Student Achievement

South Georgia State College offers high-quality associate and select baccalaureate degree programs as a state college within the University System of Georgia. The college defines student achievement success in relation to SGSC’s mission, its strategic plan and goals, and the goals and strategies of Complete College Georgia. 

The benchmark that SGSC sets for student success is to meet or exceed the retention and graduation ratesamong other USG institutions within its  sector in the following areas:

Three-Year Graduation Rates
One-Year Retention Rates

In addition, SGSC seeks to improve performance in the following areas in terms of year-over-year performance. SGSC has set a five-year target of 10% increase in course success and degrees conferred:

Credit Hours Successfully Completed Rates
Degrees Conferred

Finally, SGSC, in keeping with its mission of producing high-quality degrees, seeks to maintain high standards with its Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates.

NCLEX – RN Pass Rates (This benchmark is measured against a pass rate of 80% or higher for a testing cohort on the NCLEX-RN exam2.)

ASN Three-Year Graduation Rates

ASN Employment Rates

BSN Three-Year Graduation Rates (Note: This is a 2 + 2 program and is based upon students' graduating within three years of matriculation.)

BSN Employment Rates

1. The retention rate is determined by dividing the number of students who are retained or graduated at the individual institution by the number of students who were intitally in the cohort. The system-wide rate is determined by the number of student who are retained or graduated at the individual institution or within the University System of Georgia by the number of students who were intially in the cohort. South Georgia State College data has been excluded from the state college sector rates.

2. The minimum pass rate for a testing cohort established by the Georgia Board of Nursing is 80%. This rate is determined by dividing the number in the cohort who pass the test by the total number in the cohort taking the test.