Student Achievement Data

The LA GRAD Act was approved by the legislature and signed into law in June, 2010.  As a result, the Louisiana Board of Regents entered into a six-year performance agreement with each of the participating institutions.  In order to achieve student success, the LA GRAD Act entails institutions to take action to improve graduation rates and productivity goals. Therefore, institutions set yearly benchmarks with six-year targets for a number of measures (first to second year retention rate, first to third year retention rates, graduation rates, etc.).

Targeted measures provided baseline data, annual short-term goals, and long term goals (6 year targets) designed to improve postsecondary education.  Below is a summary of the LA GRAD Act data provided to the Louisiana Board of Regents.

 

Retention of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students, 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate: The following table is defined as the number of the students retained (enrolled) at the same institution in the following 2nd fall quarter. Louisiana Tech University met the targets for Years 1-5 of the LA GRAD Act.

Table 1: Retention of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students, 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate (Targeted Measure)

 

Baseline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Term of Data

Fall 08 - Fall 09

Fall 09 - Fall 10

Fall 10 - Fall 11

Fall 11 - Fall 12

Fall 12 - Fall 13

Fall 13 - Fall 14

Fall 14 - Fall 15

# in Fall Cohort

1509

1451

1528

1579

1269

1504

 1815

# Retained to 2nd Fall semester

1122

1079

1182

1201

995

1198

 1460

Rate

74.4%

74.4%

77.4%

76.1%

78.4%

79.7

 80.4

 

Retention of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students, 1st to 3rd year Retention Rate: The following table is defined as the number of the students in Table 1 retained (enrolled) at the same institution in the following 3rd fall quarter.  Louisiana Tech University met all targets for Years 1-5 of the LA GRAD Act.

Table 2: Retention of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students, 1st to 3rd year Retention Rate (Targeted Measure)

 

Baseline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Term of Data

Fall 07 - Fall 09

Fall 08 - Fall 10

Fall 09 - Fall 11

Fall 10 - Fall 12

Fall 11 - Fall 13

Fall 12 - Fall 14

Fall 13 - Fall 15

# in Fall Cohort

1525

1509

1451

1528

1579

1269

 1504

# Retained to 3rd Fall semester

947

980

941

979

1045

855

 1094

Rate

62.1%

64.9%

64.9%

64.1%

66.2%

67.4%

 69.7

 

Graduation Rate: Same institution graduation rate as defined and reported by the NCES Graduation Rate Survey: As defined and reported in the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) Graduation Rate Survey (GRS) for 4-year universities from the most recently published Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Table 3 is thetotal number of completers within 150% of time (i.e., graduated within 6 years for 4 year colleges) as referenced in the IPEDS Data Center for 4-year universities. Louisiana Tech University met all targets for Years 1-5 of the GRAD Act.

Table 3: Graduation Rate: Same institution graduation rate as defined and reported by the NCES Graduation Rate Survey

 

Baseline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Term of Data

Fall 2002 cohort through Fall 2008

Fall 2003 cohort through Fall 2009

Fall 2004 cohort through Fall 2010

Fall 2005 cohort through Fall 2011

Fall 2006 cohort through Fall 2012

Fall 2007 cohort through Fall 2013

Fall 2008 cohort through Fall 2014

# in Fall Cohort

1936

1948

1644

1653

1625

1522

 1503

# Graduated within 150% of time

916

887

786

796

764

751

 787

Rate

47.3%

45.5%

47.8%

48.2%

47%

49.3%

 54.2

 

Graduation Rate: Statewide Graduation Rate Utilizing Board of Regents BRGRATERPT: This is defined as the number of first-time, degree students enrolled in their respective fall quarter and graduate from a public institution within 150% of the time frame (i.e., graduated within 6 years for 4 year colleges).  Louisiana Tech University met all targets for Years 1-5 of the LA GRAD Act.

Table 4: Graduation Rate: Statewide Graduation Rate Utilizing Board of Regents BRGRATERPT (Targeted)

 

Baseline

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Term of Data

Fall 2002 cohort through Fall 2008

Fall 2003 cohort through Fall 2009

Fall 2004 cohort through Fall 2010

Fall 2005 cohort through Fall 2011

Fall 2006 cohort through Fall 2012

Fall 2007 cohort through Fall 2013

Fall 2008 cohort through Fall 2014

# in Fall Cohort

1969

1962

1646

1656

1624

1525

 1509

# Graduated within 150% of time at any state public  institution

1045

1043

892

908

857

857

 875

Rate

53.1%

53.2%

54.2%

54.8%

52.8%

56.2%

 58.0

 

First-Time, Full-Time Freshman: Time to Degree

Institution 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
LSU A& M 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4
La Tech 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.5
ULL 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.2
UNO 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.5
ULM 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.2
SLU 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3
SU A&M 6.3 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.1
GSU 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.4 5
McNeese 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6
Nicholls 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.4
NSU 5.2 5.1 5.3 5.2 5.1
LSUS 5.8 5.5 5.3 6 5.5
SUNO 7.9 7.3 7 8.5 8.9
LSUA 6.9 5.8 5.7 5.8 6.9
           
Source:BOR; Report: TTDRPTBOR      

 

 

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 1-Full Report

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 1-Summary

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 2-Full Report

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 2-Summary

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 3-Full Report

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 3-Summary

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 4-Full Report

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 4-Summary

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 5-Full Report

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 5-Summary

Louisiana Tech University GRAD ACT Year 6-Full Report

 

College of Education

The College of Education has creative faculty who are award-winning teachers, nationally recognized researchers, and accomplished scholarly writers mentoring service-minded students. Having the largest college at Louisiana Tech by enrollment, the College of Education is home to many unique professional development experiences for Louisiana educators. The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the American Psychological Association.

