Public Disclosure Statement
TRACS Standard 17.11 requires: “The institution’s assessment of student achievement includes retention rates, course completion rates, graduation rates, job placement rates, and state or other licensing examinations. Student achievement information is made available to the public. (IER) §602.16(a)(1)i.”
This student achievement data, along with many other statistics about Bennett’s Belles, may be found in the Bennett Fact Book.
Enrollment, Progression, Retention and Graduation Rates
Metrics used to monitor students’ success include ongoing enrollment as expressed by retention rates from first to second year, course completion rates, six year graduation rates, and pass rates for appropriate professional licensure. These measures are assessed regularly and the most current findings are published below. In monitoring these indices, Bennett College strives to conform to and exceed national standards (based on the most recent data available from the National Center for Education Statistics where applicable).
The retention rate is a measure of the rate at which students persist in their educational program, expressed as a percentage. This is the percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking students from the previous fall who re-enrolled in the following fall.
Retention Rates (Source: IPEDS)
The graduation rate is a measure of the percentage of first-time, full-time degree, degree-seeking students in an IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey (GRS) cohort who graduate within 150% of the normal program completion time.
Graduation rates (Source:IPEDS)
|Program||2014 cohort||2013 cohort||2012 cohort||3-yr Average|
Degrees granted by program and academic year (Source:IPEDS)
|Interdisciplinary Studies/Special Studies||10||8||6||12||12|
|Journalism and Media Studies||4||5||11||6||8|
|Theatre Arts/Visual and Performing Arts||2||2||2||1||0|
Course Progression Rates
Course completion rates are calculated from the ratio of the sum of course hours earned to the sum of course hours attempted by students, excluding withdrawals.
College-Wide Course Progression Rates (Source: Jenzabar Student Information System)
Social Work Competency Assessment (CSWE)
All Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Bennett College social work majors are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work program for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.
Teacher Education Licensure Pass-Rates
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers majors in Elementary Education and Special Education. The Curriculum and Instruction program is committed to the preparation of teachers as facilitators of learning through the development and understanding of learning theory and teaching practices that address the interrelatedness of the cognitive, emotional, social, psychomotor, and affective domains. The Teacher Education Program’s organizing theme of “Preparing Teachers as Facilitators of Learning in the Contemporary Global Community” unites all education programs. In 2020, one student graduated from the Elementary Education program and has since become licensed to teach in North Carolina.
Senior Exit Survey Results
The Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment, Effectiveness, and Research routinely administers a Senior Exit Survey in which seniors provide answers to the following survey item: “To what extent do you think your college education contributed to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in each of the following areas?” Areas evaluated include writing skills; speaking skills; skill at comprehending written information; mathematics skills; applying scientific methods of inquiry; analytic skills; critical thinking skills; computer skills; and personal growth.
Due to staff turnover, the Senior Exit Survey was not administered in 2020-21. The survey is set to resume with the Class of 2022.
Job Placement Rates
The Career Services Office has recently instituted an annual survey of recent graduates to determine job placement in a more systematic way than Bennett has done previously. The results of the most recent survey, conducted on May 2021 graduates, are as follows.
|Pursuing further education||8|
|Placed in employment||4|
|No employment yet||4|