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Institutional Measures of Student Achievement

As part of encouraging the intellectual, personal, and social growth of all its students, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) tracks a variety of measures of Student Achievement including enrollment, retention, progression, graduation, degrees conferred and grade distribution. GSW's current plan for continuously improving student achievement in these areas was composed in 2012 as part of Complete College Georgia (CCG). Institutional Targets for improvement of retention, progression, and graduation rates can be found in GSW's 2012 CCG Annual Report. Reports on to student achievement may be found below:

Retention and Graduation Targets and Actual 2011-14

Retention Rates 2011 Target 2011 Actual 2012 Target 2012 Actual 2013 Target 2013 Actual 2014 Target
2014 Actual
2015 Target
2015 Actual
GSW Specific  68%  62.62%  71%  64.97%  74%  69.8% 77% 73.8% 75%  69.5%
USG State University Average    71.6%    70.6%    72.9%   73.6%    


Graduation Rates 2006 Cohort Target 2006 Cohort Actual 2007 Cohort Target 2007 Cohort Actual 2008 Cohort Target 2008 Cohort Actual 2009 Cohort Target
2009 Cohort Actual
GSW Specific  33%  29.32%  36%  35.82%  39%  32.06%  31%  33.3%
USG State University Average    38.25%    40.16%    38.9%    37.4%



Total Enrollment

New Student Enrollment

Enrollment of First Generation Students, Pell Grant Recipients, and Non-Traditional Students

Enrollment by Undergraduate Major

Enrollment by Graduate Major


University System of Georgia (USG) Retention Rate

GSW Retention Disaggregated Demographically

GSW Retention by Major


USG Progression Report 2006 Cohort

USG Progression Report 2007 Cohort

USG Progression Report 2008 Cohort

USG Progression Report 2009 Cohort

USG Progression Report 2010 Cohort

Progression of At-Risk Freshmen


USG Graduation Rates

GSW Graduation Rates Disaggregated Demographically

GSW Undergraduate Degree Completion

GSW Graduate Degree Completion

Graduation Surveys: Semi-Annual surveys have been administered to graduates of GSW since May 2013.

GSW Graduation Survey May 2013

GSW Graduation Survey December 2013

GSW Graduation Survey May 2014

GSW First Destination Survey December 2014

GSW First Destination Survey May 2015

Grade Distribution

GSW Fall Term 2012 Grade Distribution Report

GSW Fall Term Freshmen Grade Distribution Report

Related Institutional Links

Complete College Georgia

GSW Fact Book

USG Data Link

Academic Program Measures of Student Achievement

Student Achievement in General Education

GSW General Education Attainment Plan 2015-18

GSW General Education Attainment Report 2012

GSW General Education Attainment Report 2013

GSW General Education Attainment Report 2014

GSW General Education Comprehensive Program Review 2014-15

Student Achievement in Degree Programs

Degree Program Assessment Plans Assessment Results
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Dramatic Arts  2013-  2012-13
BA in English  2013-  2012-13
BA in History  2013-  2013-14
BA in Music  2013-  2012-13
BA in Psychology  2013-  2012-13
BA in Visual Arts  2013-  2013-14
Bachelor of Business Administration  2013-  2013-14
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts


Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology  2013-  2013-14
BS in Chemistry  2013-  2013-14
BS in Computer Science   2013-  2013-14
BS in Geology  2013-  2013-14
BS in Information Technology  2013-  2013-14
BS in Mathematics  2013-  2012-13
BS in Nursing  2013-  2012-13
BS in Political Science  2013-  2013-14
BS in Psychology  2013-  2012-13
BS in Sociology  2013-  2012-13
Bachelor of Science in Education  2013-  2013-14
Master of Arts in English/Critical Literacy  2013-  2012-13
Master of Business Administration  2013-  2013-14
Master of Education  2013-  2013-14
Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science  2013-  2013-14
MS in Nursing  2013-  2013-14



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