Student Success - Success of Developmental Students in Gateway Courses

 

Success of Developmental Students in Gateway Math measures students who successfully completed developmental math in the given fall semester and subsequently successfully completed college-level math before the end of the following fall semester. Harper’s success rate has been relatively stable over time but increased substantially to 92.7% for fall 2016 students.

A larger percentage of students have entered Harper college-ready in math in recent years, leading to a smaller number of students enrolling in developmental math and then enrolling in gateway math. In fall 2012, 293 students were included in this group, while in fall 2017 only 109 students were included in this group. Smaller numbers of students contribute to increased variability in results from year to year.

Percent of students who successfully completed developmental math in the given fall semester and subsequently enrolled in and successfully completed college-level math before the end of the following fall semester, earning a grade of C or higher. Fall 2016 data represents students who successfully completed developmental math in fall 2016 and went on to successfully complete college-level math by fall 2017.

 

Success of Developmental Students in Gateway English measures students who successfully completed developmental writing in the given fall semester and subsequently successfully completed college-level English course before the end of the following fall semester. Harper’s success rate increased to 77.7% for fall 2016 students, within the 2020 target range.

A relatively small number of students enroll in developmental writing each year, leading to a smaller number of students enrolling in developmental writing and then enrolling in gateway English (121 students in fall 2016). Smaller numbers of students contribute to increased variability in results from year to year.

Percent of students who successfully completed developmental English in the given fall semester and subsequently enrolled in and successfully completed college-level English before the end of the following fall semester, earning a grade of C or higher. Fall 2016 data represents students who successfully completed developmental English in fall 2016 and went on to successfully complete college-level English by fall 2017.

 

Success in 0-15 Courses measures success rates (C or higher) of students enrolled in the identified 0-15 courses during the given fall semester. Success in these courses increased from a low of 66.3% in fall 2014 to a high of 68.5% in fall 2017, within the 2020 target range. This fall 2017 increase is similar to the increase seen across all college-level courses.

Improvement = 68.0-69.0%

Success rates (C or higher) for the 0-15 courses in the given fall term. The 0-15 courses are typically 100-level high enrollment courses with success rates below the college-level course average. The 0-15 courses include the following: Accounting 101, Computer Information Systems 101, Economics 211, English 101, History 111, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration 101, Management 111, Math 103, Psychology 101, Sociology 101 and Speech 101.
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