Student Achievement

Student Achievement

The information below provides statements of goals and outcomes for the following student achievement measures: graduation rates, first-year retention, student cohort default rates, successful course completion, and professional licensing and certification examination results.

ECPI University also participates (along with 634 other postsecondary institutions as of April 2018) in the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), which reports student transfers across postsecondary institutions to provide a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion. SAM is an alternative to the IPEDS graduation rate, which limits cohorts to first-time, full-time students at a single institution. ECPI University’s student achievement outcomes using the SAM initiative methodology are provided at the following link: http://studentachievementmeasure.org/participants/248934

Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates (IPEDS Outcome Measure)
Year Goal Results
2016 55% 51%
2017 55% 52%

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems, National Center for Education Statistics (https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data)

Retention Rates

First Academic Year Retention Rates
Year Goal Results
2016-17 65% 56%
2017-18 65% 62%

Source: Institutional Data

Student Cohort Default Rates

Student Cohort Default Rates
Year Goal Results
FY2014 10.0 11.3
FY2015 10.0 12.3

Source: Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education (https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html)

Successful Course Completion Rates

Successful Course Completion Rates
Year Goal Results
2016 89% 89%
2017 89% 88%
2018 (Terms 1-8) 89% 89%

Number of courses attempted in a calendar year divided by the number of students who earn a passing grade in the course according to University policies.

Source: Institutional Data

Professional Licensing and Certification Examination Results

NCLEX Pass Rates
Goals: Meet or exceed state benchmarks
Campus PN 2015 PN National 2015 PN 2016 PN National 2016 PN 2017 PN National 2017 3-year Campus Average (NC) State BON Benchmark 2017
Charleston, SC 84 82 89 84 100 84 NA 80
Charlotte, NC 82 82 95 84 98 84 92 83
Columbia, SC NA 82 NA 84 100 84 NA 80
Greensboro, NC 84 82 89 84 78 84 84 83
Greenville, SC 97 82 97 84 88 84 NA 80
Newport News, VA 79 82 87 84 81 84 NA 80
Northern Virginia, VA 74 82 81 84 85 84 NA 80
Raleigh, NC 76 82 82 84 95 84 84 83
Richmond, VA/Emerywood (West) 82 82 85 84 100 84 NA 80
Roanoke, VA 100 82 91 84 75 84 NA 80
Virginia Beach, VA 84 82 73 84 83 84 NA 80
Campus ADN (RN) 2015 ADN (RN) National 2015 ADN (RN) 2016 ADN (RN) National 2016 ADN (RN) 2017 ADN (RN) National 2017 3-year Campus Average (NC) State BON Benchmark 2017
Charlotte, NC 90 82 100 82 89 84 93 83
Newport News, VA 77 82 83 82 82 84 NA 80
Nortdern Virginia, VA 71 82 75 82 85 84 NA 80
Richmond, VA/Emerywood (West) 65 82 91 82 74 84 NA 80
Roanoke, VA NA 82 NA NA 75 84 NA 80
Virginia Beach, VA 85 82 76 82 87 84 NA 80
Campus BSN 2016 BSN National 2016 BSN 2017 BSN National 2017 State BON Benchmark 2017 BSN 2018 BSN National 2018 State BON Benchmark 2018
Orlando, FL 92 88 87 90 81 85 92 82

Definitions: PN = Practical Nursing program; ADN = Associate Degree in Nursing; BON = Board of Nursing; NCLEX = National Council Licensure Examination

Notes: Virginia benchmark is 80; NC benchmark: 3-year average is 95% of national 3-year average; SC is 95% of national average; Florida is 90% of national average

Sources: National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and state Boards of Nursing

Certification Examinations Offered and Pass Rates

Certification Examinations Offered 2016-2018
Program Area Number
Computer and Information Science 54
Electronics Engineering Technology 3
Criminal Justice 23
Business 8
Health Sciences 23
TOTAL 111
Certification Pass Rates Goal: 50% average Pass Rate (Offered Through PearsonVue)
2016 2017 2018*
47% 48% 49%

*Through November 2018

Source: Institutional data from PearsonVue https://home.pearsonvue.com/)