Student Achievement

Retention & Graduation Rates
      Fall Cohort
First-to-Second-Year Retention Rates Threshold Goal 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
First-Time, Full-Time, All Students 83% 87%  82.8%  82.9%  83.7%  83.0%  85.8%
  Fall Cohort

Six-Year Total Graduation Rates

Threshold

Goal

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

First-Time, Full-Time, All Students*

67.0%

75%

68.0%

66.6%

66.5%

68.0%

69.4%

First-Time, Full-Time, URM Students

56.0%

75%

58.1%

57.2%

56.0%

59.0%

60.3%

First-Time, Full-Time, Pell Students

54.0%

75%

56.6%

55.5%

55.3%

56.8%

56.6%

Degrees Awarded
      Year
Degrees Awarded by Level  Threshold Goal  2015-16  2016-17   2017-18  2018-19  2019-20

Baccalaureate

4,800

5,000

4,858

5,006

4,954

5,194

5,052

Masters        

1,100

1,300

1,169

1,159

1,263

1,410

1,427

Doctoral

250

350

344

315

299

325

347

Degrees Awarded: Percent URM by Level

Threshold

Goal

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Baccalaureate

14.0%

20.0%

18.4%

18.8%

20.3%

18.3%

20.5%

Masters

14.0%

20.0%

17.7%

18.6%

21.1%

21.3%

26.8%

Doctoral

12.0%

20.0%

11.6%

15.9%

14.4%

14.2%

11.5%

Licensing Examination Pass Rates (Professional Degrees)
  Threshold Goal Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Louisiana Bar Exam  81.0%  93.0%  83.9% 92.1% 85.6% - 84% 
North American Veterinary Licensing Exam  80.0%  95.0%  94.0%  91.0%  86.0% 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.