Student Achievement

Andrew College seeks to provide an environment which prepares students for further study at a senior college and enables them to understand themselves as persons of responsibility and potential within the global community.  Andrew College’s mission is:

Andrew College – the United Methodist beacon of educational, spiritual, and cultural uplift to Southwest Georgia since 1854 – prepares students for lives of servant leadership and purpose through higher education that is relevant to its region and beyond.

Andrew College is committed to assessing the extent to which students achieve academic goals related to skills and behaviors that will allow the mission of the College to be fulfilled.  The College has determined the following institutional outcomes for its academic programs:

  1. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills. (Written and Oral)
  2. Students will demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills. (Critical and Analytical Thinking)
  3. Students will demonstrate cultural awareness and appreciation. (Cultural Awareness and Appreciation)

Andrew College evaluates student achievement by a variety of performance indicators, including retention rates, transfer rates, and graduation rates.

Fall to Fall Retention Rates

Retention rate is defined as the rate at which students persist in their educational program at an institution.

Fall to Fall Retention rates as reported in the table below indicate the percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking students who continued their enrollment at Andrew College from the Fall term to the following Fall term.

Fall to Fall Retention Rates

FA16-FA17

FA17-FA18

FA18-FA19

FA19-FA20

48%

42%

47%

58%

Fall to Spring Retention Rates

The table below indicates the percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking students who continue enrollment at Andrew College from the Fall term into the succeeding Spring term.

Fall to Spring Retention Rates

FA16-SP17

FA17-SP18

FA18-SP19

FA19-SP20

74%

70%

75%

74%

Transfer-Out Rates

Transfer readiness is a key element of the College’s philosophy. Andrew College evaluates transfer rates to baccalaureate institutions when assessing mission success. The table below provides the transfer-out rates for first-time, full-time degree seeking students (FTF) and are presented as three-year cohorts.

Transfer-Out Rates

2014-2017

2015-2018

2016-2019

2017-2020

44%

51%

38

43%

Graduation Rates

The table below shows the trends for graduation rates over the past four cohorts. Like transfer rates, graduation rates are presented as three-year cohorts.

Graduation Rates

2014-2017

2015-2018

2016-2019

2017-2020

28%

17%

24%

27%