About SCF

Student Achievement

Student Achievement Indicators

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) uses six primary indicators for the measurement of student achievement. These six items, listed below, were chosen because they provide feedback on student success along the educational journey at SCF.

  • Average Transfer Student GPA
  • Graduation Rate
  • Degrees/Certificates Awarded
  • Course Completions per Attempt
  • Persistence Rate
  • Licensure Exam Passing Rate

From the success rate at the individual course level, persistence from Fall term to Spring Term, to graduation rate and even post-graduation licensure rate SCF carefully monitors student progress.

In addition to these measures, SCF also established a threshold value to ensure that changes in a negative direction are addressed, The threshold fore each of these values is set at 95% of the 5 -year rolling average for each category. In addition, action is also taken if a value has a continuous decline over the 5-year period even if the value does not fall below the threshold. The data for the most recent 5-year period are provided below.

2020 Student Achievement

Upcoming Changes

For the 2020-2021-year SCF will also be gathering and reporting this data in disaggregated form. The information will be provided by race/ethnicity, gender, and financial aid status. Additionally, SCF will be gathering a total college success metric by combining the rate of graduation, retention, and transfer to another post-secondary institution. SCF considers this to be the range of positive outcomes for our students, thus measurement of this information will provide SCF will a better understanding of overall success for a variety of learners who have diverse sets of goals.

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Please direct questions regarding this information to the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at 941-752-5125.

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