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Student Achievement

Student Achievement

College of Chiropractic
Student Achievement Goals and Outcomes

Retention

College of Chiropractic cohorts will achieve a 1st year retention rate of 90% or higher.

First Term Cohort Count 1 Year
Retention
1 Year Retention %
12/SP 88 77 88%
12/SU 119 114 96%
12/FA 173 153 88%
13/WI 128 109 85%
13/SP 82 67 82%
13/SU 106 89 84%
13/FA 221 188 85%
14/WI 133 125 94%
14/SP 81 64 79%
14/SU 107 93 87%
14/FA 142 122 86%
15/WI 105 95 90%
15/SP 61 54 89%
15/SU 118 97 82%
15/FA 177 144 81%
16/WI 117 103 88%
16/SP 49 44 90%
16/SU 93 79 85%
16/FA 178 154 87%
17/WI 95 85 89%
17/SP 58 58 100%
17/SU 82 75 91%
17/FA 176 159 90%
18/WI 83 81 98%
18/SP 61 55 90%
18/SU 86 84 98%
18/FA 183 175 96%
19/WI 116 107 92%
19/SP 53 51 96%
19/SU 91 91 100%
19/FA 196 191 97%
20/WI 75 74 99%
20/SP 73 70 96%
20/SU 80 72 90%
20/FA 170 159 94%
21/WI 89 86 97%
21/SP 59 55 93%
21/SU 108 100 93%
21/FA 218 210 96%
TOTAL 4430 4009 90%

College of Chiropractic cohorts will achieve a 2nd year retention rate of 85% or higher.

First Term Cohort Count 2 Year
Retention
2 Year Retention %
12/SP 88 71 81%
12/SU 119 100 84%
12/FA 173 146 84%
13/WI 128 101 79%
13/SP 82 56 68%
13/SU 106 86 81%
13/FA 221 184 83%
14/WI 133 119 89%
14/SP 81 60 74%
14/SU 107 88 82%
14/FA 142 118 83%
15/WI 105 86 82%
15/SP 61 46 75%
15/SU 118 97 82%
15/FA 177 138 78%
16/WI 117 97 83%
16/SP 49 43 88%
16/SU 93 78 84%
16/FA 178 154 87%
17/WI 95 81 85%
17/SP 58 55 95%
17/SU 82 72 88%
17/FA 176 156 89%
18/WI 83 80 96%
18/SP 61 51 84%
18/SU 86 83 97%
18/FA 183 171 93%
19/WI 116 105 91%
19/SP 53 50 94%
19/SU 91 88 97%
19/FA 196 187 95%
20/WI 75 68 91%
20/SP 73 66 90%
20/SU 80 67 84%
20/FA 170 153 90%
TOTAL 3956 3401 86%

College of Chiropractic cohorts will achieve a 3rd year retention rate of 80% or higher.

First Term Cohort Count 3 Year
Retention
3 Year Retention %
12/SP 88 70 80%
12/SU 119 101 85%
12/FA 173 143 83%
13/WI 128 98 77%
13/SP 82 56 68%
13/SU 106 83 78%
13/FA 221 182 82%
14/WI 133 114 86%
14/SP 81 52 64%
14/SU 107 87 81%
14/FA 142 117 82%
15/WI 105 83 79%
15/SP 61 44 72%
15/SU 118 99 84%
15/FA 177 136 77%
16/WI 117 95 81%
16/SP 49 44 90%
16/SU 93 76 82%
16/FA 178 152 85%
17/WI 95 78 82%
17/SP 58 54 93%
17/SU 82 72 88%
17/FA 176 155 88%
18/WI 83 80 96%
18/SP 61 53 87%
18/SU 86 83 97%
18/FA 183 167 91%
19/WI 116 104 90%
19/SP 53 49 92%
19/SU 91 85 93%
19/FA 196 184 94%
TOTAL 3558 2996 84%

Completion Rates

70% of the College of Chiropractic students will complete the Doctor of Chiropractic program within 150% of the time normally designated for completion of the DC degree.

This metric is in accordance with the Council on Chiropractic Education Accrediting Agency – Policy 56

Normal Length of Program: 14 quarters.

