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Student Achievement Goals

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Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Institutional Goals for Student Achievement

Virginia State University’s goals for student achievement reflect an institutional philosophy and process of continuous, incremental improvement.  The University’s overall goals for student achievement are provided in the table below.

Student Achievement Goals

Measures of Achievement

1.  By 2025, the six-year graduation rate for undergraduate cohorts of first time, full time, degree-seeking students will increase to 55%.

The six-year graduation rate for the fall 2008 freshman cohort was 43%.

2.  By 2025, cohorts of first time, full time, degree-seeking freshmen will complete requirements for their respective bachelor’s degrees within an average of 4.5 years.

The average time to degree completion for first time, full time, degree-seeking freshmen who entered VSU during the 2008 fall semester was 4.8 years.

3.  The percentage of graduate degrees awarded among the total number of enrolled full time equivalent (FTE) graduate students will increase to 45% over the next ten years.

The percentage of degrees awarded among the total number of enrolled FTE graduate students during the 2013-2014 academic year was 37.9%.

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