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In accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Core Requirement 8.1, Student Achievement, Marion Military Institute has identified five measurements to monitor and evaluate student success and achievement. These five goals align with the MMI mission and are annually evaluated and updated. Each goal provides a link for a 5 year data trend chart.
The goal of 32% by 2022 (Fall 2018 First-time Freshmen Cohort) supports the overall mission of MMI and the mission of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS). This is also MMI’s key student completion indicator for SACSCOC. Click here for MMI’s IPEDS Graduation Rate within 150% of the normal completion time. (150% completion time for two-year institutions, such as MMI, is up to three years to complete an associate degree.)
The goal of 55% by 2022 (Fall 2018 First-time Freshmen Cohort) supports MMI’s mission to prepare students for academic transfer and MMI’s strategic plan initiatives. Click here for MMI’s five year IPEDS Transfer Rate.
In support of the MMI mission, the goal is to maintain an overall appointment rate of 75% to the U.S. Service Academies. This rate includes both Academy sponsored and self-prep, non-sponsored, cadets. This rate is also influenced by how many students are referred to MMI by the Academies. Click here for MMI’s five year SAP Appointment Rate chart.
The goal of maintaining a 40% retention rate supports the MMI mission and the ACCS mission. Retaining students is crucial for student’s academic success and completion. MMI has seen an overall upwards trend in retention in the last 10 years. Click here for MMI’s current IPEDS Retention Rate chart.
In support of the four annual goals listed above, MMI has chosen an 88% course completion success rate. A successful course completion is defined as a receiving a letter grade of A, B, C, or P. Course completion rates are evaluated on a semester basis as an early indicator of student performance. Click here for MMI’s Course Completion Rate chart.
What is IPEDS? IPEDS, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, is used by the the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to conduct annual interrelated surveys. All institutions that offer Title IV Financial Student Aid are required to report to IPEDS annually. IPEDS utilitzes standard reporting metrics for all participating institutions. IPEDS data is used by Congress, federal agencies, state governments, educational providers, media, students and parents, and many other entities to gather information about postsecondary institutions. Additional IPEDS data for MMI can be found on the NCES College Navigator website.