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Academic Goals and Achievements

The Division of Academic Affairs is committed to the University’s mission of preparing highly skilled, competent, economically and socially aware graduates to meet life’s challenges and demands.

The University provides curricula to meet the following goals:
•       To ensure that students attain comprehension skills and that they can apply those skills to write systematically,         think logically, and speak with clarity;
•       To ensure that students possess factual knowledge and conceptual understanding of art, history, culture, and the         humanities so that their awareness of the world and the complexities of modern culture, including their own, is         enhanced;
•       To ensure that students possess a quantitative body of knowledge related to mathematics, science, economics,         commerce, and contemporary technologies;
•       To ensure that all students are fully functional, self-reliant contributors to the evolving global culture in which they         must participate.

The effectiveness of the University’s academic curricula, teaching, and services will have the following outcomes:
•       Academic programs that foster and increase student persistence through graduation;
•       Increase in the percentage of students who are retained from freshman year to the sophomore year;
•       Support for four-year retention rate improvement;
•       Enhanced research and capstone opportunities for students;
•       Increase in the graduate and professional school placement rates;
•       Improved customer service to students and other constituents

2016-2017 Success and Achievement Results

•       Retention Rate (Fall 2016 to Fall 2017) for First-time, Full-time Degree-seeking Freshmen 69%
•       Retention Rate (Fall 2016 to Fall 2017) for All Students 72%
•       Graduation Rate (Fall 2010 Cohort) 38%
•       Students receiving academic honors and awards for academic excellence 21%
•       Students receiving special awards and scholarships (merit and need-based) 24%
•       Performance of Graduating Education majors on PRAXIS II Exam 100%
•       Students engaged in research initiatives 7%
•       Academic degree programs with specialized accreditations 13
•       Students participating in Career Day Extravaganza Event 11%
•       Fall graduates’ perception that the University provides excellent or good quality of services 77%
•       Spring graduates’ perception that the University provides excellent or good quality of services 68%
•       Graduates enrolled in graduate/professional schools in 2012-2016 cohort 798

Links to complete reports and documents