Course Success Rates

One measure of student achievement is the number of students who perform satisfactorily in a course. The number and percent of students earning As, Bs, or Cs at HCC by academic year is illustrated in Figures 1 and 2. A complete breakdown of grades for these academic years is provided in Table 1 and a key to the letter grade codes is provided in Table 2.

 

Figure 1. Number of Students Earning A, B, or C by Academic Year.

"Unduplicated headcount" means that each student was counted once per course. 

 

Figure 2. Percent of Students Earning A, B, or C by Academic Year.

 

 

Table 1. Grades Earned by Academic Year.

  2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
A 4906 5176 5499 5880 5871 5658
% As 33.75% 33.33% 30.39% 29.96% 31.68% 33.14%
B 3345 3751 4145 4493 4405 4207
% Bs 23.01% 24.15% 22.91% 22.89% 23.77% 24.64%
C 1921 2172 2573 2859 2776 2457
% Cs 13.22% 13.98% 14.22% 14.57% 14.98% 14.39%
D 621 638 820 1040 968 801
% Ds 4.27% 4.11% 4.53% 5.30% 5.22% 4.69%
F 868 924 1115 1002 955 896
% Fs 5.97% 5.95% 6.16% 5.10% 5.15% 5.25%
P 49 37 134 115 113 76
% Ps 0.34% 0.24% 0.74% 0.59% 0.61% 0.45%
AU 56 69 34 54 52 39
% Aus 0.39% 0.44% 0.19% 0.28% 0.28% 0.23%
CE 34 27 44 34 18 22
% Cs 0.23% 0.17% 0.24% 0.17% 0.10% 0.13%
CT 213 96 197 119 83 77
% CTs 1.47% 0.62% 1.09% 0.61% 0.45% 0.45%
I 10 3 0 6 18 18
% Is 0.07% 0.02% 0.00% 0.03% 0.10% 0.11%
NS 184 234 362 404 336 146
% NSs 1.27% 1.51% 2.00% 2.06% 1.81% 0.86%
W 2181 1969 2431 2723 2240 2088
% Ws 15.00% 12.68% 13.44% 13.87% 12.09% 12.23%
WF 138 422 733 897 688 589
% WFs 0.95% 2.72% 4.05% 4.57% 3.71% 3.45%
NG 10 13 6 3 7 0
% NGs 0.07% 0.08% 0.03% 0.02% 0.04% 0.00%

 

Table 2. Explanation of Grade Codes.

Grade

Significance

Quality Points

A Outstanding 4
B Above Average 3
C Average 2
D Poor 1
F Failing 0
AU Audit -
CE Credit by Exam -
CT Continuation* -
I Incomplete -
NG No Grade Reported by Instructor -
NS No Show -
P Satisfactory Completion (Passing)** -
W Official withdrawal -
WF Withdrawal failing 0

* Student must register and pay fees next semester (for developmental courses
only; students cannot earn a letter grade of D, F or WF in a developmental course). If a student
attends classes until the end of the semester but is not successful (making an A, B, or C), the
student will receive a letter grade of CT; if the student withdraws or stops attending prior to the
end of the semester, the student will receive a letter grade of ‘W’.

** Applies only to courses taken pass/fail.

Grades earned in developmental courses do not count toward a student's GPA.

 

All data from HCC Data Warehouse.
Data updated annually in fall semester for the prior year.