Student Achievement

Retention & Graduation Rates
      Fall Cohort
First-to-Second-Year Retention Rates Threshold Goal 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
First-Time, Full-Time, All Students 83% 87%  84.7%  82.8%  82.9%  83.7%  83.0%
  Fall Cohort

Six-Year Total Graduation Rates

Threshold

Goal

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

First-Time, Full-Time, All Students*

67.0%

75%

67.2%

68.0%

66.6%

66.5%

68.0%

First-Time, Full-Time, URM Students

56.0%

75%

56.2%

57.5%

57.0%

56.8%

59.0%

First-Time, Full-Time, Pell Students

54.0%

75%

54.2%

56.6%

55.5%

55.3%

56.8%

Degrees Awarded
      Year
Degrees Awarded by Level  Threshold Goal  2014-15  2015-16   2016-17  2017-18  2018-19

Baccalaureate

4,800

5,000

4,663

4,858

5,006

4,954

5,194

Masters        

1,100

1,300

1,155

1,169

1,159

1,263

1,410

Doctoral

250

350

331

344

315

299

325

Degrees Awarded: Percent URM by Level

Threshold

Goal

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Baccalaureate

14.0%

20.0%

14.4%

16.4%

16.0%

17.8%

16.4%

Masters

14.0%

20.0%

14.2%

16.6%

16.6%

19.4%

19.8%

Doctoral

12.0%

20.0%

10.6%

9.9%

14.6%

13.4%

13.2%

Licensing Examination Pass Rates (Professional Degrees)
  Threshold Goal Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018  Class of 2019
Louisiana Bar Exam  81.0%  93.0%  82.7%  81.6%  83.9%  92.1%  85.6%
North American Veterinary Licensing Exam  80.0%  95.0% 100.0%   95.0%  94.0%  91.0%  86.0%

* SACSCOC Key Student Completion Indicator

Notes: 

(1) Underrepresented Minority (URM) includes American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Hawaiian Pacific Islander, and Two or More Races.

(2) Bachelor's degree level includes baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate.

(3) Master's degree level includes masters, post-masters, education specialist, graduate certificates, and post-professional.

(4) Louisiana Bar Exam Pass Rates represent July results for first-time test takers.

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Dr. Sandi Gillilan
Associate Vice Provost
225-578-1937

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Stephenie Franks
Assistant Director for Institutional Effectiveness
225-578-0021

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