Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research at Southeastern Community College provides research and evaluation services to support decision-making and institutional effectiveness efforts in support of our students, stakeholders, institution, and communities.

Work performed includes:

  • Compliance Reporting
  • Benchmarking and Trend Tracking
  • Stakeholder Surveys
  • Action Research
  • Protection of Human Research Subjects
Voluntary Framework of Accountability

The Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) is a comprehensive national accountability system for community colleges. The VFA metrics include students' developmental education progress, two-year progress, and six-year outcomes.

Read more about the VFA

VFA 2021-22

VFA 2020-21

VFA 2019-21

VFA 2018-19

Institutional Review Board

SCC's Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research is charged with protecting human research subjects.


Consumer Information

Make an informed decision! Our consumer information can help you learn more about SCC student's graduation and transfer rates, student loan default information, and educational achievement outcomes. 

consumer information

Other Links & Resources

NCES College Navigator
Digest of Education StatisticsThe Condition of Education
Condition of Iowa Community Colleges

Contact Us

Debra Hagen, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness
Call: (319) 208-5061