Student Achievement Information

Academic Proficiency

In 1998 Florida College began utilizing 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 should score at or above the national average on all four areas of the CAAP (Mathematics, Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking).

The CAAP exam was discontinued prior to the 2017-2018 year. Beginning in 2018-2019, Florida College began utilizing the ETS Proficiency Profile Exam (ETSPPE) to assess academic proficiency.

The results of the CAAP and ETSPPE indicate that students consistently score better than the national average.

Florida College CAAP/ETSPPE Scores Compared to National Averages
Year 2016 - CAAP 2017 - CAAP 2019 - ETSPPE
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 62.2 65.2 67 62.3 65.9 75 113.4 115.9 64
Mathematics 58.7 59.0 59 58.5 59.1 61 112.7 114.2 65
Reading 61.3 63.9 70 61.0 64.8 76 116.9 120.8 65
Critical Thinking 59.7 64.1 80 59.5 64.4 80 110.7 114.5 70

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 2010, 2011, and 2012 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 2010 2011 2012 3-Year Average
FC Six-Year Graduation Rate (Goal: 45%) 55% 49% 55% 53%
National Average 55.1% 56% 56% 55.7%

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% (source: nces.ed.gov). Florida College has as its benchmark a job placement rate of 82.5% for employment in one’s major field, graduate school, or pursuing licensure. Florida College’s average employment rate is 77.7% (77% average over the nine previous years).

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