The Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia initiated the consolidation of Kennesaw State University (KSU) and Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) in November 2013. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) determined in December 2014 that the institutions demonstrated the potential to remain in compliance with regional accreditation standards, and the BOR officially approved the consolidation on January 6, 2015. The new KSU began operating as a fully consolidated institution at the start of the fall semester in August 2015. This website provides data for the new KSU and aggregated data from the legacy institutions.

Retention

Performance: One-year retention rates of undergraduate first-time full-time (FTFT) degree-seeking students.

Performance Benchmark: Above the average for University System of Georgia institutions.

Goal: 77%

  • Cohort Semester
    Retention Semester
    Cohort Size
    Performance
    Performance Benchmark
  • Fall 2014
    Fall 2015
    4,520
    78.2%
    77.0%
  • Fall 2013
    Fall 2014
    3,909
    78.3%
    77.0%
  • Fall 2012
    Fall 2013
    3,859
    75.7%
    75.0%
  • Fall 2011
    Fall 2012
    3,479
    76.3%
    73.7%

Graduation

Performance: Six-Year Baccalaureate Graduation Rates of first-time full-time (FTFT) degree-seeking students.

Performance Benchmark: Above the average for University System of Georgia institutions.

Goal: 46%

  • Cohort Semester
    Graduation Year
    Cohort Size
    Performance
    Performance Benchmark
  • Fall 2009
    2014-15
    3,243
    41.6%
    46.0%
  • Fall 2008
    2013-14
    3,213
    42.0%
    44.9%
  • Fall 2007
    2012-13
    2,851
    42.9%
    43.2%

Licensure Examination Success

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – KSU and SPSU

The Uniform CPA Examination is comprised of four sections: Auditing (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), and Regulation (REG).

  • Year
    Insitution
    Overall
    AUD
    BEC
    FAR
    REG
  •  
     
    n
    %
    n
    %
    n
    %
    n
    %
    n
    %
  • 2013
    KSU
    221
    43.1
    162
    40.7
    115
    47.8
    105
    45.7
    136
    39.7
  • 2013
    SPSU
    9
    56.3
    7
    42.9
    2
    100
    5
    60
    2
    50
  • 2012
    KSU
    217
    38.8
    135
    37.8
    121
    43
    122
    37.7
    119
    37
  • 2012
    SPSU
    5
    58.3
    5
    60
    1
    100
    3
    67
    3
    33

n = Cohort Size, % = Pass Rate

Architecture Registration Examination (ARE)1,2

Goal:  +/- 10% deviation from the ARE national pass rates on the Architecture Registration Exam.

  • Year
    Programming Site Planning & Practice
    Planning & Design
    Building Design and Construction Systems
    Schematic Design
    Structural Systems
    Building Systems
    Construction Documents and Services
  •  
    n
    %
    n
    %
    n
    %
    n
    %
    n
    %
    n
    %
    n
    %
  • 2015
    44
    61
    39
    59
    27
    52
    32
    72
    19
    84
    31
    65
    42
    43
  • 2014
    31
    58
    19
    63
    20
    70
    23
    61
    22
    59
    16
    56
    33
    58
  • 2013
    33
    55
    28
    75
    25
    80
    28
    79
    15
    67
    24
    71
    30
    57

n = Cohort Size,   % = Pass Rate

Nursing Undergraduate National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) – KSU

Goal: 92% First-time Pass Rate

  • Year
    n
    % Pass Rate
  • 2015
    208
    94.23
  • 2014
    215
    94.42
  • 2013
    187
    94.65

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) – KSU

Goal: 95%

  • Academic Year
    n
    % Pass Rate
  • 2014
    464
    98
  • 2013
    565
    96
  • 2012
    680
    96

 

Footnotes
  1. The ARE exam can be attempted after 400 experiential hours post-graduation. Students taking the exam in 2012 are typically 2009 graduates. Students sitting in 2013 are 2010 graduates, and 2014 exam takers are 2011 graduates.
  2. This data set only includes students who took the ARE exam in Georgia; individual states have individual tests.

 

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