Institution-Set Standards

East Los Angeles College has established a set of six measures for college-wide reporting as institution-set standards for student achievement. A "standard" is a minimum level (floor) of acceptable performance. Should the college fall below a standard, an institution-wide response would occur. 

The six measures, and their corresponding standards, are summarized in the table below.

  Institution-set Standard 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Course Success 63% 67.5% 68.9% 69.6% 69.1% 67.8%
Course Retention 84% 83.9% 85.5% 86.7% 86.7% 91.8%
Retained from Fall to Spring* 49% 64.2% 66.0% 58.0% 57.5%  
Average Units Accumulated
by All Associate Degree
112   108 108 104 104
Number of Degrees 1640 2071 2171 2185 2728 3066
Number of Certificates 1120 1579 1519 1831 2014 1797
Number of Transfers 1150 1255 1485 1527 1377 1384
Percent of Students with a
Job Closely Related to Their
Field of Study
60% 65.5% 71.2%      

Course success and retention standards and annual outcomes exclude grades from Public Service Academies (PSA).

*Definition: Among first-time students who enrolled in at least one credit course in the fall of the selected year who did not transfer or who did not earn an award in the selected year, the percentage who enrolled in at least one credit course in any TOP code in a subsequent primary term at the selected school Source:

The six measures above are all directly related to the college’s Strategic Plan and are aligned to the College's Mission Statement, via “Increasing student success and academic excellence through student-centered instruction, student-centered support services, and dynamic technologies.” 

Discipline and Program-Set Standards

Each of the College's disciplines and programs have standards for outcomes such as success, retention, and completers.  

Discipline and program-set standards were initially set by the department owning the discipline or program during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Annual Update processes.  During the 2021 Program Review Self-Evaluation, programs and disciplines will set or revise standards.

Dashboard of standards will be posted Fall 21/Winter 22