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ETC Data

ETC Program Evaluation Methods

The ETC Program collects data on three measures: successful completion rates, retention and GPA. Successful completion rates refers to students earning a passing grade of A, B, C, P (CR) in a particular course within a semester. Retention refers to the number of students who remain enrolled in a particular course until the end of the semester and receive a final grade A, B, C, P (CR), D, F, NP (NC) (Non-withdrawal). GPA refers to the final course grade on a 4.0 scale.

The table below indicates the average GPA (Grade Point Average) of all students in the ETC Program, the average GPA for the attendees and that of the non‐attendees. It indicates a clear benefit for those students taking advantage of the extended classes.

Average GPA of Students in the ETC Program

Semester Total ETC Attendees ETC Non‐Attendees
Fall 2009 2.10 2.51(293)* 1.95(907)*
Spring 2010 2.17 2.37(517) 2.04(867)
Fall 2010 1.93 2.41(509) 1.65(998)
Spring 2011 1.85 2.28(711) 1.57(1249)
Fall 2011 1.98 2.40(632) 1.70(1088)
Spring 2012 1.87 2.27(1257) 1.63(2348)
Fall 2012 1.82 2.23(1076) 1.61(2412)
Spring 2013 1.78 2.13(1169) 1.58(2390)
Fall 2013 1.89 2.22(1330) 1.71(2867)
Spring 2014 1.93 2.19(1245) 1.77(2289)

* Number in parenthesis is the total number of Students

The table below indicates the retention rates of students enrolled in the ETC Program. The first column indicates overall retention, while the last two columns show retention rates for those attending the extra classes and those not attending.

Retention Rates of Students in the ETC Program

Semester Total ETC Attendees ETC Non‐Attendees
Fall 2009 86% 92%(293)* 85%(907)*
Spring 2010 87% 92%(517) 84%(867)
Fall 2010 88% 95%(509) 84%(998)
Spring 2011 88% 95%(711) 84%(1249)
Fall 2011 91% 97%(632) 87%(1088)
Spring 2012 88% 95%(1257) 84%(2348)
Fall 2012 85% 92%(1076) 82%(2412)
Spring 2013 85% 93%(1169) 81%(2390)
Fall 2013 87% 92%(1330) 84%(2867)
Spring 2014 87% 92%(1245) 84%(2289)

* Number in parenthesis is the total number of Students

The first column of the table below indicates the overall success rate of all students in the ETC program, the last two columns compare the success rate of students attending the extended classes with those who did not take advantage of the extended classes.

Successful Completion Rates in the ETC Program

Semester Total ETC Attendees ETC Non‐Attendees
Fall 2009 58% 72%(293)* 53%(907)*
Spring 2010 60% 71%(517) 54%(867)
Fall 2010 55% 73%(517) 46%(1249)
Spring 2011 53% 72%(711) 43%(1249)
Fall 2011 58% 76%(632) 48%(1088)
Spring 2012 55% 73%(1257) 46%(2348)
Fall 2012 52% 69%(1076) 45%(2412)
Spring 2013 51% 68%(1169) 42%(2390)
Fall 2013 55% 68%(1330) 49%(2867)
Spring 2014 56% 67%(1245) 50%(2289)

* Number in parenthesis is the total number of Students

ETC Overview

The following information provides a snapshot of the development of the ETC Program since its inception in Spring 2007 through Spring 2014.

Semester Number of Instructors Number of Sections ETC Student Attendance Contact Hours Visits
Spring 2007 7 8 61 146 136
Fall 2007 6 12 78 198 195
Spring 2008 8 18 143 831 706
Fall 2008 8 22 386 2486 3081
Spring 2009 10 16 466 4335 3458
Fall 2009 6 14 275 2383 1832
Spring 2010 9 21 465 5315 3850
Fall 2010 6 18 510 4856 3900
Spring 2011 10 31 686 6358 5595
Fall 2011 9 23 674 6857 6732
Spring 2012 15 45 1257 10108 8857
Fall 2012 19 55 1076 10396 8554
Spring 2013 19 52 1148 11825 11138
Fall 2013 20 64 1330 11451 10585
Spring 2014 24 69 1245 11210 9435