PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (AZ)

Retention Rates for Paradise Valley Community College Students

  Retention of All PVCC Students NOT in
AAA/CPD 115 or CPD 150, the On Course Classes.
Retention of First-Semester
Students in AAA/CPD 115 or CPD 150, the On Course Classes (N=679)
Improved
Retention in the
On Course Classes
Fall 2007 to Spring 2008 57% 74% +17%

[NOTE: Students not in the On Course classes include all other students at the college; thus, many in the non-On Course group have been at the college for multiple semesters and might be expected to have a higher retention rate than first-semester students in the On Course group.]

679 students enrolled in a college success course (AAA/CPD 115 or CPD 150), both of which use the On Course text. 

86% of the students agree or strongly agree that the course has better prepared them for success in college and in life.

88% of the students agree or strongly agree that the course has helped them to improve their self-management skills.

86% of the students agree or strongly agree that the course has helped them to learn how to take charge of their lives.

84% of the students agree or strongly agree that the course has increased their self-motivation.

83% of the students agree or strongly agree that the course has increased their self-awareness.