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EGSC Three-Year Transfer-Out Rate
First-Time, Full-Time Fall Semester Cohorts
Threshold of Acceptability: 60 Percent

Three-Year Transfer-Out Data 2011 Cohort 2012 Cohort 2013 Cohort All 3 Cohorts
Fall Cohort Number 1,541 1,171 929 3,641
Number Transferred-out 1,071 773 614 2,458
3 Year Transfer-out Rate 70% 66% 66% 68%

 

Definition: The rate of EGSC students in the first-time, full-time fall semester cohort who transfer to another institution within three years.

Key Finding:  National data confirm that two-thirds of EGSC’s FTFT freshmen successfully transfer to another college or university of choice within three years after starting as beginning freshmen at EGSC. That is a high rate of student success which is normally not seen when only examining 3-year graduation rates and first-year retention rates which can be depressed when large numbers of students leave the institution with no explanation such as successfully transferring out. These transfer-out results confirm that EGSC is accomplishing its primary transfer mission.



EGSC Three-Year Graduation Rate
First-Time, Full-Time Fall Semester Cohorts
Threshold of Acceptability: 12 Percent

Fall Semester Cohort Graduates FTFT Cohort 3-Year Graduation Rate
Fall 2012 126 1,171 11%
Fall 2013 112 929 12%
Fall 2014 133 973 14%
Fall 2015 131 1,044 13%
Fall 2016 127 980 13%
Overall 629 5,097 12%

 

Definition: The rate of EGSC students in the first-time, full-time fall semester cohort who graduate from EGSC with an associate degree within three years.

Key Finding:  There have been small percentage fluctuations in the 3-year graduation rates for associate degrees at EGSC over the last five years but 12% has been the average over that time. That may appear low, but when this 12% average is added to the overall 68% 3-year transfer-out rate, it can be concluded that 8 out of every 10 EGSC beginning freshmen are successful in either achieving a transfer associate’s degree or transferring out to another college or university of their choice.



EGSC First-Year Retention Rate
First-Time, Full-Time Fall Semester Cohorts
Threshold of Acceptability: 50 Percent

Fall Semester Cohort Retained FTFT Cohort 1-Year Retention Rate
Fall 2014 528 973 54%
Fall 2015 556 1,044 53%
Fall 2016 482 980 49%
Fall 2017 478 933 51%
Fall 2018 478 954 50%
Overall 2,522 4,884 52%

 

Definition: The rate of EGSC students in the first-time, full-time fall semester cohort who were retained at EGSC the following fall semester.

Key Finding: About half of EGSC’s first-time full-time freshmen each fall do not re-enroll at EGSC the following fall. However, the three-year transfer-out rates cited above suggest that a substantial number of these non-returning students were probably successfully transferred to other colleges and universities which is after all EGSC’s principal mission.



EGSC’s Rates of Successful Fall Semester Course Completions
Threshold of Acceptability: 60 Percent

Course Success Rates Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
On-Campus Course Success Rates 69% 70% 67% 65% 66%
Online Course Success Rates 64% 67% 67% 64% 62%
Overall Course Success Outcomes 68% 70% 67% 64% 65%

 

Definition: Course is completed successfully when a student earns a grade of A, B, or C for a course.

Key Finding: Successful completions of on-campus and online courses have been relatively stable over the last five years with about two-thirds of all courses being completed successfully.



EGSC Annual Number of Degrees Conferred
Threshold of Acceptability: 300

Fiscal Year FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 *FY 2019-20 Avg/Year
Graduates 359 346 302 322 304 326
*FY 2019-20 USG Degrees Conferred not yet reported to IPEDS.

Definition: Number of associate and baccalaureate degrees conferred by EGSC for each fiscal year (FY) starting with the summer semester and ending with the following spring semester.

Key Finding: The annual number of degrees conferred at EGSC over the past five years has fluctuated somewhat but exceeded 300 each year. The average per year of 326 is almost double the FY 2011-12 number of 168 degrees conferred just prior to the onset of EGSC’s Complete College Georgia initiative.