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 645 other postsecondary institutions as of February 2020) 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:

Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates (IPEDS Outcome Measure)
Year Goal Results
2017 55% 52%
2018 55% 52%

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems, National Center for Education Statistics (

Retention Rates

First Academic Year Retention
Year Goal Results
2017-18 65% 56%
2018-19 65% 61%

Source: Institutional Data

Student Cohort Default Rates

Student Cohort Default Rates
Year Goal Results
FY2015 10.0 12.3
FY2016 12.0 13.7

Source: Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education (

Successful Course Completion Rates

Successful Course Completion
Year Goal Results
2017 89% 88%
2018 89% 88%
2019 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

View the NCLEX Pass Rates reporting for ECPI University by campus here.

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

Certification Examinations Offered and Pass Rates

Current Number of Certification & Licensure Exams Offered (at a Discounted Rate?)
Program Area Number
Technology 56
Criminal Justice 13
Business 6
Health Sciences 36
Certification Pass Rates
Year Goal Results
2017 50% 48%
2018 50% 47%
2019 50% 52%

Source: Institutional data from PearsonVue