Student Achievement Goals

Appalachian's regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), has directed all colleges and universities in the southern region to provide information to the public regarding our goals for student achievement and the extent to which we attain them. Below are Appalachian's outcomes, performance criteria and most recent results along with links to reports that show more detailed information. For comments or questions about this information, contact Dr. Tina Hogan (hogantm@appstate.edu) in the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning.

Retention Rate

Outcome

Success Criteria

2017-18 Results

Reference

First-time, Full-time First Year/Freshmen Retention to Second Year Greater than or equal to 89%87.2%Persistence and Graduation Rates Dashboard

Graduation Rates

Outcome

Success Criteria

2017-18 Results

Reference

First-time, Full-time First-Year/Freshmen 6-year Graduation RateGreater than or equal to 72%72.0%
Persistence and Graduation Rates Dashboard

First-time, Full-time Freshmen/Freshmen 4-year Graduation RateGreater than or equal to 53%54.2%
Full-Time Transfer Student 4-year Graduation RateGreater than or equal to 72%71.0%

Licensure/Certification Exam Performance

Outcome

Success Criteria

2016-17 Results

Reference

A variety of licensure and certification exams that students take at the end of their programs80% of programs have 80% of test-takers pass83% of programs had 80% of test-takers passLicensure/Certification Pass Rates by Program (PDF, 64 KB)