Student Achievement

Students marching at commencement

Rhodes College Vision

Rhodes College aspires to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We will achieve our aspiration through four strategic imperatives: Student Access, Student Learning, Student Engagement, Student Inspiration

Student Achievement

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Principles of Accreditation Standard 8.1 (Student Achievement) requires institutions to identify, evaluate, and publish goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution's mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. It also indicates that the institution should use multiple measures to document student success. 

Requirements for publication are further specified in the SACSCOC Policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure. Standard 8.1 is not intended to be fully comprehensive since other standards in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement address institutional practices, educational quality, and program effectiveness. 

Performance Levels

  • The achievement goal is the established benchmark to meet or surpass expectations.
  • The actual performance level is the current level of performance in the defined measure.

Where data are available, student achievement at the undergraduate level is compared with that of the College’s regional peers, the Associated Colleges of the South.