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September 25, 2014


Cowley students graduating at higher rate than other institutions

Based on data received from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP), and the Noel-Levitz student surveys, in almost all student categories, Cowley College students are completing their education at a rate about 10 percent higher than the combined overall percentage for all two-year institutions.

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center data showed Cowley College’s total completion rate based on six-year outcomes and first completion for students who started at Cowley College by enrollment intensity. Cowley had a total completion rate of 49.40 percent, while students at other two-year public institutions had a total completion rate of 39.87.

Cowley also ranked higher than other two-year public institutions in each of the following categories; first completion at same institution; first completion at different two-year institution; subsequent completion at a four-year school;  and total four-year completion rate.

“As evidenced by these national and state performance reports, Cowley college does a great job educating our students and helping them attain their goals,” Cowley College interim president Tony Crouch said. “My thanks to the excellent faculty and staff who make students their primary focus each and every day.”

Another example of Cowley College’s student success was shown in a report on how students from Cowley College that completed the 2014 spring semester at Emporia State University compared to students from other community colleges.

“Our students who transfer to Emporia State University do better than their students who start there and those that transfer to them from other community colleges,” Slade Griffiths, Cowley College vice president of academic affairs said.

Cowley graduates that transferred on to Emporia State earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.14, while all other community college graduates attending ESU earned a cumulative GPA of 3.12. The figures also showed all ESU undergraduates earned a cumulative GPA of 3.06.