Student Achievement at Georgia State University

Georgia State University has implemented many student success initiatives over the years with the goal of improving retention, progression, and graduation while reducing student credit hours, and in turn cost, through strong advising and clear pathways to success. Tracking targets and outcomes over time helps to show the impact of these initiatives and informs decision making at Georgia State University.  For more information about student success initiatives at Georgia State University, please visit https://success.gsu.edu/

 

Associate’s Level

Number of Degrees Awarded at the Associate’s Degree Level

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2022-23 Target
Not PELL Eligible
856
899
884
PELL Eligible
936
1,052
1,221
Total
2,029
1,885
1,838
1,975
1,792
1,951
2,105
2,280
*Pre-consolidation data (2012-13 – 2015-16) source: University System of Georgia Research & Policy Analysis Degrees Conferred Report

First-time, Full-time Freshman One Year Retention

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2022-23 Target
Not PELL Eligible
70.2%
70.1%
70.5%
PELL Eligible
65.9%
63.8%
68.6%
Total
51.0%
58.0%
61.0%
64.0%
67.7%
66.1%
69.3%
70.2%
*Pre-consolidation data (2012-13 – 2015-16) source: IPEDS.

 

First-time, Full-time Freshman One Year Progression to Sophomore Status

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2022-23 Target
Not PELL Eligible
17.4%
18.2%
26.3%
PELL Eligible
11.1%
17.7%
19.9%
Total
8.5%
10.6%
13.2%
13.9%
13.7%
17.9%
22.1%
16.5%

 

Average Credit Hours at Graduation (Associates) for Native Freshman

2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2022-23 Target
Not PELL Eligible
73.5
72.4
70.8
PELL Eligible
71.4
72.9
71.3
Total
72.3
72.7
71.1
70.5
*Pre-consolidation data (2012-13 – 2015-16) not available.

 

Bachelor’s Level

Number of Degrees Awarded at the Bachelor’s Degree Level

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2022-23 Target
Not PELL Eligible
2,340
2,214
2,285
2,378
2,438
2,325
2,417
PELL Eligible
2,444
2,454
2,503
2,491
2,521
2,688
2,868
Total
4,784
4,688
4,788
4,869
4,959
5,013
5,285
5,350

 

First-time, Full-time Freshman One Year Retention

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2022-23 Target
Not PELL Eligible
83.0%
82.0%
80.9%
85.2%
83.1%
82.1%
79.4%
PELL Eligible
83.8%
82.5%
81.6%
81.4%
82.7%
83.7%
81.3%
Total
83.4%
82.3%
81.3%
83.0%
82.9%
83.0%
80.4%
84.5%

 

First-time, Full-time Freshman One Year Progression to Sophomore Status

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2022-23 Target
Not PELL Eligible
51.8%
58.3%
60.2%
67.3%
63.4%
61.8%
61.0%
PELL Eligible
44.8%
49.7%
53.1%
60.0%
57.2%
58.7%
57.4%
Total
47.8%
53.3%
56.0%
63.1%
60.0%
60.1%
59.0%
61.6%

 

First-time, Full-time Freshman Six Year Graduation Rate

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2023 Target
Not PELL Eligible
53.0%
55.0%
53.0%
53.6%
53.3%
54.3%
56.5%
PELL Eligible
53.3%
51.1%
55.2%
52.1%
53.8%
54.7%
53.6%
Total
53.1%
53.5%
54.0%
52.8%
53.6%
54.5%
54.8%
60.0%
*Data are for first-time, full-time freshman cohorts completing on or before summer of the listed academic year.

 

Average Credit Hours at Graduation (Bachelors) for Native Freshman

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2022-23 Target
Not PELL Eligible
139.6
136.6
135.6
133.9
134.6
134.7
133.6
PELL Eligible
141.2
138.8
136.1
133.5
134.4
133.3
133.0
Total
140.4
137.7
135.9
133.7
134.5
134.0
133.3
132.0



Graduate/Law Level

Number of Degrees Awarded at the Graduate/Law Degree Level

2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2022-23 Target
Masters*
2.241
2,088
2,162
2,021
2,048
2,074
1,956
Doctoral
216
247
268
281
315
321
314
Professional
196
216
199
203
184
179
200
Total
2,653
2,551
2,629
2,505
2,547
2,574
2,470
2,751
*Does not include Specialist degrees or Certificates