Student Achievement

The Granting Resources and Autonomies Act (GRAD Act) was enacted by the Louisiana Legislature in 2010 and amended in 2011. As part of that Act, the University of New Orleans entered into a six-year performance agreement which includes four performance objectives – student success, articulation and transfer, workforce and economic development, and institutional efficiency and accountability – and targeted outcomes for each of those objectives.

Specific goals for student achievement – first to second year retention rate, first to third year retention rate, graduation rate, award productivity, percentage of completers, dual enrollment participation, and passage rates on licensing exams – are included in the Student Success section and are tied to the University’s Strategic Plan. The annual outcomes and University success in achieving those goals are included in the GRAD Act reports on the Louisiana Board of Regents website.

Student Retention

Table 1: 1st to 2nd year retention rate
University of New Orleans Baseline Fall 09 to Fall 10 Fall 10 to Fall 11 Fall 11 to Fall 12 Fall 12 to Fall 13 Fall 13 to Fall 14 Fall 14 to Fall 15
  68.6% 63.4% 66.8% 64.5% 67.2% 69.1%  
Table 2: 1st to 3rd year retention rate
University of New Orleans Baseline Fall 08 to Fall 10 Fall 09 to Fall 11 Fall 10 to Fall 12 Fall 11 to Fall 13 Fall 12 to Fall 14 Fall 13 to Fall 15
  52.4% 49.4% 50.2% 54.9% 48% 53%  

Graduation

Table 3: Graduation Rates
University of New Orleans Baseline Fall 03 to Fall 09
Fall 04 to Fall 10 Fall 05 to Fall 11 Fall 06 to Fall 12 Fall 07 to Fall 13 Fall 08 to Fall 14
  22.1% 20.9% 20.0% 38.1% 34.5% 32.1%  
Table 4: Percentage of program completers at all levels each year.
Term Baseline AY 09-10
AY 10-11 AY 11-12 AY 12-13 AY 13-14 AY 14-15
Number of Completers,
TOTAL All Degrees
1,893* 1,953 2,104 2,100 2,086 2,035  
Percentage Change
(from Baseline)
  3.2% 11.1% 10.9% 10.3% 7.6%  
Notes: *Baseline (AY08-09) includes 1 post-bachelor certificate

Licensure and Certification

Table 5: Passage rates on licensure exam in Education (PRAXIS)
Term 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
 Number of students
who took exams
105 143 127  
Number of students
who met standards for passage
105 143 127  
Calculated passage rate 100% 100% 100%