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6-Year Graduation Rates

Noteworthy Findings

Project Description

Reporting Absences

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Project Director: David McMillen

On-Campus Coordinator: Ty Abernathy

Technical: Nell Valentine

 

Noteworthy Findings

Baseline Year

Year
5

Year 10

Year 15

Year 16

Year
17

Year 18

Year
19

Freshman Class

1997

2002

2007

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Mean ACT for freshmen

23.4

23.8

23.6

23.6

23.9

24.4

24.0

24.4

Mean 1st-semester GPA for freshmen

2.54

2.74

2.81

2.77

2.81

2.91

2.87

2.90

Percent freshmen placed on academic probation after 1st year (GPA < 2.00)

26%

19%

19%

22%

20%

18%

18%

17%

Mean 1st-year GPA for ALL freshmen

2.52

2.74

2.75

2.70

2.78

2.84

2.80

2.87

Percent retention toSophomore year

76%

81%

84%

78% 80% 82% 80%  

 

 

Absences and Freshman Year GPA



Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Freshman Year GPA
3.0
2.0
2.5
1.6
Retention to Sophomore Year
89%
70%
80%
60%
6-Year Graduation Rate
72%
40%
50%
25%
ACT
24
23
23
23

 

Two-thirds of the students reported to Pathfinders fall into group 3 each year and one-third fall into group 4. There are marked differences in graduation rates for these groups (see table below.)

Group 2 has been steadily declining over the years, an indication that more faculty are reporting to Pathfinders.  Unfortunately, in the fall of 2014, there were still 6% of freshmen who were never reported during the semester although they had a substantial number of absences (10 or more) on their final grade report.

Six Year Graduation Data

1997 - 2008



1997
1998
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2009
2010
Overall Graduation Rate
54%
58%
58%
60%
58%
58%
60%
60%
60%
Graduation Rate for Students with no Absence Problems
61%
59%
62%
64%
63%
62%
65%
63%
67%
Graduation Rate for Students with  Absence Problems
38%
32%
34%
31%
34%
30%
29%
24%
22%