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Institutional Effectiveness

The department is responsible for coordinating college-wide institutional research and effectiveness activities in support of college decision-making, strategic planning and evaluation, and quality enhancement.

  • Assists in promoting the culture that values assessment and evidence-based decision making.
  • Provides empirical, reliable information for planning and policy development.
  • Continues to¬†expand knowledge and use of innovative tools and technology.


Dustin Maroney, M.S.
Associate Dean, Institutional Research

College Statistical Information Snapshot

 Official Annual Reporting Information - Fall 2012

Diversity of Enrollment

In the Fall of 2011, enrollment of all full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 3,883. Of these 64% were female and 36% were male. 2% were American Indian/Alaska Native, 3% were Asian/Pacific Islander, 17% were Black, 15% were Hispanic, 54% were White, and 2% were Two or More Races.

Diversity of Pell Recipients

Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 59% of the full-time enrolled students in the Fall of 2011. Of these, 69% were female and 31% were male. 44% of the Pell recipients identified themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.

Retention Rates

21% of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall of 2011 returned in the Fall of 2012. The part-time student retention rate was 18%.

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2008 RTK) (Four Year Average)**

The 3-year graduation rate for full-time students entering in Fall 2009 was 16%. The 3-year transfer-out rate was 23%.