to by SACSCOC as the institution's Key Student Completion Indicator (KSCI). The data is available in four charts, each chart is labeled and is representative of a specific cohort of students.

Strategic Plans

Institutional Effectiveness Calendars