Student Achievement Goals

Retention Rates

First time, full-time enrolled undergraduate retention rates are used as one measure of student achievement at Gordon State College. The established 2020 target for first-year undergraduate student retention is 70%. For Fall 2019 - 2020, institutional performance is noted below.

Target: 70.0%
Actual: 61.7%

Graduation Rates

Gordon State College monitors undergraduate graduation rates for first-time, full-time enrolled students as a measure of undergraduate student achievement. The established 2020 targets are a 16% six year graduation rate for 2018-2019, institutional performance is noted below.

Target: 16.0%
Actual: 16.6%

Graduation Rates (National Student Clearinghouse)

In addition to traditional graduation rates, Gordon State College monitors a graduation rate that includes data from the National Student Clearinghouse.  This data takes into account not only first-time full-time enrolled students that complete a degree at Gordon State College but also those that transfer to other institutions and complete an academic credential.

Licensure Examination Pass Rates

The pass rates for licensing and certification examinations are monitored as a measure of student achievement in applicable professional programs.

School of Education

CY 2019

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)
All program completers: 100% (Target 100%)

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

CY 2019

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
First time examinees: 95% (Target 90%)