Transformational Aspirations Dashboard
The bold set of transformational aspirations that will guide the College for the next decade focuses on engagement with internal and external stakeholders and identifies social, economic, and community impacts that will transform lives and society. These aspirations can be broken into three components: access, completion, and post-completion success.
- Access is not simply opening the doors of the institution to those interested in attending. Instead, it is deliberate work in the community to create a college-going culture across the county, and especially in those areas where going to college has historically been the exception instead of the expectation.
- Completion is not just about earning degrees. The College must ensure that all credentials that the College offers provide experiences of economic, social, and community impact.
- Post-completion success is our institutional ability to transform lives. When students leave MC, whether they are transferring to another school or entering the workforce, they need to have mastered skills that will ensure success on their journey and allow them to earn a family sustaining wage.
Each aspiration is accompanied by aims—that is, specific and measurable targets, which we want to realize in 10 years. These aspirations are ambitious, big ideas that will have a deep and lasting impact on the communities of Montgomery County.
Objective: All MCPS students and their families will have a meaningful connection to Montgomery College by 7th grade.
A. Intended Outcome: One hundred percent (100%) of 7th graders had meaningful interactions with the College:
|Percent of MCPS 6th graders with meaningful interactions. Sources||100%||0|
B. Intended Outcome: Families of 7th graders given relevant information about the College:
|Percent of MCPS 6th grade families contacted. Sources||100%||0|
C. Intended Outcome: Post-secondary participation rate at Montgomery College for each high school in the college service area will exceed 40% in their first year after graduation:
|MCPS totals. Sources||40%||18%|
D. Intended Outcome: Fifty percent (50%) of graduating MCPS students will have taken at least one course at Montgomery College by time of high school graduation:
|Percent of MCPS graduates of a given year who were enrolled in credit dual enrollment prior to graduation. Sources||50%||12%|
Objective: All students will have an experience of economic, social, and community impact.
A. Intended Outcome: One hundred percent (100%) of offerings (credit and non-credit) will be mapped to a credential of economic, social, and community impact:
|Percent of degrees and certificates that (a) lead to a living wage, (b) teach employable skills and ( c) encourage civic engagement. Sources||100%||TBD|
B. Intended Outcome: Fifty percent (50%) completion rate for all student cohorts, regardless of demographic category:
|Percent of FTEIC students who earn a degree or certificate within 3 years (Total). Sources||50%||19%|
C. Intended Outcome: Increased access and greater affordability relating to four-year credentials:
|Median total debt after graduation from MC. Sources||Not Applicable||$10,415|
|MC average annual actual cost as percent of University of Maryland, College Park. Sources||Below 45%||40%|
|MC annual tuition and fees as a percent of Maryland public four-year institutions. Sources||Below 57%||54%|
|Percent of MC Students experiencing at least one basic needs insecurity. Sources||Below 50%||57%|
D. Intended Outcome: Increased civic engagement:
|Voting rate. Sources||Above 65%||58%|
Objective: Enhanced economic and social mobility and intergenerational mobility.
A. Intended Outcome: Increase in percentage of residents earning a family sustaining wage:
|Median earnings of all former students who received federal financial aid 10 years after starting at MC. Sources||Living Wage in Montgomery County, $68,380||$49,278|
|Percent of households in Montgomery County making more than $74,999. Sources||80% or more||68%|
B. Intended Outcome: Decrease gaps in earnings and poverty amongst different racial and ethnic groups:
|Task and Target||Aim||2023|
|Largest gap in mean per capita income in Montgomery County by race/ethnicity. Sources||$28,155 or less||$56,310|
C. Intended Outcome: Decrease unemployment and underemployment rates by 50%:
|Task and Target||Aim||2023|
|Annual unemployment rate for Montgomery County. Sources||2.75% or less||2.9%|