Student Achievement Measures

(Numbers Updated February)

Retention Rates

Definition: The number and percentage of full-time first-time degree-seeking freshmen who enroll during one fall term and return the next fall term at TAMUCC or any other institutions.

Achievement Goal: 

  • First-to-Second Year: 68%
  • First-to-Second Year - Return for 2nd Fall to Any University: 75%
  • First-to-Third Year: 55%

Threshold of Acceptability:

  • First-to-Second Year: 53% (All Students), 52% (Hispanic Students)
  • First-to-Second Year - Return for 2nd Fall to Any University: 65%
  • First-to-Third Year: 42%
  All Students Hispanic Students
  2019 Cohort 2019 Cohort
  2nd Fall 3rd Fall 2nd Fall 3rd Fall
TAMUCC 57% 46% 63% 51%
Any university 85% 77% 83% 75%
Source: TAMUCC retention rate is from THECB certified CBM0C1 report. Student's retention rate at any university is based on subsequent enrollment query from the National Students Clearinghouse.


Graduation Rates
 

Definition: The graduation rate is calculated by following a cohort of first time full-time degree-seeking freshmen and determining the number of students in the cohort who were awarded undergraduate degrees after four and six years as a percentage of the total number of students in the freshman cohort either in TAMUCC or any other institutions. 

Achievement Goal:

  • Four-Year Graduation Rate: 25% 
  • Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Six-Year Graduation Rate from Any University: 60%

Threshold of Acceptability:

  • Four-Year Graduation Rate: 16% (All Students), 14% (Hispanic Students)
  • Six-Year Graduation Rate: 43% (All Students), 40% (Hispanic Students)
  • Six-Year Graduate Rate from Any University: 45%
  All Students Hispanic Students
  2015 Cohort 2015 Cohort
  4-year 6-year 4-year 6-year
TAMUCC 18% 36% 18% 37%
Any university 20% 55% 20% 51%
Source: TAMUCC graduation rate is from THECB certified CBM0C1 and CBM009 report. Student's graduation rate at any university is based on subsequent enrollment query from the National Students Clearinghouse.


Progression Rates
 

Definition: (1) the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who completed 30 credit hours after year one and completed 60 credit hours after year two at TAMUCC. (2) the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who completed 30 credit hours after year one and completed 60 credit hours after year two at TAMUCC including dual credits and transfer credit hours brought by the students.

Achievement Goal: 

  • 30 SCH after Year 1: 40%
  • 60 SCH after Year 2: 38%
  • 30 SCH after Year 1 (with dual credits and transfer hours): 60%
  • 60 SCH after Year 2 (with dual credits and transfer hours): 45%

Threshold of Acceptability:

  • 30 SCH after Year 1: 25%
  • 60 SCH after Year 2: 22%
  • 30 SCH after Year 1 (with dual credits and transfer hours): 52%
  • 60 SCH after Year 2 (with dual credits and transfer hours): 33%
Progression Rates Progression Rates (with dual credits and transfer hours)
2020 Cohort 2020 Cohort
30 SCH/Year 1 60 SCH/Year 2 30 SCH/Year 1 60 SCH/Year 2
24% 17% 56% 34%
Source: progrssion rate is calculated by using THECB certified CBM0C1 and Banner SHRTGPA table. Dual credits and transfer hours are obtained from Banner SHRLGPA table.

 

Course Completion Rates 

Definition: The percent of semester credit hours completed. The total number of semester credit hours for which students (including flex students) are enrolled on the last day of the semester divided by the number of semester credit hours for which students were enrolled on the census day for the fall and spring semesters or the
appropriate census day for summer sessions.

Achievement Goal: 85%

Threshold of Acceptability: 70%

Fall 2020 95%
Fall 2021 97%
Source: course completion rate is from the Actual Performance Measures in the Automated Budget and Evaludation System of Texas (ABEST).


L
icensure/Certification Exam Pass Rates 

Definition: (1)The percentage of the institution’s nursing program graduates attempting the state licensing examination who pass all parts either before graduation from the program, or within the twelve months immediately following graduation from the program.(2)The percentage of the institution’s undergraduate teacher education program graduates attempting the state licensing examination who pass all parts either before graduation from the program, or within the twelve months immediately following graduation from the program.(3) The percentage of the institution’s undergraduate engineering program graduates attempting the state licensing examination who pass all parts either before graduation from the program, or within the twelve months immediately following graduation or any required internship.

Achievement Goal: 98% (Nursing), 95% (Education)

Threshold of Acceptability: 90% (Nursing), 85% (Education)

Nursing Education
2019/2020/2021 2019/2020/2021
92.8%/90%/95.8% 91.8%/91.8%/88.5%
Source: Exam pass rate is from the Actual Performance Measures in the Automated Budget and Evaludation System of Texas (ABEST).

 

Undergraduate Student High Impact Practice (HIP) Participation

Definition: Displays the percentage of students who participated in one or more HIPs, relative to those at comparison group institutions.

Achievement Goal: 

  • First Year Participation: 90%
  • Senior Year Participation: 90%

Threshold of Acceptability:

  • First Year Participation: 75%
  • Senior Year Participation: 75%
2021 Undergraduate Student HIP Participation
First-year Participation
  TAMU-CC Similar Institutions Texas Schools
Service Learning 65% 49% 50%
Learning Community 50% 13% 10%
Research w/ Faculty 7% 4% 5%
Senior Participation
  TAMU-CC Similar Institutions Texas Schools
Service Learning 68% 57% 50%
Learning Community 26% 19% 17%
Research w/ Faculty 14% 17% 15%
Internship or Field Exp. 31% 39% 33%
Study Abroad 3% 8% 6%
Culminating Senior Exp. 38% 38% 29%
Overall HIP Participation
  TAMU-CC Similar Institutions Texas Schools
First-year 83% 55% 54%
Senior 85% 81% 77%
Source: HIPs participation is from high-impact practices reports from National Survey of Student Engagement administered in 2019 and 2021 in TAMUCC. NSSE 2023 data will not be available until October 2023.


Student Completion Indicator: IPEDS Outcome Measure (8-Year Reward Rate)
 

Definition: From the adjusted 2012-13 cohort, report the number of students who earned an award at eight years after entry for each subcohort. Report the highest award earned for each degree/certificate-seeking student for the eight-year status point (August 31, 2020) even if a student earns multiple awards (from IPEDS).

Achievement Goal: 47%

Threshold of Acceptability: 45%


Student Completion Indicator: IPEDS Outcome Measure (8-Year Reward Rate)   Student Completion Indicator: IPEDS Outcome Measure (8-Year Reward Rate)
Cohort Outcome Measure (8-year reward rate)   2012-2013 Outcome Measure (8-year reward rate)
2013-2014 44%   Full-time 44%
2012-2013 45%   Part-time 42%
2011-2012 47%   Pell Grants recipients 38%
2010-2011 45%   Non Pell Grants recipients 48%
2009-2010  47%   First-time students 38%
      Transfer students 53%
         
Source: data is from IPEDS outcome measures for degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in TAMUCC in 2013-14. Subcohort award rates were calculated by using IPEDS outcome measures data.