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SACSCOCTenth Year Reaffirmation

Student Achievement

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires that institutions publish "statements of its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals" (See SACSCOC policy statement on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure). The information displayed below reflects VCU’s compliance with this requirement.

University-Level

University-level indicators of student success are part of the VCU strategic plan.

Student Success

First-Time, Full-Time First-Year Student Retention

Target 2017-18:  87% Target 2017-18:  87% Target 2017-18*:  90%
Actual 2013-14:  86.5% Actual 2014-15:  85.8% Actual 2015-16:  86.4%

(*Indicates revised targets approved in 2015)

Bachelor Degree Six-Year Graduation Rate

Target 2017-18:  60% Target 2017-18: 60% Target 2017-18*:  75%
Actual 2013-14:  59% Actual 2014-15: 62.3% Actual 2015-16:  62.3%

(*Indicates revised targets approved in 2015)

Doctoral Degrees Awarded

Target 2017-18: 350 Target 2017-18:250 Target 2017-18*: 320
Actual 2013-14:  329 Actual 2014-15:  282 Actual 2015-16:  306

(*Indicates revised targets approved in 2015)

Student Contribution to Civic Vitality

Service Learning Enrollment

2017-2018 Target: 4,000

2015-2016 Actual: 3,005 

Program-Level

VCU Health Sciences first professional and graduate programs monitor student success on licensing and certification at the program level.

Licensing and Certification Examinations

School of Allied Health Professions

Clinical Laboratory Sciences (B.S.) Pass Rate:  97% (2013-2015)
Radiation Sciences/Nuclear Medicine Tech. (B.S.) Pass Rate:  80% (2016)
Radiation Sciences/Radiation Therapy (B.S.) Pass Rate:  100% (2016)
Radiation Sciences/Radiography (B.S.) Pass Rate:  100% (2016)
Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.) Pass Rate:  100% (2014 and 2015 graduation classes)
Occupational Therapy (M.S.) Pass Rate:  100% (2016)
Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Pass Rate:  100% (2014-2016)

School of Dentistry – National Dental Board of Dental Examinations

Dental Examinations Part I Pass Rate:  98% (Class of 2019)
Dental Examinations Part II Pass Rate:  92% (Class of 2016)

School of Medicine – United States Medical Licensing Examination

Step 1 Pass Rate on First Attempt:  96% (2016)
Step 2CK Pass Rate on First Attempt:  96% (2016)
Step 2CS Pass Rate on First Attempt:  93% (2016)

School of Nursing – National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (BSN)

Licensure Examination Pass Rate:  93.2% (2016)

School of Pharmacy – National Pharmacy Licensure Examination

Licensure Examination Pass Rate on First Attempt:  90% (2016)