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Student Achievement

Converse College’s 2015 Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) was launched in the 2015-2016 fiscal year as a means to comprehensively measure student achievement and success in fulfilling the College’s mission.  Plans for each area have been developed and implemented to help improve student achievement and reach achievement targets.  Below, a table shows the metrics and results for each area.

Student Achievement Area F2012 F2013 F2014 F2015 F2016 F2017 F2018
1st-yr to 2nd-yr cohort retention 75% 74% 71% 66% 71% 74% 70%
Soph. to Jr. persistence 85% 83% 82% 79% 85% 77% 81%
Jr. to Sr. persistence 91% 89% 89% 88% 95% 82% 92%
4-year graduation rate 53% 56% 54% 52% 49% 52% 49%
6-year graduation rate 54% 64% 60% 56% 55% 65% 56%
Freshman Cohort Average Years to Degree 4.12 4.08 4.05 4.03 4.02 4.06 4.05
Graduating students with job offers or with graduate / professional school admission* 53% 63% 60% 57% 60% 58% NA
Graduating students with job offers or with graduate / professional school admission* NA NA NA 71% 71% 71% 42%
Graduating students planning to attend graduate school*** NA NA NA 62% 60% NA 30%
Experiential Learning Participation Rate (at graduation)**** NA NA 6.2% (2012) 6% (2013) 2.3% **** 2.3% (2014) 78%
Senior Leadership Participation Rate (NSSE)***** NA NA NA 62% 60% NA 66%
Loan Default Rate (Federal report with 3-year lag)****** NA NA NA 6% 6% 2% 5%
*This measure was revised and split into two parts beginning Fall 2018.
**This is a new measure beginning Fall 2018.
***This is a new measure beginning Fall 2018.
****This is a new measure beginning 2015-16.
*****NSSE is administered every other year.
******This is a new measure beginning 2015-16.

Graduate School Attendance

2019 graduating students reported graduate school attendance at the following institutions:

2018 graduating students reported graduate school attendance at the following institutions:

2017 graduating students reported graduate school attendance at the following institutions: