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Program Data and Outcomes

Darton State College, in Albany Georgia has compiled the following data regarding admission, retention and matriculation for the Human Services Technology Program. The Human Services Technology Program has been accredited by the Council for Standard in Human Services Education since 2005.

Overview of the Program:

  • The faculty in the program have a combined experience of 38 years in Human Services, holding master’s degrees in either Social Work or Educational Leadership
  • All of the faculty, including the one adjunct, have worked in Darton State College’s Human Services program for at least eight years (1999, 2002, and 2005).
  • There is a 1:5 student to faculty ratio
  • The average number of matriculating students from 2008-2013 has been nearly 6 a year
  • Almost 72% of the graduates in the past 6 years have been minorities.

Student Overview

  • The average age of a Human Services Technology major is 37 years of age. Many of them juggle work and family while attending school, causing them go to school part time or skip semesters.
  • Several of the students who withdrew, did so for medical and/or financial issues
  • Minorities make up 67% of Human Services majors
  • 67% of the students are females
  • Approximately 70% of students who made it to through first internship graduated from the program. (There is still one in progress from 2008).

Table 1

  Accepted Made it to Internship Withdrew /failed/ Changed
Major
Male Fem Minority Graduated
2008 17 11 7 2 3 14 16 7
(1 ongoing)
2009 11 8 5 1 1 10 9 6
2010 9 5 3 1 5 4 3 4
2011 11 8 6 0 9 2 4 5
2012 6 6 1 0 0 6 2 IP
2013 IP              
Total 54 38 22 4 18 36 37  

IP - In Progress

Graduation

As was mentioned previously, most of our students are non-traditional and cannot complete a two year degree in two years due to financial, family, or work related issues. For this reason, graduation figures for 2008-2013 are listed in a separate table. The two tables do not correspond. Where it lists “graduated in table 1, that refers to those students admitted in the row of that year. In table 2, it actually gives the number of graduates and their demographics for each particular year, regardless of year of admission.

  • The average number of students the Human Services program graduates each year is approximately 6
  • Between 2008-2013 71% of the graduates have been women
  • Between 2008-2013 71% of the graduates have been minorities

Table 2

Graduation by yr Total # Men Women Minority Non-minority
2008 5 0 5 3 2
2009 8 4 4 7 1
2010 3 1 2 3 0
2011 7 1 6 6 1
2012 4 2 2 3 1
2013 8 2 6 3 5
Totals 35 10 25 25 10

Comments by 2011 graduates:

  • I valued the seriousness, thoughtfulness, and care that the program offered. This allowed me to transition my academic learning and skills into reality
  • I was able to practice a lot of what we learned through our courses while I was interning like facilitating group and client assessment.
  • The one thing that I valued the most is that the instructors are open. The lines of communication were always open.
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