Student Achievement

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) evaluates success with respect to student achievement consistent with its dual mission, the MGA Strategic Plan, the programs that it offers, and the goals and strategies of Complete College Georgia.

Specifically, Middle Georgia State University evaluates its success with student achievement using the following metrics and benchmarks:

Retention

MGA tracks the fall-to-fall retention of all first-time, full-time students. As a member of the University System of Georgia (USG) in the state college sector, MGA uses USG definitions of retention and compares itself to its statewide peers.

The threshold of acceptability is to meet the average retention rate of all first-time, full-time students at USG state colleges, with the target goal to exceed the average retention rate of all first-time, full-time students at USG state colleges.

- Updated Summer 2021

 

First-Year Undergraduate Retention Rate

First-Time Full-Time Freshman One-Year Retention Rates

Cohort Semester

Retention Semester

Cohort Size

Students Retained

State College

MGA

Performance

Fall 2019

Fall 2020

1,314

783

60.6%

59.6% ⇓

Fall 2018

Fall 2019

1,358

748

59.0%

55.1% ⇓

Fall 2017

Fall 2018

1,086

665

57.3%

61.2% ⇑

Fall 2016

Fall 2017

1,230

753

60.0%

61.2% ⇑

Fall 2015

Fall 2016

1,435

890

61.5%

62.0% ⇑

Fall 2014

Fall 2015

1,218

775

61.5%

63.6% ⇑

 

MGA has a significant minority population and also tracks the fall-to-fall retention of African American first-time, full-time students. As a member of the University System of Georgia (USG), MGA compares itself to its statewide peers.

The  threshold of acceptability is to meet the average retention rate of African American first-time, full-time students at USG state colleges with the target goal to exceed the average retention rate of African American first-time, full-time students at USG state colleges.

- Updated Summer 2021

 

African American First-Year Undergraduate Retention Rate

African American First-Time Full-Time Freshman One-Year Retention Rates

Cohort Semester

Retention Semester

Cohort Size

Students Retained

State College

MGA

Performance

Fall 2019

Fall 2020

568

307

53.4%

54.0% ⇑

Fall 2018

Fall 2019

622

304

49.7%

48.9% ⇓

Fall 2017

Fall 2018

434

245

45.7%

56.5% ⇑

Fall 2016

Fall 2017

538

310

51.8%

57.6% ⇑

Fall 2015

Fall 2016

696

403

56.2%

57.9% ⇑

Fall 2014

Fall 2015

447

264

56.3%

59.1% ⇑

Degrees Conferred

MGA tracks the number of degrees conferred in associate, baccalaureate, certificate, and graduate programs as metric of increasing levels of student educational attainment.

The threshold of acceptability is for all degree levels* is to meet the prior 3-year average of degrees conferred with the target goal to exceed the prior year average number of degrees conferred.

- Updated Summer 2021

 

(*Note Post consolidation efforts focus on expanding baccalaureate and graduate programs)

Fiscal Year

Certificates

Associates

Bachelors

Advanced Cert

Masters

3 Year Average (FY18-20)

38

380

809

3

88

 

Fiscal Year

Certificates

Associates

Bachelors

Advanced Cert

Masters

FY 2021

46 ⇑

277 ⇓

930 ⇑

4 ⇑

134 ⇑

FY 2020

39 ⇑

255 ⇓

909 ⇑

3 ⇑

123 ⇑

FY 2019

47 ⇑

421 ⇑

775 ⇑

2 ⇑

88 ⇑

FY 2018

28

465

743

-

53

FY 2017

42

331

675

-

11

FY 2016

21

376

631

-

-

FY 2015

16

475

670

-

-

FY 2014

39

539

611

-

-

Graduate Studies Achievement

The threshold of acceptability is for all graduate degree programs is to meet the program length standard with the target goal not to exceed.

