Student Achievement

Retention & Graduation Rates

First-to-Second-Year Retention Rates Threshold Goal 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
First-Time, Full-Time, All Students 83% 87% 82.9% 83.7% 83% 85.8% 82.9%

 

Six-Year Total Graduation Rates Threshold Goal 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
First-Time, Full-Time, All Students* 67% 75% 66.6% 66.5% 68% 69.4% 68.9%
First-Time, Full-Time, URM Students 56% 75% 57.2% 56% 59% 60.3% 59.6%
First-Time, Full-Time, Pell Students 54% 75% 55.5% 55.3% 56.8% 56.6% 56.5%

 

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by Level Threshold Goal 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Baccalaureate 4,800 5,000 5,006 4,954 5,194 5,052 4,772
Masters 1,100 1,300 1,159 1,263 1,410 1,427 1,534
Doctoral 250 350 315 299 325 347 292

 

Degrees Awarded: Percent URM by Level Threshold Goal 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Baccalaureate 14% 20% 18.8% 20.3% 18.3% 20.5% 20.8%
Masters 14% 20% 18.6% 21.1% 21.3% 26.8% 24.1%
Doctoral 12% 20% 15.9% 14.4% 14.2% 11.5% 15.4%

Licensing Examination Pass Rates

(Professional Degrees)

Exam Threshold Goal Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Louisiana Bar Exam 81% 93% 83.9% 92.1% 85.6% - 84%
North American Veterinary Licensing Exam 80% 95% 94% 91% 86% 94% 95%

 

*SACSCOC Key Student Completion indicator

Notes: 

  1. Underrepresented Minority (URM) includes American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Two or More Races.
  2. Bachelor's degree level includes baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate.
  3. Master's degree level includes masters, post-masters, education specialist, graduate certificates, and post-professional.
  4. Louisiana Bar Exam Pass Rates represent July results for first-time test takers.