Big Bend Community College success rate increasing

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Big Bend Community College has improved on the success rate of its students over the last couple years, boasted college President Terry Leas last week, speaking at a Rotary Club luncheon in Grand Coulee Wednesday.

Leas said a common state measurement for gauging a college’s success with student learning looks at the percentage of students getting a C average or greater. In the 2013-14 school year, 84 percent of BBCC’s student earned at least a C average in traditional classrooms, up steadily from 81 percent the year before, and 76 percent the year before that.

“It’s pretty extraordinary,” Leas said. “We like the trend.”

He said even factoring in students in “blended” programs, taking both traditional and online classes, 79 percent of students earned a 2.0 grade point average or higher.

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