The institution evaluates success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission. The following represents programmatic licensure passage rates with goals and numerous years of results.
The University provides information on undergraduate graduation/completion rates. The graduation rate cohorts began their education six-years prior to the most recently completed academic year. The 6-year graduation rate for the most recently completed academic year is 57%. Using the same year, the goal was 51% based on the median of the institution’s 15 benchmark institutions.
|6-Year Period||Graduation Rate|
|Fall 2013 - Aug 2019||57%|
|Fall 2011 - Aug 2017||59%|
|Fall 2010 - Aug 2016||59%|
|Fall 2009 - Aug 2015||54%|
|Fall 2008 - Aug 2014||54%|
|Fall 2007 - Aug 2013||53%|
|Fall 2006 - Aug 2012||62%|
|Fall 2005 - Aug 2011||51%|
|Fall 2004 - Aug 2010||55%|
|Fall 2003 - Aug 2009||52%|
|Fall 2002 - Aug 2008||59%|
The University calculates what percentage of first-time, full-time, bachelor's degree-seeking, freshmen return for the fall of their second year. The retention rate, a Key Performance Indicator, for Fall 2018 is 76%. Using the same year, the goal was 71% based on the median of the institution’s 15 benchmark institutions.
Goal: Of graduating generic students, 95% of each class will pass NCLEX-RN within 12 months following graduation.
Yearly percentages are based on passes within the six-month period allowed by accreditation agencies.
Teacher Education & Leadership
Mississippi Teacher Licensure Area: Elementary Education
From 2012-2019, 95-100% of candidates have been eligible for state licensure based on Praxis II Elementary Education (K-6) exams, exceeding the state and national accreditation requirement of 80%.
Goal: Of graduating Elementary Education students, 95% of each class will pass the 5017 Content Knowledge Praxis II exam.
Mississippi Teaching Licensure: Secondary Education
From 2012-2019, 92-100% of candidates have been eligible for state licensure based on Praxis II Content area exams.
Goal: Of graduating Secondary Education students, 90% of each class will pass the Praxis II exam.
The School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) results for Mississippi College
Mississippi State Department of Education Standard: 80% (3-year average)
Goal: Of graduating graduate students studying educational leadership in the licensure track, at least 80% will pass the SLLA exam.
School Counseling Graduate Program
Praxis Passage Rate (exam not given prior to 2008)
Goal: Of graduating counseling education graduate students, 90% of each class will pass the Praxis II Content area exam.
Counseling Graduate Programs
National Counselor Exam for Licensure & Certification Passage Rate (NBCC)
Goal: Of the graduating students taking the NBCC exam within the past 12 months test cycle, 50% of the exam participants will pass the NBCC exam.
Goal: In 2019 the ABA revised Standard 316 regarding bar passage. The new standard, first effective for students graduating in 2017, requires that 75% of law school graduates who sit for the bar exam pass within two years.
|Passing w/in 2 years||77.19%||79.1%||72.64%||68.8%|
*2018 numbers are preliminary until the results of the February, Summer, and Fall 2020 bar exams are finalized.
The prior ABA standard required that the weighted, annual first-time bar passage rate be within 15 points of the first-time bar passage rates for graduates for other ABA-approved law schools in the relevant jurisdictions (ABA standard 316 (a) (2)).
Social Work Undergraduate Program
Social Work Licensure Exam
Goal: The graduating social work students will score at the national average and above the state average.
The national average pass rate is 77% and the average pass rate for Mississippi is 44%.
Writing Proficiency Exam (An ACT/CAAP Writing Skills Test)
Goal: 80% of undergraduate MC students will pass the WPE exam on their first attempt.
This percentage represents only MC students and not transfer student's passage rates among first-time takers.
Physician Assistants Passage Rates
The first class of students graduated in 2013-2014.
Goal: 90% of PA students will pass the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) on their first attempt.
*100% of graduate students ultimately passed the exam.