Atlanta Metropolitan State College

About AMSC

Strategic Goal One - Student Success
Increase Student Retention, Progression, and Graduation


Student learning and success are at the core of AMSC’s mission. AMSC must, therefore, prioritize student retention, progression, and graduation (RPG). The College must embrace the accountability paradigm shift requirements at the local, state and national levels. Enrollment is no longer the primary measure of student success; rather completion is the new norm by which institutions of higher education are held accountability. Initiatives such as Complete College Georgia (CCG) and the Momentum Approach are the type strategies that AMSC must plan and implement to ensure successful student RPG. Collectively, these efforts form a long-term commitment designed to ensure student success. In doing so, AMSC will be accountable to both students and the general public for the most effective and efficient use of public funds and time investment to achieve a college education.


Key Performance Indicators/Metrics

I.  Provide targeted support for the RPG of first year students, particularly those in gateway courses in accord with Momentum Initiatives Earned/Attempted Hours (By Semester); DFW Rates (Freshman Gateway Classes)

II. Execute Complete College Georgia (CCG) strategies that target RPG of specific cohorts (i.e. dual enrollment, part-time students, adult learners)

Retention Rates (Full-time and Part-time Students); Graduation Rates (FTFT Associates/Bachelors); Earned/Attempted Hours

III. Activate intrusive advising and Pre-registration strategies

Number/Percent Students Advising Sessions per Semester; Percent/Number Continuing/Returning Students

Major Initiatives/Projects

  • Complete College Georgia
  • 15 to Finish & 1-in-3
  • Emergency and GAP Funding
  • Momentum Year