Evidence of Student Success
Evidence of Student Success in Graduation Rate, Placement Rate, & Persistence Rate:
2019-20 Academic Year
The mission of CCBS is to “disciple Christ-followers, through biblical higher education, for a lifetime of effective servant leadership.” Since our institutional mission to prepare Christ-followers for effective servant leadership, student success is of great importance to CCBS. We desire our graduates to exemplify the wisdom, knowledge, and skills necessary to launch and lead healthy ministries worldwide. In addition to grades, CCBS uses three measures to gauge student success: student graduation, persistence rates, and placement rates.
At CCBS, Graduation Rates are calculated by comparing the total number of First Time, Full-Time Students in a semester of a given year to the total number of these students who graduate by the end of the sixth subsequent academic year. All programs use the six-year period for consistency across the institution.
CCBS seeks to graduate at least 50% of its undergraduate students within a six-year period. For the Fall 2013 undergraduate cohort, 28% of students graduated within six years. This number only reflects bachelor’s degree students. The graduation rate is consistently low due to the relatively small number of students entering CCBS as both “first-time college” and “full-time.”
The goal for the graduate program is that 60% of our graduate degree students graduate within a six-year period. The graduate program did not begin until the 2019-20 Academic Year. Therefore, no graduation rate is available at this time.
Updated: September 3, 2020
Placement data relies on graduates to report on a voluntary survey. This survey is distributed to graduates one year after their graduation. For these particular figures, this survey includes the respondents of 2018-19 graduating classes.
CCBS seeks to place 75% of its undergraduates who seek vocational ministry into a vocational ministry position. For the 2018-19 respondents, 100% seeking vocational ministry were placed in a vocational ministry setting.
At the graduate level, CCBS seeks to place 75% of graduate students into vocational ministry placement who seek vocational ministry. At this time, we have not graduated our first class, so no placement data is available yet.
Updated: September 10, 2020
At CCBS, Retention Rates are calculated by comparing the total number of First Time, Full-Time Students in a semester of a given year to the total number of these students who registered for courses the next academic year.
CCBS seeks to retain at least 60% of its undergraduate students. For the Fall 2019 undergraduate cohort, 71% of students returned the following academic year.
CCBS seeks to retain at least 70% of its graduate students. For the Fall 2019 graduate cohort, 71% of students returned for the following academic year.
Updated: September 10, 2020