Student Achievement Goals

Student Achievement Goals & Outcomes

True to its mission, Mars Hill University β€œchallenges and equips students to pursue intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth.”  The university assesses the extent to which students achieve this growth using the following goals.

GOAL 1: EXPAND ACCESS TO EDUCATION

1.1: Increase traditional student enrollment to 1400

Term – Enrollment

  • Fall 2010 – 955
  • Fall 2011 – 1044
  • Fall 2012 – 1121
  • Fall 2013 – 1197
  • Fall 2014 – 1227
  • Fall 2015 – 1184
  • Fall 2016 – 1154
  • Fall 2017 – 1130
  • Fall 2018 – 1036
  • Fall 2019 – 960
  • Fall 2020 – 949

Source: Annual Report, Office of the Registrar

1.2: Increase non-traditional student enrollment to 256

Term – Enrollment

  • Fall 2010 – 220
  • Fall 2011 – 232
  • Fall 2012 – 233
  • Fall 2013 – 232
  • Fall 2014 – 191
  • Fall 2015 – 201
  • Fall 2016 – 197
  • Fall 2017 – 129
  • Fall 2018 – 94
  • Fall 2019 – 87
  • Fall 2020 – 71

Source: Annual Report, Office of the Registrar

1.3: Increase annual Early College student recruitment

Year – Enrollment

  • Fall 2010 – *
  • Fall 2011 – *
  • Fall 2012 – 8
  • Fall 2013 – 18
  • Fall 2014 – 22
  • Fall 2015 – 13
  • Fall 2016 – 15
  • Fall 2017 – 21
  • Fall 2018 – 7
  • Fall 2019 – 6
  • Fall 2020 – 4

Source: Admissions Office

GOAL 2: IMPROVE FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME STUDENT PERSISTENCE

2.1: Increase one-term (fall-spring) retention to 90%

Year – Enrollment

  • 2009-10 – 82%
  • 2010-11 – 85%
  • 2011-12 – 86%
  • 2012-13 – 85%
  • 2013-14 – 84%
  • 2014-15 – 85%
  • 2015-16 – 81%
  • 2016-17 – 86%
  • 2017-18 – 85%
  • 2018-19 – 85%
  • 2019-20 – 83%

Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

2.2: Increase two-term (fall-fall) retention to 60%

Year – Enrollment

  • 2009-10 – 54%
  • 2010-11 – 60%
  • 2011-12 – 55%
  • 2012-13 – 58%
  • 2013-14 – 56%
  • 2014-15 – 59%
  • 2015-16 – 56%
  • 2016-17 – 59%
  • 2017-18 – 63%
  • 2018-19 – 63%
  • 2019-20 – 67%

Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

GOAL 3: IMPROVE PROGRAM COMPLETION

3.1: Increase four-year graduation rate

Cohort Year – Enrollment

  • 2004-05 – 21%
  • 2005-06 – 27%
  • 2006-07 – 32%
  • 2007-08 – 26%
  • 2008-09 – 29%
  • 2009-10 – 18%
  • 2010-11 – 23%
  • 2011-12 – 22%
  • 2012-13 – 29%
  • 2013-14 – 21%

Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

3.2: Increase six-year graduation rate

Cohort Year – Enrollment

  • 2004-05 – 35%
  • 2005-06 – 38%
  • 2006-07 – 46%
  • 2007-08 – 38%
  • 2008-09 – 37%
  • 2009-10 – 34%
  • 2010-11 – 34%
  • 2011-12 – 31%
  • 2012-13 – 39%
  • 2013-14 – 30%

Source: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

GOAL 4: MAINTAIN EXCEPTIONAL RECORD OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE QUALIFICATION

4.1: Achieve 100% pass rate for Praxis II (Education)

Year – Pass rate

  • 2008-09 – 95%
  • 2009-10 – 94%
  • 2010-11 – 90%
  • 2011-12 – 100%
  • 2012-13 – 100%
  • 2013-14 – 89%
  • 2014-15 – 88%
  • 2015-16 – 50%
  • 2016-17 – 62%
  • 2017-18 – 83%
  • 2017-18 – 78%
  • 2018-19 – 88%

Source: Education Department

4.2: Achieve 100% pass rate for NCLEX (Nursing)

As of June 30, 2020: 75% pass rate for NCLEX