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SWTJC Goals for Student Achievement and Success

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
Graduation for cohort  (2008) (2009) (2010) (2011) (2012) (2013) Target
Graduation Rate 20% 24% 21% 25% 25% 24% 30%
Transfer for cohort (2008) (2009) (2010) (2011) (2012) (2013) Target
Transfer Rate 13% 9% 12% 15% 16% 10% 20%
Retention   2012 2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  Target
Fall to Spring Retention 78% 78% 79% 78% 81% 80%
First Year Retention Rate 74% 77% 78% 79% 79% 80%
   Non-Developmental 79% 81% 74% 79% 83% 80%
   Developmental 71% 74% 81% 79% 77% 80%
Fall to Fall Retention Rate 50% 52% 52% 58% 57% 60%
Course Completion & Success   12-13  13-14  14-15 15-16  16-17  17-18  Target
Course Success Rate  76% 77% 79% 80% 78% 80%
Course Completion Rate 91% 91% 92% 93% 93% 95%
Other Successful Outcomes               Target
Licensing/certification exam passing rate 79% 79% 81% 84% 78% 85%
Job placement rates 64% 67% 69% 67% 66% 70%
Student Satisfaction and Engagement   2008  2010  2012  2014  2016  2018  Target
Community College Survey of Student Engagement Benchmarks
    Active & Collaborative Learning  53.8 48.8 54.0 52.4 59.7 55.0
    Student Effort 51.6 50.5 50.1 54.2 52.0 55.0
    Academic Challenge   50.8 47.6 49.9 49.2 52.7 55.0
    Student -Faculty Interaction 48.2 45.0 49.6 50.0 54.8 55.0
    Support for Learners 54.9 54.1 58.7 57.7 61.5 60.0


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Definitions

Graduate Rate - Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) definition - full-time first-time degree seeking students graduating in 150% of normal time to completion

Transfer Rate - IPEDs definition - full-time first-time degree seeking students transferred out within 150% of normal time to completion

Fall to Spring Retention Rate - percent of fall students still enrolled the following spring semester (excluding graduates).

First Year Retention Rate - percent of Fall FTIC students still enrolled at the end of the following Spring semester 

Fall to Fall Retention Rate - percent of fall student enrolled the following fall semester (excluding graduates) 

Course Success Rate - percent of A-C grades awarded

Course Completion Rate - Legislative Budget Board (LBB) definition: The number of contact hours for which students are enrolled on the last day of the fall semester divided by the number of contact hours for which students were enrolled on the official census day of the fall semester

Licensing/certification exam passing rate - LBB definition/Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board data for number of students taking licensure exam divided by the number passed.

Job placement rates - THECB Gainful Employment - Placement Rate. Graduates found employed during the 4th quarter of 20XX in the Texas Workforce Commission UI wage records or in the Office of Personnel Management or Department of Defense databases.