Course Success

Retention in College Courses

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Definition

Percentage of students who are retained in college-level courses in the fall semester of the designated
year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the percentage of Oakton students who were retained in college-level courses was the third highest among Oakton’s peers. Additionally, the percentage of Oakton students who were retained in college-level courses was in the 31st percentile nationally.


Success in College Courses - All Enrolled

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Definition

Percentage of students who earned a grade of A, B, C, or P, of all students enrolled in the course in the fall semester of the designated year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the percentage of Oakton students who earned a successful grade (of all students enrolled in the course) was the second lowest among Oakton’s peers. Additionally, the percentage of Oakton students who earned a successful grade (of all students enrolled in the course) was in the 30th percentile nationally.


Success in College Courses - All Completers

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Definition

Percentage of students who earned a grade of A, B, C, or P, of all students who completed the course in the fall semester of the designated year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the percentage of Oakton students who earned a successful grade (of all students who completed the course) was the second lowest among Oakton’s peers. Additionally, the percentage of Oakton students who earned a successful grade (of all students who completed the course) was in the 36th percentile nationally.


Success in Algebra - All Enrolled

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Definition

Percentage of students who earned a grade of A, B, C, or P in Algebra, of all students who enrolled in the course in the fall semester of the designated year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the percentage of Oakton students enrolled in Algebra who earned a successful grade (of all students who enrolled the course) was the highest among Oakton’s peers. Additionally, the percentage of Oakton students enrolled in Algebra who earned a successful grade (of all students who enrolled in the course) was in the 48th percentile nationally.


Success in Composition I - All Enrolled

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Definition

Percentage of students who earned a grade of A, B, C, or P in Composition I, of all students who enrolled in the course in the fall semester of the designated year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the percentage of Oakton students enrolled in Composition I who earned a successful grade (of all students who enrolled the course) was the highest among Oakton’s peers. Additionally, the percentage of Oakton students enrolled in Composition I who earned a successful grade (of all students who enrolled in the course) was in the 67th percentile nationally.


Success in Composition II - All Enrolled

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Definition

Percentage of students who earned a grade of A, B, C, or P in Composition II, of all students who enrolled in the course in the fall semester of the designated year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the percentage of Oakton students enrolled in Composition II who earned a successful grade (of all students who enrolled the course) was the third highest among Oakton’s peers. Additionally, the percentage of Oakton students enrolled in Composition Ii who earned a successful grade (of all students who enrolled in the course) was in the 65th percentile nationally


Success in Speech - All Enrolled

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Definition

Percentage of students who earned a grade of A, B, C, or P in Speech, of all students who enrolled in the course in the fall semester of the designated year.

External Benchmarking

In 2016, the percentage of Oakton students enrolled in Speech who earned a successful grade (of all students who enrolled the course) was the second highest among Oakton’s peers. Additionally, the percentage of Oakton students enrolled in Speech who earned a successful grade (of all students who enrolled in the course) was in the 67th percentile nationally.