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Student Achievement Goals & Success Data

Student Achievement Goals

In support of the Institution’s mission statement, to provide affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning, TCCD’s student achievement goals are as follows:

  • Promote student retention and subsequent graduation for credential-seeking students
  • Improve the academic performance of our students by successful course completion (attain a grade of A, B, C, or CR)
  • Provide a path for transfer students to further their studies
  • Provide career pathways for our students to pursue gainful employment and attain relevant professional certifications and licensure
  • Provide alternative modes of instruction including distance learning for the convenience and accessibility of our students.

In this regard, TCCD monitors the relevant performance indicators associated with these goals and determines thresholds and targets. These indicators are:

  • National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) 6-year Completion Rate
  • Successful Course Completion Data
  • Retention and Persistence Data
  • Distance Learning Data
  • Licensure Pass Rates
  • Graduation and Awards Data
  • Transfer Data
  • Gainful Employment

Student Success Data

See on this page the following tables and graphs include specific data on enrollment, course completion, retention, and persistence for traditional face-to-face students and distance learning students.


Thresholds of Acceptability & Targets

TCCD established target levels of performance with supporting evidence provided by TCCD Institutional Research and final recommendations from a College-wide team for a 5-year period starting in the 2019–2020 academic year. The indicators are monitored annually with adjustments made as needed.

Thresholds of Acceptability & Targets
Indicator Threshold of Acceptability Target
NSC 6-Year Completion Rate 37.2% 42.1%
Successful Course Completion 70.9% 78.1%
Successful Course Completion for Distance Learning Students 70.3% 74.0%
Retention & Persistence: Fall to Spring 70.8% 73.7%
Retention & Persistence: Fall to Fall 50.8% 55.9%
Licensure Pass Rates 90% 97.3%
Graduation and Awards 7,667 8,507
Transfer 2,825 3,360
Gainful Employment 90% 94.5%

National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) 6-Year Graduation Rate

TCCD also tracks the NSC 6-Year Graduation Rates as an established metric of student achievement. The threshold and target for the NSC 6-Year Graduation rate mirrors the expectation for the Graduation and Awards Data with at 2.2% target over 5 years.

NSC 6-Year Graduation Rate
Cohort Year Percentage Graduating Target
2011 Reported in 2017 37.2% 42.1%
2012 Reported in 2018 37.6% 42.1%
2013 Reported in 2019 39.9% 42.1%

NSC 6-Year Completion Rates by Race / Ethnicity

TCC Metric NSC 6-Year Graduation Total Completion Rate
Race / Ethnicity 2011 Cohort
(*New Criteria–Baseline)
2012 Cohort 2013 Cohort Point Change 2011 to 2013
Overall 37.2% (n=6,879) 37.6% (n=6,112) 39.9% (n=6,267) 2.7
Asian 44.0% (n=401) 49.3% (n=324) 45.9% (n=372) 1.9
African-American 23.8% (n=1,227) 28.6% (n=1,006) 33.5% (n=960) 9.7
Hispanic 37.4% (n=2,182) 35.6% (n=1,934) 38.8% (n=2,167) 1.4
Caucasian 41.3% (n=2,798) 41.1% (n=2,548) 42.2% (n=2,394) 0.9
Other 24.2% (n=66) 32.0% (38) 46.8% (n=45) 22.6
2 or More Races 32.8% (n=58) 40.6% (n=153) 35.4% (n=199) 2.6
Race/Ethnicity Unknown or Missing 56.5% (n=145) 36.7% (n=109) 50.7% (n=130) -5.8

Successful Course Completion

The success rate ranged from a low of 72.1% in 2014–2015 to a high of 75.8% in 2018–2019. The average annual increase was 0.9 percentage points.

Successful Course Completion (A, B, C, CR)
Academic Year Percentage Completing Target
2014–2015 72.1% 78.4%
2015–2016 73.9% 78.4%
2016–2017 74.5% 78.4%
2017–2018 74.8% 78.4%
2018–2019 75.8% 78.4%

Successful Distance Learning Course Completion

The distance learning success rate ranged from a low of 69.4% in 2014–2015 to a high of 72.8% in 2016–2017. The average annual increase was 0.8 percentage points.

Successful Distance Learning Course Completion (A, B, C, CR)
Academic Year Percentage Completing Target
2014–2015 69.4% 74.0%
2015–2016 71.8% 74.0%
2016–2017 72.8% 74.0%
2017–2018 72.2% 74.0%
2018–2019 72.7% 74.0%

Fall-to-Spring Retention

The fall-to-spring retention rate ranged from a low of 69.9% for the 2016FL cohort to a high of 72.9% for the 2019FL cohort. The average annual increase was 0.4 percentage points.

Fall-to-Spring Retention
First Time in College (FTIC) Degree Seeking
Fall Term Retention Rate Target
Fall 2015 71.3% 73.7%
Fall 2016 69.9% 73.7%
Fall 2017 72.5% 73.7%
Fall 2018 72.7% 73.7%
Fall 2019 72.9% 73.7%

Fall-to-Fall Retention

The fall-to-fall retention rate ranged from a low of 51.4% for the 2014FL cohort to a high of 54.8% for the 2018FL cohort. The average annual increase was 0.9 percentage points.

Fall-to-Fall Retention
First Time in College (FTIC) Degree Seeking
Fall Term Retention Rate Target
Fall 2014 51.4% 55.9%
Fall 2015 52.9% 55.9%
Fall 2016 53.2% 55.9%
Fall 2017 53.0% 55.9%
Fall 2018 54.8% 55.9%

Licensure Pass Rates

The licensure pass rate ranged from a low of 84.1% in 2018 to a high of 94.8% in 2016. The average annual difference was -1.5 percentage points.

Licensure Pass Rates
Year Pass Rate Target
2014 90.3% 97.3%
2015 91.1% 97.3%
2016 94.8% 97.3%
2017 89.6% 97.3%
2018 84.1% 97.3%

Awards: Number of Degrees & Certificates

The number of degrees / certificates ranged from a low of 7,359 in 2014–2015 to a high of 8,324 in 2018–2019. The average annual percentage change was 3.2%.

Awards: Number of Degrees & Certificates
Academic Year Number of Awards Target
2014–2015 7359 8507
2015–2016 8024 8507
2016–2017 7837 8507
2017–2018 7909 8507
2018–2019 8234 8507

Transfers

The number of transfers ranged from a low of 2,739 in Fall 2013 to a high of 3,268 in Fall 2016. The average annual percentage change was 3.7%.

Academic Transfers
Academic Year Number Transferred Target
2014–2015 2739 3360
2015–2016 2933 3360
2016–2017 3029 3360
2017–2018 3268 3360
2018–2019 3151 3360

Gainful Employment Job Placement

The percentage of students working or enrolled within 1 year after earning a degree or certificate ranged from a low of 89.5% in 2014 to a high of 92.5% in 2016. The average annual difference was 0.3 percentage points.

Gainful Employment: Working or Enrolled
Year Rate Target
2014 89.5% 94.5%
2015 91.2% 94.5%
2016 92.5% 94.5%
2017 92.2% 94.5%
2018 90.8% 94.5%

Updated October 02, 2020