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Student Achievement Goals, Measures, and Performance Data

Traditional Undergraduate

Achievement Goal Persistence
Measures First-Year Retention and Six-Year Graduation Rates
Benchmark Above the peer group median

Performance data

First-Year Retention 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
EMU 78% 81% 77% 75% 73% 74%
Peer median 77% 79% 77% 77%    

Six-Year Graduation 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
EMU 66% 60% 64% 62% 61% 62%
Peer median 65% 63% 61% 63%    

Achievement Goal Post-graduation Success
Measures Licensure/Professional Exams
Benchmark Commensurate with national indicators

Performance data

Program Exam Year EMU National
Nursing NCLEX 2014 89% 89%
Social Work ACAT 2014 75th percentile -

Achievement Goal Post-graduation Success
Measures Job Placement Rates
Benchmark Commensurate with national indicators

Performance data

  • EMU: Approximately 90% employed full-time, enrolled in graduate school, or serving in a volunteer/mission position within one year of graduation (data source: 2013 alumni survey)
  • National unemployment rate: 8% for bachelor’s recipients aged 20-24 in 2013, as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics (data excluded full-time graduate students)

Other Programs

Achievement Goal Persistence
Measures Three-Year Graduation Rates

Performance data

ADCP 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
MOD – Harrisonburg 100% 86% 82% 85% 86% 76%
RN to BSN – Harrisonburg 93% 90% 88% 97% 84% 83%
RN to BSN – Lancaster 93% 98% 95% 96% 81% 81%
Graduate Programs 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Seminary* 81% 65% 66% 70% 74% 50%
Counseling 83% 80% 88% 84% 78% 90%
Conflict Transformation 97% 50% 92% 50% 93% 83%
Education 91% 85% 84% 83% 76% 76%
Business Administration 61% 75% 33% 56% 70% 55%
Nursing Leadership     67% 69% 58% 35%
Biomedicine         57% 87%

*Seminary values include both degree and certificate programs.