Student Achievement Research and Goals

Southside Virginia Community College is required to provide students, constituents, and the public with information about student achievement goals and success of students in achieving those goals.  SVCC's measures for student achievement are provided below.  These measures are drawn from SVCC's One College, One Mission Strategic Plan, and SVCC's mission.   

Achievement Goal 1

Increase annual FTES by 1% over the previous year

enrollment

As of 2018-19, Southside Virginia Community College was ranked 13th in the Virginia Community College System for annual Full-time Enrollments (FTEs) with 2,033 FTEs.  Enrollment at SVCC has fallen since the peak in 2011-12.  SVCC has two campuses:  Christanna Campus (Alberta) and John H. Daniel Campus (Keysville) as well five off-site centers in our service region.  Additional Enrollment Data

Achievement Goal 2

Southside Virginia Community College’s 150% graduation rate for First-Time, Full-Time students is at or above the VCCS average.

 

graduation rates

 

Southside Virginia Community College’s 150% graduation rate for First-Time, Full-Time students is at or above the national average, 40% of 150% of normal time.  IPEDS 2019 Data Summary.

 

Achievement Goal 3

Increase the number of awards granted by 1% over previous year

awards

Southside Virginia Community College awarded 1,261 degrees, certificates, and career studies certificates in 2018-19.  Awards Data

 

Achievement Goal 4

Southside Virginia Community College’s Fall-to-Fall and Fall-to-Spring Retention Rates for first-time, curricular students and all curricular students will be at or above the VCCS average

retention

 IPEDS 2019 Data Summary.

Achievement Goal 5

Increase transfer rates to four-year institutions by 1% over the previous year

grad transfer rate

IPEDS 2019 Data Summary.