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Strategic Planning

Motlow Strategic Plan 2015-2025

Motlow State operates on a ten-year planning cycle prescribed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). The Motlow Strategic Plan (below) extends for a ten-year period from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2025. 

Access Priority                                                                                                                       

1.1 Motlow State Community College will enhance access to higher education.

  • Objective 1.1.1: By 2025, the institution will increase the total participation level of students and the level of participation of focus populations dual students, adults, academically underprepared and Pell eligible by 15%.
Type Baseline (fall 2014) Goal (fall 2024)
Total headcount 4,793 5,512
Dual Enrollment 876 1,007
Adult 1,025 1,282
Pell Eligible 2,437 3,046

Student Success Priority

2.1 Motlow State Community College will develop and implement programs and methodologies to enhance student persistence to the completion of the post-secondary credential or degree.

  • Objective 2.1.1: By 2025, the institution will increase student indicators of timely progression (annual achievement of 12, 24 and 36 SCH) toward completion of all students and of focus populations adults, academically underprepared and Pell eligible by 25%.
12 SCH achieved Baseline (fall 2014) Goal (fall 2024)
Total 12 SCH achieved 1,485 1,856
Adult 197 246
Pell eligible 671 839
Academically underprepared 904 1,130
24 SCH achieved Baseline (fall 2014) Goal (fall 2024)
Total 1,184 1,480
Adult 194 243
Pell eligible 622 778
Academically underprepared 759 949
36 SCH achieved Baseline (fall 2014) Goal (fall 2024)
Total 941 1,176
Adult 205 256
Pell eligible 512 640
Academically underprepared 631 789
  • Objective 2.1.2: By 2025, the institution will meet or exceed its peers for threshold success rate of for courses most critical to student success.

2.2 Motlow State Community College will increase the number of students who  complete associate degree or certificates.

  • Objective 2.2.1: By 2025, the institution will increase the number of associate degrees  by 25% and certificates by 10% for all students and for focus populations adults, academically underprepared and Pell eligible.
Degrees and Certificates Awarded Baseline (fall 2014) Goal (fall 2024)
Total 708 858
Associate Degrees Awarded Baseline (fall 2014) Goal (fall 2024)
Total 597 746
Adult 224 280
Academically underprepared 351 439
Pell eligible 378 473
Certificates Awarded Baseline (fall 2014) Goal (fall 2024)
Total 111 122
Adult 49 54
Academically underprepared 49 54
Pell eligible 45 50
  • Objective 2.2.2: By 2025, the institution will increase its 150% and 300% graduation rates by 5%.
Graduation Rate Baseline (F11 cohort) Goal (F22 cohort)
150% 21.8% 26.8%
300% 23.0% 28%

Quality Priority

3.1 Motlow State Community College will monitor and improve the effectiveness of educational programs and services.

  • Objective 3.1.1: The institution will annually exceed the comparative or college peer group scores for academic success measures including exit exams, major field tests, and licensure exams.
  • Objective 3.1.2: By 2025, institution will meet or exceed its peers for annual percentage of courses implementing high-impact practices and for annual student enrollment in high-impact courses.
  • Objective 3.1.3: The percentage of full-time faculty involved career furthering activities will annually exceed the comparative or college peer group percentage.
  • Objective 3.1.4: The institution will annually evaluate and improve student support services to all students as determined by student satisfaction surveys including CCSSE and SENSE.
  • Objective 3.1.5: The institution will acquire and/or maintain accreditation for accreditable programs and maintain a satisfactory audit/review of non-accredited programs.

Resourcefulness & Efficiency Priority

4.1 Motlow State Community College will increase resources from external sources.

  • Objective 4.1.1: By 2025, the institution will increase external resources by 5% per year.

4.2 Motlow State Community College will maintain a graduate job placement rate.

  • Objective 4.2.1: The institution will exceed an annual job placement rate of 95% for AAS and technical certificate graduates.

4.3 Motlow State Community College will maintain peer comparable instructional costs.

  • Objective 4.3.1: The institution will develop and maintain a comprehensive instructional index for academic disciplines that will equal or exceed that of its peers.

4.4 Motlow State Community College will preserve institutional financial health. 

  • Objective 4.4.1: The institution will maintain a composite financial index that will equal or exceed that of its peers.
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