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Texas State Technical College Goals for Student Achievement

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is a coeducational two-year, multi-campus institution of higher education providing innovative and responsive programs and courses of study in technical education for which there is demand in the State of Texas, with emphasis on advanced and emerging technologies. Administrators, faculty, and staff gather many types of data in order to document, analyze, report on, and improve student success and achievement.

 

The College has set goals for undergraduate student achievement in several key, interdependent areas.

In Fiscal Year 2017, TSTC leadership initiated our first strategic planning effort which supports TSTC’s vision, Place more Texans. The approved plan includes a wildly important goal that is focused on student success, of which these measures support.

  1. First Year Average Wage of Graduates found Working
  2. Number of Degrees and Certificates awarded in Technical Programs
  3. Three-Year Graduation Rate
  4. Licensure Examination Pass Rate
  5. 1st Term Persistence Rate

First Year Average Wage of Graduates Found Working

TSTC consistently measures the wage of its graduates in an effort to gauge the effectiveness of its instructional programs.  The college strives to ensure that the wage produced consistently and keeps pace with the Labor Market.

 Fiscal Year of Graduating Cohort
Graduate Wage*

 Fiscal Year of Graduating Cohort

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

 Graduate Wage*

35,678

36,143

35,500

37,395

39,043

*Nominal wage, prior to Inflation Adjustments

 

 

Number of Degrees and Certificates Awarded in Technical Programs

Congruent with its mission, TSTC strives to consistently increase the number of technical degrees awarded to its students. TSTC was designed to be a market leader in this initiative, and therefore its goal in this area is to increase the # of degrees at a rate that outpaces other institutions.

Definitions: Degrees - Measured by the THECB and includes Associates, Certificates (Level 1, Level 2 and Advanced Technology), and Skills Achievement awards

Technical - Technical/TechPrep degrees are those whose CIP code is considered Technical for TSTC through the THECB approved list.

Fiscal Year

2015

 2016

 2017

 2018

2019 

TSTC - # Awards

2587

2559

2929

 2999

3203

TSTC Growth Rate from FY 2015

 

-1%

13%

 16%

24% 

Community College  -  # Awards

49,383

52,492

54,834

55,062

58,055 

Community College Growth Rate from FY 2015

 

6%

11%

12%

18%

 

Three-Year Graduation Rate

As published by the THECB, percentage of first-time, full-time entering degree-seeking students who enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (SCH) their first fall semester at a Texas public institution and graduated from the same institution or another Texas public or private (independent) institution within three academic years. TSTC strives to exceed the performance of its peers and itself in prior year and has set a goal to improve its 3 year graduation rate by 5%, keeping a minimum threshold of 23.69%

Cohort Year

2012

 2013

 2014

 2015

2016 

TSTC Graduation Rate

27.46%

31.02%

 34.69%

 43.94%

41.10% 

Peer Graduation Rate

16.36%

18.21%

 21.34%

 22.83%

24.20% 

 

Licensure Examination Pass Rates

Monitoring the pass rates of applicable licensure exams is another way in which TSTC measures student achievement. The minimum level of achievement is a passing score for each relevant examining agency, and the goal is that TSTC students will consistently score above statewide averages.

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

Business, Management, and Marketing

 

 

 

88%

Communications Technologies/Technicians

100%

 

 

 

Computer and Information Sciences

100%

63%

74%

 

Construction Trades

 

95%

 

 

Engineering Technologies 

100%

99%

100%

91%

Health Professions and related programs 

92%

89%

95%

91%

Mechanic and Repair Technologies

89%

87%

98%

100%

Personal and Culinary Services 

82%

87%

 

 

Precision Production

100%

 

100%

 

Transportation and Materials Moving

100%

87%

100%

 

 

First Term Persistence Rate

 

As defined by TSTC, persistence is the percentage of first-time traditional students who continued enrollment from the Fall semester to persist and complete the following Spring semester.

First-time is defined as students in their first undergraduate term at TSTC in which they registered and did not drop 100% of their classes on or before the drop date deadline.

Traditional student is defined as a non-dual credit student. 

Cohort Term

15/Fall

16/Fall

17/Fall

18/Fall

19/Fall

Persistence Rate

 78%

 75%

 78%

78%

80%

 

Summary

In summary, these student achievement measures allow TSTC to evaluate success consistent with its mission.

 

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