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SWTJC Goals for Student Achievement and Success

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015  Target
Graduation    for   cohort    (2007) (2008) (2009) (2010) (2011)  
Graduation Rate 20% 20% 24% 21% 25% 30%
Transfer     for  cohort (2007) (2008) (2009) (2010) (2011)  
Transfer Rate 15% 13% 9% 12% 15% 20%
Retention              
Fall to Spring Retention 76% 75% 78% 78% 79% 80%
First Year Retention Rate 77% 77% 77% 80%
   Non-Developmental 83% 82% 79% 80%
   Developmental 74% 75% 75% 80%
Fall to Fall Retention Rate 44% 45% 46% 47% 50%
Course Completion & Success              
Course Success Rate  72% 76% 76% 77% 80%
Course Completion Rate 88% 91% 91% 92% 95%
Other Successful Outcomes              
Licensing/certification exam passing rate 79% 79% 79% 81% 85%
Job placement rates 58% 67% 63% 67% 70%
Student Satisfaction and Engagement              
Community College Survey of Student 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Engagement Benchmarks
    Active & Collaborative Learning  51.1 53.8 48.8 54.0 52.4 55.0
    Student Effort 51.0 51.6 50.5 50.1 54.2 55.0
    Academic Challenge   48.3 50.8 47.6 49.9 49.2 55.0
    Student -Faculty Interaction 46.6 48.2 45.0 49.6 50.0 55.0
    Support for Learners 54.7 54.9 54.1 58.7 57.7 60.0

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 - 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.