2018 Student Success Scorecard

Palo Verde College

Palo Verde College , founded in 1947, is on the banks of the Colorado River in the Palo Verde Valley, 165 miles west of Phoenix, 110 miles east of Palm Springs, and 100 miles north of Yuma. Students of all ages and backgrounds attend from early morning to late evening and weekends to take advantage of a wide variety of courses. By 1973, the instructional program expanded to include vocational/technical, developmental, and continuing education courses. In 2001 the college began classes on its 200-acre campus.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2016-17 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2011-12.

Total Students
6,231

Gender Rate
Female 21.3%
Male 78.4%
Unknown 0.3%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 6.4%
20 to 24 years old 8.9%
25 to 39 years old 40.2%
40 or more years old 44.6%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 8.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.8%
Asian 3.3%
Filipino 1.6%
Hispanic 41.2%
Pacific Islander 0.5%
White 38.9%
Two or more Races 2.7%
Unknown 2.2%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 2,076.8
Credit Sections 1,066
Non-Credit Sections 96
Median Credit Section Size 18
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 58.3%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 52.7%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 2,192:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Students4,8794,8595,5546,6266,231
Gender
Female26.9%25.9%26.2%22.4%21.3%
Male72.5%73.2%73.5%77.5%78.4%
Unknown0.6%0.9%0.3%0.1%0.3%
Age
Less than 20 years old11.0%10.2%8.1%6.0%6.4%
20 to 24 years old10.3%10.0%9.3%8.1%8.9%
25 to 39 years old35.5%35.7%37.9%41.3%40.2%
40 or more years old42.0%43.4%44.4%44.3%44.6%
Unknown1.1%0.6%0.4%0.2%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American8.8%8.7%9.7%9.6%8.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.7%0.9%1.0%0.7%0.8%
Asian3.6%4.0%3.3%3.5%3.3%
Filipino1.8%2.1%1.9%1.8%1.6%
Hispanic29.0%32.2%38.0%36.0%41.2%
Pacific Islander0.5%0.6%0.6%0.6%0.5%
White43.0%42.5%39.1%42.5%38.9%
Two or more Races2.1%2.3%1.9%2.3%2.7%
Unknown10.4%6.6%4.5%3.0%2.2%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students1,598.11,401.81,844.62,056.72,076.8
Credit Sections6817439791,0931,066
Non-Credit Sections5558927396
Median Credit Section Size1917181918
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty63.3%65.3%77.0%58.6%58.3%
Percentage of First-Generation Students****55.1%*52.4%*52.7%*
Student Counseling Ratio1,032:11,285:12,087:12,080:12,192:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2011-12 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2016-17 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

22.6% N=314
Gender Rate N
Female 16.4 128
Male 26.9 186
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 24.7 81
20-24 19.0 58
25-39 20.2 119
40 OR OVER 28.6 56
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 31.4 51
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 60.0 *
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 21.0 157
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 18.0 89

Remedial English

28.2%
N=238
Gender Rate N
Female 30.7 114
Male 25.8 124
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 40.0 90
20-24 23.8 42
25-39 18.2 66
40 OR OVER 22.5 40
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 22.9 35
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 40.0 *
ASIAN 42.9 *
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 27.6 127
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 25.0 56

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

N/A
N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female N/A *
Male N/A *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A *
20-24 N/A *
25-39 N/A *
40 OR OVER N/A *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC N/A *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE N/A *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2015-16 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  5.0% N=141 9.9% N=141
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 4.3 46 6.5 46
Male 5.3 95 11.6 95
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 5.4 56 8.9 56
20-24 7.1 14 21.4 14
25-39 2.2 45 6.7 45
40 OR OVER 7.7 26 11.5 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 20 10.0 20
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 * 100.0 *
FILIPINO 0.0 * 0.0 *
HISPANIC 2.6 78 6.4 78
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 6.7 30 10.0 30

