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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 Baseline 2011 Target 2011 Actual 2012 Target 2012 Actual 2013 Target 2013 Actual 2014 Target
2014 Actual
GSW Specific  64.77% (Fall 2010 cohort)  68%  62.62%  71%  64.97%  74%  69.8% 77% 75.9% (projected)
USG System Wide*  76.16% (Fall 2010 cohort)    72.03%    79.14%    Not Yet Available    

 * Completion rate of students who transferred from GSW to another institution in the University System of Georgia with students who remained at GSW. Targets have not been established for these rates.

  Graduation Baseline 2006 Cohort Target 2006 Cohort Actual 2007 Cohort Target 2007 Cohort Actual 2008 Cohort Target 2008 Cohort Actual
GSW Specific  30.06% (Fall 2005 cohort)  33%  29.32%  36%  35.82%  39%  32.06%
USG System Wide*  44.24% (Fall 2005 cohort)    38.85%    44.59%    41.63%

* Completion rate of students who transferred from GSW to another institution in the University System of Georgia with students who remained at GSW. Targets have not been established for these rates.

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 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

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

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 2014

GSW General Education Attainment Report 2012

GSW General Education Attainment Report 2013

GSW General Education Attainment Report 2014

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

 2013-

 2013-14
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

 

 

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 2014-15 (delayed until 2015-16)   2022-23
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

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

    Academic Units

    Academic and Student Support Units

    Enrollment Management

    Office of Student Affairs

    Administrative Support Units

    Public and Community Service Units

    Review Rubrics

    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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