Entrance Term Number of Students Matriculated in Entrance Term Term 21 Quarters After Entrance Term Number of Students in Column A That Graduated By Term in Column C Completion Rate at the 150th Percentile
Summer 2015 118 Summer 2020 88 74.6%
Fall 2015 177 Fall 2020 130 73.4%
Winter 2016 117 Winter 2021 92 78.6%
Spring 2016 49 Spring 2021 40 81.6%
Summer 2016 93 Summer 2021 71 76.3%
Fall 2016 178 Fall 2021 145 81.5%
Winter 2017 95 Winter 2022 71 74.7%
Spring 2017 58 Spring 2022 51 87.9%
2-YR. Total 885 688 77.7%

 

  • These numbers represent the overall average two (2) year completion rates of the students that entered the program from Summer 2015 – Spring 2017.

 

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

80% of the College of Chiropractic Graduates will pass all parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Examination within six months post-graduation.

This metric is in accordance with the Council on Chiropractic Education Accrediting Agency – Policy 56

NBCE LICENSING EXAM SUCCESS RATE

Calendar Year (Last 4 years) Number of Graduates Number of Graduates Passing All Parts of Licensing exams* or are licensed to practice chiropractic within six (6) months post-graduation Percentage of Graduates Passing All Parts of licensing exams* or are licensed to practice chiropractic within six (6) months post-graduation
2018 373 288 77%
2019 386 309 80%
2020 409 311 76%
2021 411 300 73%
TOTAL 1579 1208 77%
Weighted Avg.

 

College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Student Achievement Goals and Outcomes

Retention

Undergraduate student cohorts will achieve a 1st year retention rate of 75% or higher.

Cohort All New UG Students 1 Yr Retention Rate
12/FA 212 63%
13/FA 204 60%
14/FA 210 66%
15/FA 178 67%
16/FA 199 60%
17/FA 225 67%
18/FA 302 65%
19/FA 256 66%
Average   64%

 

Undergraduate cohorts will achieve a 2nd year retention rate of 60% or higher.

Cohort All New UG Students 2 Yr Retention Rate
12/FA 212 49%
13/FA 204 46%
14/FA 210 48%
15/FA 178 54%
16/FA 199 53%
17/FA 225 49%
18/FA 302 50%
19/FA 256
Average   50%

 

Undergraduate students will achieve a 3rd year retention rate of 50% or higher.

Cohort All New UG Students 3 Yr Retention Rate
12/FA 212 42%
13/FA 204 40%
14/FA 210 43%
15/FA 178 52%
16/FA 199 50%
17/FA 225 50%
18/FA 302
19/FA 256
Average   46%

 

Graduation Rates

Undergraduate students will achieve a 4-year (100%) graduation rate* of 30% or higher.

Cohort New Students 4 Yr Graduation Rate
12/FA 212 22%
13/FA 204 20%
14/FA 210 38%
15/FA 178 22%
16/FA 199 37%
Average   28%

 

Undergraduate students will achieve a 6-year (150%) graduation rate* of 43% or higher.

Cohort New Students 6 Yr Graduation Rate
12/FA 212 39%
13/FA 204 37%
14/FA 210 42%
15/FA 178
16/FA 199
Average   39%

 

Undergraduate students will achieve an 8-year (200%) graduation rate* of 48% or higher.

Cohort New Students 8 Yr Graduation Rate
12/FA 212 42%
13/FA 204
14/FA 210
15/FA 178
16/FA 199
Average   42%

*IPEDS Data

 

Dietetic Internship Program

GOAL 1: Upon completion of the program, the dietetic internship graduate will be qualified and prepared for a variety of career opportunities in the field of Dietetics.

Objective 1: 80% of the enrolled students will complete the DIP (Dietetic Internship Program) within 15 months of starting the program (150% of 10 months).  

Reporting Year DIP Completers DIP Completers Percentages
2015-2016 16/16 100%
2016-2017 15/16 93.75%
2017-2018 16/16 100%
2018-2019 15/16 93.75%
2015-2019 62/64 96.88%

 

Objective 2: The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

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Reporting Year
Exam Pass Rate within 1 Year of First Testing
Exam Pass Rate Percentages
2015-2016 13/14 92.86%
2016-2017 14/14 100.00%
2017-2018 17/18 94.44%
2018-2019 13/15 86.67
2015-2019 57/61 93.44%

 

GOAL 2: Graduates of the DIP who seek employment will obtain a position in the field of dietetics and will have the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the responsibilities of the position.

