Student Achievement Goals

Appalachian's regional accreditor, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 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. For comments or questions about this information, contact Dr. Pete Wachs (wachspm@appstate.edu) in the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning.

Graduation Rates

Outcome

Success Criteria

2015-16 Results

Reference

First-time, Full-time Freshmen 6-year Graduation RateGreater than or equal to 72%71%Retention, Graduation and Persistence Rates of First-Time Full-Time Freshmen (PDF, 541 KB)
First-time, Full-time Freshmen 4-year Graduation RateGreater than or equal to 53%51% Retention, Graduation and Persistence Rates of First-Time Full-Time Freshmen (PDF, 541 KB)
Full-Time Transfer Student 4-year Graduation RateGreater than or equal to 72%67%Appalachian's Student Achievement Measure

Retention Rate

Outcome

Success Criteria

2015-16 Results

Reference

First-time, Full-time Freshmen Retention to Second Year Greater than or equal to 89%86%Retention, Graduation and Persistence Rates of First-Time Full-Time Freshmen (PDF, 541 KB)

Licensure/Certification Exam Performance

Outcome

Success Criteria

2015-16 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 pass97% of programs had 80% of test-takers passLicensure/Certification Pass Rates by Program (PDF, 64 KB)

Collegiate Learning Assessment

Outcome

Success Criteria

2014 Results

Reference

The CLA is a standardized instrument that is administered to samples of Freshmen and Seniors to determine the "value added" by an Appalachian education

A performance level rating of "near expected" or higher

A mastery rating of "proficient" or higher

Near expected

Proficient

CLA Institutional Report (PDF, 6 MB)