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2024-2025 LSUA Catalog

Student Achievement


(Last updated February 2024)

The criteria that LSUA has identified for measuring student achievement are indicated in the table below. Each of the criteria has a threshold of acceptability, a minimum target that the university aspires to meet or exceed. To view the threshold of acceptability and the performance data for each criterion, click on the criterion link.

Retention Rates

1st to 3rd Year Retention of First Time, Full-Time Degree Seeking Students

 

Graduation Rates/Numbers

150% (IPEDS) Time to Graduation Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Students

(SACSCOC Key Student Completion Indicator)

150% (IPEDS) Time to Graduation Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Degree-Seeking Students (all levels)

 

 

Licensing/Certification Exam Passage Rates

Passage Rates on State Licensing or Certification Examinations taken by Graduates of LSUA’s Professional Programs

 

 

General Education Course Passage Rates

Passage Rates (A, B, C) of Students Enrolled in the following General Education Course Groupings: English Composition; Mathematics; Social Science; Natural Science; Humanities; Fine Arts

 

 

1st to 2nd Year Retention Rates of First-Time, Full-Time Degree-Seeking students

Threshold of Acceptability (Minimum Target)

Increase the percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students retained from the first to second year from 57.00%, the Fall 2017-Fall 2018 baseline, to 62.00% for Fall 2022-Fall 2023.

Summary Data (Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Cohort Year

FTIC Cohort #

# retained to following Fall

Retention Rate

Fall 2017

389

223 (Fall 2018)

57%

Fall 2018

416

239 (Fall 2019)

57%

Fall 2019

419

254 (Fall 2020)

61%

Fall 2020

427

235 (Fall 2021)

55%

Fall 2021

370

237 (Fall 2022)

64%

Fall 2022

365

235 (Fall 2023)

64%

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1st to 3rd Year Retention Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Degree-seeking students

Threshold of Acceptability (Minimum Target)

Increase the percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students retained from first to third year from 42%, the Fall 2018-Fall 2020 baseline, to 47% for Fall 2021-Fall 2023.

Summary Data (Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Cohort Year

FTIC Cohort #

# retained to 3rd Fall

Retention Rate

Fall 2018

416

174 (Fall 2020)

42%

Fall 2019

419

171 (Fall 2021)

41%

Fall 2020

427

176 (Fall 2022)

41%

Fall 2021

370

181 (Fall 2023)

49%

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150% (IPEDS) Time to Graduation Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Students

Performance Threshold

Increase the percentage of first-time, full-time baccalaureate degree-seeking students who graduate from the institution within 150% of the time required for degree completion from 26%, the Fall 2018 baseline (Fall 2012 cohort), to 31% by Fall 2023 (Fall 2017 Cohort).

Summary Data (Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Cohort Year

Cohort #

# Completers within 150%

Completion Rate within 150%

Fall 2012

140

36 (Fall 2018)

26%

Fall 2013

148

46 (Fall 2019)

31%

Fall 2014

228

69 (Fall 2020)

30%

Fall 2015

237

66 (Fall 2021)

28%

Fall 2016

232

64 (Fall 2022)

28%

Fall 2017

178

71 (Fall 2023)

40%

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150% (IPEDS) Time to Graduation Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Degree-Seeking Students

Threshold of Acceptability (Minimum Target)

Increase the percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking students who graduate from the institution within 150% of the time required for degree completion from 30%, the Fall 2018 baseline (Fall 2012 cohort), to 35% by Fall 2023 (Fall 2017 Cohort).

Summary Data (Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Cohort Year

Cohort #

# Completers within 150%

Completion Rate within 150%

Fall 2012

317

94 (Fall 2018)

30%

Fall 2013

332

94 (Fall 2019)

28%

Fall 2014

430

133 (Fall 2020)

31%

Fall 2015

461

123 (Fall 2021)

27%

Fall 2016

483

125 (Fall 2022) 

26%

Fall 2017

392

141 (Fall 2023)

36%

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Passage Rates on State Licensing or Certification Examinations

Threshold of Acceptability (Minimum Target)

Maintain or attain an annual passage rate of 86% on each of the state licensing or certification examinations taken by graduates of LSUA’s professional programs. These programs include the Associate of Science in Nursing (NCLEX Exam); the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (ARRT Exam); the Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (ASCP Exam); the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (ASCP Exam); and the Certificate in Pharmacy Technology (PTCB Exam).

