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Stillman utilizes the following data sets as measures of its

In order to assess student achievement, Stillman analyzes a variety of data that measure students’ success in college and in preparing students to be productive citizens after graduation.  These data sets provide an assessment of the extent to which Stillman has achieved its goals of producing graduates who:

  • Exhibit competence in their discipline;
  • Qualify for admission to and success in graduate and professional schools or for entry into selected careers; and
  • Manifest the ability to do independent research, demonstrate objective scholarship, and exhibit creative production/performance appropriate to their disciplines.

What our Students have Achieved

Stillman utilizes the following data sets as measures of its student achievement:

  • Degrees Awarded by Discipline
  • Course Completion
  • Retention and Graduation Rates
  • Placement in Graduate and Professional School
  • Teacher Certification and Licensure

The data sets measured include degrees awarded by discipline, course completion, retention and graduation rates, placement in graduate and professional schools, and teacher certification.  The tables below summarize these indicators of student success.

Degrees Awarded by Discipline

Stillman evaluates the number and percentage of students in each academic discipline in the overall student body each year. The average percentage of students enrolled per discipline over four years plus or minus 2% is used as the expected outcome for degrees awarded by discipline.

Art
1
4
4
1
1
2
3
0
1
Biology
20
23
31
24
37
24
26
14
16
Business Administration
17
22
32
25
24
23
23
20
20
Criminal Justice
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
2
Elementary Education
1
5
2
6
1
7
2
0
1
English
1
8
5
5
1
2
3
3
1
General Studies
2
13
7
8
5
8
7
8
6
Health and Physical Education
15
6
21
20
17
16
7
3
11
History
13
10
14
15
10
5
11
6
2
Journalism
4
9
1
5
3
10
5
3
5
Mathematics
1
0
3
1
0
2
0
1
0
Music
2
4
3
4
2
1
1
3
2
Psychology
4
12
12
11
19
20
18
11
24
Religion
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
Theology
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
3
TOTAL
83
117
135
125
122
121
107
72
94

Course Completion

Stillman measures student achievement each semester in terms of passing grades awarded within the General Education Curriculum and by each Academic Department. Earning passing grades within the General Education Curriculum and within the Academic Department ensure that a student will be making progress towards completing degree requirements. The U.S. Department of Education requires that students complete 67% or more of all courses for which they enroll. Therefore, Stillman uses this percentage as a benchmark for completion rates of the various subject areas. This assessment allows the College to monitor the success of each Academic Department.

Art
1
4
4
1
1
2
3
0
1
Biology
20
23
31
24
37
24
26
14
16
Business Administration
17
22
32
25
24
23
23
20
20
Criminal Justice
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
2
Elementary Education
1
5
2
6
1
7
2
0
1
English
1
8
5
5
1
2
3
3
1
General Studies
2
13
7
8
5
8
7
8
6
Health and Physical Education
15
6
21
20
17
16
7
3
11
History
13
10
14
15
10
5
11
6
2
Journalism
4
9
1
5
3
10
5
3
5
Mathematics
1
0
3
1
0
2
0
1
0
Music
2
4
3
4
2
1
1
3
2
Psychology
4
12
12
11
19
20
18
11
24
Religion
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
Theology
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
3
TOTAL
83
117
135
125
122
121
107
72
94

RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES

Stillman measures retention rates of first-time, full-time students who are seeking bachelor’s degrees who return to the College to continue their studies the following fall. The expected outcome for Freshman Retention Rate is 60%.

 
Fall 2011 - 2012 Fall 2012 - 2013 Fall 2013 - 2014 Fall 2014 - 2015 Fall 2015 - 2016 Fall 2016 - 2017 Fall 2017 - 2018 Fall 2018 - 2019
61%
61%
67%
40%
52%
68%
63%
Stillman measures the graduation rate of students completing their bachelor’s degree within 4-years, 6-years, and 8-years. The expected outcome for 4-year graduation rate is 16%; the expected outcome for 6-year graduation rate is 25%; and the expected outcome for 8-year graduation rate is 29%.
cohort 4-year Rate 6-year Rate 8-year Rate
2003
14
21
23
2004
15
24
26
2005
15
34
38
2006
15
25
38
2007
17
26
27
2008
12
20
22
2009
10
23
28
2010
8
18
N/A
2011
20
28
N/A
2012
17
29
N/A
2013
19
27
N/A

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL AND JOB PLACEMENT

Stillman monitors the placement of graduates into graduate/professional school and into employment both within and outside the graduate’s discipline. The target level for graduate/professional school placement is 18%. The target level for placement within employment related to the graduate’s discipline is 25%.

Year of Graduation Percentage Placed in Graduate/Professional School Percentage Placed in Work within Discipline Percentage Placed in Work outside of discipline
2010
16
13
5
2011
7
24
7
2012
23
50
8
2013
13
40
6
2014
26
13
8
2015
11
10
0
2016
28
36
8
2017
20
33
17
2018
11
38
15
2019
28
N/A
N/A

TEACHER CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

Academic year Number Taking Tests Number Passing Tests Pass Rate
2009 - 2010
11
11
100%
2010 - 2011
10
10
100%
2011-2012
5
5
100%
2012 - 2013
2
2
100%
2013 - 2014
5
5
100%
2014 - 2015
1
1
100%
2015 - 2016
8
8
100%
2016 - 2017
3
3
100%
2017 - 2018
1
1
100%
2018 - 2019
3
3
100%
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