Building a better Maricopa

Under the leadership of Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick, our vision is to transform the Maricopa County Community College District into a unified, best-in-class postsecondary education provider by 2025.
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Among other things, that means a top 10 percent national student success ranking, reimagining our workforce development programs, and creating clear education pathways so that our students can achieve their goals more quickly and with less debt.

In February 2017, the Chancellor created the ad hoc Transformation Task Force, which conducted 25 hours of meetings in the spring of 2017. Comprised of community members as well as Maricopa administrators, faculty, and staff, the Task Force set out to review the District’s structural, organizational, policy, and leadership issues related to student access and success, responsiveness to employers and industry, collaboration and efficiency, and overall fiscal stability. Out of this Task Force came a series of recommendations designed to transform our District.

Our District is important in the community. Affordable, high-quality education as well as our contributions to the local workforce and economy are critical. But as the world changes, we know we need to evolve. And we’re ready.

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Transformation Performance Indicators (TPI)

How will we know our transformation strategies are working? The following Transformation Performance Indicators (TPIs) outline our key measures of success:

Increase the number of students who earn an award by 50% from 12,000 to 18,000 by 2025
Increase the overall 6-year graduation rate from 20% to 30% by 2025
Reduce the average accumulated credits earned from 77 to 68 by 2025
Close student education attainment gaps of underserved student populations by increasing graduation rates by 10 percentage points, from 21% to 31% by 2025
Increase the median wage of occupational degree recipients by 10% within 3 years after graduation through robust partnerships with industry
Increase the enrollment of students by 10% from 175,575 to 193,132 by 2025

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