Student Achievement Goals (STC Key Performance Indicators)


South Texas College evaluates student achievement through the South Texas College Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Key Performance Indicators have been defined across six focus areas of student achievement: Enrollment, College Readiness, Progress, Completion, Transfer, and Post-Graduation Success in order to evaluate success along the entire student pathway. The KPI’s are utilized as metrics for measuring progress towards the Comprehensive Mission of South Texas College.

1. Enrollment

Traditional Enrollment: Growth in Traditional enrollment. A. Fall to Fall B. Spring to Spring C. Summer to Summer Target: 1.5% increase per year.

Fall 2015 enrolled 19371; Fall 2016 enrolled 19913; Fall 2017 enrolled 20085; Fall 2018 enrolled 19324; Fall 2019 target is 20865

Dual Matriculation: Matriculation of Dual Enrollment Graduating Seniors to STC the Fall Semester following graduation. Target: Reach 24.5% in Fall 2019.

Fall 2015 is 22.7%; Fall 2016 is 23.5%; Fall 2017 is 23.9%; Fall 2018 is 23.3%; Fall 2019 target is 28.4%

2. College Readiness

Students who meet TSI Obligation: % of underprepared students (from FTIC credential seeking students) who satisfied TSI obligation within 1 year. Targets: Math - reach 38% in Fall 2019; Reading - reach 40% in Fall 2019; Writing - reach 40% in Fall 2019.

Math: Fall 2015 is 26.8%; Fall 2016 is 37.5%; Fall 2017 is 36.1%; Fall 2019 target is 38%;
	Reading: Fall 2015 is 35.7%; Fall 2016 is 39.7%; Fall 2017 is 38.6%; Fall 2019 target is 40%; Writing: Fall 2015 is 35.7%; Fall 2016 is 39.9%; Fall 2017 is 39.5%; Fall 2019 target is 40%.

3. Progress

Persistence*: Fall to Fall Persistence Rates. Targets: Reach % in Fall 2019: FT-FTIC: 70%; All FTIC: 65%; All Traditional: 65%.
Full-Time FTIC Fall 2015 is 62.1%; Fall 2016 63.1%; Fall 2017 62.9%; Fall 2019 target 70%
																				All FTIC Fall 2015 is 58.2%; Fall 2016 59.2%; Fall 2017 58.9%; Fall 2019 target 65%
																				All Traditional Fall 2015 is 56.5%; Fall 2016 56.2%; Fall 2017 57.8%; Fall 2019 target 65%

*Persistence is defined as of students who either have graduated within one year from STC or are still enrolled at STC (Fall-To-Fall).

First College-Level Course Completion*: Completion of First College Level Course in Math, Reading, and Writing. Targets: Reach in FY 2019: • Math: 6,500 • Reading: 4,500 • Writing, 3,500.
MATH FY 2015 is 5654, FY 2016 is 6251, and FY 2017 is 6370. Targer: reach 6500 by FY 2019.
																				Reading FY 2015 is 3683, FY 2016 is 4008, and FY 2017 is 4024. Targer: reach 4500 by FY 2019.
																				Writing FY 2015 is 3401, FY 2016 is 3401, and FY 2017 is 3388. Targer: reach 3500 by FY 2019.

*Counts are based on Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Success Points measures where first college-level math course is awarded 1 point, first college level reading course is awarded .5 point, and first college level writing course is awarded .5 point.

Credits Earned:
Number of students who complete 15 credit hours during the academic year. Target: Reach 10,000 in FY 2019;
Number of students who complete 30 credit hours during the academic year. Target: Reach 7,000 in FY 2019.
Baseline for '15 Credits Earned' is 8574(FY 2015); Fall 2016 actual 10364; Fall 2017 actual 9861; Fall 2019 target 10000.
																			  Baseline for '30 Credits Earned' is 5011(FY 2015); Fall 2016 actual 6083; Fall 2017 actual 6423; Fall 2019 target 7000.
Successful Course Completion*: Overall successful course completion rate per semester. Target: Maintain minimum course pass rate of 80% in the near future.
Baseline for 'Successful Course Completion Rates' is 77%(Fall 2015); 'Fall 2016' actual 76%; 'Fall 2017' actual 77%; Fall 2018 and Fall 2019 targets 80%.

*Completion with a grade of A, B, C, or P.

4. Completion

Graduation Rate: Full Time/Part Time 3-Year Graduation Rates. Targets: Full-Time: Reach 25% in FY 2019 and sustain; Part-Time: Reach 14% in FY 2019 and sustain.
Full Time-FTIC: FY 2015 17.8%, FY 2016 21.1%, FY 2017 24.1%, and Fall 2019 target is 25%.
																			  Part Time-FTIC: FY 2015 9.3%, FY 2016 14%, FY 2017 12.9%, and Fall 2019 target is 14%.
Developmental Students Graduation Rate: Percent of First-Time, Full-Time undergraduate students (with developmental study history) who graduated after three years. Target: Reach 23% in FY 2019.
FY 2015 15.3%, FY 2016 17.6%, FY 2017 21.3%, and Fall 2019 target is 14%.
Degrees and Certificates Awarded: Number of baccalaureate, associated degrees, and certificates awarded per academic year. Targets: • Bachelor: Reach 435 by FY 2019 • Associate: Reach 4000 by FY 2019 • Certificate: Reach 2500 by FY 2019.

5. Transfer

Transfer: Percent of students transferring to a Senior institution. Target: Reach 25% in FY 2019.

6. Post-Graduation Success

pdf Licensure Exam Passing Rates: Percent of student who pass applicable licensure exams required for professional practice. Target: 90% pass rate for each program requiring licensure for employment, or within 5% of the State Average.


Graduate Success: Graduate Success in the fourth quarter after graduation. Target: Minimum 88% Placement Rate overall for all technical programs.