Student Achievement Information
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|
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|
|FC Six-Year Graduation Rate (Goal: 45%)||55%||49%||55%||53%|