Student Achievement

Student Achievement

The purpose of Methodist University is to provide an undergraduate and graduate education firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition that nurtures moral values and ethical decision making; to provide distinctive professional and graduate programs that complement the undergraduate programs; to provide educational and cultural services and resources to the community; and to prepare students for a variety of careers and educational pursuits.

Methodist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Methodist University.

As of June 2014,the SACSCOC Policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure requires that "the institution publishes statements of its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals. Information on student success may include reliable information in retention, graduation, course completion, licensure examinations, and job placement rates and other measures of student success appropriate to institutional mission."

Student Achievement Measures

Institutional (University-Wide)

  Measure Goal Actual
1. 6-Year Graduation Rate 55% (by 2020)

35.73% (2008 First-time, Full-time, Freshmen Cohort)

36.44% (2009 First-time, Full-time, Freshmen Cohort)

38.98% (2010 First-time, Full-time, Freshmen Cohort)

2. Freshmen-Sophomore Retention Rate 65% (by 2015)
70% (by 2020)

63.14% 2013 First-time, Full-time, Freshmen Cohort)

59.31% 2014 First-time, Full-time, Freshmen Cohort)

53.73% 2015 First-time, Full-time, Freshmen Cohort)
3. Course Completion Rate 100%

93.65% (2013-2014 Academic Year)

93.91% (2014-2015 Academic Year)

93.91% (2015-2016 Academic Year)
4. Combined Job Placement and Graduate School Placement Rate 6 Months after Graduation 90% (by 2020)

89.66% (2013-2014 Academic Year)

81.88% (2014-2015 Academic Year)

  • Job Placement Rate
  •      (6 Months after Graduation)

78.33% (2013-2014 Academic Year)

76.08% (2014-2015 Academic Year)

  • Graduate School Placement
  •      (6 Months after Graduation)

11.33% (2013-2014 Academic Year)

5.80% (2014-2015 Academic Year)

Program Specific

  Measure Goal Actual
Physician Assistant (PA) Program
  First Time Pass Rate of PA Program Graduates on the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) Surpass the national average first time pass rate each year.

98% average first time pass rate for the last 5 years and have surpassed the national average each year (national 5-year pass rate is 95%)

Athletic Training
  First Time Pass Rate of Athletic Training Program Graduates on the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam 100%

100% (2014-2015 Academic Year)
80% (2015-2016 Academic Year)

Teacher Education Program
  Pass Rate of Teacher Education Students on PRAXIS I (Teacher Certification Examination) 100% 100% (2014-2015 academic year)
100% (2015-2016 academic year)
  Pass Rate of Teacher Education Students on PRAXIS II (Teacher Certification Examination) 100% 100% (2014-2015 academic year)
100% (2015-2016 academic year)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
  Pass Rate of Nursing Program Graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) 85% average over 3 years 90% for the program's class of 2015
55% for the program’s class of 2016

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