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Student Achievement Data

In accordance with federal regulations and policy from the Higher Learning Commission, the following Student Achievement information is reported annually for students and the general public.

Enrollment

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gender            
Female 1163 1184 1172 1195 1178 1179
Male 921 973 1019 1019 985 966
             
Race / Ethnicity            
Nonresident 41 91 83 80 66 73
African American / Black 91 86 101 110 111 119
American Indian / Alaskan Native 8 5 5 6 2 3
Asian 446 511 562 545 534 523
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0 6 1 4 5 3
Hispanic 57 68 80 103 114 131
White 1066 1171 1148 1168 1207 1088
Two or more races 57 36 59 57 52 47
Unknown 318 183 152 141 72 158
             
Total Enrollment 2084 2157 2191 2214 2163 2145

Degrees Conferred

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bachelor’s Degree 3 1 1 1 0 0
Master’s Degrees 339 307 279 308 248 250
Doctoral Degrees (PhD) 13 10 17 20 16 23
Doctor of Medicine 181 191 175 194 177 196
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 101 79 91 81 86 74
Doctor of Physical Therapy 57 48 54 53 55 59
Doctor of Pharmacy     55 63 59 67
Doctor of Nursing Practice         7 23
Post-baccalaureate certificates       4 12 5
Total Degrees Awarded 694 636 672 724 660 697

Using a completion date range of July 1 of one calendar through June 30 of the following year.

Graduation Rate

Graduation Rate (Normal Time): Measures the percentage of first-time, degree-seeking students in a cohort who graduated in the normal time it would take to complete the degree, as outlined in the Catalog.

  Entering Cohort Year
Degree Program Years to Complete 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017
Allopathic Medicine 4 83% 89% 84% 87%      
Biomedical Sciences 1 83% 85% 78% 77% 80% 76% 83%
Psychology: Clinical Counseling 2 86% 100% 73% 90% 63% 80%  
Nurse Anesthesia 2 86% 83% 75% 76%      
Nursing Practice: Nurse Anesthesia Completion 2         83% 67% 75%
Nursing Practice: Nurse Anesthesia Entry 3              
Pathologists’ Assistant 2 91% 88% 86% 89% 97% 91%  
Pharmacy 4 79% 80% 79% 82%      
Physical Therapy 3 95% 93% 96% 92% 96%    
Physician Assistant 2 99% 97% 100% 99% 99% 99%  
Podiatric Medicine 4 81% 80% 86% 73%      

Note: Office of Institutional Research and Planning calculates graduation rates according to IPEDS definition of completion using the date range from July 1 of one calendar year through June 30 of the following year. Doctoral degrees in research are excluded. Degree programs delivered in the online format are excluded except for Nursing Practice: Nurse Anesthesia Completion. 

1st-Year Retention Rate

Retention is the percentage of students remaining with their original cohort or class.

  Entering Cohort Year
Degree Program 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Allopathic Medicine 92% 99% 98% 96% 96% 97% 97%
Psychology: Clinical Counseling 91% 100% 73% 100% 88% 80% 75%
Nurse Anesthesia 91% 88% 87% 96%      
Nursing Practice: Nurse Anesthesia Completion         83% 67% 75%
Nursing Practice: Nurse Anesthesia Entry           79% 94%
Pathologists’ Assistant 88% 94% 89% 92% 100% 94% 91%
Pharmacy 94% 90% 97% 96% 92% 87% 84%
Physical Therapy 95% 95% 98% 96% 100% 90% 100%
Physician Assistant 99% 99% 100% 98% 99% 99% 99%
Podiatric Medicine 88% 89% 94% 88% 95% 94% 91%

Note: Retention rate is captured during the Fall Census date (20th day of the quarter). 

Source: Information for enrollment and degrees conferred are derived from IPEDS Fall Enrollment and Completions annual survey. Graduation and retention rates are calculated by the Office of Institutional Research using data obtained from the Registrar’s Office.

Board Exam Pass Rates: 3-Year Average of First-Time Test Taker

Students take profession-specific board/licensure exams during or after their pursuit of the degree. The data obtained for board exam scores is the most current available for 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Degree Program RFU First-Time Test Taker National First-Time Test Taker Exam Time
Allopathic Medicine 94% 95% United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) - Step 1 End of 2nd year
Nurse Anesthesia 81% 85% National Certification Exam (NCE) After graduation
Nursing Practice 63% 80% National Certification Exam (NCE) After graduation
Pathologists’ Assistant 99% 95% American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) After graduation
Physical Therapy 97% 92% National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) After graduation
Physician Assistant 99% 96% Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) After graduation
Podiatric Medicine 91% 88% American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE) - Part 2 End of 3rd year
Pharmacy 77% 89% North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) After graduation

†Since 2015, the program has been transitioning from awarding the master's degree to a doctoral degree that specializes in Nurse Anesthesia. In 2017, the doctoral program was renamed to be the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) . Two options, i.e., entry and completion, are available for students to earn the DNP degree that specializes in Nurse Anesthesia.

For questions, please contact the Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Assessment at 847-578-8787.