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Shelton State Community College evaluates student success using a number of different measures throughout students’ academic careers. These outcomes emanate from the institutional goals found in the Shelton 2020 Strategic Plan. These measures were selected based on college, state, and federal performance indicators and published as of spring 2018.

Retention, full-time students: Percent of first-time, full-time students from the fall of first enrollment who are enrolled the following fall (US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data system (IPEDS) data). The College has exceeded the threshold of acceptability for all three years.

 

Outcome: SSCC will outperform the average full-time retention rate of the IPEDS Comparison Group.

YearResultsDifferentialGoal met?
Fall 2013 – Fall 2014Shelton State: 60% Comparison group: 56% +4%Yes
Fall 2014 – Fall 2015Shelton State: 62% Comparison group: 57%+5%Yes
Fall 2015 – Fall 2016Shelton State: 65% Comparison group: 57%+7%Yes

Retention, part-time students: Percent of first-time part-time students from the fall of first enrollment who are enrolled the following fall (US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data). The College has fallen just short of the threshold of acceptability for all three years.

 

Outcome: SSCC will outperform the average part-time retention rate of the IPEDS Comparison Group.

YearResultsDifferentialGoal met?
Fall 2014 – Fall 2015Shelton State: 41% Comparison group: 44%-3%No
Fall 2015 – Fall 2016Shelton State: 42% Comparison group: 43%-1%No
Fall 2016 – Fall 2017Shelton State: 42% Comparison group: 46%-4%No

Graduation Rate, 150% of normal time: Graduation rate for first-time, full-time credential-seeking students, in 150% of normal time (normal time = two years; 150% = three years). (US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data system (IPEDS) data). The College has fallen below of the threshold of acceptability for all three years, though the College’s graduation rate is rising.

 

Outcome: SSCC will outperform the average graduation rate of the IPEDS Comparison Group.

YearResultsDifferentialGoal met?
2013-2014Shelton State: 12% Comparison group: 18% -6%No
2014-2015Shelton State: 12% Comparison group: 21%-9%No
2015-2016Shelton State: 14% Comparison group: 21%-7%No

Transfer Rate, 150% of normal time: Transfer rate for first-time, full-time, credential- seeking students in 150% of normal time
(normal time = two years; 150% = three years). (US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data system (IPEDS) data). The College has exceeded the threshold of acceptability for all three years.

 

Outcome: SSCC will outperform the average transfer rate o f t h e IPEDS Comparison Group.

YearResultsDifferentialGoal met?
2013-2014Shelton State: 47% Comparison group: 19% +28%Yes
2014-2015Shelton State: 24% Comparison group: 18%+6%Yes
2015-2016Shelton State: 32% Comparison group: 21%+11%Yes

Job Placement: Employment of graduates of Shelton State technical programs in the prior year, based on unemployment insurance data and faculty reporting (unemployment insurance data is limited to in-state students working for employers paying unemployment insurance). (Federal Perkins grant performance measure 4P1). The College has exceeded the threshold of acceptability for all three years.

 

Outcome: SSCC will outperform the Alabama Community College System targeted level of performance for job placement.

YearResultsDifferentialGoal met?
2015-2016Shelton State: 83% ACCS Goal: 79%+4%Yes
2016-2017Shelton State: 83.6% ACCS Goal: 79%+4.6%Yes
2017-2018Shelton State: 82.4% ACCS Goal: 79% +3.4%Yes

Online Course Success: The overall success rate in online classes (Success = A/B/C for Fall Semester of academic year). The College had fallen just short of the threshold of acceptability for two years but success in online courses surpassed success in traditional courses in fall 2017.

 

Outcome: The overall success rate in online classes will be equal to or greater than the overall average course success rate in traditional classes.

YearResultsDifferentialGoal met?
Fall 2015Online: 59% Traditional: 66%-7%No
Fall 2016Online: 59% Traditional: 64%-5%No
Fall 2017Online: 73% Traditional: 72%+1%Yes