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.
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.
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.
Business, Management, and Marketing
Computer and Information Sciences
Health Professions and related programs
Mechanic and Repair Technologies
Personal and Culinary Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
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.
In summary, these student achievement measures allow TSTC to evaluate success consistent with its mission.