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  14.9% N=141 25.5% N=141
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 17.4 46 30.4 46
Male 13.7 95 23.2 95
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 23.2 56 37.5 56
20-24 14.3 14 28.6 14
25-39 11.1 45 20.0 45
40 OR OVER 3.8 26 7.7 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 5.0 20 15.0 20
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 * 50.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 * 100.0 *
FILIPINO 0.0 * 50.0 *
HISPANIC 15.4 78 24.4 78
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 13.3 30 26.7 30

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

65.2% N=23
Gender Rate N
Female 72.7 11
Male 58.3 12
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 64.7 17
20-24 100.0 *
25-39 33.3 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 100.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 0.0 *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC 63.6 11
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 62.5 *

Persistence Unprepared For College

61.8%
N=170
Gender Rate N
Female 53.2 79
Male 69.2 91
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.8 84
20-24 76.2 *
25-39 62.2 *
40 OR OVER 71.4 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 85.7 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 57.9 95
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 52.5 *

Persistence Overall

62.2%
N=193
Gender Rate N
Female 55.6 90
Male 68.0 103
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 56.4 101
20-24 77.3 22
25-39 60.0 40
40 OR OVER 73.3 30
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 86.7 30
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 50.0 *
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 58.5 106
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 54.2 48

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

69.6% N=23
Gender Rate N
Female 72.7 11
Male 66.7 12
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.5 17
20-24 0.0 *
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 0.0 *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC 72.7 11
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 75.0 *

30 Units Unprepared For College

51.2%
N=170
Gender Rate N
Female 48.1 79
Male 53.8 91
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 51.2 84
20-24 57.1 *
25-39 45.9 *
40 OR OVER 53.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 53.6 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 53.7 95
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 42.5 *

30 Units Overall

53.4%
N=193
Gender Rate N
Female 51.1 90
Male 55.3 103
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 55.4 101
20-24 54.5 22
25-39 47.5 40
40 OR OVER 53.3 30
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 53.3 30
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 50.0 *
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 55.7 106
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 47.9 48

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

69.6% N=23
Gender Rate N
Female 90.9 11
Male 50.0 12
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 82.4 17
20-24 0.0 *
25-39 33.3 *
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC 72.7 11
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 62.5 *

Persistence Unprepared For College

26.5%
N=170
Gender Rate N
Female 27.8 79
Male 25.3 91
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 28.6 84
20-24 28.6 *
25-39 21.6 *
40 OR OVER 25.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 32.1 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 22.1 95
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 30.0 *

Persistence Overall

31.6%
N=193
Gender Rate N
Female 35.6 90
Male 28.2 103
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 37.6 101
20-24 27.3 22
25-39 22.5 40
40 OR OVER 26.7 30
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 33.3 30
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 100.0 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 27.4 106
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 35.4 48

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

37.7% N=297
Gender Rate N
Female 43.3 60
Male 36.3 237
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 40.7 54
20-24 54.8 42
25-39 33.3 129
40 OR OVER 34.3 70
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 44.4 36
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 *
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 34.7 121
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 38.5 109

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2016-17, who started first time in 2011-12 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

N/A N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female N/A *
Male N/A *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A *
20-24 N/A *
25-39 N/A *
40 OR OVER N/A *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC N/A *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE N/A *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2014-2015 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+15.7% N=347
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Fire Technology 13.7% 188
Environmental Technology 6.8% 76
Child Development/Early Care and Education 29.1% 22
Administration of Justice 150.8% 16
Phlebotomy 98.1% 10
Health Occupations, General 69.3%
Energy Systems Technology 21.3%
Information Technology, General 487.0%
Automotive Technology 33.5%
Welding Technology 58.1%

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 28.7% 60
Male 13.9% 286
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 129.7% 14
20-24 94.9% 23
25-39 20.3% 141
40 OR OVER 10.4% 169
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 10.6% 18
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 1.8% *
ASIAN 7.8% 21
FILIPINO 14.8% *
HISPANIC 20.3% 123
PACIFIC ISLANDER 34.3% *
WHITE 16.0% 154

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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