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    STATISTICAL DATA 2016 AND PRIOR

8.1 Student Achievement: The institution identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution’s mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. The institution uses multiple measures to document student success.

To evaluate its effectiveness in supporting student success and achievement, the College tracks the following Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as part of its strategic goals assessment process: satisfying college readiness standards, successful course completion, persistence, graduation, transfer, and state licensure. For the purpose of evaluation, benchmarks were identified for each KPI to provide a basis for assessing individual goal achievement. In some cases, as noted in the chart below, the benchmark is based upon the average of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board peer group outcomes data (THECB); while in other cases, the benchmark is based upon the College’s internal data, as appropriate. 

Student Achievement Measures

KPI MeasureDefinitionGoal201720182019
Satisfy TSI Math in Two Years1
Of the first-time summer/fall entering (non-flex entry) degree-seeking undergraduates who did not meet the college readiness standard in math and were not TSI exempted, the percent of students who satisfied TSI requirements in 2 years.
To be within 3% or higher of State Average of Small Colleges

Howard College:  44.8% 

State Small College Average:  47.6% 

Howard College:  52.8% 

State Small College Average:  54.9% 

Howard College:  51.8% 

State Small College Average:  56.2% 

Satisfy TSI Reading in Two Years1
Of the first-time summer/fall entering (non-flex entry) degree-seeking undergraduates who did not meet the college readiness standard in reading and were not TSI exempted, the percent of students who satisfied TSI requirements in 2 years.
To be within 3% or higher of State Average of Small Colleges

Howard College:  48.3% 

State Small College Average:  64.7% 

Howard College:  67.4% 

State Small College Average:  64.7% 

Howard College:  67.7% 

State Small College Average:  66.9% 

Satisfy TSI Writing in Two Years1
Of the first-time summer/fall entering (non-flex entry) degree-seeking undergraduates who did not meet the college readiness standard in writing and were not TSI exempted, the percent of students who satisfied TSI requirements in 2 years.
To be within 3% or higher of State Average of Small Colleges

Howard College:  47.8% 

State Small College Average:  58.4% 

Howard College:  62.6% 

State Small College Average:  62.1% 

Howard College:  64.8% 

State Small College Average:  64.9% 

Course Success2
Percentage of A, B, C grades that were earned during the designated year.
To maintain or increase student course success each year.
80.0%
80.0%80.0%
Persistence1
1-year persistence rate for first-time in, degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours in the fall. Percentage point change from first to last year displayed
To be within 3%  or higher of State Average of Small Colleges

Howard College:  54.4% 

State Small College Average:  61.3% 

Howard College:  51.8% 

State Small College Average:  59.9% 

Howard College:  54.4% 

State Small College Average:  61.5% 

Graduation1
Three-year graduation rate of first-time, full-time entering degree-seeking students who enrolled in a minimum of 12 SCH their first fall semester who graduated from the same institution or another Texas public or independent institution.
To be within 3% or higher of State Average of Small Colleges

Howard College:  24.6% 

State Small College Average:  29.1% 

Howard College:  29.6% 

State Small College Average:  31.9% 

Howard College:  27.7% 

State Small College Average:  33.3% 

Transfer1
Students who entered college for the first time at a two-year institution and were not concurrently enrolled at a four-year institution, and then transferred for the first time to a four-year institution within 6 years. Percentage point change is from first to last year displayed.
To be within 3% or higher of State Average of Small Colleges

Howard College:  18.0% 

State Small College Average:  19.0% 

Howard College:  18.2% 

State Small College Average:  20.2% 

Howard College:  24.6% 

State Small College Average:  29.1% 


CriteriaDefinitionGoal201620172018
State Licensing Examinations1
Pass rate for students who take a certification or licensure exam in their discipline. For more information, see licensure report at: http://www.txhighereddata.org/reports/performance/ctclbb/licensure.cfmTo be within 3% or higher of State Average of Small CollegesHoward College:  95.5%

State Small College Average:  89.8%

Howard College:  96.3% 

State Small College Average:  90.3% 

Howard College:  94.4% 

State Small College Average:  90.5% 

Data Source: 1Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Accountability System website. Data for the report was taken from Texas State Data Reports CBM001, CBM002 and CBM00S. 2Howard College institutional data.