Student Achievement Metrics
Commitment to Student Achievement
UofL’s commitment to student achievement is evidenced by processes that have been developed and implemented to collect, analyze, and use data from the entire academic lifespan of students at the university. From pre-enrollment variables to feedback collected from alumni, UofL uses student data deliberately to measure student achievement, set student achievement metric goals, and gauge the success of student-focused/intentional programming when compared to similar institutions. See the data provided in the following milestones:
The institutional focus on our entering student profile has been one of the key factors in the increase in our fall-to-fall retention and 6-year graduation rates. The link below details the first-time student profile since Fall 2000.
Graduation and Retention Rates
6-year Graduation Rates and Retention Rates
UofL’s 1989 entering Graduation Rate Survey cohort had a 6-year graduation rate of 29.8%. The entering 2014 GRS cohort had a 6-year graduation rate of 58.6%. Therefore, UofL’s 6-year graduation rate has increased by 26.8 percentage points over the past 25 years. The university remains committed to increasing the 6-year graduation rate to those rates achieved by other doctoral/research institutions.
In addition to increasing the 6-year graduation rate, UofL has continued to grow the number of undergraduate degrees which remains a continued priority in keeping with the university’s mission of being a metropolitan research institution and also the Louisville metro region’s 55K initiative.
Degrees conferred can be found here: https://louisville.edu/oapa/institutional-research-and-planning/docs/UofLDegreesconferredinacademicyears201516to201920.pdf
Job Placement Data
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) administers three surveys related to undergraduate and graduate students’ school and employment plans after graduation:
National and State Licensing Examinations
UofL gathers student pass rate data for discipline-based licensure examinations in audiology, dentistry, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, social work, and speech pathology. The collection of licensure and certification information is decentralized and thereby becomes the primary responsibility of the academic unit to assess student performance. Pass rate data are used as part of the academic units’ internal strategic planning and discipline-specific accreditation reporting. The next two tables detail the past three years of UofL, national, and state pass rates for academic units. The availability of state and national pass rates is reported by each academic unit. UofL students perform at or above the state pass rate and above national pass rates.