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STUDENT SUCCESS MEASURES

Course Completions

  1. COURSE COMPLETIONS BASED ON GRADE DISTRIBUTION

    Course completion rates are closely linked to other degree progression indicators such as, efficient use of resources, student time, faculty productivity, classes available, etc. University resources are underutilized if they do not yield course credit leading to learning and degree completion.

    1. Course Completion Rates
    2. Capstone Course Passing Rates


Course Completion Rates: This measure provides the overall success rate of students enrolled at CAU based on their performance as indicated by the passing grades they received (i.e. attempted versus passed credits with grades A, B, C, P, S).

Benchmark: Course completions for credit - UG 85%; GD 90%

Goal: Increase course completion rates UG to 90%; GD to 95% by 2019.

Studetnt Success Based On Course Completions For Credit
Course Completions By Passing Grades
UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Academic Year Student Grades Course Completions Annual Average Academic Year Student Grades Course Completions Annual Average
# % # %
Fall 2012 13408 11867 89% 89% Fall 2012 2246 2231 99% 99%
Spring 2013 12991 11602 89% Spring 2013 2202 2181 99%
Fall 2013 12193 10716 88% 87% Fall 2013 2378 2355 99% 99%
Spring 2014 12690 10942 86% Spring 2014 2432 2419 99%
Fall 2014 13419 11881 89% 88% Fall 2014 2809 2773 99% 99%
Spring 2015 13578 11880 88% Spring 2015 2849 2829 99%
3-YR Average Completion Rate 88% 3-YR Average Completion Rate 99%

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Capstone Course Passing Rates: This measure provides the overall success rate of students in out-of-class performance as indicated by the completion of their thesis, dissertation, internship, portfolio projects.

Benchmark: Capstone course completions for credit - UG 95%; GD 98%

Goal: Increase capstone course passing rates UG to 100%; GD to 100% by 2019.

Student Success Based On Capstone Course Completion For Credit
Capstone Course Completions By Passing Rates
Academic Term UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
Student Grades Passing Failing Annual Average Passing Rate Student Grades Passing Failing Annual Average Passing Rate
# % # % # % # %
Fall 2012 186 182 98% 4 2% 98% 347 347 100% 0 0% 99%
Spring 2013 206 203 99% 0 0% 370 365 99% 5 1%
Fall 2013 169 168 99% 1 1% 99% 353 353 100% 0 0% 100%
Spring 2014 206 205 100% 1 0% 363 362 100% 1 0%
Fall 2014 227 227 100% 0 0% 98% 405 403 100% 2 0% 100%
Spring 2015 335 324 97% 11 3% 340 340 100% 0 0%
  3-YR Average Completion Rate 98% 3-YR Average Completion Rate 100%

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