Student Achievement


studentsSaranac Lake . Malone . Ticonderoga

student performance in academic programs, completion and graduation rates, retention rates, placement and employment rates, and performance on licensing exams as appropriate

Required Information for Students and the Public

In accordance with Commission policy Published Information, the Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation, and federal regulation including 34 CFR §602.16, 34 CFR §668.41, 34 CFR §668.43, and 34 CFR §668.45, the Commission must confirm that institutions make available to students and the general public in catalogs, handbooks, and other publications, fair, accurate and complete information in the following areas:

Completion and Graduation Rate Information

Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program


  • Student employment after graduation
  • Performance on licensing exams
  • Retention rates

The College’s retention rates for first-time students are as follows:  

Retention Rates for First-Time Students

(Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall and Returned in Fall for Most Recent Reporting Year)

In accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR §602.23(d), the Commission must verify that institutions provide clear and accurate information in their advertising and recruiting material about their accreditation status with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Evidence to Demonstrate Compliance:

  • URLs, catalogs and student handbooks, and other public locations of any alternative institutional website documenting required disclosures of graduation, completion, licensure pass rate and other data required by Student Right to Know, as well as policies on Student Academic Progress, withdrawal, leave of absence, and attendance.
  • Documents and URLs for advertising and recruitment materials that are available to current and prospective students that show the accreditation status with the Commission and any other USDE approved agencies.

In addition, the institution should provide an explanation for how the institution verifies that the posted student outcomes data are accurate.

North Country Community College

Program Licensure Pass Rates

Massage Therapy Pass Rates – Last three years

2018 2019 2020
71% 75% 100%

Methods: NYS Office of the Professions (OP) offers the massage therapy exam twice per year, August and January.  These pass rates those reflect only first-time test takers at the August examination. Approximately one month after the exam is given, our Director of Massage Therapy receives a report from the NYS Office of the Professions which indicates how many took and passed the licensing exam.  It indicates the number of 1st timers and repeaters who took the exam statewide as well as specific to NCCC and how many passed. If there is only one test taker it doesn't indicate pass/fail.


LPN Pass Rates – Last three years (Average of Malone, Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga)

2018 2019 2020
92.25% 82.73% 73.89%


ADN Pass Rates – Last three years (Average of Malone, Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga)

2018 2019 2020
82% 85.3% 80.93%

Our Nursing Director receives notification from the N-CLEX and the NYS Board of Nursing on a quarterly basis regarding the exam results of first-time test takers for the LPN and RN board examinations. Those reports break out the LPN and RN results by campus (though those are not always filled out accurately by students). These do not identify students by name but indicate the year they graduated. These figures come directly from the NYSED Office of the Professions website:


Rad Tech Pass Rates – Last three years

2018 2019 2020
92% 92% 92%

Methods: Student who have successfully completed the AAS Radiologic Technology program are eligible to sit for the examination for certification and registration as a Radiologic Technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Our Program Director accesses those registrations and results of the exam through the Program Director Site located on the ARRT website National pass rates are derived from the ARRT site under “Primary Exams”