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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, and degrees conferred. 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 and subsequent CCG reports available at Complete College Georgia Link below. Reports on to student attainment in General Education may also 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%  69.52%
USG State University Average    71.6%    70.6%    72.9%   73.6%    72.28%

 

Graduation Rates 2007 Cohort Target 2007 Cohort Actual 2008 Cohort Target 2008 Cohort Actual 2009 Cohort Target
2009 Cohort Actual
2010 Cohort Target
2010 Cohort Actual
GSW Specific  36%  35.82%  39%  32.06%  31%  33.3%  34% 32.13%
USG State University Average    40.16%    38.9%    37.4%   36.92%

 

Enrollment

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

Retention

University System of Georgia (USG) Retention Rate

GSW Retention Disaggregated Demographically

GSW Retention by Major

Progression

USG Progression Report 2010 Cohort

USG Progression Report 2011 Cohort

USG Progression Report 2012 Cohort

USG Progression Report 2013 Cohort

USG Progression Report 2014 Cohort

Graduation

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

GSW First Destination Survey December 2015

GSW First Destination Survey May 2016

GSW First Destination Survey December 2016

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

GSW General Education Attainment Report 2016

 

Georgia Assessments for Certification of Educators (GACE) Pass Rates

 

 Academic Year Completed (N of completing) Percent Passing
 2010-11 (126)  88%
 2011-12 (114)  91%
 2012-13 (89)  92%

After 2012-13, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission transitioned to a two-tier pass rate for the GACE Content Tests. One tier is passing at the induction level and the other tier is passing at the professional level.

 Academic Year Completed (N of completing) Percent Passing at Induction Level Percent Passing at Professional Level Overall Percent Passing
 2013-14 (184)  30%  66%  96%
 2014-15 (174)  36%  54.5%  90.5%

 

National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) Pass Rates for First-Time Takers

 

 Calendar Year of First Attempt  Percent Passed on First Attempt
 2012  97%
 2013  78.95%
 2014  86.36%
 2015  88.6%
 2016  87.76%

This page archives the Comprehensive Program Reviews submitted by all GSW Academic Programs once every five to eight years.

Program Last Self-Study Last External Review Next Review Date
General Education 2014-15 2014-15 2019-20
BA in Visual Art
BFA in Visual Art
2013-14 2013-14 2020-21
BA in Dramatic Arts 2014-15 2014-15 2021-22
BA in English 2014-15 2014-15 2021-22
BA in History 2013-14 2013-14 2020-21
BA in Music 2007-08 2007-08 2014-15 (delayed)
BA in Psychology 2014-15 2014-15 2021-22
BS in Psychology 2014-15 2014-15 2021-22
Bachelor of Business Administration 2013-14 2013-14 2018-19
BS in Biology 2014-15 2014-15 2021-22
BS in Chemistry 2011-12 2011-12 2018-19
BS in Computer Science 2014-15 2014-15 2021-22
BS in Geology 2013-14 2013-14 2020-21
BS in Information Technology 2014-15 2014-15 2021-22
BS in Mathematics 2014-15 2014-15 2021-22
BS in Nursing 2008-09 2008-09 2015-16
BS in Political Science 2013-14 2013-14 2020-21
BS in Sociology 2014-15 2014-15 2021-22
BS in Education 2012-13 2012-13 2017-18
BS in Exercise Science NA NA 2015-16
MA in English NA (implemented 2011) NA 2018-19
MBA 2013-14 2013-14 2018-19
Master of Education NA (reactivated 2014) NA 2017-18
MS in Computer Science 2007-08 2007-08 2017-18
MS in Nursing Initial Accreditation Application
2013
Initial Accreditation Approved 2014 2018-19
Education Specialist NA (reactivated 2015) NA 2017-18

Academic Units

Academic and Student Support Units

Enrollment Management

Office of Student Affairs

Administrative Support Units

Public and Community Service Units

Annual Reports 2013

Academic Units

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of English and Modern Languages
  • Department of Geology and Physics
  • Department of History and Political Science
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Psychology and Sociology
  • Department of Theater, Communications, and Media Arts
  • Department of Visual Arts
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Computing and Mathematics
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
  • GSW Core Assessment
  • Academic and Student Support Units

  • Academic Support Services
  • Academic Resource Center
  • Disability Services
  • English Language Institute
  • Student Support Services 
  • Enrollment Management

  • Admissions Office
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Office of Student Affairs
  • Assistant Dean of Students
  • Office of Campus Life
  • Office of Campus Recreation
  • Office of Career Services
  • Office of Counseling Services
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • Health Center
  • Office of Residence Life
  • Athletics Department
  • Continuing Education
  • James Earl Carter Library
  • Administrative Support Units

  • BUSINESS and FINANCE
  • Accounting Services
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Materials Management
  • Physical Plant
  • Public Safety
  • Procurement Services
  • Student Accounts
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of Information and Instructional Technology
  • Office of the President
  • University Relations
  • Public and Community Service Units

    Annual Reports 2012

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Enrollment Management

    Office of Student Affairs

    Administrative Support Units

    Public and Community Service Units

    Annual Reports 2011

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Enrollment Management

    Office of Student Affairs

    Administrative Support Units

    Public and Community Service Units

    Annual Reports 2010

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Enrollment Management

    Office of Student Affairs

    Administrative Support Units

    Public and Community Service Units

    Annual Reports 2009

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Enrollment Management

    Office of Student Affairs

    Administrative Support Units

    Public and Community Service Units

    Annual Reports 2008

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Enrollment Management

    Office of Student Affairs

    Administrative Support Units

    Public and Community Service Units

    Annual Reports 2007

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Administrative Support Units

    Annual Reports 2006

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Annual Reports 2005

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Annual Reports 2004

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Annual Reports 2003

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Annual Reports 2002

    Academic Units

    Administrative Units

    Annual Reports 2001

    Academic Units

    Administrative Units

    Annual Reports 2000

    Academic Units

    Administrative Units

    This page archives the Annual Reports submitted by all GSW Academic Programs, and Administrative and Student Support Units. Comprehensive Programs Reviews submitted by Academic Programs are also archived here.

    Annual Reports

    Comprehensive Program Review

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