Student Achievement Goals

Student Achievement Goals & Outcomes

True to its mission, Mars Hill University “challenges 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

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

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

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

Source: Education Department

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

As of October 15, 2018:  87.5% pass rate for NCLEX