Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes
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 student 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 student learning 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)


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

Fall to Fall Retention Rates.  Fall to Fall Retention rates as reported in the table below indicates 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

FA14-FA15

FA15-FA16

FA16-FA17

FA17-FA18

59%

43%

48%

42%

 

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

FA14-SP15

FA15-SP16

FA16-SP17

FA17-SP18

82%

77%

74%

70%

 

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 the last four, first-time freshman (FTF) and is presented as a three-year cohort.

Transfer-Out Rates

2012-2015

2013-2016

2014-2017

2015-2018

51%

63%

44%

51%

 

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

2012-2015

2013-2016

2014-2017

2015-2018

14%

19%

28%

17%