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Institutional Obligation for Public Disclosure

Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) is committed to student achievement.
AMSC monitors student achievement utilzing several important metrics, including: retention rates, progression, and graduation rates. The College will provide annual updates of these student achievements, with goals, demonstrating its commitment to student success and accountability to the public.

Retention Rates Degree-Seeking, First-time, Full-time Cohort)

Goal 1 - Annually, student retention rates will equal or exceed those of the USG State College average.

Cohort Year Degree-Seeking AMSC USG State College Average
2016 Cohort Associate's Degree 53.2% (N=158) 55.8% (N=4,858)
Bachelor's Degree 71.0% (N=7) 65.8% (N=3,613)
2017 Cohort Associate's Degree 43.1% (N=197) 59.4% (N=5,183)
Bachelor's Degree 27.0% (N=11) 63.8% (N=3,602)
2018 Cohort Associate's Degree 46.5% (N=213) 55.2% (4,666)
Bachelor's Degree 55% (N=11) 64.0% (N=3,609)
Short-Term Target: Increase 2% Annually; Long-Term Target: Increase to national Average


Student Progression Rates (Earned/Attempted Hours Ratio)

Goal 2a - Increase earned/attempted hours rate, by student type.

Academic Year Student Type Average Earned/Attemped Hours
Fall 2017 Full-time (FT) Students 78.4% (N=1,026)
Part-time (PT) Student 72.1% (N=1,405)
Fall 2018 Full-time Students 74.3% (N=896)
Part-Time Students 68.2% (N=1,275)
Fall 2019 Full-time Students 73.8% (N=757)
Part-time Students 68.2% (N=1,069)
Short-term Target: Increase 2%, Annually; Long-term Target: FT - 90%, PT - 85% earned/attempted hours


Student Progression Rates (Registered Hours by Semester)

Goal 2b - Increase the total credit hours registered, by semester and by student type.

Academic Year Student Type Number of Students/%Students Average Registered Hours
Fall 2017 Full-time Students 1,026/42% 13.5
Part-time Students 1,405/58% 7.3
Fall 2018 Full-time Students 896/41% 13.4
Part-Time Students 1,275/59% 7.0
Fall 2019 Full-time Students 757/41% 13.1
Part-Time Students 1,069/59% 6.9


Graduation Rates (Degree-Seeking, First-time, Full-time Cohort)

Goal 3 - Students will achieve graduation rates equal to or higher than those for the USG State College Average. Note: Associate degree graduation rates represent 3-year cohorts, and bachelor's degree graduation rates represent 6 year cohorts.
Cohort Year Degree-Seeking AMSC USG State College Average
2014 Cohort Associate's Degree 21.8% (N=234) 13.8% (N=5,510)
2012 Cohort Bachelor's Degree 0% (N=5) 18.7% (N=2,618)
2015 Cohort Associate's Degree 24.1% (N=187) 15.2% (N=5,531)
2013 Cohort Bachelor's Degree 25% (N=4) 22.8% (N=2,552)
2016 Cohort Associate's Degree 23.4% (N=158) 14.5% (N=4,858)
2014 Cohort Bachelor's Degree Available Fall 2020 Available Fall 2020
Short-term Target: 1-2% Annually; Long-term Target: National Average