Student Achievement and Success
Student achievement and success are central to Baptist University’s mission of preparing graduates for careers of service and leadership by providing a comprehensive health sciences education within an integrated environment of learning and Christian principles.
Ongoing student achievement and success measures are assessed annually as part of an overall institutional effectiveness process utilizing multiple measures to evaluate student success. The measures of student achievement most relevant to Baptist University achieving its mission are first time pass rates on professional licensure/certification examinations, job placement rates and graduation rates (8 years and 4 years).
These data also provide information important to Standard 8.1, a requirement by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), regarding students’ success in achieving institutional goals. Baptist University chose to use the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 8-year outcomes for the SACSCOC graduation metric and to also monitor 4-year institutional graduation rates.