An evaluation of KSU’s mission statement reveals that student success is a key element of the University’s mission.  As stated in this mission statement, “the University strives continually to enhance student success, improve institutional quality, and respond to public demand for higher education.”  Further evidence of the University’s focus on student success is its Strategic Priority One in KSU’s 2017-2018 Bridge Strategic Plan.  Through this strategic priority, KSU will “enhance learning and services that improve retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) rates.”

To that end, KSU annually identifies, analyzes, and publicly reports goals and outcomes for student achievement by using multiple measures to document student success.  These institutional measures and students’ achievement on these measures are presented below.

Enrollment

The table below displays enrollment data for KSU's undergraduate student population along with information regarding each population's demographic makeup. 

  • Semester
    Total Enrolled
    Full-Time
    Female
    Racial/Ethnic Minority
    Asian
    Black
    Hispanic
  • Fall 2016
    31,611
    77%
    48%
    43%
    5%
    22%
    10%
  • Fall 2015
    29,841
    76%
    49%
    42%
    5%
    21%
    9%

Source: USG Complete College Georgia

 

Retention

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

Performance Benchmark: One-year retention rate of undergraduate FTFT degree-seeking students attending comprehensive universities in the USG.

Goal: 77%

  • Cohort Semester
    Retention Semester
    Cohort Size
    Performance
    Performance Benchmark
  • Fall 2016
    Fall 2017
    5,207
    78.3%
    76.4%
  • Fall 2015
    Fall 2016
    4,887
    80.1%
    77.8%
  • Fall 2014
    Fall 2015
    4,520
    78.2%
    76.9%
  • Fall 2013
    Fall 2014
    3,909
    78.0%
    77.1%
  • Fall 2012
    Fall 2013
    3,859
    75.3%
    75.4%
  • Fall 2011
    Fall 2012
    3,479
    76.0%
    73.9%

 Source: KSU Office of Institutional Research

 

Degrees Conferred

This refers to the total amount of degrees and certificates conferred to students completing their program of enrollment for each listed school year.  The table includes undergraduate and graduate degrees along with certificates.

  • Item
    2015-16
    2016-17
  • Certificate / Diploma
    15
    26
  • Associate Degrees
    1
    0
  • Bachelor's Degrees
    4,687
    4,770
  • Post-Bachelor's Certificates
    33
    59
  • Master's Degrees
    973
    985
  • Post-Master's Certificates
    183
    195
  • Doctoral Degrees: Research Scholarship
    34
    41
  • Total
    5,926
    6,076

Source: USG Complete College Georgia

 

Graduation

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

Performance Benchmark: Six-Year Baccalaureate Graduation Rates of first-time full-time (FTFT) degree-seeking students attending comprehensive universities in the USG.

Goal: 47%

  • Cohort Semester
    Graduation Year
    Cohort Size
    Performance
    Performance Benchmark
  • Fall 2011
    2016-17
    3,458
    41.8%
    43.2%
  • Fall 2010
    2015-16
    3,442
    41.8%
    43.6%
  • Fall 2009
    2014-15
    3,243
    40.8%
    42.7%
  • Fall 2008
    2013-14
    3,213
    41.8%
    44.1%
  • Fall 2007
    2012-13
    2,851
    42.5%
    44.9%

 Source: KSU Office of Institutional Research

 

Licensure Examination Success

Bagwell College of Education

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)

GACE is Georgia’s state-approved educator certification assessment program.  These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and Educational Testing Service (ETS).  The purpose of the GACE assessments is to help the GaPSC ensure that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia’s public schools.  KSU reports-out by Teaching Programs as well as Service and Leadership Field Programs.

Service and Leadership Programs

Goal: 95% Pass Rate

  • Year
    Assessment Area
    Number Taking
    Number Passing
    Pass Rate (%)
  • 2016-17
    Curriculum & Instruction
    23
    23
    100
  • 2016-17
    Educational Leadership
    50
    48
    96
  • 2016-17
    Instructional Technology
    207
    203
    98
  • 2016-17
    Teacher Leadership Portfolio
    26
    9
    35
  • 2015-16
    Curriculum & Instruction
    10
    10
    100
  • 2015-16
    Educational Leadership
    40
    40
    100
  • 2015-16
    Instructional Technology
    181
    178
    98
  • 2015-16
    Teacher Leadership Portfolio
    6
    0
    0
  • 2014-15
    Educational Leadership
    21
    19
    90
  • 2014-15
    Instructional Technology
    54
    53
    98
  • 2014-15
    Teacher Leadership Portfolio
    6
    2
    33

 Source: KSU's CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

 

Teaching Field Programs

Both GACE results and Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) results are included in the 2016-17 year, while all other years include only GACE results.

Goal: 95%

  • Year
    Number Taking
    Number Passing
    Pass Rate (%)
  • 2016-17
    333
    327
    98
  • 2015-16
    408
    407
    100
  • 2014-15
    469
    468
    100

Source: KSU's CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

 

Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)

The edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by more than 600 teacher preparation programs in some 40 states to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom.

  • Year
    Number Taking
    Pass Rate, First Attempt (%)
    Pass Rate, Final Attempt (%)
  • 2017-18
    327
    93
    99
  • 2016-17
    333
    96
    97
  • 2015-16
    417
    96
    97

Source: KSU's CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

 

Coles College of Business

Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (Uniform CPA)

The Uniform CPA Exam protects the public interest by helping to ensure that only qualified individuals become licensed as U.S. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Individuals seeking to qualify as CPAs – the only licensed qualification in accounting – are required to pass the Examination. It is comprised of four sections: Auditing (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), and Regulation (REG).

  • Year
    Institution
    Overall
    AUD
    BEC
    FAR
    REG
  • 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 (100.0%)
    5 (60.0%)
    2 (50.0%)
  • 2012
    KSU
    217 (38.8%)
    135 (37.8%)
    121 (43.0%)
    122 (37.7%)
    119 (37.0%)
  • 2012
    SPSU
    5 (58.3%)
    5 (60.0%)
    1 (100.0%)
    3 (67.0%)
    3 (33.0%)

Key: Results listed in format n (%), where n = cohort size and % = pass rate.

Source: Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)

 

College of Architecture and Construction Management

Architecture Registration Examination (ARE)1,2

The ARE is a multi-division exam used to assess knowledge and skills regarding the practice of architecture.  It is accepted by all U.S. jurisdictions and is a key step on the path to earning a license.  The ARE is designed to assess aspects of architectural practice that affect the integrity, soundness, and health impact of a building.  The exam also assesses an architect’s responsibilities within firms, such as managing projects and coordinating the work of other professionals.

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
  • 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%)

Key: Results listed in format n (%), where n = cohort size and % = pass rate.

Source: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

 

WellStar College of Health and Human Services

Nursing Undergraduate National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)

The NCLEX is administered through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) with the intention of developing psychometrically sound and legally defensible nurse licensure and certification examinations consistent with current practice. 

Goal: 92% First-Time Pass Rate

  • Year
    Number Passing
    Pass Rate (%)
  • 2017
    177
    96.72
  • 2016
    177
    95.16
  • 2015
    208
    94.23
  • 2014
    215
    94.42
  • 2013
    187
    94.65

Source: National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

 

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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