Governor's Office of Student Achievement (OSA) was established
July 1, 2000 by the state law known as the A Plus Education Act.
The mission of OSA is to provide accountability for all of Georgia's education system from
prekindergarten through post-secondary levels that will result
Improving student achievement
Improving school completion.
part of this mission, OSA is proud to present its third annual
report on the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
(DTAE). DTAE provides a unified system of technical education,
customized business and industry training and adult education.
To learn more about technical education in Georgia, visit DTAE's website:
2004-2005 Report Card:
third annual report card on DTAE focuses on two indicators:
- Retention rates of first-time, full-time award-seeking
- Graduation rates.
Data are reported as provided
to OSA by DTAE. The data reflect the 2004-2005 academic year.
The above indicators are reported for the DTAE system and for
each technical college. When data are available, OSA reports these
indicators for all students as well as by race/ethnicity, gender,
and socioeconomic status. The race/ethnicity categories included
for DTAE are Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, White, and
Multiracial. Results for male and female students are also presented.
Socioeconomic status is based on whether the student has applied
for and been deemed eligible for a Pell Grant. If a student is
deemed eligible for a Pell Grant, then that student is counted
as an economically disadvantaged student.
for an institution of higher education is an indicator of the
school's success in keeping students enrolled from their first
year to their second year. Retention rates reflect the percentage
of fall quarter first-time, full-time students that continue enrollment
the following fall quarter. This report presents both institution-specific
retention rates and system retention rates. Institution-specific
retention rates show the percentage of fall quarter first-time
students that remain enrolled at the same school the next fall
quarter. System retention rates show the percentage of fall quarter
first-time students that are not in the same institution the next
fall but are enrolled in some other DTAE institution. Retention
rates for the system as a whole and for each technical college
are presented in OSA's web report. Results based on disaggregation
by race/ethnicity and gender are also reported.
institutions offer a variety of degrees, diplomas, and certificates.
OSA's web report on DTAE presents information on (1) graduation
rates for associate degree and diploma programs and (2) rates
for students who earn a professional certificate. The data provided
by DTAE show graduation rates assessed at 1.5 times the nominal
program duration (i.e., "time-and-a-half" graduation
rates). The nominal length of an associate degree program or diploma
typically ranges from one to two years. This report presents both
institution-specific graduation rates and systemwide graduation
rates. Institution-specific graduation rates show the percentage
of students who entered as a freshman into an institution and
graduated from that same institution. Systemwide graduation rates
reflect those students who entered as a freshman into an institution
and graduated from another institution within the DTAE system.
The graduation rates provided by DTAE show the percent of first-time,
full-time, degree-seeking students that earn an associate's degree
or diploma within 3 years. The nominal duration for students earning
a professional certificate typically ranges from 6 months to 1
year. The "time-and-a-half" rates provided by DTAE show
the percentage of students completing a certificate program within
1.5 years. The graduation rates are also shown disaggregated by
race/ethnicity and by gender.