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  • INCREASING THE  EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT LEVEL IN  YOUR REGION THROUGH APPLIED  BACCALAUREATES OFFERED THROUGH  YOUR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    2014 ACCT Leadership Congress October 22‐25, 2014, Chicago, IL

  • Introduction

    South Texas College Presenters:  Dr. Shirley A. Reed 

    President, South Texas College

     Dr. Anahid Petrosian Vice President for Academic Affairs

     Dr. Ali Esmaeili  Dean for Math, Science, & Bachelor Programs

  •  Brief History  Community College Baccalaureate Degrees  Overview of Baccalaureate Degrees in Texas  Student Success Indicators  Increasing Educational Attainment Levels

    Outline

  • Dr. Shirley A. Reed President

    Brief History of South Texas College

  •  Legislatively created in September 1993 to serve over  678,000 people without access to a community college

     Formulated as an economic development strategy

     Community voted to approve a taxing district for operation  of the College and $118.7 million in construction bonds  (2001)

     In 2014, community voted to approve $159 million dollars to  expand classrooms, STEM labs, Nursing  & Allied Health  training facilities, and student support area

  • Located in Deep South Texas

  • Six Campuses throughout the Rio Grande Valley

  • Student Enrollment History Fall 1993 to Fall 2014

  •  1st in the state of Texas and   2nd in the Nation for Hispanic student enrollment  4th in the Nation for Awarding Associate Degrees to 

    Hispanics  47th in Associate Degrees Awarded  Highest graduation rate of the ten largest community 

    colleges in Texas  One of three Community Colleges in Texas SACS 

    Accredited to offer applied bachelor degrees

    South Texas College is Ranked

  • National Recognition

    Dual Enrollment Medical Science  Academy Top Finalist for the   2014 Legacy Award

    High School Programs, Finalist for the  2014 Examples of Excelencia . 

    Recognized in 2014 edition of What  Works for Latino Students in Higher  Education (Excelencia in Education)

    Communicator of the Year  Award 9 Medallion Awards

  • 2012 LEAH MEYER AUSTIN AWARD

    FINALIST: 2013 STUDENT SUCCESS  EXCELLENCE  AWARD

    WINNER OF THE 2012M. DALE ENSIGN  TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP AWARD 

    Awarded a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Title V, $2.5 Million Grant

    Top 100 for Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

  • Dr. Anahid Petrosian Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Overview of Bachelor Degrees in Texas 

  • Community College Baccalaureate

    • California • Colorado • Florida • Georgia • Hawaii • Idaho • Indiana • Michigan • Nevada

    There are 18 states that have authorized community  colleges to confer baccalaureate degrees.

    • New York • New Mexico • North Dakota • Oklahoma • Texas • Vermont • Washington • West Virginia • Wisconsin

  • Driving Forces

     Create a Seamless Pathway for  Associate of Applied Science Degrees 

     Workforce Needs for  Competitiveness  Expansion of Access to Baccalaureate  Degrees

     Rising Cost of Higher Education

  • Authorization

     Texas Senate Bill 286  The 78th (2003) session of the Texas Legislature  established a pilot program that authorized three  community colleges to offer Bachelor degrees in  Applied Science and Applied Technology.

    Brazosport College Midland College South Texas College

  • South Texas College  Approval Timeline

     2003  Legislative Authority – Pilot Status  2004 Approval from THECB and SACS  2005 First Bachelor Degree  2007 Removal of Pilot status                                 

    First External Evaluation  2008 Second Bachelor Degree  2009 Second External Evaluation  2011 Third Bachelor Degree  2014 Fourth Bachelor Degree                                 

    RAND  Corporation Study     2015 Legislative Authority to Expand is expected

  • External Evaluation Program Quality

     2007 – Delegation visited STC from Colorado State University,  Nevada Great Basin College, and ranking manger for Texas  Instruments. They reported: “Quality wise, the proposed STC  program would be comparable to bachelor degrees offered  by four‐year institutions of higher education in Texas.”

     2009 – Delegation visited three colleges (Truman State  University, Colombia Basin College in Washington, and  University of Northern Iowa. They reported: Even with this  early stage of program development, all three colleges  were impressive in their commitment to the baccalaureate  degrees and the quality of the program”

  • RAND Corporation Study

     In 2014, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating  Board commissioned a study to examine the  possibility of expanding community College  baccalaureate programs. 

     RAND Corporation visited four regions in Texas to  gather input to identify a process and determine  criteria that can be used to allow community  colleges to offer bachelor degrees.

  • RAND Corporation Study Recommendation

     RAND Study Recommendations for colleges that  want to develop bachelor degrees 

     No Duplication of Programs of regional universities  Demonstrated Workforce Needs  Based on successful Associate of Applied Science  programs as feeders

     Only disciplines that have been studied by THECB and  based on workforce needs in the area

     Only offered at community colleges that meet the  current statutory criteria of $2.5 billion in property  valuation

  • Dr. Ali Esmaeili Dean for Math, Science, & Bachelor Programs

    Overview Baccalaureate Degrees

  • Bachelor Degrees

    Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT)  2005 – Technology Management  2008 – Computer & Information Technologies  2011 – Medical & Health Services Management Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)  2014 – Organizational Leadership  

    Competency Based 

  • Overview Bachelor Degrees

    Enrollment: Since 2005, over 3,000 students have enrolled Graduates : As of May 2014, over 700 have graduated

    South Texas College

    Duplicated Enrollment 2006‐2014

    Graduates 2006‐2014

    Placement 2013

    Technology Management 1,932 443 90%

    Medical & Health Service  Management

    764 99 77%

    Computer Information  Techology

    352 189 85%

    Organizational Leadership 58 0 Total 731

  • Historical Enrollment 2006 ‐ 2014

    0

    100

    200

    300

    400

    500

    600

    700

    800

    900

    2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

    40 112 166

    207 219 235 291 274

    388 122 84

    114 126 123 117

    144 31 97

    224

    58

    Enrollment by Academic Year  2006‐2014

    Technology Management Computer & Information Technologies

    Medical & Health Services Management Organizational Leadership

  • Graduates with Bachelor Degrees 2008 - 2014

    0 100 200 300 400 500

    Medical & Health Service (2012‐2014)

    Computer Information  (2008‐2014)

    Technology Mangagement  (2006‐2014)

    99

    189

    443

    Graduates 2008 ‐ 2014 

    Medical & Health Service (2012‐2014) Computer Information  (2008‐2014) Technology Mangagement  (2006‐2014)

    Total Graduates (2008 ‐2014) = 731

  • Student Profile Fall 2014

    0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0%

    Ethnicity

    Gender

    FT/PT

    91.9%

    53.5%

    61.8%

    3.4%

    46.5%

    38.2%

    1.1% 0.2% 3.4%

    Part‐time Full‐time

    Male Female

    Other/Unknown African‐American Asian White

    Hispanic

  • 74.7% 94.3%

    within 2 yrs

    within 3 yrs

    Graduates -Time to Degree

    Since 2008, there has been 731 students who have graduated  with Bachelor Degrees.  The chart below indicates the percentage of  students who have graduated within 2 and 3 years.

     94.3% of students have graduated within 3 years  74.7% have graduated within 2 years

  • Pathway to Bachelor Degree

    57.0% 43%

    Program Graduates with  Developmental   Coursework

    Development None

    Out of 731 graduates, 419 (57%) had prior developmental courses

  • Organizationa