Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Michelle Rodriguez
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

San Diego Mesa College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Michelle Rodriguez
Professor
Political Science
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
62

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
15.70

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
32

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
48

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
For the Transfer rate indicator, Mesa College examined Student Success Scorecard data for student completion and defined the transfer rate as the number of students who transferred to a four-year institution within 6 years (numerator) divided by the number of students who showed behavioral intent to complete or transfer by attempting any level math or English course and completing 6 or more units in their first three years (denominator).

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
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Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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