Strategic Plan | HCC

Strategic Plan

HCC Vision

The vision of Henderson Community College is to be the area's educational leader providing opportunities for academic growth, workforce development, and cultural enrichment.

HCC Mission

The mission of Henderson Community College is to enhance the quality of life and employability of our diverse communities by serving as the leading provider of 

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Transfer and Technical Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Lifelong Learning and Cultural Enrichment

Henderson Community College, a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is a public associate degree granting institution serving Northwest Kentucky.

HCC Values

The values of Henderson Community College are:

  • Academic Freedom
  • Access and Opportunity
  • Accountability and Integrity
  • Community Partnerships
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Goals, Measures, and Targets

1. Objective 1.1: Grow enrollment at KCTCS institutions to meet the needs of the Commonwealth by expanding the number and diversity of learners achieving their career and lifelong learning goals.

  • Key Performance Indicator: Academic Year Enrollment
  • Definition: Unduplicated total enrollment headcount (for credit) in most recently completed academic year (summer, fall, spring)
  • Target/Objectives to be determined

2. Objective 1.2: Leverage proven practices to increase learner success through the completion of credential pathways and (credit and non-credit) industry training, including transfer to four-year institutions (bachelors to employment) and employment entry, re-entry, or upskilling

  • Key Performance Indicator: Two-Year Persistence Rate
  • Definition: Unduplicated percentage of students entering in the fall semester who earn a credential at the initial institution by the end of the following academic year, transfer by the end of the following academic year, or are still enrolled at the initial institution at any time during the following academic year
  • Target/Objectives to be determined

1. Objective 2.1: Expand workforce training to ensure skilled talent to meet employer and economic development needs.

  • Key Performance Indicator: Targeted Industry Sector Credentials
  • Definition: Credentials awarded in academic programs aligned with the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board’s Targeted Industry Sectors (Healthcare; Manufacturing, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; Information Technology, Business, and Finance; and Construction)
  • Target/Objectives to be determined

2. Objective 2.2: Strengthen industry and transfer partnerships to enhance programs and improve speed to work to ensure a skilled talent pipeline to grow Kentucky’s economy.

  • Key Performance Indicator: Post-KCTCS Outcomes
  • Definition: Percentage of non-returning credential earners (degree, diploma, certificate) in one academic year that enroll at a four-year institution or are employed and earn a wage greater than or equal to the federal poverty level in the following academic year
  • Target/Objectives to be determined

1. Objective 3.1: Invest in human, physical, and operational infrastructure to promote long-term sustainability.

  • Key Performance Indicator: Employee Retention Rate
  • Definition: The retention rate of regular KCTCS employees during the academic year
  • Target/Objectives to be determined

2. Objective 3.2: Expand recognition of the value of the KCTCS System and its Colleges.

  • Key Performance Indicator: Alternate Revenue
  • Definition: Annual dollar amount of financial contributions from grants, contracts, advancement, and other external sources and endowment income
  • Target/Objectives to be determined