Student Achievement Data
The College is committed to the success of every student. PCA&D offers a full range of services to support learning, creative exploration, and success, both on campus and also for the lives of our alumni. These include academic and career support services through The Learning Commons and Career Services.
In Fall 2023, 118 students made the Dean’s List. Their average grade point average was 3.79. The following reflects the percentage of students in each cohort who were recognized for their academic achievement.
The College’s Completion, Persistence, and Retention team–composed of administrative leaders, staff, and faculty–have worked together to rethink, improve, and expand retention efforts to shift away from a “keeping students” view of retention to a “student-learning/student-success centered” view of these efforts. The Completion, Persistence, and Retention system looks holistically at students and involves the efforts and contributions of nearly every campus office. The shift in focus precipitated by retention’s evolution at PCA&D moves retention focus, through the CPR lens, upstream in a student’s experience. This move entails deploying diagnostic tools such as early alert surveys and anonymized analysis of midterm grades to identify early indicators of student needs as well as risk and allow the Academic Affairs and Student Life teams to quickly deploy intervention mentoring and programming to meet those needs.
Students receiving student success support over the past three semesters.
Academic persistence areas in which the College offered support, mentorship, and tutoring.
Overall retention rate, over three fiscal years.
Fall to Spring retention over the past 4 years.
The graduation rate for students completing a degree in 6 years, or 150% of the time to degree completion.
The following table and chart display the first destination survey results for the Class of 2022. Data was compiled in April and May 2022. The response rate was 33 out of 46 graduates or 72%.
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Graphic Designers at Apple
Replacement Animation Tester at Laika, LLC.
Junior Package Designer
Graphic Designer at Chartwells Higher Education
Freelance Illustrator works for Dungeons and Dragons/Magic the Gathering
Business Owner Art for Everyone
Illustration for Lego in Denmark
Co-owner of Decades Restaurant and Game Destination
Instructional Course Design for Geneia
Contract Designer at Linden Hall
Game Artist at Rovio Studios in Helsinki
Business Owner/Designer Go Rabbit Design
Studio Photographer in NYC
Co-owner of Zoetropolis Restaurant and Local Cinema
User Experience Designer at Analytical Graphics
Senior Graphic Designer at CloudOne
Assistant Worldbuilder at Obsidian Entertainment
Public Art Installation Artist
Graphic Designer for Citadel Federal Credit
Publishing Company Graphic Designer
Creative Director at LaunchDM
Comic and Graphic Novel Artist
Interactive Designer and User Interface Designer for Automatik
Developer at Kinectiv
Graphic Designer/Webmaster Airport Advertising Company
Art Director at Lehigh Valley Style Magazine
Visual Development Artist
Photo Editor for Shades of Light.
Graphic Designer at globalHMA
Senior Graphic Designer & Web Designer for Ethosource Office Furniture
Designer for LNP Group (Media Corporation)
President/CEO L&H Companies
Professor of Game Design Harrisburg University
Owners of Curio Art Supply Store
Product Manager for Patton Picture
Design Manager at Ceros
Vice President at SAAArchitects, Ink
Web and Marketing Specialist for URL Insurance
Professional Business Supplies
Graham Packaging Company
Visual Development Artist for Titmouse Studio
Business Owner/Designer Avery Creative Company
3D Footwear Designer at Nike
Creative and Brand Lead Alliance Health System
Brand Manager and Designer International Automotive Innovation Manufacturer
Animator at Netflix
Business Owner RockHound Apparel