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation within the College of Education is charged with collecting, organizing, and analyzing data associated with measurable outcomes.  An additional function of the office is to provide services and resources connected with teacher accountability, Taskstream (a learning and assessment tool) and standardized tests such as the Praxis series.

By clicking on the following, one is able to find data and/or resources related to Student Achievement.

Unit Assessment Data

Early Childhood (NAEYC)

Education Leadership (ELCC)

Elementary (ACEI)

English Education (NCTE)

Math Education

Physical & Health Education (NASPE)

Science Education (NSTA)

Social Studies (NCSS)

Special Education (CEC)

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (APA)

Summary of Praxis Examinations

 

College of Liberal Arts

With 5 distinct schools (Communication, Design, History and Social Sciences, Literature and Language, and Performing Arts) and the Department of Professional Aviation, the College of Liberal Arts is the most diverse college in the university.

Student achievement data can be viewed by the success of students in programs such as the BS in Professional Aviation.  The Professional Aviation program is a member of the University Aviation Association and is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International.  They maintain the highest academic standards and keep abreast of the latest in technologies and needs of the aviation industry.  FAA certificates and ratings are available to Louisiana Tech students including the Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Instrument Flight Instructor. Please visit the Professional Aviation website to explore the wealth of Student Achievement data.

The master's program in Speech-Language Pathology and the doctoral program in Audiology (Au.D.) also provide examples of student success.  Both graduate programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. The M.A. in Speech Language Pathology provides the education and training of future speech-language pathologists who will be prepared to function in a variety of professional settings.  Student Achievement data can be viewed on the program’s website.  The Au.D. program is a clinically-focused professional doctoral program that provides an academic and clinical foundation for professionals who provide a wide range of services to children and adults with auditory impairments. The Au.D. program also provides Student Achievement data on their program website.

 

College of Applied and Natural Sciences

The College of Applied and Natural Sciences strives to be a leader among public research universities as an exceptional provider of science-based education and research.  Student success in programs such as BS in Medical Technology develop and perform a broad range of laboratory tests which are essential to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases. They consult with other professionals concerning the medical significance of these procedures. The Medical Technology curriculum is designed for students who are preparing for careers as clinical specialists who design, perform, evaluate, and supervise biological, chemical, and other clinically related tests. Job opportunities for these specialists exist in hospitals, clinics, research facilities, industries, and educational institutions. Student Achievement data for the Medical Technology program is provided in the form of pass rates on the Certification Examination

The School of Human Ecology's mission is to explore and enhance the human experience through the context of families, nutrition, and merchandising. With a focus on promoting diversity and sustainability in a globalizing and ever-changing world, they endeavor to create competent and engaged professionals, contribute to scholarly research, and partner with and provide services for the community. The School of Human Ecology houses one graduate program in Nutrition and Dietetics, one graduate certificate program in Dietetics, a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship, and three undergraduate programs:  Family and Child Studies, Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies, and Nutrition and Dietetics.  Student Achievement data representing enrollment, retention, graduation, and licensing/certification performance indicators for the School of Human Ecology over the most recent five-year reporting periods can be found on the program’s website.

In 2014, the Associate of Science RN degree in Nursing ranked # 21 out of the top 100 Nursing programs in the nation by CollegeAtlas A-List rankings. These rankings reward Nursing programs at colleges and universities for affordability, accessibility, academic quality and NCLEX pass rate. One of the heaviest factors in the A-List calculation is the quality of education offered at each university. The academic quality calculation considers an institution's categorization and rank published in the annual U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. This takes into account a significant number of factors and is generally considered the gold standard for college rankings emphasizing academic quality and reputation. Student Achievement data can be found on the program’s website.

 

College of Business

Outstanding faculty and opportunities created through partnerships with business professionals, economic development engines, and local, state, and national business communities.

The School of Accountancy at Louisiana Tech University is one of the oldest and most respected accounting programs in Louisiana. Louisiana Tech has the only AACSB accounting-accredited program in the state that offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral accounting degrees. In fact, they were one of the first accounting-accredited programs in the United States, the very first in Louisiana. Moreover, the successful placement of Tech's graduates through the years continues to give our graduates an edge over others because of the strong relationships they have with accounting firms and the corporate world.  Our overall quality is measured in the success of our graduates. As such, one measure of our success is the pass rate on the Certified Public Accountants exam.

The School of Accountancy at Louisiana Tech University is a charter member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and currently holds full membership in this organization. The school is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service for the benefit of their students, the public, and other constituencies. Rich tradition, pride, reputation for quality, success, and a superior education are ways to describe Tech's School of Accountancy, all within a public university with a friendly, private-college atmosphere.