Facts & Figures: Student Achievement

Student Achievement

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Principles of Accreditation Standard 8.1 (Student Achievement) requires institutions to identify, evaluate, and publish goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution's mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. It also indicates that the institution should use multiple measures to document student success. Requirements for publication are further specified in the SACSCOC Policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure.

To establish thresholds and achievement goals, TCC examines success rates over the previous four years. The lowest rates of the previous four years are set as the thresholds. Goals are determined based on the previous years’ rate and the average rate of change. [Goal= Previous year’s rate + ((Maximum rate - Minimum rate) / (Number of years – 1))]. Previous performance, thresholds and achievement goals are identified in the tables below.

  • Threshold is defined as the minimumperformance level above which a measure should be maintained.
  • Goal is defined as the target performance level that is established to meet or surpass.

Course Success Rates of Gateway Math and Gateway English Courses with Thresholds and Goals for 2019-2020

  

Course 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-2020 Threshold 2019-20 Goal
ENC1101 74.3% 72.6% 71.0% 73.1% 71.0% 74.2%
MAC1105 55.9%​ 53.1% 57.5% 56.4% 53.1% 57.9%
MGF1106 60.8% 59.9% 52.7% 54.1% 52.7% 56.8%
MGF1107 66.4% 63.2% 63.7% 60.7% 60.7% 62.6%
STA2023 72.4% 66.6% 75.1% 70.8% 66.6% 73.6%

Source:Florida Department of Education (FDLE)

Fall-to-Fall Retention Rates of First-Time-In-College Students with Threshold and Goal for the 2019 Cohort

 

2015 Cohort 2016 Cohort 2017 Cohort 2018 Cohort 2019 Cohort​ Threshold 2019 Cohort Goal
58.2% 57.5% ​54.8% ​54.9% ​​54.8% ​56.0%

Source:  TCC Data

Three-Year Completion Rates for First-Time Students with Threshold and Goal for the 2016 Cohort 

 

​2012 Cohort ​2013 Cohort 2014 Cohort 2015 Cohort 2016 Cohort Threshold 2016 Cohort Goal
​35.4% ​35.5% 38.6% 39.6% 35.4% 41.0%

Source:  Integratd Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Continuing Education/Job Placement Rates of Graduates, with Threshold and Goal for the 2017-18 Graduates

 

Education Category 2014-15 Graduates 2015-16 Graduates 2016-17 Graduates 2017-18 Graduates 2018-19 Threshold for Graduates 2018-19 Goal for Graduates
Placement of all Graduates 78.1% 80.6% 79.3% 76.2% 76.2% 77.7%
Continuing Ed. of AAGraduates 78.0% 79.1% 78.8% 75.5% 75.5% 76.7%
​Job Placement of AS/BS/BAS/PSV/PSAVGraduates 78.3% 85.5% 80.8% 78.7% 78.3% 81.1%

Source:  Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP)

Licensure and Certification Exam Pass Rates (First Attempt)

 

Program 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Nursing (RN, AS ​90% 99%​ ​89% 90% ​88% 96%
Paramedic, Credit Certificate ​100% ​100%< 100%​ 80% ​100% 80%
Emergency Medical Technician, Technical Certificate ​87% ​75% ​90% 82% ​93% 92%
Radiologic Technology, AS 100% ​100% 83% 83% ​95% 100%
Respiratory Care, AS ​94% 80%​ ​100% 100% ​93% 66%
Dental Assisting, PSAV Certificate ​100% 100%​ ​91%< 67% ​100% 75%
Dental Hygiene, AS 100% ​100% ​100% 100% ​95% 89%
Pharmacy Technician, PSAV Certificate ​97% ​100% ​92% 88% ​88%       -
Average (Unweighted)       ​96% ​94% ​93% 86% ​94% 85%