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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

 

 

Fall 2010 Cohort Reported through August 2016

Fall 2011 Cohort Reported through August 2017

Fall 2012 Cohort Reported through August 2018

Fall 2013 Cohort Reported through August 2019

Fall 2014 Cohort Reported through August 2020

Fall 2015 Cohort Reported through August 2021

Graduation Rate

43%

42%

43%

45%

49%

53%

Peer Group Threshold Five Year Rolling Average

36%

35%

36%

37%

39%

41%

Target

52%

52%

52%

52%

52%

52%

Official IPEDS data for 2022 not available until late 2023.

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

 

Fall 2015 Cohort Returning Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Cohort Returning Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Cohort Returning Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Cohort Returning Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Cohort Returning Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Cohort Returning Fall 2021

Retention Rate

70%

63%

64%

68%

75%

67%

Peer Group Threshold Five Year Rolling Average

67%

68%

69%

69%

70%

69%

Target

73%

73%

73%

73%

73%

73%

Official IPEDS data for 2022 not available until late 2023.

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

Target values represent aspirational goals for Lander University.

Master's Degree Completers (150% Rate)

 

 

Fall 2015 Cohort Reported through August 2018

Fall 2016 Cohort Reported through August 2019

Fall 2017 Cohort Reported through August 2020

Fall 2018 Cohort Reported through August 2021

Fall 2019 Cohort Reported through August 2022

Total Number in Cohort

11

4

31

20

36

Total Number Graduating in 150% time frame

7

4

22

17

27

Rate

64%

100%

71%

85%

75%

Threshold

65%

65%

65%

65%

65%

Target 90% 90% 90% 90% 90%

 

Threshold and target values have been set after review of the recent data and with the understanding that many graduate students are not attempting to progress full-time through a Master’s program.  Many are working adults pursuing a Master’s degree part-time that is expected to take longer that 150% standard time.

Praxis - Pass Rates

Year Pass Rate Threshold Target
2021-2022* 94% 80% 100%
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%

*Rate calculated in advance of Title II data. May not match official report numbers after reconciliation.

Pass Rates are taken from the Title II Report.

The threshold of 80% is a requirement for Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Target values represent aspirational goals for Lander University.

NCLEX - Pass Rates

Year Pass Rate Threshold Target
Spring 2022 94.5% 80% 100%
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 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Target values represent aspirational goals for Lander University.