A-B Tech Strategic Plan Student Success Tracking Measures

A-B Tech uses student success data to assess overall student achievement. The College aspires to meet the targets established for the respective year. 

Measures 

2013-14 

2014-15 

2015-16 

2016-17 

2017-18 

2017-18 Target 

Proportion of student cohort persisting from year 1 to year 21 

45.1% 

48.9% 

52.5% 

55.6% 

52.8% 

58.0% 

Proportion of student cohort earning 12 college credits in 1 year2 

46.1% 

52.2% 

43.1% 

55.7% 

53.1% 

58.0% 

Proportion of student cohort earning 24 college credits in 2 years3 

35.9% 

35.5% 

38.6% 

33.5% 

40.8% 

40.0% 

Proportion of student cohort who in 5 years:4 

- Transfer (with or without credential) 

12.0% 

18.5% 

16.4% 

17.0% 

18.4% 

18.0% 

- Receive Associate degree, diploma or certificate 

15.7% 

11.9% 

16.3% 

19.8% 

21.0% 

20.0% 

- Still enrolled 

12.8% 

10.9% 

9.5% 

6.1% 

5.6% 

7.0% 

- Total 

40.5% 

40.7% 

42.3% 

42.9% 

45.0% 

45.0% 

*Through spring semester 2017-18. 

 

Student cohorts are comprised of all award-seeking students entering the institution for the first time each fall term. 

1A persistor is a first-time curriculum student who attempted at least one course during any term in their second academic year; the course can be college level or developmental. This measure is not term specific; it is based on enrollment at any time during an academic year and subsequent enrollment in the following academic year. 

2First-time curriculum students earning 12 college-level credits with a C or better. Year is based on the student’s first term and the subsequent two terms (including summer). 

3First-time curriculum students earning 24 college-level credits with a C or better. Two years is based on the student’s first term and the subsequent five terms (including summer). 

4Categories are mutually exclusive with outcomes displayed in order of hierarchy with ‘transfer to a 4-year with an Associate’ being the highest precedence and ‘received a certificate’ being the lowest. Students who are still enrolled after 5 years and who have not fulfilled any of the completion/transfer outcomes are recognized if they have completed 30 or more credits. 

Questions regarding student achievement data should be addressed to the College’s Research & Planning Office.