Welcome to South Texas College's External Fact Book Test Site
South Texas College generates and utilizes relevant, timely, and accurate data to guide decision making, and to assist with implementation and evaluation
of institutional and instructional initiatives that promote student learning and student success. The new online Fact Book is a comprehensive data center
designed for use by STC’s administrators, faculty, and staff. We would like to hear your feedback on the new Fact Book. Please send your comments or questions
to David Flores. Data and reports are organized by section (accessible by clicking on the menu tabs above) according to the
Institutional Performance Indicators. The following is a description of the information found within each section.
Access measures whether the college and its services are widely available to the residents of the College District service area. All public colleges are
required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to ensure equity of access by gender, ethnicity and similar characteristics that have historically
been subject to bias in higher education. Within this tab you can find various reports and studies related to the college’s enrollment.
STC closely monitors student completion; the finishing of a course, degree, or certificate program. Students complete a course when they finish the course
with a letter grade or a Pass/No Pass grade. Course completion does not include those who withdraw from a course, which results in a grade of W. Successful course
completion occurs when students finish a course by earning a course grade of “C” or better. At South Texas College, course pass rate is based on the percent of
students successfully completing the course, earning a grade of “C” or better. The graduation rate is the proportion of a given group of students (cohort) who graduate
within a specified period. The standard used for the federal (Department of Education) definition is the number of students from a first-time in college cohort who
complete their program within one and one-half the program length, or three years to complete a two-year program and one and a half years to complete a one-year program.
Within the completion tab you can find information related to successful course completion and graduation rates.
Transfer Rate and Success
Information about the success of former STC students who have transferred to other educational institutions as well as information about the success of students
from other educational institutions who have transferred to STC can be found within this section.
The College regularly collects information on its impact on the preparedness of students seeking a job that pays wages or a salary. Within this section you can
find the number of graduates employed in their field of study and/or pursuing further higher education, employer satisfaction with STC graduates, and graduate
satisfaction with their preparation for work.
Success and Retention
Retention is defined as continued student enrollment at the College, often measured from the fall semester to the spring semester and from one fall semester to
the fall semester of the following years. These retention rates give an indication of the number of students making progress towards completing a degree or
certificate.Included in this section are reports on Fall to Fall retention and Fall to Spring retention.Data on the success and retention of students on suspension
or probation are kept internally by the Counseling and Advising department.
College readiness refers to students’ ability to succeed in the college level coursework as indicated by students passing the TSI approved college readiness tests.
Included in this section are reports on the TSI completion rates of STC Developmental students in Reading, Writing, and Math areas. Other reports about students’
college preparation and college going rate are also included in this section.
Academic progress indicates if and how well students achieve their academic goals. Measures in this category include the continued success by students in consecutive
or subsequent courses and student progress through the developmental studies sequence.
Stakeholder Satisfaction is the degree to which individuals and groups with an interest in the College, its work, and the outcomes of that work are satisfied. The results
of several surveys (including SENSE, CCSSE, HERI, and Employer Satisfaction) are located in this section.
Performance indicators in this area cover issues of fiscal accountability and solvency, including: performance on state financial benchmarks, expenditures per student
FTE, revenue per student FTE, student receivables delinquency rate, and the ratio of expenditures to revenues. This tab also includes student financial aid data.
Indicators in this category address the adequacy of STC physical facilities to meet the needs of various constituent groups.