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Lander University addresses student achievement in the institutional vision and mission statements. The vision of Lander University is to ensure that "All Lander graduates are educated, well rounded and prepared to continue their education or launch their careers." The mission statement includes delivering academic programs "in a rich liberal arts environment to produce highly qualified and marketable graduates". The Lander University Strategic Plan is built on the idea that attainment of specific strategic goals or pillars can be measured by analyzing a variety of institutional metrics and student achievement data.

Lander University routinely monitors multiple measures of student achievement including graduation rates, retention rates, test scores, survey results, and academic program assessment reports.

 

 

IPEDS Six-Year Graduation Rate

Year Graduation Rate Threshold Target
2021 53% 39% 52%
2020 49% 37% 52%
2019 45% 36% 52%
2018 43% 35% 52%
2017 42% 36% 52%
2016 43% 38% 52%

Threshold values are 5-year rolling average for a selected peer group of IPEDS institutions. 

Target values represent aspirational goals for Lander University.

IPEDS First-Time Freshman Retention Rate

Year Retention Rate Threshold Target
2020-2021 67% 70% 73%
2019-2020 75% 69% 73%
2018-2019 68% 69% 73%
2017-2018 64% 68% 73%
2016-2017 63% 67% 73%
2015-2016 70% 67% 73%

Threshold values are the 5-year rolling average for a selected peer group of IPEDS institutions. 

Target values represent aspirational goals for Lander University.

Praxis - Pass Rates

Year Pass Rate Threshold Target
2020-2021 93% 80% 100%
2019-2020 90% 80% 100%
2018-2019 93% 80% 100%
2017-2018 96% 80% 100%
2016-2017 93% 80% 100%
2015-2016 88% 80% 100%

Pass Rates are taken from the Title II Report.

The threshold of 80% is a requirement for CAEP.

Target values represent aspirational goals for Lander University.

NCLEX - Pass Rates

Year Graduation Rate Threshold Target
Fall 2021 100% 80% 100%
Spring 2021 96% 80% 100%
Fall 2020 100% 80% 100%
Spring 2020 100% 80% 100%
Fall 2019 100% 80% 100%
Spring 2019 100% 80% 100%
Fall 2018 91% 80% 100%
Spring 2018 100% 80% 100%
Fall 2017 100% 80% 100%
Spring 2017 100% 80% 100%
Fall 2016 87% 80% 100%
Spring 2016 90% 80% 100%
Fall 2015 90% 80% 100%

The threshold of 80% is a requirement for CCNE.

Target values represent aspirational goals for Lander University.