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:
Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rates
Senior Exit Interview Program Feedback Rates
Senior Exit Interview Job and Graduate School Readiness Feedback Rates
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.
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.
All graduating seniors at The Baptist College of Florida are interviewed before graduation and asked if they feel 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 Studies 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 understanding of Christian doctrine and be able to support that understanding through effective communication, and 3) apply the knowledge of biblical content and Christian doctrine in practical and pastoral ministry functions.
Seventeen of BCF's twenty-four academic degree programs were represented by the graduates of the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Ninety-one percent (91%) 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.
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.
Of the undergraduate students who completed their studies in the 2020-2021 Academic Year: