One measure of student achievement is the number of students who perform satisfactorily in a course. The percent of students earning As, Bs, Cs, or Ps/DPs at HCC by academic year is illustrated in Figure1. 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. Percent of Students Earning A, B, C, P, or DP by Academic Year.

Bar chart showing the percent of students earning a successful grade each year. These data are also in Table 1, below.
 

Table 1. Grades Earned by Academic Year.

Total Duplicated Headcount 16,817 16,219 14,830 13,527 12,564
Grade 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
A 5,656 5,280 4,881 4,814 4,700
% As 33.6% 32.6% 32.9% 35.6% 37.4%
B 4,205 3,682 3,433 3,325 3,178
% Bs 25.0% 22.7% 23.1% 24.6% 25.3%
C 2,453 1,951 1,834 1,606 1,585
% Cs 14.6% 12.0% 12.4% 11.9% 12.6%
D 799 794 691 544 489
% Ds 4.8% 4.9% 4.7% 4.0% 3.9%
F 912 996 763 497 339
% Fs 5.4% 6.1% 5.1% 3.7% 2.7%
P 76 25 32 20 21
% Ps 0.5% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
DP   727 618 389 233
% DPs   4.5% 4.2% 2.9% 1.9%
DR   202 172 95 71
% DRs   1.2% 1.2% 0.7% 0.6%
AU 41 33 6 6 3
% AUs 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
I   10   2 11
% Is   0.1%   0.0% 0.1%
W 2,088 1,886 1,663 2,222 1,933
% Ws 12.4% 11.6% 11.2% 16.4% 15.4%
WF 587 633 737 4 1
% WFs 3.5% 3.9% 5.0% 0.0% 0.0%
NG       3  
% NGs       0.0%  
Success* 12,390 11,665 10,798 10,154 9,717
% Success 73.7% 71.9% 72.8% 75.1% 77.3%

 

*A "successful grade" is an A, B, C, P, or DP.

 

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 -
I Incomplete -
NG No Grade Reported by Instructor -
P Satisfactory Completion (Passing)** -
DP Developmental Pass*** -
DR Developmental Repeat*** -
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.

***Applies only to Developmental courses. 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.