Goals for Student Achievement
Prairie View A&M University is a public, comprehensive, historically black, land grant institution of higher education. Its mission commits it to serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population. First generation students comprise a high percentage of its undergraduate population. The University is committed to achieving the goals of Closing the Gaps: The Texas Higher Education Plan, which addresses participation (access and enrollment), success (degree completion), excellence (performance) and research (basic and applied). The University aims to produce graduates who “possess self-sufficiency and professional competencies.” Salient student achievement goals and concomitant measures include but are not limited to college access of first-time, full-time, degree seeking freshmen who persist after one year; persistence of first-time full-time, degree seeking freshmen who earn a baccalaureate degree in six years; state licensure certification rate of teacher education graduates; state licensure exam pass rate of nursing graduates; and state licensure exam pass rate of engineering graduates. An additional measure deemed a potent determiner of upward social and economic mobility of graduates is the percent of baccalaureate degree recipients who within a year of earning the bachelor’s degree gain entry to graduate or professional study in disciplines in which African Americans are underrepresented.
Below is a snapshot of the goals, targets, and achievement of undergraduate students at Prairie View A&M University.
|Goals for Student Achievement*||2013||2014||2015|
|Percent of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen who earn a baccalaureate degree within six academic years||36.0%||36.84%||36.2%||35.95%||36.2%||34.02%|
|Persistence rate of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen students after one academic year||73.0%||67.13%||70.0%||66.21%||70.0%||66.12%|
|Percent of baccalaureate graduates who are first generation college graduates||50.0%||56.06%||50.0%||36.71%||50.0%||40.0%|
|Certification rate of teacher education graduates||63.0%||59.60%||60.0%||59.70%||60.0%||87.0%|
|State licensure exam pass rate of engineering graduates||50.0%||43.0%||50.0%||50.0%||50.0%||10.0%|
|State licensure pass exam rate of nursing graduates||99.0%||92.9%||99.0%||91.2%||99.0%||97.3%|
*Data source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The full data set may be found on the University Success Measures page of the University Fact Book.
|Year of Graduation from Undergraduate School**||Total Number of Graduates in the Undergraduate Class||Students Admitted to and in Attendance at a Graduate or Professional School in a Degree Program in which Blacks are Underrepresented||Target||Actual|
**Data come from the National Student Clearinghouse and are based on fiscal years from July 1 – June 30.