Student Achievement

The Southern Association of Colleges Commission on Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) requires institutions to identify, evaluate, and publish goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution’s mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. The institution uses multiple measures to document student success. Miles College utilizes multiple measures to evaluate student achievement. The College has identified the following five criteria to evaluate its success with student achievement: 

 

1.     Graduation Rate

Benchmark: 30% graduation rate for first-time full time students in six years (150% of normal time to completion).

Miles College Cohort Graduation Rate

 

Miles College Cohort Graduation Rate
Cohort Year Miles College Graduation Rate Cohort Comparison of Peer Institutions
2011 Cohort Reported in 2017   21%  34.1%
2012 Cohort Reported in 2018   24%  31.8%
2013 Cohort Reported in 2019  25%  34.2%
2014 Cohort Reported in 2020  24%  N/A

Data collected from the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Feedback Report

2.     Retention Rate from Freshman to Sophomore

Benchmark: Retention rate of 60% from Freshman to Sophomore was identified as a benchmark based on the College’s historical data of an average of 54% retention rate for the years 2014, 2015, and 2016.

 

Miles College Retention Rate Compared to Cohort Comparison Group
Year Miles College Cohort Comparison Group
2017   50%  63%
2018   54%  66%
2019  64%  62%
2020  55%  N/A*

*(Data is not available in IPEDS)
Data collected from the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Feedback Report

 

3.     Retention of Jump Start Students

Benchmark: 76% of Jump Start students will be enrolled at the College in the fall semester.

 

Retention Rate of Jump Start Students (JSSU)
JSSU Number of Students Fall Number of Students Retention Rate
2018   226  2018  103  46%
2019   102  2019  53  52%
2020  63  2020  38  60%
2021  56  2021  46  82%

 

4.     Persistence from Junior to Senior

Benchmark: The benchmark for the junior to senior classification persistence rate was set at 65%.

Junior to Senior Persistence Rate
Junior Senior  Persistence Rate
Fall 2017 (274 Students)  Fall 2018 (176 Students)  64%
Fall 2018 (271 Students) Fall 2019 (174 Students)  64%
Fall 2019 (279 Students) Fall 2020 (155 Students)  55%

 

5.     Degree Productivity

Benchmark: The benchmark for degree productivity was set at 10% increase in the total degrees conferred.
 

Degree Productivity
Academic Year   Total Number of Degrees Conferred Percentage as Compared to the Previous Year
2017-2018  295  32%
2018-2019  230  -22%
2018-2019  199  -13%
2020-2021  204  2.5%