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Student Achievement Data

 Dillard University Student Achievement Report

2019

 

Dillard University evaluates success with respect to student achievement in a manner consistent with its mission, which is to produce graduates who excel, become world leaders, are broadly educated, culturally aware, and concerned with improving the human condition.  In particular, Dillard measures student achievement in three different areas:

 

 

I. Retention and Graduation Rates

 

SACSCOC Key Completion Indicator: National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Total 6-year Completion Rate

 

Threshold of Acceptability: The institution’s 6-year completion rate will exceed the 6-year completion rate of African American/black students at all institutions.

 

 

Goal: The institution’s 6-year completion rate will approach the completion rate of African American/black students at private 4-year nonprofit institutions.

 

According to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Total 6-year Completion Rate: Fall 2016 report, Dillard University has a 51.7% Total 6-year Completion Rate.  This number includes students who started their course of study at Dillard University and completed elsewhere. 

 

NSC’s aggregate report, Completing College – National – 2018 shows the following data which can be useful for benchmarking purposes:

 

Table: Comparison of NSC Completion Rates

Dillard University’s NSC 6-year Completion Rate, 2016

NSC 6-year Completion Rate, All Institutions, Race and Ethnicity = Black, 2018

NSC 6-year Completion Rate, Private 4-year Nonprofit Institutions, Race and Ethnicity = Black, 2018

51.7%

41%

56.2%

 

 

The 2018-19 IPEDS data submission indicates that African American/black students make up 96.8% of Dillard University’s student population for whom race is known.  Thus, the NSC 6-year completion rates for African American/black students stand as an important indicators of Dillard’s student success.

 

At present, the university has exceeded the threshold of acceptability.  Because there is currently only one point of data available, this indicator will be monitored moving forward to measure progress towards the goal. 

 

 

 

University Goal 1: Six-Year Graduation Rate

 

Threshold of Acceptability: The institution’s 6-year graduation rate will exceed the mean 6-year graduation rate across all Private Not-for-Profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 institutions). 

 

Goal: The institution’s 6-year graduation rate will approach the 75th percentile marker for 6-year graduation rate across all Private Not-for-Profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 institutions). 

 

 

Table 1. Dillard University Six-Year Graduation Rate Comparisons

Year

Dillard University 6-year Grad Rate

 

IPEDS 6-year Grad Rate, Peer Institutions*

(Mean)

IPEDS 6-year Grad Rate, Peer Institutions*

(75th percentile)

2013

24%

29%

37%

2014

31%

29%

37%

2015

46%

30%

42%

2016

36%

30%

39%

2017

38%

30%

40%

 

 

For the previous four years, the university has exceeded the threshold of acceptability and moved closer to the goal.  In 2015, the goal was reached.  

 

* Private, Not-for-Profit HBCUs with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 Universities)

 

 

University Goal 2: Retention Rate

 

Threshold of Acceptability: The institution’s first-year retention rate will exceed the retention rate across all Private Not-for-Profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 institutions). 

 

 

Goal: The institution’s first-year retention rate will exceed the 75th percentile marker for retention rate across all Private Not-for-Profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 institutions). 

 

Table 2. Dillard University Retention Rate Comparisons

Year

Dillard University Retention Rate

 

IPEDS Retention Rate, Peer Institutions*

(Mean)

IPEDS Retention Rate, Peer Institutions*

(75th percentile)

2013

59%

57%

66%

2014

75%

57%

67%

2015

75%

57%

67%

2016

72%

59%

68%

2017

70%

56%

60%

 

For the previous five years, the university has exceeded the threshold of acceptability and the goal.

 

* Private, Not-for-Profit HBCUs with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 Universities)

 

 

University Goal 3: Nursing Graduation Rate

 

Dillard University College of Nursing (DUCON) has established expected level of achievements (ELA) that are consistent with the expectations of the University and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

 

Expected level of achievement: The College of Nursing’s graduation rate will exceed 70% (based on the input from faculty, the LSBN Education Committee, and external consultants).  

