Student Achievement

Asbury University considers its mission a success only as our students succeed, and thus all efforts in Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning focus on identifying best practices in equipping students for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership.

As one measure of institutional success, the institution carefully monitors student retention and has identified a freshman to sophomore retention goal of 80%. This number was developed against an average of peer institutions within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) of 74%. Retention of first year traditional undergraduates has remained very strong over the last decade, averaging 93% into the second semester of enrollment and 81% into the sophomore fall. Retention across terms in the online, non-traditional undergraduate program (Adult Professional Studies) has averaged 79%.

Asbury University also monitors undergraduate graduation rates. These measures include the percentage of cohort graduates within four years (100% of time) and within six years (150% of time). Since 2002, the university has graduated 69% of its original cohorts. Of these, 57% completed within four years and 68% completed within six.  The university benchmarks itself against twelve peer institutions in the Christian College Consortium. The rates for this group for graduation within four years and six years stand at 60% and 69.7%, respectively.

Additionally, alumni are asked to provide their employment details and to weigh in on how well the university has prepared them for their next steps in life. As of 2014, 98.7% of undergraduate alumni who pursued graduate work were accepted to one of their top school choices. 82% of undergraduate alumni and 73% of graduate alumni were employed. 84% of employed undergraduate alumni consider their profession to be related to their Asbury degree, and this figure jumps to 95% for graduate alumni. Among the percentage that does not, the overwhelming majority chose employment outside the field because an unexpected opportunity arose. Asbury University is pleased to report that 93.2% of undergraduate alumni and 97.2% of graduate alumni felt adequately equipped by the institution.

Annual evaluation of student achievement occurs along the five initiatives of the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan: Academic Excellence, Spiritual Vitality, Transformational Leadership, Missional Influence, and Organizational Capacity. Goals for achievement and summary data of accomplishment are highlighted below. To see full details, please view the Annual Report of Institutional Progress files available for download.

 

Academic Excellence: General Education and Majors

GEPA Scores 2013-14

GEPA Scores 2013-14

MFT & ACAT Scores, 2013-14

MFT & ACAT Scores, 2013-14

Spiritual Vitality: Spiritual Maturity


STI data 2013-14

STI data 2013-14

STI Data 2, 2013-14

STI Data 2, 2013-14

Transformational Leadership: Internships and Volunteering

Service Data, 2010-2014

Service Data, 2010-2014

Missional Influence: Student Access and Diversity

Diversity Data

Diversity Data

Diversity Data 2

Diversity Data 2

Organizational Capacity: Student Satisfaction

Satisfaction Data, 2014

Satisfaction Data, 2014

Assessment reports available for download:

Annual Report of Institutional Progess for Asbury University, 2014

Annual Report of Institutional Progess for Asbury University, 2013

Annual Report of Institutional Progess for Asbury University, 2012

 

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning houses data at the departmental (academic and administrative) and institutional level. To request additional data, please contact us at assessment@asbury.edu.