Transparency, Accountability, Progress, and Performance


The Florida College System is committed to making additional information about the students and colleges we serve accessible. Below is a list of data-intensive Transparency, Accountability, Progress and Performance Questions and brief (one to three page) statewide answers. In most cases, a spreadsheet is attached containing individual college trend data which can be used to identify best in class performers.

Questions addressed are tied to Stepping Up: A Strategic Plan for The Florida College System (PDF, 849KB) and topics about which stakeholders have inquired. We welcome any questions for us at Eric.Godin@fldoe.org or Kathyrine.Scheuch@fldoe.org.




Affordability - Cost of Attendance & Financial Aid


  • What does it cost to attend a Florida College System Credit Program and how does that compare with other available options?

  • What basic information should students know about college loans? What is the federal loan default rate for students in the Florida College System and other Florida higher education sectors?

  • How many students in the Florida College System receive awards from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program?

  • How do the net prices of Florida College System institutions compare to other postsecondary sectors?

  • What is the Florida College System's rate of return for students and taxpayers?

  • How many students in the Florida College System receive Pell Grant financial aid?



  • Graduation


  • How many students graduate from Florida colleges?

  • How do Florida College System institutions rank in Community College Week's Top 100 Associate Degree Producers?

  • What are the 100 percent, 150 percent and 200 percent graduation rates for fall, full-time, first-time-in-college students across the Florida College System?

  • How does the Florida College System compare to other southern states on measures relating to degree completion? Time-to-degree? Credits-to-degree?



  • Workforce - Employment, Earnings and Continuing Education


  • What are the overall employment, earnings, and continuing education outcomes for Florida College System graduates? How can Smart College Choices contribute additional information by major?

  • How do employment and continuing education outcomes compare between graduates who needed developmental education at entry and those where college ready upon arrival?

  • Where can I find the Specialized Accreditation Report from the Florida College System Foundation?



  • Dual Enrollment & Accelerated Learning Options


  • How can high school students use dual enrollment to get ahead? How many students participate in dual enrollment?

  • What courses do dual enrollment students take?

  • To what extent are students from different types of secondary schools participating in dual enrollment?



  • Transfer & Partnerships


  • How many Florida College System graduates are accepted and enroll in the State University System of Florida?

  • How many concurrent- and joint-use partnerships does the Florida College System have?

  • To what extent do Florida College System associate-degree graduates transfer to upper-division (junior/ senior) courses at Florida public colleges and universities?

  • What are the preferred destination institutions for high school graduates who immediately enter college?

  • Where can I find a copy of the Reverse Transfer Report from the Florida College System Foundation?



  • Developmental Education - College Readiness


  • To what extent do developmental education sequence completers enroll in and complete related gatekeeper courses? Why take the related gatekeeper course in the year after completing the developmental sequence?

  • How many students enroll in developmental education in the Florida College System and in what academic areas do they study to build their skills?

  • How do Florida College System first-time in college degree seeking students perform in developmental education?

  • What levels of developmental education do students test into? To what extent do students emerge from developmental education?

  • To what extent do first-time-in-college students who emerge from developmental education and engage in college-level coursework, persist and ultimately graduate?

  • What are some key takeaways about developmental education in the Florida College System?

  • Where can I find the 2015 Developmental Education Accountability Report Submitted in Accordance with 1008.30(6)(b), Florida Statutes?



  • Access


  • How does the racial/ethnic composition of students enrolled in the Florida College System credit programs compare with the state's racial/ ethnic distribution?

  • How many students are enrolled in Florida College System credit programs?

  • What are the enrollments and completions of students with disabilities in the Florida College System?

  • What degrees, certificates or other awards are available from the Florida College System?



  • Distance Learning - Optimizing the Use of Learning Technologies


  • What's happening with Florida College System internet course enrollments?



  • Baccalaureate Programs


  • What are some key takeaways about baccalaureate degrees in the Florida College System?

  • What are the retention, advancement and graduation rates of Florida College System baccalaureate programs?

  • How many Florida College System students graduate with baccalaureate degrees?

  • Are Florida College System baccalaureate program enrollments growing?

  • What are the trends in upper division enrollments in Florida public higher education?

  • Are there savings to both students and taxpayers when individuals participate in Florida College System baccalaureate-level coursework?

  • What are the bachelor's degree attainment levels in Florida College System service regions? How do they compare to the Florida statewide and national attainment levels?

  • To what extent are Florida College System baccalaureate programs educating underserved student populations?