2017 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 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
6,626

Gender Rate
Female 22.4%
Male 77.5%
Unknown 0.1%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 6.0%
20 to 24 years old 8.1%
25 to 39 years old 41.3%
40 or more years old 44.3%
Unknown 0.2%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 9.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.7%
Asian 3.5%
Filipino 1.8%
Hispanic 36.0%
Pacific Islander 0.6%
White 42.5%
Two or more Races 2.3%
Unknown 3.0%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 2,056.7
Credit Sections 1,093
Non-Credit Sections 73
Median Credit Section Size 19
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 58.6%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 52.4%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 2,080:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**4,8794,8595,5546,626
Gender
Female**26.9%25.9%26.2%22.4%
Male**72.5%73.2%73.5%77.5%
Unknown**0.6%0.9%0.3%0.1%
Age
Less than 20 years old**11.0%10.2%8.1%6.0%
20 to 24 years old**10.3%10.0%9.3%8.1%
25 to 39 years old**35.5%35.7%37.9%41.3%
40 or more years old**42.0%43.4%44.4%44.3%
Unknown**1.1%0.6%0.4%0.2%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**8.8%8.7%9.7%9.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.7%0.9%1.0%0.7%
Asian**3.6%4.0%3.3%3.5%
Filipino**1.8%2.1%1.9%1.8%
Hispanic**29.0%32.2%38.0%36.0%
Pacific Islander**0.5%0.6%0.6%0.6%
White**43.0%42.5%39.1%42.5%
Two or more Races**2.1%2.3%1.9%2.3%
Unknown**10.4%6.6%4.5%3.0%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**1,598.11,401.81,844.62,056.7
Credit Sections**6817439791,093
Non-Credit Sections**55589273
Median Credit Section Size**19171819
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**63.3%65.3%77.0%58.6%
Percentage of First-Generation Students******55.1%*52.4%
Student Counseling Ratio**1,032:11,285:12,087:12,080:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

17.2% N=267
Gender Rate N
Female 18.3 104
Male 16.0 162
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 26.8 56
20-24 11.5 52
25-39 15.7 102
40 OR OVER 15.8 57
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 13.7 51
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 12.5 *
FILIPINO 0.0 *
HISPANIC 18.3 115
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 18.1 72

Remedial English

20.5%
N=234
Gender Rate N
Female 26.5 102
Male 15.9 132
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 28.1 89
20-24 14.6 48
25-39 7.3 55
40 OR OVER 28.6 42
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 20.0 45
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 28.6 *
ASIAN 16.7 *
FILIPINO 33.3 *
HISPANIC 20.6 107
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 23.6 55

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

0.0%
N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female 0.0 *
Male 0.0 *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A N/A
20-24 N/A N/A
25-39 0.0 *
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN N/A N/A
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 0.0 *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 0.0 *

*: 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 2014-15 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
  1.8% N=112 8.9% N=112
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 3.8 53 11.3 53
Male 0.0 59 6.8 59
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 0.0 63 9.5 63
20-24 6.7 15 13.3 15
25-39 4.0 25 8.0 25
40 OR OVER 0.0 * 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 * 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
ASIAN 0.0 * 20.0 *
FILIPINO 0.0 * 50.0 *
HISPANIC 3.1 64 9.4 64
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 0.0 27 0.0 27

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  25.9% N=112 33.9% N=112
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 30.2 53 39.6 53
Male 22.0 59 28.8 59
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 25.4 63 34.9 63
20-24 40.0 15 40.0 15
25-39 12.0 25 20.0 25
40 OR OVER 44.4 * 55.6 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 * 12.5 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
ASIAN 0.0 * 20.0 *
FILIPINO 100.0 * 100.0 *
HISPANIC 28.1 64 35.9 64
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 N/A 0.0 N/A
WHITE 29.6 27 29.6 27

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

62.5% N=32
Gender Rate N
Female 41.7 12
Male 75.0 20
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.2 24
20-24 50.0 *
25-39 100.0 *
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 100.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC 66.7 12
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 50.0 16

Persistence Unprepared For College

55.5%
N=173
Gender Rate N
Female 54.9 82
Male 56.0 91
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.2 96
20-24 50.0 *
25-39 54.8 *
40 OR OVER 66.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 68.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 61.8 89
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 35.7 42

Persistence Overall

56.6%
N=205
Gender Rate N
Female 53.2 94
Male 59.5 111
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.2 120
20-24 50.0 24
25-39 58.8 34
40 OR OVER 69.2 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 69.2 26
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 62.4 101
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 39.7 58

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

65.6% N=32
Gender Rate N
Female 58.3 12
Male 70.0 20
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 62.5 24
20-24 100.0 *
25-39 66.7 *
40 OR OVER 50.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 100.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC 75.0 12
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 50.0 16

30 Units Unprepared For College

59.5%
N=173
Gender Rate N
Female 64.6 82
Male 54.9 91
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.7 96
20-24 40.9 *
25-39 48.4 *
40 OR OVER 58.3 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 52.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 67.4 89
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 50.0 42

30 Units Overall

60.5%
N=205
Gender Rate N
Female 63.8 94
Male 57.7 111
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 66.7 120
20-24 45.8 24
25-39 50.0 34
40 OR OVER 57.7 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 53.8 26
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 68.3 101
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 50.0 58

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

53.1% N=32
Gender Rate N
Female 58.3 12
Male 50.0 20
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 62.5 24
20-24 50.0 *
25-39 0.0 *
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 0.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC 66.7 12
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 43.8 16

Persistence Unprepared For College

25.4%
N=173
Gender Rate N
Female 28.0 82
Male 23.1 91
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 32.3 96
20-24 9.1 *
25-39 9.7 *
40 OR OVER 33.3 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 24.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 24.7 89
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 26.2 42

Persistence Overall

29.8%
N=205
Gender Rate N
Female 31.9 94
Male 27.9 111
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 38.3 120
20-24 12.5 24
25-39 8.8 34
40 OR OVER 30.8 26
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 23.1 26
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 *
ASIAN 66.7 *
FILIPINO 50.0 *
HISPANIC 29.7 101
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 31.0 58

*: 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 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

38.1% N=396
Gender Rate N
Female 39.1 87
Male 38.0 308
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 44.1 68
20-24 40.8 49
25-39 41.3 179
40 OR OVER 27.8 97
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.0 50
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 *
ASIAN 12.5 16
FILIPINO 60.0 *
HISPANIC 38.1 126
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 40.5 173

*: 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 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 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

0.0% N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female 0.0 *
Male 0.0 *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A N/A
20-24 N/A N/A
25-39 0.0 *
40 OR OVER 0.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A N/A
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN N/A N/A
FILIPINO N/A N/A
HISPANIC 0.0 *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE N/A 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 2013-2014 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

+8.6% N=441
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Fire Technology 8.0% 266
Environmental Technology 7.8% 134
Licensed Vocational Nursing 33.9% 15
Administration of Justice 48.8% 13
Child Development/Early Care and Education 48.7% 11
Emergency Medical Services -2.0%
Information Technology, General 65.0%
Business Management -39.2%
Carpentry 231.8%
Alcohol and Controlled Substances 45.8%

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 11.4% 55
Male 8.5% 382
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 151.0% 13
20-24 68.5% 24
25-39 9.4% 193
40 OR OVER 6.3% 208
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 11.3% 14
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE -1.4% *
ASIAN 17.4% 14
FILIPINO -3.1% *
HISPANIC 16.4% 97
PACIFIC ISLANDER -18.9% *
WHITE 7.0% 256

*: 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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