- Updated Summer 2021

Program

Credit Hours

Program Length

Avg Time To Completion (YRS) 20-21

AY 19-20 Headcount

AY 19-20 Cohort

AY 20-21 Retained or Graduated #

MA

30

2

1.6 ⇑

28

26

19

MAT

30

1

1 ⇑

17

16

6

MSIT

30

2

1.5 ⇑

207

102

105

MSM

30

2

2.2 ⇓

79

52

64

MSN

43

2

1.9 ⇑

53

28

24

CERG

15

1

1.5 ⇑

8

3

4

Graduation Rates

MGA tracks the six-year graduation rates of all first-time, full-time bachelor degree-seeking students. As a member of the University System of Georgia (USG) in the state college sector, MGA uses USG definitions of graduation rates and compares itself to its statewide peers.

The threshold of acceptability is to meet the average graduation rate of all first time, full-time bachelor degree-seeking students of USG state colleges, with the target goal to exceed the average graduation rate of all first time, full-time bachelor degree-seeking students of USG state colleges

- Updated Summer 2021

 

6-Year Baccalaureate Graduation Rates (No Peer Rates needed)

All first-time full-time bachelor degree-seeking students.

Cohort Semester

Graduation Year

Cohort Size

Students Graduated

State College Rate

State University Rate

MGA

Performance

Fall 2014

2019-20

447

125

21.1%

43.4%

28.0% ⇑

Fall 2013

2018-19

371

100

22.8%

43.6%

27.0% ⇑

Fall 2012

2017-18

354

97

18.7%

41.3%

27.4% ⇑

8-Year Baccalaureate Graduation Rates

All first-time full-time bachelor degree-seeking students.

For SACSCOC, Middle Georgia State University identified the new IPEDS 8-year Baccalaureate graduation rate as its key student completion indicator. This criterion also provides key insights into the effectiveness of MGA programming.

The threshold of acceptability is to meet the average graduation rate of all first-time, full-time bachelor degree-seeking students of USG state colleges, with the target goal to exceed the average graduation rate of all first-time, full-time bachelor degree-seeking students of our identified SACSCOC peer institutions. *

- Updated Summer 2021

Cohort Semester

Graduation Year

Cohort Size

Students Graduated

State College Rate

SACS Peer Rates*

MGA

Performance

Fall 2012

2019-20

354

116

22.7%

33.8%

32.8% ⇑

Fall 2011

2018-19

285

83

20.2%

38.5%

29.1% ⇑

Fall 2010

2017-18

183

65

22.8%

35.2%

35.5% ⇑

Course Success Rates

The threshold of acceptability is a 70% course success rate for all courses, with a target goal set at 75%.

- Updated Summer 2021

Semester

Courses Attempted

Courses Successful

Success Rate

Fall 2020

28,830

22,259

77.21% ⇑

Fall 2019

27,609

21,920

79.39% ⇑

Fall 2018

27,025

20,512

75.90% ⇑

Fall 2017

25,431

20,263

79.68% ⇑

Fall 2016

26,776

20,700

77.31% ⇑

Fall 2015

26,803

20,925

78.07% ⇑

Fall 2014

27,232

21,385

78.53% ⇑

LS Success Rates

The threshold of acceptability is a 50% course success rate for all LS courses, with a target goal set at 55%

- Updated Summer 2021

Term

ENGL 1101

Attempted

Success

Success Rate

Fall 2020

297

117

39.4% ⇓

Fall 2019

140

82

58.6% ⇑

Fall 2018

91

30

33.0% ⇓

Fall 2017

67

44

65.7% ⇑

 

Term

MATH 1101

MATH 1001

MATH 1111

Attempted

Success

Success Rate

Attempted

Success

Success Rate

Attempted

Success

Success Rate

Fall 2020

-

-

-

340

139

40.9% ⇓

34

9

26.5% ⇓

Fall 2019

318

128

40.3% ⇓

-

-

-

-

-

-

Fall 2018

340

145

42.6% ⇓

-

-

-

-

-

-

Fall 2017

113

55

48.7% ⇓

-

-

-

-

-

-

External Examinations in Professional Fields

MGA monitors students' performance on external examinations that are required for graduation and that lead to professional licensure or certification.

- Updated Summer 2021

 

Educator Certification

The threshold of acceptability is to meet the average state pass rates with a target goal to exceed.

