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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.


School of Nursing

Goal: Of graduating generic students, 95% of each class will pass NCLEX-RN within 6 months following graduation.

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number 58/59 63/64 43/43 62/68 60/66 62/73 53/61
Percentage 98% 98% 100% 91% 91% 85% 87%

Yearly percentages are based on passes within the six-month period allowed by accreditation agencies.


School of Education

Teacher Education & Leadership

Mississippi Teacher Licensure Area: Elementary Education

From 2010-2016, 95-100% of candidates have been eligible for state licensure based on 5011 Content Knowledge Praxis II exam scores.

Goal: Of graduating Elementary Education students, 95% of each class will pass the 5011 Content Knowledge Praxis II exam.

  2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Number 55 43 34 50 28 32
Percentage 100% 98% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Mississippi Teaching Licensure: Secondary Education

From 2010-2016, 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.

Area 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Art 5 3 6 3 1 4
Biology 2 3 2 2 1 2
English 5 5   2 3 5
Kinesiology 6 11 9 5 3 6
Math 1 3 3 2 3 1
Music 3 7 6 7 4 4
Social Studies 7 7 4 5 3 4

The School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) results for Mississippi College

Mississippi State Department of Education Standard: 80% (3-year average)

Goal: Of graduating masters-level students studying educational leadership in the licensure track, at least 80% will pass the SLLA exam.

  2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Number 18 21 18 15 19 18
Percentage 80% 87% 83% 83% 83% 95%

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.

  2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Number 19 18 18 18 14 13 10
Percentage 100% 100% 64% 93% 73% 75% 71%

Counseling Graduate Programs

National Counselor Exam for Licensure & Certification Passage Rate (NBCC)

Goal: Of graduating counseling graduate students, 50% of each class will pass the NBCC exam.

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number 25 26 41 29 30
Percentage 40% 38% 63% 72% 36%

Mean scores on NBCC in comparison to national means

  Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
MC 96.69 96.20 94.73 68.50 82.75 87 91
National 97.10 96.75 95.70 91.94 94.12 94.22 94

School of Law

Bar Passage Rates (First-Taker)

Goal: The weighted, annual first-time bar passage rate will be within 15 points of the first-time bar passage rates for graduates of other ABA-approved law schools in the relevant jurisdictions (ABA standard 316 (a) (2)).

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number 172 170 168 166 188
Percentage

*78.91%

**80.11%

*82.40%

**78.87%

*77.62%

**82.23%

*72.81%

**80.95%

*81.00%

**81.62%

*MC   **ABA


School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Social Work Undergraduate Program

Social Work Exit Exam Passage Rates

Goal: Of graduating social work students, 80% of each class will pass the social work exit exam.

 

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2016

2016-2017
Number 8 17 26 14 13 9 11
Percentage 100% 76% 100% 54% 67% 81.3% 84.6%

Writing Proficiency Exam (An ACT/CAAP Writing Skills Test)

Goal: 80% of undergraduate MC students will pass the WPE exam on their first attempt.

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number 499 323 329 910 931 942 903 911
Percentage 76% 85.7% 84.8% 77% 73% 82% 80% 84%

This percentage represents only MC students and not transfer student's passage rates among first-time takers.


School of Science & Mathematics

Physician’s Assistant 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.

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Number 29 31 31 31
Percentage 86%* 97% 97% 97%

*100% of graduate students ultimately passed the exam.