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STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW INFORMATION

(Consumer Information)
Summer 2020

The following list of student achievement measures conveys The Baptist College of Florida's commitment to our vision, mission, and success of our students.

Each year, we track and analyze how well our students perform and respond in terms of:

  • Graduation Rates
  • Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rates
  • Senior Exit Interview Program Feedback Rates
  • Senior Exit Interview Job and Graduate School Readiness Feedback Rates

Student Achievement Measure-1 (Graduation Rate):

The Student Right-to-Know Act requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate and disclose the graduation rates of its first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students.

Graduation rates are commonly measured at 150% of normal time (six years for a four-year baccalaureate degree), although it is increasingly common to measure graduation rates at 200% of normal time as well (eight years for a four-year baccalaureate degree). Both rates are provided below. Graduation rates, while not a perfect measure, are important because they provide an insight into how many students are finishing their degrees in a timely manner once they enroll.

Data:

The most current information for BCF graduation rates comes from the 2019-2020 IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Report submitted to the US Department of Education by the Registrar's Office of The Baptist College of Florida.

*These rates are based on the 2013 cohort of incoming first-time, full-time, degree-seeking, freshmen. The 2013 Freshman cohort included 43 students in the following categories:

  • 23 Female
  • 20 Male
  • 35 White
  • 3 Hispanic
  • 3 Multiple-Race
  • 2 Black
  • 31 receiving significant financial aid in the form of need-based grants
  • 12 not receiving significant financial aid in the form of need-based grants

The following graduation rates describe the students who began their studies in the Fall 2013 Semester:

  • The 6-year (150% of normal time) graduation rate for all students in this cohort is 47%.
  • The 8-year (200% of normal time) graduation rate for all students in this cohort is 48%.
  • The 6-year graduation rate for Female students in this cohort is 57%.
  • The 6-year graduation rate for Male students in this cohort is 35%.
  • The 6-year graduation rate for White students in this cohort is 54%.
  • *The 6-year graduation rate for Multiple-Race students in this cohort is 33%.
  • *The 6-year graduation rate for Black students in this cohort is 0%.
  • *The 6-year graduation rate for Hispanic students in this cohort is 0%.
  • The 6-year graduation rate for students in this cohort receiving significant financial aid in the form of need-based grants is 52%.
  • The 6-year graduation rate for students in this cohort not receiving significant financial aid in the form of need-based grants is 33%.

* = Less than 5 students in the tracking group.

Student Achievement Measure-2 (Retention Rate):

Another helpful measure of student success is the number of first-time, full-time freshmen students who returned for their second year of college. This measure is often called the "Fall-to-Fall" or "Freshman-to-Sophomore" retention rate. As with graduation rates, retention rates are not a perfect measure but do provide insight into how well students are identifying with their college environment and with the mission of the institution. Retention rates, of course, cannot reflect the reasons a student might not return for their sophomore year that are beyond the college's control.

Data:

The most current information for BCF retention rates comes from the internal audit conducted by the BCF Registrar's Office that tracked how many first-time, full-time freshmen from the Fall 2018 cohort returned for their sophomore year in Fall 2019.

*These rates are based on the Fall 2018 cohort of incoming freshmen that included 26 first-time, full-time students in the following categories:

  • 17 Female
  • 9 Male
  • 23 White
  • 2 of Unknown Race
  • 1 Asian
  • 16 receiving significant financial aid in the form of need-based grants.
  • 10 not receiving significant financial aid in the form of need-based grants.

Of the 26 first-time, full-time freshmen from Fall 2018, 18 of those freshmen returned for their sophomore year of study in Fall 2019, resulting in the following rates of retention:

  • The overall rate of Freshman to Sophomore retention for all full-time students in this cohort was 69%.
  • The rate of retention for Female students in this cohort was 76%.
  • The rate of retention for Male students in this cohort was 56%.
  • The rate of retention for White students in this cohort was 74%.
  • *The rate of retention for students of Unknown Race in this cohort was 50%.
  • *The rate of retention for Asian students in this cohort was 0%.
  • The rate of retention for students in this cohort receiving significant financial aid in the form of need-based grants was 69%.
  • The rate of retention for students in this cohort not receiving significant financial aid in the form of need-based grants was 70%.

* = Less than 5 students in the tracking group.

Student Achievement Measure-3 (Senior Exit Interview Program Feedback Rate):

All graduating seniors at The Baptist College of Florida are interviewed before graduation and asked if they believe they have achieved the specific Program Student Learning Outcomes of their major degree. Program Student Learning Outcomes describe what a graduate of a particular academic program should be able to understand, know, or do once they graduate from an academic program.

For example, a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree program should be able to: 1) demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible and be able to provide contemporary application of that content for a preaching and teaching ministry, 2) demonstrate an introductory understanding of Christian doctrine and be able to give a defense of normative Christian truth in a contemporary world, and 3) apply the knowledge of biblical content and Christian doctrine in practical and pastoral ministry functions.

Data:

The most current information for BCF graduating senior program feedback comes from Senior Exit Interviews conducted by the Registrar's Office at The Baptist College of Florida during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Thirteen of BCF's twenty-four academic degree programs were represented by the graduates of the 2019-2020 academic year. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of responding students stated that their program of instruction at The Baptist College of Florida had fulfilled their academic program's stated Program Student Learning Outcomes.

Student Achievement Measure-4 (Senior Exit Interview Job and Graduate School Readiness Feedback Rate):

All graduating seniors at The Baptist College of Florida are interviewed before graduation and asked if they believe they are ready for either the job market or further education.

Data:

The most current information for BCF graduating senior job and graduate school readiness comes from Senior Exit Interviews conducted by the Registrar's Office during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Of the 78 students who graduated in the 2019-2020 Academic Year:

  • 73% reported either having a job in their field or being ready to enter the job market in their field.
  • 63% reported either plans to continue their education in graduate school or readiness to continue their education in graduate school (this number includes a small number of students from Associate degree programs who desired to continue their education in a baccalaureate degree program).
  • The total responses in these two categories exceeds 100% (and provides a 136% combined readiness rate) because some students indicated readiness for both the job market and continued education.