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Student Achievement

The College of Business identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the College's mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. These are aligned with the College Strategic Plan, Mission, and Vision of being a regional leader in business education!

  • COB Strategy I-A: Support COB learners through a commitment to enhancing
    opportunity, access, success, and affordability.
    • Objective(s):
      • I-A-I: Increase retention and graduation rates for undergraduate first time in college (FTIC), transfer learners, and graduate learners at each instructional site and Tarleton Online.
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Retention

The College of Business has identified as part of its strategic plan, to improve retention for first-time in college (FTIC), transfer, and graduate students.

Retention Rates
    FTIC Transfer Graduate
Start Term Retained Term COB TSU COB TSU COB TSU
Fall 2016 Fall 2017 52.84% 67.13% 68.04% 74.98% 66.39% 64.86% 
Fall 2017 Fall 2018 60.21% 69.19% 71.35% 74.16% 60.28% 62.80% 
Fall 2018 Fall 2019 56.85% 65.25% 71.82% 75.87% 53.66% 60.19%
Fall 2019 Fall 2020 56.28% 70.00% 70.66% 74.78% 58.91% 67.26%
Fall 2020 Fall 2021 59.66% 69.35% 71.61% 74.41% 57.78% 64.89%
Source: Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Accreditation Retention Matrix
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Graduation Rates

Like retention, the College of Business tracks graduation rates in order to evaluate student success. 

FTIC Graduation Rates
FTIC Term COB
FTIC
4 Yr Rate
TSU
FTIC
4 Yr Rate
COB
FTIC
6 Yr Rate
TSU
FTIC
6 Yr Rate
COB
Transfer
Student
4 Yr Rate
TSU
Transfer
Student
4 Yr Rate
COB
Transfer
Student
6 Yr Rate
TSU
Transfer
Student
6 Yr Rate
Fall 2013 36.18% 29.78% 50.25% 49.75% 65.38%   64.06% 69.63% 69.38% 
Fall 2014 24.77% 29.81% 34.40% 45.83% 66.22%  62.43%  71.01%  68.05%
Fall 2015 34.41% 29.87% 45.70% 48.90% 66.15% 64.91% 69.89% 69.06%
Fall 2016 30.57% 29.32%     61.52% 60.57%    
Fall 2017 32.46% 33.91%     60.06% 62.88%    
Source: Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Accreditation Retention Matrix

COB/TSU Graduate Graduation Rates 2013-2019
Fall Cohort COB
2 yr Rate
TSU
2 yr Rate
COB
3 yr Rate
TSU
3 yr Rate
Fall 2013 37.30% 38.54% 55.56% 58.92%
Fall 2014 28.06% 33.62%  41.73%  52.42% 
Fall 2015 22.66% 31.50% 44.53% 49.42%
Fall 2016 25.21% 29.72% 51.26% 50.71%
Fall 2017 34.04% 34.45% 46.81% 51.38%
Fall 2018 36.59% 38.68% 48.78% 52.26%
Fall 2019 34.11% 42.44%    
Source: Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Accreditation Retention Matrix