Objective 1: Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.

Reporting Year Number of DIP Graduates Surveyed Number of Responses to DIP Survey DIP Survey Return Rate Number of DIP Responses Indicating Employed DIP Rate of Employment Among Respondents
2015-2016 16 8 50% 8 100%
2016-2017 15 15 100% 15 100%
2017-2018 16 7 43.75% 7 100%
2018-2019 15 15 100% 9 60%
2015-2019 62 41 66.13% 35 85.37%

 

Objective 2: 80% of DIP graduates who start their first position as an RD will feel prepared for the position. 

Reporting Year Number of DIP Graduates Surveyed Number of Responses to DIP Survey DIP Survey Return Rate Number of DIP Responses to Preparedness Question Number of DIP Indicating Satisfaction w/ Preparedness Among Respondents DIP Rate of Satisfaction w/Preparedness Among Responders
2015-2016 16 8 50% 5 5 100%
2016-2017 15 15 100% 0 0 0%
2017-2018 16 7 43.75% 5 5 100%
2018-2019 15 15 100% 0 0 0%
2015-2019 62 41 66.13% 10 10 100%

 

Dietetic Program — Didactic

GOAL 1: To prepare graduates of the DPD with a broad educational knowledge and skills for successful entry and completion of the supervised dietetic internship program.

Objective 1: At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 6 years (150% of program length).

Cohort  Year DPD Enrolled DPD Graduates within 150% of program length DPD completion %
2010 58 11 19%
2011 53 14 26%
2012 47 8 17%
2013 46 9 20%
Total 204 42 21%

 

Objective 2: 80% of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

Academic Year DPD Graduates DPD Graduate Application to Supervised Practice DPD Graduate Percentage who Applied to Supervised Practice
2015-2016 11 9 81.82 %
2016-2017 3 3 100.00 %
2017-2018 18 15 83.33 %
2018-2019 15 9 60.00 %
2016-2019 47 36 76.60 %

 

Objective 3: 60% of DP graduates are admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

 Academic Year DPD Graduates DPD Graduate Accepted into Supervised Practice DPD Graduate Percentage who Were Accepted to Supervised Practice
2015-2016 11 9 81.82 %
2016-2017 3 3 100.00 %
2017-2018 18 15 83.33 %
2018-2019 15 7 46.67 %
2016- 2019 47 34 72.34%

 

Objective 4: 80% of those graduates not accepted or not applied to a dietetic internship within the academic year they completed the DP will seek further training or obtain employment.

Academic Year DPD Graduate Not Accepted /Applied DPD Graduates who sought further training/education DPD Graduate Percentage who sought further training or employment
2015-2016 2 2 100.00%
2016-2017 0 0 n/a
2017-2018 3 3 100.00%
2018-2019 8 4 50.00%
2016- 2019 13 9 69.23 %

 

Objective 5: 80% of the IP Directors will feel the graduates of the Life University DP are prepared for the IP.        

Academic Year Graduates Accepted in IP IP Directors Responding to Survey IP Director’s who felt DPD graduates were  prepared for IP IP Rate of Satisfaction w/Preparedness Among Responders
2015-2016 9 5 5 100 %
2016-2017 3 3 3 100%
2017-2018 15 No data No data No data
2108-2019 7 1 1 100.00 %
2016- 2019 34 9 9 100.00  %

 

GOAL 2: Graduates of the BSD Program will be involved in career building activities that will personally and professionally contribute to the field of dietetics.

Objective 1 The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within on year of first attempt) on CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

 

Academic Year Total DPD graduates taking exam DPD graduates who pass w/in 1 year of first attempt DPD graduate percentage of passing RD exam
2015-2016 11 10 90.91%
2016-2017 11 11 100%
2017-2018 10 9 90.00%
2018-2019 7 6 85.71.%
2016-2019 39 36 92.31%

 

Objective 2: 80% of DP graduates who desire employment will obtain a position in their field of study within 12 months of graduation.   

Academic Year DPD Graduates who Sought Employment DPD Graduates Obtaining Employment in Field DPD Graduate Percentage in Field
2016 2 2 100.00%
2017 0 0 n/a
2018 3 3 100.00%
2019 4 4 100.00%
2016-2019 9 9 100.00%