Institutional Portfolio Student Achievement
Westmont is committed to the continuous improvement of our academic programs by aligning our curriculum to the highest standards in the respective academic programs and regularly assessing student learning. The richness of a four-year college education can not be captured by a few numbers and charts. However, Westmont is committed to documenting student achievement across the curriculum. This page links to a range of assessment documents, providing glimpses into student learning in the student's major and in general education courses.
Retention and Graduation Rates
Retention and graduation rates are provided, disagregated by gender, race and ethnicity. The most recent 4-year graduation rate is 73.5% and the 6-year rate is 77.4%. Retention and Graduation Rates
Institutional Learning Outcomes
Westmont's broadest learning goals are embedded in seven institutional learning outcomes. Each year one ILO is the focus of a college-wide assessment effort. Summary of results are presented here.
- Christian Understanding, Practices and Affections 2012-13
- Competence in Oral Communication 2012-14
- Competence in Written Communication 2011-12
- Critical Thinking 2013-14
- Global Awareness assessed at the General Education level as World History and Thinking Globally 2016-17
- Information Literacy 2014-15
- Quantitative Literacy 2015-16
- Diversity 2016-17
General Education Learning Outcomes
In the general education program, students explore a number of the branches of human knowledge and inquiry. General education learning outcomes provide a sampling of learning across many disciplines.
- Exploring the Life Sciences 2017-18
- Exploring the Physical Sciences 2017-18
- Modern Languages 2018-19
- Performing & Interpreting the Arts 2014-15
- Understanding Society 2014-15
- Philosophical Reflections 2019-20 (preliminary assessment 2014-15)
- Physical Education 2015-16
- Reasoning Abstractly 2018-19
- Reading Imaginative Literature 2019-20
- Serving Society/Enacting Justice 2019-20
- Thinking Historically 2015-2016
In addition, the following general education learning outcomes are assessed as part of concurrent institutional learning outcome assessment: Biblical and Theological Canons, World History in Christian Perspective, Thinking Globally, Cross-Cultural Communication, Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning, Writing-Intensive Courses and Speech-Intensive Courses.
Academic Majors - Program Learning Outcomes
Major fields of study give students the opportunity for in-depth study of the theories, knowledge and methods of an academic discipline. Snapshots of student achievement can be seen through the assessment of program learning outcomes.