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Student Achievement Data

 

2021

 

Dillard University evaluates success with respect to student achievement in a manner consistent with its mission, which is to cultivate leaders who live ethically, think and communicate precisely, and act courageously to make the world a better place. In particular, Dillard measures student achievement in three different areas:

 

I. Retention and Graduation Rates

 

SACSCOC Key Completion Indicator: National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Total 6-year Completion Rate

 

Threshold of Acceptability: The institution’s 6-year completion rate will exceed the 6-year completion rate of African American/black students at all institutions.

 

Goal: The institution’s 6-year completion rate will approach the completion rate of African American/black students at private 4-year nonprofit institutions.

 

Table: Comparison of NSC Completion Rates

 

Cohort Dillard University's NSC 6-Year Completion Rate
2010 49.7%
2011

49.3%

2012 47.6%
2013 55.7%
2014 54.8%
2015 54.9%

 

The Fall Enrollment 2020 IPEDS data submission indicates that African American/black students make up 93.9% of Dillard University’s student population for whom race is known.  Thus, the NSC 6-year completion rates for African American/black students stand as important indicators of Dillard’s student success.

 

University Goal 1: Six-Year Graduation Rate

 

Threshold of Acceptability: The institution’s 6-year graduation rate will exceed the mean 6-year graduation rate across all Private Not-for-Profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (39 institutions). 

 

Goal: The institution’s 6-year graduation rate will approach the 75th percentile marker for 6-year graduation rate across all Private Not-for-Profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (39 institutions). 

 

 

Table 1. Dillard University Six-Year Graduation Rate Comparisons

 

Year

Dillard University 6-year Grad Rate

 

IPEDS 6-year Grad Rate, Peer Institutions*

(Mean)

IPEDS 6-year Grad Rate, Peer Institutions*

(75th percentile)

2015

38%

35%

42%

2016

39%

32%

42%

2017

40%

35%

44%

2018

42%

34%

42%

2019

51%

32%

49%

 

 

* Private, Not-for-Profit HBCUs with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 Universities)

 

University Goal 2: Retention Rate

 

Threshold of Acceptability: The institution’s first-year retention rate will exceed the retention rate across all Private Not-for-Profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 institutions). 

 

Goal: The institution’s first-year retention rate will exceed the 75th percentile marker for retention rate across all Private Not-for-Profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 institutions). 

 

Table 2. Dillard University Retention Rate Comparisons

 

Year

Dillard University Retention Rate

 

IPEDS Retention Rate, Peer Institutions*

(Mean)

IPEDS Retention Rate, Peer Institutions*

(75th percentile)

2015

75%

58%

67%

2016

72%

59%

70%

2017

70%

59%

68%

2018

69%

59%

69%

2019

67%

60%

66%

 

* Private, Not-for-Profit HBCUs with Master-level degree or below as the highest offering (38 Universities)

 

University Goal 3: Nursing Graduation Rate

 

Dillard University College of Nursing (DUCON) has established expected level of achievements (ELA) that are consistent with the expectations of the University and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

 

Expected level of achievement: The College of Nursing’s graduation rate will exceed 70% (based on the input from faculty, the LSBN Education Committee, and external consultants).  

 

Table 3. Nursing Program Completion Rates (Phase-out Program)

 

Year

Program Completion

2014

84.4% (N = 38/45)

2015

39.44% (N = 43/109)

2016

84.62% aggregate (N= 44/52)

2017

81.25%

2018

80%

 

Expected levels of achievement within the College for Nursing for graduation rates begin at the first year of entry into the clinical/professional component of the nursing major.

 

Admissions to the restructured program began in January 2019.

 

University Goal 4: Nursing Retention Rate

 

Dillard University College of Nursing (DUCON) has established expected level of achievements (ELA) that are consistent with the expectations of the University and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

 

Expected level of achievement: The College of Nursing’s first year retention rate will exceed 70% (based on the input from faculty, the LSBN Education Committee, and external consultants). 

 

 

Table 4. Nursing Program Retention Rates (Phase-out Program)

 

Year

Retention Rate

2016 - 2017

72.2% (N=8/11)

2017 - 2018 

Did not admit

2018 - 2019 

87.5% (N=7/8)

2019 - 2020

94.44% (N=17/18)

2020 - 2021

70.58% (N=24/34)

 

 

Expected levels of achievement within the College for Nursing for cohort progression begins at the first year of entry into the clinical/professional component of the nursing major.

 

Admissions to the restructured program began in January 2019.

 

 

II. Course Completion Rates

 

University Goal 5: Course Completion Rates

 

Threshold of Acceptability: The institution’s course completion rate will exceed the university-established policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress of individual students, currently 70%.  

 

Goal: Given the prior three years of data, the institution’s course completion rate will be consistently maintained at 85% or above.

 

Table 5. Course Completion Rate

 

Semester

Course Completion Rate

Fall 2015

88.4%

Fall 2016

69.5%

Fall 2017

85.1%

Fall 2018

89.8%

Fall 2019

90.7%

 

 

III. Licensure Exams

 

University Goal 6: NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam

 

Dillard University College of Nursing (DUCON) has established expected level of achievements (ELA) that are consistent with the expectations of the University and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

 

Expected level of achievement:  The pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is established by LSBN at 80% for first time writers within a given year regardless of the year of graduation (LAC46XLVII.3523B).

 

Table 6: NCLEX-RN Pass Rates 2015-2019 (Phase-out Program)

 

 

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

2015

53%

2016

48%

2017

69.2%

2018

44%

2019

80%

 

Admissions to the restructured program began in January 2019.

 

IV. Alumni Outcomes

 

University Goal 7: Career and Academic Outcomes

 

Goal: The institution will exceed the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destination Survey national average for employed overall and continuing education outcomes.   

 

Table 7:  Dillard University Career and Academic Outcomes

 

Grad

Year

Dillard University Employed Overall

NACE National Average Employed Overall

2018

64.75% (169/261)

63.5%

2019

43.49% (97/223)

64.6%

 

Grad

Year

Dillard University Continuing Education

NACE National Average Continuing Education

2018

24.13% (63/261)

19.2%

2019

52.01% (116/223)

18.6%

 

Grad

Year

Dillard University Employed Overall + Continuing Education

NACE National Average Employed Overall + Continuing Education

2018

88% (232/261)

82.7%

2019

95.51% (213/223)

83.2%

 

University Goal 8: Nursing Job Placement Rate

 

Dillard University College of Nursing (DUCON) has established expected level of achievements (ELA) that are consistent with the expectations of the University and the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

 

Expected level of achievement:  The job placement rate is established by ACEN at 70%, based on placement 6 months post-graduation and including successful first-time writers and second time writers.

 

Table 8. Nursing Program Job Placement Rate (Phase-Out Program)

 

Year

Job Placement Rate

2015

71.42% (N=10/14)

2016

84.78% (N=39/46)

2017

69.2% (N=12/13)

2018

72% (N=17/24)

2019

100% (N=10/10)

 

Admissions to the restructured program began in January 2019.

 

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