 

Table 3. Nursing Program Completion Rates (Phase-out Program)

Year

Program Completion

2014

84.4% (N = 38/45)

2015

39.44% (N = 43/109)

2016

84.62% aggregate (N= 44/52)

 

Expected levels of achievement within the College for Nursing for graduation rates begin at the first year of entry into the clinical/professional component of the nursing major.

 

Admissions to the restructured program began in January 2019, so no data is available at this time.

 

 

University Goal 4: Nursing Retention Rate

 

Dillard University College of Nursing (DUCON) has established expected level of achievements (ELA) that are consistent with the expectations of the University and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

 

Expected level of achievement: The College of Nursing’s first year retention rate will exceed 70% (based on the input from faculty, the LSBN Education Committee, and external consultants). 

 

 

Table 4. Nursing Program Retention Rates (Phase-out Program)

Year

Retention Rate

2016 - 2017

72.2% (N=8/11)

2017 - 2018 

Did not admit

2018 - 2019 

87.5% (N=7/8)

 

Expected levels of achievement within the College for Nursing for cohort progression begins at the first year of entry into the clinical/professional component of the nursing major.

 

Admissions to the restructured program began in January 2019, so no data is available at this time.

 


II. Course Completion Rates

 

University Goal 5: Course Completion Rates

 

Threshold of Acceptability: The institution’s course completion rate will exceed the university-established policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress of individual students, currently 70%. 

 

Goal: Given the prior three years of data, the institution’s course completion rate will be consistently maintained at 85% or above.

 

Table 5. Course Completion Rate

Semester

Course Completion Rate

Fall 2015

88.4%

Fall 2016

69.5%

Fall 2017

85.1%

 

For two of the previous three Fall semesters, the institution exceeded the goal. 

 

 

III. Licensure Exams

 

University Goal 6: NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam

 

Dillard University College of Nursing (DUCON) has established expected level of achievements (ELA) that are consistent with the expectations of the University and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

 

Expected level of achievement:  The pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is established by LSBN at 80% for first time writers within a given year regardless of the year of graduation (LAC46XLVII.3523B).

 

Table 6: NCLEX-RN Pass Rates 2015-2017 (Phase-out Program)

 

APR – MAR

2015

APR- MAR

2016

APR – MAR

2017

Total number testing

38

40

24

Number passing

20

19

17

Percent passing

53%

48%

71%

 

Admissions to the restructured program began in January 2019, so no data is available at this time.


 

 

IV. Alumni Outcomes

 

University Goal 7: Career and Academic Outcomes

 

Goal: The institution will exceed the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destination Survey national average for employed overall and continuing education outcomes.   

 

Table 7:  Dillard University Career and Academic Outcomes

Grad

Year

Dillard University Employed Overall

NACE National Average Employed Overall

2017

Not Available

63.73%

2018

64.75% (N=169/261)

Not Available

 

Grad

Year

Dillard University Continuing Education

NACE National Average Continuing Education

2017

Not Available

17.55%

2018

24.13% (N=63/261)

Not Available

 

Grad

Year

Dillard University Employed Overall + Continuing Education

NACE National Average Employed Overall + Continuing Education

2017

Not Available

81.28%

2018

88% (N=232/261)

Not Available

 

Because this is a relatively new measure to Dillard, only one year of data is available at this time and the corresponding national data has not yet been published.  Dillard has exceeded the national average for the previous year in all three categories.

 

 

University Goal 8: Nursing Job Placement Rate

 

Dillard University College of Nursing (DUCON) has established expected level of achievements (ELA) that are consistent with the expectations of the University and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

 

Expected level of achievement: The job placement rate is established by ACEN at 70%, based on placement 6 months post-graduation and including successful first-time writers and second time writers.

 

Table 8. Nursing Program Job Placement Rate (Phase-out Program)

Year

Job Placement Rate

2014

66.6% (N=26/39)

2015

71.42% (N=10/14)

2016

84.78% (N=39/46)

2017

92.3% (N=11/12)

 

Admissions to the restructured program began in January 2019, so no data is available at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

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