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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

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gender            
Female 1094 1163 1184 1172 1195 1178
Male 932 921 973 1019 1019 985
             
Race / Ethnicity            
Nonresident 37 41 91 83 80 66
African American / Black 83 91 86 101 110 111
American Indian / Alaskan Native 7 8 5 5 6 2
Asian 298 446 511 562 545 534
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0 0 6 1 4 5
Hispanic 47 57 68 80 103 114
White 930 1066 1171 1148 1168 1207
Two or more races 95 57 36 59 57 52
Unknown 529 318 183 152 141 72
             
Total Enrollment 2026 2084 2157 2191 2214 2163

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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Allopathic Medicine 4 88% 83% 89% 84%      
Biomedical Sciences 1 86% 83% 85% 78% 77% 80% 76%
Clinical Counseling 2 91% 86% 100% 73% 90% 63%  
Nurse Anesthesia 2 91% 86% 83% 75% 76%    
Pathologists’ Assistant 2 91% 91% 88% 86% 89% 97%  
Pharmacy 4   79% 80% 79%      
Physical Therapy 3 98% 95% 93% 96% 92%    
Physician Assistant 2 99% 99% 97% 100% 99% 99%  
Podiatric Medicine 4 82% 81% 80% 86%      

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 and online degree programs are excluded.

† Nurse Anesthesia is called Nursing Practice effective May 2017.

1st-Year Retention Rate

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

  Entering Cohort Year
Degree Program 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Allopathic Medicine 97% 92% 99% 98% 96% 96% 97%
Clinical Counseling 91% 91% 100% 73% 100% 88% 80%
Nurse Anesthesia 91% 91% 88% 87% 96% 76%
Pathologists’ Assistant 94% 88% 94% 89% 92% 100% 94%
Pharmacy   94% 90% 97% 96% 92% 87%
Physical Therapy 98% 95% 95% 98% 96% 100% 90%
Physician Assistant 100% 99% 99% 100% 98% 99% 99%
Podiatric Medicine 92% 88% 89% 94% 88% 95% 94%

Note: Retention rate is captured during the Fall Census date (20th day of the quarter). Doctoral degrees in research and online degree programs are excluded.

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.

† Nurse Anesthesia is called Nursing Practice effective May 2017.

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 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Degree Program RFU First-Time Test Taker National First-Time Test Taker Exam Time
Allopathic Medicine 95% 95% United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) - Step 1 End of 2nd year
Nurse Anesthesia 86% 86% National Certification Exam (NCE) After graduation
Pathologists’ Assistant 99% 96% American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) After graduation
Physical Therapy 95% 92% National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) After graduation
Physician Assistant 97% 97% Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) After graduation
Podiatric Medicine 86% 86% American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE) - Part 1 End of 2nd year
Pharmacy* 77% 89% North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) After graduation

* Board Exam percentages for Pharmacy include the Classes of 2015 and 2016. Current data available for the Class of 2017 is 91.3% compared to the national average of 90.2%. Final data for 2017 is available in February 2018.

† Nurse Anesthesia is called Nursing Practice effective May 2017.

For questions, please contact the Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management at 847-578-8797 or the Vice President for Student Affairs and Inclusion at 847-578-8351.