Year

Number Taking

Number Passing

Pass Rate (%) MGA

Pass Rate (%) Statewide

2019-2020

52

51

98 ⇑

98

2018-2019

41

39

95 ⇓

99

2017-2018

47

47

100 ⇑

98

2016-2017

36

36

100 ⇑

99

2015-2016

42

42

100 ⇑

100

2014-2015

77

77

100 ⇑

99

2013-2014

65

63

97 ⇓

99

Respiratory Therapy

The threshold of acceptability is to meet or exceed CoARC mandated thresholds, which are listed on this  interactive map, with the goal to exceed. The metrics listed are the most recent three-year averages against CoARC standards. No threshold is currently set for RRT success.

Year

TMC High Cut Threshold

TMC National Avg

TMC High Cut MGA

RRT Success National Avg

RRT Success MGA

2020

60%

87%

98%

78%

96% ⇑

Nursing

The threshold of acceptability is the Georgia Board of Nursing requirement of 80% for first-time takers with a goal of 90%.

* Data is reported for RN, both BSN and ASN and certification exams. Note: GBON does not regulate Certification Pass rates, the DON uses the same threshold of acceptability for certification exam pass rates for first-time takers.

NCLEX RN Pass Rate (Bachelor’s Degree)

Examination

Number Tested

Number Passed

MGA Pass Rate

State Average

National Average Pass Rate

2020

167

140

83.8% ⇑

89.9%

90.3%

2019

142

127

89.44% ⇑

91.1%

91.2%

2018

111

102

91.89% ⇑

90.5%

91.6%

2017

93

82

88.17% ⇑

90.5%

90.0%

2016

72

66

91.67% ⇑

83.7%

87.8%

2015

79

73

92.41% ⇑

92.4%

82.8%

2014

47

45

95.74% ⇑

95.7%

85.6%

2013

49

35

71.43% ⇓

71.4%

86.0%

 

NCLEX RN Pass Rate (Associate’s Degree)

Examination

Number Tested

Number Passed

MGA Pass Rate

State Average

National Average Pass Rate

2020

73

64

87.7% ⇑

86.5%

82.8%

2019

58

55

94.83% ⇑

90.3%

85.1%

2018

43

40

93.02% ⇑

87.4%

85.1%

2017

40

38

95.00% ⇑

90.4%

84.2%

2016

41

37

90.24% ⇑

87.5%

81.7%

2015

83

74

89.16% ⇑

89.2%

89.6%

2014

77

73

94.81% ⇑

94.8%

84.8%

2013

99

83

83.83% ⇑

84.6%

84.5%

 

ANCC Certification Pass Rate (Master’s Degree)

Examination

Number Tested

Number Passed

MGA Pass Rate

National Average Pass Rate

2020

21

20

95% ⇑

92%

2019

13

13

100% ⇑

83%

2018

5

5

100% ⇑

82%

2017

11

10

91% ⇑

82%

 

AACN Certification Pass Rate (Master’s Degree)

Examination

Number Tested

Number Passed

MGA Pass Rate

National Average Pass Rate

2020

1

1

100% ⇑

86%

2019

1

1

100% ⇑

81%

Note: MGC and MSC combined data for 2010 – 2013.

Source: MGA Nursing Department

 

Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam

Year

MGA Pass Rate

2020

*

2019

95% ⇑

2018

92% ⇑

2017

96% ⇑

2016

88% ⇑

2015

91% ⇑

2014

89% ⇑

2013

100% ⇑

The threshold of acceptability is to meet the exam’s national average pass rate with a goal of 80%.

Data about student achievement on the Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam can also be found directly on the NBCOT website . *2020 graduates were unable to test in 2020 due to the pandemic.

 

Selected Peer Institutions

USG State Universities: Clayton State University, Savannah State University

USG State Colleges: Dalton State College, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Gwinnett College

Non-USG Institutions: The University of West Alabama, University of North Alabama, College of Central Florida, Gulf Coast State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Northwest Florida State College, Pensacola State College, St. Johns River State College, The University of Tampa, Georgia Military College

 

Disclosure:

This data is provided as part of the disclosure requirements found in the Policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) that institutions publish "statements of its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals.”

It also meets several expectations of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008