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Statements of Student Achievement Goals and Success

Statements of Student Achievement Goals and Success

Huston-Tillotson University (HT) Statements of Student Achievement Goals and Success

HT’s 2015-2025 Strategic Plan Framework focuses on students and preparing them for success in the 21st century.  The mission of Huston-Tillotson University is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values.  The vision of HT is a connected world where diversity of thought matters.

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.

2010-2016

A summary of HT’s 2010 to 2016 statements of goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals are listed below:

Huston-Tillotson University 2010 to 2016 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 2016 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)
6. The number of students (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate) receiving standard Texas teacher certification increased from 12 in 2010 to 31 in 2013 (158% increase)
7. The number of undergraduate students receiving standard Texas teacher certification increased from 8 in 2010 to 16 in 2013 (100% increase)
8. The number of post-baccalaureate students receiving standard Texas teacher certification increased from 4 in 2010 to 15 in 2013 (275% increase)
9. Passing rate (grades A, B or C) in Mathematics introductory classes increased from 46% in 2010 to 54% in 2014 (8% increase)

Detailed charts of 2010-2016 attainment of student success are accessed through this link:

https://htu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/HT_Student_Success_Goals_Attainment_Charts_and_tables_2015.pdf

2015-2019

A summary of HT’s 2015 to 2019 statements of goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals.

Huston-Tillotson University continues to evaluate the following student achievement measures for improvement of overall student success. Passing rate in English Introductory classes has been added since the 2010 to 2016 report. The goal is to increase improve the student achievement measures by 5 percent points over a 5-year period.

Success attainment compares the current 5-year average (2015-2019) data to the previous 5-year average (2010-2014) data. In case of graduation rates, the most recent applicable 5-year average of 2010-2014 was compared to 2005-2009.

1. Retention – Fall-to-fall semester retention rate of first-time freshmen

Success attainment: Increased by 4 percent points (8%) – 2015-2019 average of 58% vs. 2010-2014 average of 54%

Year Retention rate Year Retention rate
2010 50% 2015 61%
2011 57% 2016 51%
2012 51% 2017 64%
2013 56% 2018 56%
2014 54% 2019 57%
5-year avg. 54% 5-year avg. 58%

 

2. Number of Completions – The total number of students completing bachelor’s degrees

Success attainment: Increased by 50 completions (43%) – 2015-2019 average of 168 vs. 2010-2014 average of 118

Year Total Completions Year Total Completions
2010 93 2015 140
2011 120 2016 148
2012 130 2017 135
2013 121 2018 210
2014 125 2019 207
5-year avg. 118 5-year avg. 168

The total number of students completing bachelor’s degrees is disaggregated by

  • STEM completers
  • African American completers
  • Hispanic completers

a. The number of students completing STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics) bachelor’s degrees

Success attainment: Increased by 4 percent points (25%) – 2015-2019 average of 20 vs. 2010-2014 average of 16

Year Total Completions Year Total Completions
2010 8 2015 17
2011 11 2016 11
2012 18 2017 16
2013 20 2018 28
2014 22 2019 27
5-year avg. 16 5-year avg. 20

b. The number of African-American (Afr. Am.) students completing bachelor’s degrees

Success attainment: Increased by 22 completions (25%) – 2015-2019 average of 108 vs. 2010-2014 average of 86

Year # Afr. Am. Completions Year # Afr. Am. Completions
2010 71 2015 97
2011 92 2016 109
2012 97 2017 83
2013 89 2018 133
2014 81 2019 116
5-year avg. 86 5-year avg. 108

c. The number of Hispanic students completing bachelor’s degrees

Success attainment: Increased by 22 completions (120%) – 2015-2019 average of 40 vs. 2010-2014 average of 18

Year # Hispanic Completions Year # Hispanic Completions
2010 10 2015 27
2011 13 2016 21
2012 22 2017 39
2013 18 2018 47
2014 29 2019 68
5-year avg. 18 5-year avg. 40

 

3. Graduation rate – The six-year graduation rate of first-time freshmen cohorts

Success attainment: Decreased by 1 percent point (-2%) – 2010-2013 average of 24% vs. 2005-2009 average of 25%

**The 2014 cohort six-year graduation rate will be available in spring 2020.

Year Six-year Graduation Rate Year Six-year Graduation Rate
2005 20% 2010 22%
2006 25% 2011 24%
2007 26% 2012 23%
2008 31% 2013 28%
2009 22% 2014 30%
5-year avg. 25% 5-year avg. 24%

 

4. Teacher Certification – The total number of students (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate) receiving standard Texas teacher certification

Success attainment: Increased by 4 certifications (21%) – 2015-2019 average of 27 vs. 2010-2014 average of 23

Year Total Certifications Year Total Certifications
2010 12 2015 36
2011 20 2016 31
2012 19 2017 28
2013 31 2018 21
2014 31 2019 21
5-year avg. 23 5-year avg. 27

The total number of students receiving standard Texas teacher certification is disaggregated by

  • Undergraduate students
  • Students in the Alternative Teacher Certification Program

a. The number of undergraduate students receiving standard Texas teacher certification

Success attainment: Increased by 1 certification (9%) – 2015-2019 average of 12 vs. 2010-2014 average of 11

Year Undergraduate Certifications Year Undergraduate Certifications
2010 8 2015 19
2011 10 2016 16
2012 7 2017 13
2013 16 2018 7
2014 16 2019 7
5-year avg. 11 5-year avg. 12

b. The number of Alternative Teacher Certification Program (ATCP) students receiving standard Texas teacher certification

Success attainment: Increased by 4 certifications (34%) – 2015-2019 average of 15 vs. 2010-2014 average of 11

Year ATCP Certifications Year ATCP Certifications
2010 4 2015 17
2011 10 2016 15
2012 12 2017 15
2013 15 2018 14
2014 15 2019 14
5-year avg. 11 5-year avg. 15

 

5. Pass rates (grades A, B or C) in introductory English courses (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Success attainment: Increased by 7 percent points (11%) – 2015-2019 average of 38% vs. 2010-2014 average of 61%

Year Intro. English pass rates Year Intro. English pass rates
2010 59% 2015 63%
2011 63% 2016 65%
2012 66% 2017 73%
2013 56% 2018 71%
2014 62% 2019 73%
5-year avg. 61% 5-year avg. 68%

 

6. Pass rate (grades A, B or C) in introductory Mathematics courses (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Success attainment: Decreased by 5 percent points (9%) – 2015-2019 average of 49% vs. 2010-2014 average of 54%)

Year Intro. Math pass rates Year Intro. Math pass rates
2010 45.6% 2015 50.2%
2011 58.0% 2016 44.0%
2012 57.2% 2017 51.0%
2013 54.7% 2018 49.0%
2014 52.8% 2019 53%
5-year avg. 54% 5-year avg. 49%

Detailed charts of 2015-2019 attainment of student success are accessed through this link:

https://htu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/HT_Student_Achievement_2015-2019.pdf

 

2020-2025

A summary of HT’s 2020 to 2025 statements of student achievement goals and success are listed below:

Huston-Tillotson University continues to evaluate the following student achievement measures for improvement of overall student success. The goal is to improve the student achievement measures by 5 percent points over a 5-year period.

 

 

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*Huston-Tillotson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Huston-Tillotson University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).