NCLEX-RN Exam (Taken by Graduates of Associate of Science in Nursing)

Data (Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

Cohort #

# Passing on 1st attempt

% Passage Rate

AY 2018-2019

63

58

92%

AY 2019-2020

69

58

84%

AY-2020-2021

72

67

93%

AY-2021-2022

74

72

97%

AY 2022-2023

76

72

95%

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ARRT Exam (Taken by Graduates of Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology)

Data (Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

Cohort #

# Passing on 1st attempt

% Passage Rate

AY 2018-2019

15

9

69%

AY 2019-2020

8

4

50%

AY 2020-2021

6

1

17%

AY 2021-2022

13

12

92%

AY 2022-2023

7

5

71%

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ASCP Board of Certification Exam (Taken by Graduates of Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Science)

Data (Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

Cohort #

# Passing on 1st attempt

% Passage Rate

AY 2018-2019

8

8

100%

AY 2019-2020

11

10

91%

AY 2020-2021

2

2

100%

AY 2021-2022

3

3

100%

AY 2022-2023

9

9

100%

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ASCP Board of Certification Exam (Taken by Graduates of Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science)

Data (Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

Cohort #

# Passing on 1st attempt

% Passage Rate

AY 2018-2019

17

12

71%

AY 2019-2020

7 6 86%

AY 2020-2021

10

10

100%

AY 2021-2022

4

4

100%

AY 2022-2023

5

5

100%

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Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (Taken by Graduates of Certificate in Pharmacy Technology)

Data (Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

Cohort #

# Passing on 1st attempt

% Passage Rate

AY 2018-2019

7

7

100%

AY 2019-2020

4

4

100%

AY 2020-2021

4

3

75%

AY 2021-2022

5

5

100%

AY 2022-2023

8

8

100%

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Passage Rates in General Education Courses

Threshold of Aceptability (Minimum Target)

Increase average passage rate (A, B, C) of students enrolled in each General Education course category by seven percent from AY 2015-2016 (baseline) to AY 2022-2023. The course categories are English Composition; Mathematics; Social Science; Natural Science; Humanities; and Fine Arts.

Data for General Education English Composition Courses

(Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

# Course Enrollments

# Passes (A, B, C)

% Passage Rate

AY 2015-2016

1418

987

70%

AY 2016-2017

1513

1171

77%

AY 2017-2018

1562

1238

79%

AY 2018-2019

1253

913

73%

AY 2019-2020

1225

882

72%

AY 2020-2021

2196

1912

87%

AY 2021-2022

1363

993

73%

AY 2022-2023

1440

1093

76%

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Data for General Education Mathematics Courses

(Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

# Course Enrollments

# Passes (A, B, C)

% Passage Rate

AY 2015-2016

2000

1346

67%

AY 2016-2017

1967

1412

72%

AY 2017-2018

1832

1300

71%

AY 2018-2019

1972

1446

73%

AY 2019-2020

1674

1196

71%

AY 2020-2021

1651

1146

69%

AY 2021-2022

2407

1738

72%

AY 2022-2023

2531

1853

73%

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Data for General Education Social Science Courses

(Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

# Course Enrollments

# Passes (A, B, C)

% Passage Rate

AY 2015-2016

2783

2111

76%

AY 2016-2017

2538

1940

76%

AY 2017-2018

2698

2111

78%

AY 2018-2019

2603

2093

80%

AY 2019-2020

2288

1806

79%

AY 2020-2021

2228

1702

76%

AY 2021-2022

3696

3048

82%

AY 2022-2023

3453

2886

83%

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Data for General Education Natural Science Courses

(Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

# Course Enrollments

# Passes (A, B, C)

% Passage Rate

AY 2015-2016

2613

1683

64%

AY 2016-2017

2375

1612

68%

AY 2017-2018

2435

1727

71%

AY 2018-2019

2491

1772

71%

AY 2019-2020

2483

1838

74%

AY 2020-2021

2123

1450

68%

AY 2021-2022

2884

2223

77%

AY 2022-2023

3187

2552

80%

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Data for General Education Humanities Courses

(Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

# Course Enrollments

# Passes (A, B, C)

% Passage Rate

AY 2015-2016

2829

2225

79%

AY 2016-2017

2823

2194

78%

AY 2017-2018

2566

2045

80%

AY 2018-2019

2275

1840

81%

AY 2019-2020

2336

1893

81%

AY 2020-2021

2366

1819

77%

AY 2021-2022

3297

2684

81%

AY 2022-2023

3640

3078

85%

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Data for General Education Fine Arts Courses

(Source: LSUA Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness)

Academic Year

# Course Enrollments

# Passes (A, B, C)

% Passage Rate

AY 2015-2016

818

532

65%

AY 2016-2017

898

678

69%

AY 2017-2018

839

663

79%

AY 2018-2019

717

491

68%

AY 2019-2020

617 450 73%

AY 2020-2021

694

504

73%

AY 2021-2022

834

631

76%

AY 2022-2023

860

666

77%

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