SACSCOC Student Achievement

Galveston College identifies, evaluates and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement, appropriate to the College’s mission, the nature of the students we serve and the kinds of programs offered.  The institution has identified five measures to document student success:

       1) IPEDS Graduation Rate (150%)
       2) Course Success Rate
       3) Persistence Rate
       4) Graduate Success Rate
       5) Certificate and Licensure Pass Rates

The following tables include specific data on these student achievement measures, including thresholds of acceptability, recent trends, and performance goals.

Table 1. IPEDS Graduation Rate (150%)

The IPEDS Graduation Rate (150%) was selected as the College’s graduation rate for measuring student achievement. This measure counts full-time FTIC students who graduate within three years, and includes those who earn degrees and/or certificates. Source: IPEDS


  2021 2022 2023 Threshold Goal
IPEDS Graduation Rate 33% 31% 28% 20% 47%


Table 2. Course Success Rate

The course success rate is the percentage of courses that students complete successfully by earning a grade of “C” or better relative to the total number of courses attempted in a given academic year.  Source: Institutional Data


  2021 2022 2023 Threshold Goal
Course Success Rate 80.1% 81.0% 81.8% 70.0% 82.0%


Table 3. Persistence Rate

The persistence rate is defined as the percentage of first-time, credential-seeking students enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours (SCH) in the fall semester who are still enrolled at the same or another Texas public or private (independent) institution the following fall semester.   Source: THECB Accountability Report


  2021 2022 2023 Threshold Goal
Persistence Rate 64.6% 67.3% 62.9% 66.0% 69.0%


Table 4. Graduate Success Rate

The educational and economic success of graduates is the fourth measure of student achievement for Galveston College. This metric is defined as the percentage of students who are employed in the fourth quarter of the calendar year in which the fiscal year ends or enrolled in a Texas public, private, or for-profit institution of higher education in the fall semester after receiving an award.  Source: THECB Accountability Report


  2020 2022 2022 Threshold Goal
Graduate Success Rate 93.7% 91.4% 95.5% 85.0% 90.0%


Table 5. Certificate and Licensure Pass Rates

Galveston College uses certificate and licensure pass rates as its final measure of student achievement.  This measure captures the percentage of students in a technical discipline requiring or offering external certification or licensure who pass a licensure or certification exam during the reporting period.   Source: THECB Accountability Report


  2020 2021 2022 Threshold Goal
Certificate/Licensure Pass Rates 85.0% 86.4% 85.1% 85.0% 90.0%


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