National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP)
The National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP) provides community colleges with national benchmarks that can be utilized in strategic planning, accreditation and state/system reporting.
The NCCBP has over 150 benchmarks ranging from student learning outcomes to community and workforce involvement to HR data.
The Non-credit NCCBP module provides community colleges with national benchmarks to express their continuing education division efficiency to internal and external stakeholders. This national initiative benchmarks standardized information from community college continuing education divisions, including life and leisure, workforce training, adult basic education and contract training programs.
Cost & Productivity Project
The Cost & Productivity Project, formerly known as "The Kansas Study", provides discipline-level data and benchmarks on instructional costs and workload.
Benchmarks are used for staffing plans, decisions about faculty positions, academic program planning and assessment, and documentation of compliance for accreditation purposes.
Maximizing Resources for Student Success
Returning in 2017, Maximizing Resources is the first national fiscal benchmarking project which will allow community colleges to control and target costs without reducing levels of service provided to students.
The Benchmarking Institute is creating this costing framework with its partners at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS).