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Student Achievement Data

Retention Rates

Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rates of First-Time Full-time Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Students

Benchmark for Success: Above the Average for University System of Georgia State University Sector

  • Longterm Institutional Goal: 80%
Cohort Year Cohort Size UNG Performance Benchmark for Success
Fall 2016 1680 80.8% 70.8%
Fall 2015 1669 79.0% 72.4%
Fall 2014 1464 80.9% 74.9%
Fall 2013 1083 83.2% 73.2%
Fall 2012 1110 80.2% 72.1%

Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rates of First-Time Full-time Associate Degree-Seeking Students

Benchmark for Success: Above the Average for University System of Georgia State University Sector

  • Longterm Institutional Goal: 75%
Cohort Year Cohort Size UNG Performance Benchmark for Success
Fall 2016 1983 69.4% 65.0%
Fall 2015 1851 71.9% 66.1%
Fall 2014 1440 72.6% 59.9%
Fall 2013 1712 71.6% 58.8%
Fall 2012 1673 63.6% 55.7%

Graduation Rates

Six-Year Graduation Rates of First-Time Full-time Baccalaureate Degree-Seeking Students

Benchmark for Success: Above the Average for University System of Georgia State University Sector

  • Longterm Institutional Goal: 60%
Cohort Year Cohort Size UNG Performance Benchmark for Success
Fall 2011 885 53.6% 35.1%
Fall 2010 945 54.2% 35.6%
Fall 2009 817 53.6% 37.8%
Fall 2008 843 52.4% 38.9%
Fall 2007 760 52.2% 40.2%

Data as of 4/12/2018

Licensure Examinations

M.S. Counseling

National Counselor Exam (NCE)

  • Performance Goal: 90% of students who choose to take the NCE on the UNG campus during their final semester will pass on their first try.
  • In 2014 - The first group graduated from the 60-credit hour Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program*
Exam 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
National Counselor Exam (NCE) 92% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
n=13 n=17 n=11 n=5 n=15 n=22

A.S. Nursing

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)

  • Performance Goal: The licensure/certification exam pass rate will be at or above the national mean (85%).
Exam 2014-15 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
National Council Licensure Examination 86.7% 91.1% 90.9% 90.1%
n=150 n=136 n=146 n=162

M.S. Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner licensure/certification exam

  • Performance Goal: The licensure/certification exam pass rate will be at or above the national mean. 
Exam 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
Family Nurse Practitioner licensure/certification exam 100% 95% 100%

100% 100% 100%
24 n=23 n=24 n=24 n=23 n=13
National Mean Not posted yet 81.6% 87.5% 86.3% 87.3% 89.3%

Doctor of Physical Therapy

National Physical Therapy exam

  • Performance Goal: At least 95% of students will ultimately pass the licensing examination.
Exam 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14
National Physical Therapy exam
First-Time 100% 83% 100% 90%
Ultimate 100% 100% 100% 100%
n=30 n=30 n=28 n=29

B.S. Athletic Training

Board of Certification (BOC) Exam

  • Performance Goal: Programs must meet or exceed a three year aggregate of 70 percent first-time pass rate on the BOC examination. (CAATE accreditation standard 11)
Exam 2016-17 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
AT Board of Certification (BOC) Exam 88% 91% 100% 100% 100% 100%
n=17 n=17 n=16 n=8 n=8 n=7

Teacher Certification

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators(GACE)

  • Performance Goal: Pass rate greater than 90%
Exam
2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14
Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators(GACE)

 98.25%
n=451

99.56%
n=457

99.76%
n=424

99%
n=406

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