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Huston-Tillotson University Statements of Student Achievement Goals and Success

HT’s 2010 – 2015 Strategic Plan, “An Agenda for Excellence” has a central focus on students and preparing students for success in the 21st century. The mission of HT is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment.  The vision of HT is to be a leader in the education of diverse populations and empower students for success in a global society as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and ethical citizens. HT is therefore committed to both providing educational opportunities and ensuring students success.

HT is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)*, which as part of its “Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure” policy requires member institutions to publish statements of goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals.

A summary of HT’s statements of goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals are listed below. Detailed charts of attainment of student success are accessed through this http://htu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Charts-and-tables_SACSCOC_Student_Success_03182015.pdf link. 

 Huston-Tillotson University 2010 to 2015 Student Success Goals

  1. Increase fall-to-fall semester retention rate of first-time freshmen
  2. Increase the number of students completing bachelor’s degrees
  3. Increase the number of students completing STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics) bachelor’s degrees
  4. Increase the number of African-American students completing bachelor’s degrees
  5. Increase the number of Hispanic students completing bachelor’s degrees
  6. Increase 6-year graduation rate 
  7. Increase the number of students (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate) receiving standard Texas teacher certification
  8. Increase the number of undergraduate students receiving standard Texas teacher certification
  9. Increase the number of post-baccalaureate students receiving standard Texas teacher certification
  10. Increase the passing rate (grades A, B or C) in Mathematics introductory classes

Huston-Tillotson University 2010 to 2015 Student Success Goals Attainment

  1. Fall-to-fall semester retention rate of first-time freshmen increased from 50% in 2010 to 56% in 2013 (6% increase)
  2. The number of students completing bachelor’s degrees increased from 93 in 2010 to 125 in 2014 (34% increase)
  3. The number of students completing STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics) bachelor’s degrees increased from 8 in 2010 to 22 in 2014 (175%  increase)
  4. The number of African-American students completing bachelor’s degrees increased from 71 in 2010 to 81 in 2014 (14% increase)
  5. The number of Hispanic students completing bachelor’s degrees increased from 10 in 2010 to 29 in 2014 (190% increase)
  6. The 6-year graduation rate of 2004 and 2008 first-time freshmen respectively increased from 24% in 2010 to 31% in 2014 (7% increase)
  7. The number of students (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate) receiving standard Texas teacher certification increased from 12 in 2010 to 31 in 2013 (158% increase)
  8. The number of undergraduate students receiving standard Texas teacher certification increased from 8 in 2010 to 16 in 2013 (100% increase)
  9. The number of post-baccalaureate students receiving standard Texas teacher certification increased from 4 in 2010 to 15 in 2013 (275% increase)
  10. Passing rate (grades A, B or C) in Mathematics introductory classes increased from 46% in 2010 to 54% in 2014 (8% increase)

*Huston-Tillotson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Huston-Tillotson University.