Student Achievement Information

Academic Proficiency

Since 1998 Florida College has utilized the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency Test (CAAP), developed by the American College Testing Service, to obtain outcome measures with which to document effectiveness in achieving its general education student learning objectives.

Florida College established as one of its benchmarks that students on average will score at or above the national average on all four areas of the CAAP (Mathematics, Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking). The results of the CAAP indicate that students consistently score better than the national average.

The CAAP exam was discontinued prior to the 2017-2018 year. Beginning in 2018-2019, Florida College will utilize the ETS Proficiency Profile Exam to assess academic proficiency.

Florida College CAAP Scores Compared to National Averages
Year 2015 2016 2017
Averages National Average Florida College Average Florida College Average as a National Percentile National Average Florida College Average Florida College Average as a National Percentile National Average Florida College Average Florida College Average as a National Percentile
Writing 63.0 65.3 65 62.2 65.2 67 62.3 65.9 75
Mathematics 58.6 59.5 69 58.7 59.0 59 58.5 59.1 61
Reading 61.6 63.5 52 61.3 63.9 70 61.0 64.8 76
Critical Thinking 59.4 65.0 83 59.7 64.1 80 59.5 64.4 80

Graduation Rates

Florida College tracks graduation rates for students who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years of first enrolling. These statistics include students who transfer to other institutions to complete their degree program.

Florida College’s benchmark for course completion has been set at 45%. Data obtained from the National Student Clearinghouse shows that Florida College students in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 freshman class cohorts completed their bachelor’s degree either at FC or at other colleges and universities at the following rates:

Florida College Six-Year Graduation Rates
Cohort 2009 2010 2011 3-Year Average
FC Six-Year Graduation Rate (Goal: 45%) 57% 55% 49% 53.7%
National Average 55.5% 55.1% 56% 55.5%

Job Placement Rates

Florida College tracks job placement rates for its graduates. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), the national average post-baccalaureate rate for 2007-2008 was 84% (http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2011/2011236.pdf). Florida College has as its benchmark a job placement rate of 86% for all forms of employment within one year of graduation and 82.5% for employment in one’s major field, graduate school, or pursuing licensure. Florida College’s nine-year average for all forms of employment (2009-2017) is 90%. For employment in one’s major field, in graduate school, or pursuing licensure, Florida College’s nine-year average (2009-2017) is 77%.