Student Achievement Data

In accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) standards, AHU publishes its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals. Student achievement goals have been identified at the institution and program level. This information is updated each academic year.

Institutional Measures | Program Measures


Institutional Measures

AHU utilizes three institutional measures of student achievement. The table below lists the threshold, goals, and results for the past three years.

Institutional Measures
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate
(IPEDS 8 Year Outcome Measure)
50% 60% 2016/17 56%
2017/18 53%
2018/19 54%
IPEDS Retention Rate 65% 75% 2016/17 68%
2017/18 79%
2018/19 66%
Fall to Fall Retention (all students) 70% 75% 2016/17 71%
2017/18 74%
2018/19 71%
  • IPEDS Retention Rate only uses data from first-time, bachelors degree seeking, undergraduate students
  • The Fall to Fall Retention Rate uses data from all students

Disaggregation of Graduation Rate Data

AHU enrolls a large percentage of students who receive Pell Grants. Because of that, the university disaggregates the graduation rate according to Pell Grant status. The tables below show the comparison results for Pell Grant versus non-Pell Grant students from the last two years.

2017-18
Degree/Certificate-seeking Undergraduate Students Number of Students Results
Total Entering 1494 53%
Pell Grant recipients 388 50%
Non-Pell Grant recipients 1106 54%
2018-19
Degree/Certificate-seeking Undergraduate Students Number of Students Results
Total Entering 1226 54%
Pell Grant recipients 405 46%
Non-Pell Grant recipients 821 58%

Program Measures

Each professional program collects data for student achievement measures required by accreditation standards. The tables below list the measure, threshold, goal, and results for each professional program.

Undergraduate Programs

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 70% 75% 2016/17 Orlando GV: 75%
Orlando CV: 60%
Denver GV: 50%
2017/18 Orlando GV: 50%
Orlando CV: 90%
Denver GV: 100%
2018/19 Orlando GV: 72%
Orlando CV: 50%
Denver GV: 75%
Board Pass Rate 60% 90% 2016/17 Orlando GV: 100%
Orlando CV: 100%
Denver GV: 100%
2017/18 Orlando GV: 100%
Orlando CV: 100%
Denver GV: 100%
2018/19 Orlando GV: 100%
Orlando CV: 100%
Denver GV: 100%
Job Placement Rate 75% 80% 2016/17 Orlando GV: 100%
Orlando CV: 83%
Denver GV: 100%
2017/18 Orlando GV: 100%
Orlando CV: 100%
Denver GV: 100%
2018/19 Orlando GV: 100%
Orlando CV: 100%
Denver GV: 100%
  • GV = General Vascular Program
  • CV = Cardiovascular Program
  • Board Pass Rate is calculated as the overall pass rate within 12 months of graduation
  • Job Placement Rate is calculated at 12 months post-graduation
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 80% 90% 2016/17 73%
2017/18 92%
2018/19 90%
Board Pass Rate 80% 85% 2016/17 100%
88% 2017/18 100%
85% 2018/19 89%
Job Placement Rate 75% 85% 2016/17 89%
2017/18 82%
2018/19 88%
  • The goal for Board Pass Rate is the national average and varies each year
  • Board Pass Rate is calculated as first-time pass rate
  • Job Placement Rate is calculated at 6 months post-graduation
BS Nursing
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 70% 80% 2016/17 86%
2017/18 85%
2018/19 82%
Board Pass Rate 70% 80% 2016/17 83%
2017/18 84%
2018/19 93%
Job Placement Rate 70% 90% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 100%
2018/19 100%
  • Board Pass Rate is calculated as first-time pass rate
  • Job placement rate is calculated at 12 months post-graduation
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 85% 95% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 92%
2018/19 79%
Board Pass Rate 80% 90% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 92%
2018/19 79%
Job Placement Rate 80% 80% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 87%
2018/19 79%
  • Board Pass Rate is calculated as first-time pass rate
  • Job Placement Rate is calculated at 6 months post-graduation
Radiography
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 50% 60% 2016/17 51%
2017/18 68%
2018/19 62%
Board Pass Rate 85% 90% 2016/17 90%
2017/18 100%
2018/19 96%
Job Placement Rate 70% 75% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 100%
2018/19 100%
  • Board Pass Rate is calculated as first-time pass rate
  • Job Placement Rate is calculated at 12 months post-graduation

Graduate Programs

MHA
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 80% 90% 2016/17 71%
2017/18 92%
2018/19 85%
Job Placement Rate 80% 90% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 92%
2018/19 100%
  • There is no certification exam for MHA graduates
  • Job Placement Rate is calculated at 3 months post-graduation
Nurse Anesthesia
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 80% 90% 2016/17 88%
2017/18 100%
2018/19 89%
Board Pass Rate 80%
Via one of the 3 calculation methods
90%
Via method 1
2016/17 82% (Method 1)
2017/18 85% (Method 1)
2018/19

75% (Method 1)

81% (Method 2)

88% (Method 3)

Job Placement Rate 80% 90% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 96%
2018/19 88%
  • In the past, COA only used 1st time board pass rates. Starting in 2019, COA implemented 3 different calculation methods for determining board pass rates.
    • Method 1: The number of graduates in the most recent graduation cohort who passed the NCE on their first attempt.
    • Method 2: The number of graduates in the three most recent graduation cohorts who passed the NCE on their first attempt.
    • Method 3: The number of graduates in the most recent graduation cohort who passed the NCE on their first attempt plus the number of graduates who passed the NCE on their second attempt within 60 days of program completion.
  • Job Placement Rate is calculated at 6 months post-graduation
Occupational Therapy
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 90% 95% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 93%
2018/19 100%
Board Pass Rate 80% 90% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 100%
2018/19 100%
Job Placement Rate 90% 95% 2016/17 100%
2017/18 100%
2018/19 100%
  • Board pass rates is calculated as new graduate pass rates
  • Job Placement Rate is calculated at 6 months post-graduation
Physical Therapy
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 85% 93% 2018/19 92%
Board Pass Rate 85% First time pass rate
90% Ultimate pass rate
92% First time pass rate
100% Ultimate Pass Rate
2018/19 First time pass rate: 81.8%
Ultimate pass rate: 100%
Job Placement Rate 90% 100% 2018/19 92%
  • The first cohort of Physical Therapy students graduated in 2019
  • Ultimate pass rate is defined as the percentage of graduates who take and successfully pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)
  • Job Placement Rate is calculated at 12 months post-graduation
Physician Assistant
Measure Threshold Goal Year Results
Graduation Rate 75% 80% 2016/17 79%
2017/18 80%
2018/19 77%
Board Pass Rate 85% First time pass rate 100% All time pass rate 2016/17

First time: 84%

All time: 100%

2017/18 First time: 100%
All time: 100%
2018/19 First time: 87%
All time: 91%*

* Awaiting the results from 2 graduates

  • The Physician Assistant program is not required to report job placement rates as a part of their accreditation