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Institutional Effectiveness And Planning


The mission of Enterprise State Community College, including the Alabama Aviation College, is to improve our communities by providing students with excellent opportunities to further their education and enter the workforce.


To prepare our students to learn, to work, and to create a better community as a leading community college.


Enterprise State Community College respects the diversity of its student body and recognizes the worth and potential of each student. Therefore, the College affirms the following values:



In accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Standard 8.1 (Core Requirement), which states, “The institution identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution’s mission.”

ESCC has identified four (4) student achievement goals, baseline data, and targets for student achievement and success. Data and established targets are also published on the College Website and is in alignment with the College’s mission of “to improve our communities by providing students with excellent opportunities to further their education and enter the workforce.”

The four (4) student success goals are:

Fall Enrollment – ESCC has added several new programs to meet market demand. This, combined with a renewed focus on recruiting, has led to a goal of increasing fall enrollment each fall, year over year.

Fall To Fall Retention – The College’s retention rate has remained at or near the top for Alabama Community College’s in the past few years.

Completion Rate in Developmental Courses – ESCC has invested significant resources to create a new counseling and tutoring center. This center is available for all students, however success advisors have been hired to focus on at-risk students. A goal has been set to raise the developmental course completion rate to 65% by the 2024–25 academic year.

National Student Clearinghouse Six-Year Outcomes – While many student completion metrics are available, ESCC has selected the National Student Clearinghouse Six-Year Outcomes as the data point which most accurately represents our institution. A goal has been set to meet and exceed the national completion rate on this metric. ESCC’s most recent Six-Year Outcome Completion Rate (37.1%) falls 6 percentage points below the national average (43.1%), but the College has closed the gap between the national average considerably.


Institutional Learning Outcomes are statements that identify specific skills and understanding that Enterprise State Community College students are expected to demonstrate. Upon successful completion of certain General Education and technical courses, the student will have acquired the skills and abilities described in the Institutional Learning Outcomes listed below. A more comprehensive list of outcomes may be found in specific course syllabi. The Institutional Learning Outcomes for all certificate and degree programs (AA, AS, and AAS) at ESCC are:

Students will demonstrate oral and written communication that is characterized by clarity, critical analysis, logic, coherence, persuasion, and rhetorical awareness.

Critical Thinking
Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically and effectively by identifying the risk associated with making and implementing decisions. 

Quantitative Reasoning
Students will demonstrate the ability to understand and communicate mathematical principles and to follow an extended line of formal reasoning. 

Informational Literacy
Students will recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information.

Instructors across the institution embed learning activities, which assess the level of student achievement in each of these outcomes. Each year, the Institutional Learning Outcome Committee reviews this data, considers instructor feedback, and makes recommendations to the Dean of Instruction for ways to improve student learning for the upcoming academic year. The committee captures this information in a report, which can be viewed below.


Enterprise State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate’s degrees and certificates. Questions about the accreditation of Enterprise State Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Program Accreditation

The Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program maintains program approval through February 2024, by the American Bar Association. The newly established Practical Nursing Program has been granted candidacy status for two years, expiring in April 2024, and will be seeking accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

ESCC maintains programmatic accreditation in the EMT program through the Alabama Department of Public Health Office of EMS and has been granted a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter of review is a status granted by CoAEMSP signifying that the program has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation standards and will be seeking full accreditation per CAAHEP requirements. The Medical Assisting Program is currently seeking accreditation through the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and will be submitting a Self-Study Report in July 2022, with a visit scheduled in November 2022, and the Child Development Program will be seeking accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) by submitting a Self-Study Report in March 2023.

Andrew Davis
(334) 347-2623 ext. 2309
Associate of Science, Enterprise-Ozark Community College
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Troy University
Master of Business Administration, Troy University

Enterprise State Community College

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Enterprise State Community College offers excellent academic, technical, and workforce training programs in order to prepare students for jobs that are in demand! Our faculty and staff are committed to the educational success of all ESCC students!