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In Fall 2019, the number of first-time freshman enrolled at COM was the largest in the past 5 years, increasing from 502 in Fall 2015 to 649 in Fall 2019.
In Fall 2018, to address equity and accessibility barriers for students due to the high cost of textbooks, COM began offering courses through the Zero Textbook Cost Program (ZTC).
As COM has expanded its distance education course offerings, the number of COM credit students enrolled in DE courses has increased as well.
High Failure Rate Courses-Fall 2015 Through Fall 2018. Substantial work has been done at COM to improve students’ success since our last report on high failure rate courses. The current report covers the time period since that last report.
Two of the student success objectives in COM’s 2015-2018 strategic plan are showing signs of improvement. Also, a larger percentage of these students earned at least 30 units in 3 years.
COM’s noncredit enrollment increased in Fall 2018 from the previous fall. Mostly, this increase was due to new students.
Are more COM students transferring to four-year institutions in less time?
COM is now using eLumen software to collect, store and report on student learning outcomes, curriculum review and program review.
Looking at COM’s performance on its institution-set standards over the past three academic years, the data show clear improvement on the number of students transferring to UC and CSU campuses, and fall-to-spring persistence of our first-time students.
College of Marin (COM) reports a set of metrics to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) every year.
One of COM’s strategic planning goals is to increase philanthropic support to address unfunded needs in the form of scholarships, endowments, academic student support programs and facilities within three years.
College of Marin is moving away from placing students in math and English courses based only on a standardized test.