Helping More Students Progress Toward Their Goal. Two of the student success objectives in COM’s 2015-2018 strategic plan are showing signs of improvement. For the first time during this period, a larger percentage of first-time students who enroll to earn a degree or transfer to a four-year institution persisted in their first 3 terms. Also, a larger percentage of these students earned at least 30 units in 3 years. See the charts here.