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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

Enrollment Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022
Total 2,163 2,145 2,121 2,102 2,099 2,051 1,940
Women 1,178 1,179 1,186 1,177 1,185 1,186 1,142
Men 985 966 935 925 914 865 798
Race / Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 3 2 3 1 2 1
Asian 534 523 517 536 518 550 549
Black or African American 111 119 137 121 136 150 140
Hispanic 114 131 134 132 152 160 171
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5 3 1 2 2 2 1
White 1,207 1,088 1,070 1,056 1,056 975 862
Two or more races 52 47 57 56 54 59 70
Race/ethnicity unknown 72 158 146 153 137 115 111
Nonresident alien 66 73 57 43 43 38 35

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey. Verified Spring 2023.

Degrees Conferred

Completers 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Total 724 660 697 638 642 629 629
Women 400 365 381 373 396 352 359
Men 324 295 316 265 246 277 270
Race / Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 - 1 - 1 1 1
Asian 177 149 165 142 173 152 134
Black or African American 24 21 27 35 22 27 44
Hispanic 22 28 45 35 31 43 50
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 6 3 4 - 1 - 1
White 394 388 372 350 325 335 338
Two or more races 20 14 13 25 24 16 13
Race/ethnicity unknown 52 40 42 32 51 45 34
Nonresident alien 26 17 28 19 14 10 14

Note: The numbers reported by gender and race and ethnicity of students earning an award between July 1, YEAR and June 30, YEAR+1. Each student is only counted once, regardless of how many awards they earned. The intent of this report is to collect an unduplicated count of total numbers of completers.

Source: IPEDS Completions Surveys. Verified Spring 2023.

Graduation Rate

Degree Program Years to Complete 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Allopathic Medicine 4 85% 87% 83% 85% 81% 88% 82%      
Biomedical Sciences 3 78% 77% 80% 76% 83% 84% 70% 81% 67% 57%
Psychology: Clinical Counseling 2 73% 90% 63% 80% 75% 86% 80% 73% 69%  
Nursing Practice: Nurse Anesthesia Entry 3       82% 94% 88%        
Pathologists' Assistant 2 86% 89% 97% 91% 88% 97% 94% 90% 93%  
Pharmacy 4 79% 82% 82% 76% 79% 74% 65%      
Physical Therapy 3 98% 92% 100% 86% 98% 96% 100%      
Physician Assistant 2 100% 99% 99% 99% 98% 99% 99% 99% 97%  
Podiatric Medicine 4 86% 73% 76% 81% 84% 74% 80%      

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.

Note: Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Decision Support 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 degree programs delivered in the online format are excluded. Verified Spring 2023.

1st-Year Retention Rate

Degree Program (1-YR Retention Rate) 2016 Cohort 2017 Cohort 2018 Cohort 2019 Cohort 2020 Cohort 2021 Cohort
Allopathic Medicine 97% 97% 100% 99% 99% 99%
Psychology: Clinical Counseling 80% 75% 86% 100% 90% 86%
Doctor of Nursing Practice - 94% 94% 94% 97% 100%
Pathologists' Assistant 94% 94% 100% 97% 97% 100%
Pharmacy 96% 100% 95% 92% 94% 84%
Physical Therapy 92% 100% 100% 100% 98% 90%
Physician Assistant 100% 100% 99% 100% 99% 100%
Podiatric Medicine 98% 97% 89% 91% 94% 85%

1st year Retention rate is the percentage of students remaining with their original cohort or class. Retention rate is captured during the Fall Census date (20th day of the quarter).

Source: Retention rates are calculated by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Decision Science using data obtained from the Registrar’s Office.

Board Exam Pass Rates

Degree Program 鶹Ӱ First-Time Test Taker National First-Time Test Taker Exam Time
Allopathic Medicine 96% 97% United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) - Step 1 End of 2nd year
Nursing Practice: Nurse Anesthesia Entry 81% 84% National Certification Exam (NCE) After graduation
Pathologists' Assistant * 100% 97% American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) After graduation
Physical Therapy 93% 91% National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) After graduation
Physician Assistant 98% 95% Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) After graduation
Podiatric Medicine 94% 92% American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE) - Part 2 End of 3rd year
Pharmacy 86% 89% North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) After graduation

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 2019, 2020 and 2021. For questions, please contact the Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs at 847-578-8787.

* The national pass rates for the Pathologists’ Assistant program are not based on first-time test takers, but based on all attempts (first time and repeaters) for the cycle.