Student Achievement

Hardin-Simmons University sets goals for student achievement consistent with the mission of the university: “The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values.” The university’s statement of purpose includes a commitment to academic excellence while affirming the relevance and importance of the Christian faith.

Hardin-Simmons University evaluates success with respect to student achievement using a variety of metrics that include (1) retention of first-time freshman, (2) graduation rates, (3)州执照通过率, (4)选定项目的认证, (五)受助学生学业成绩良好, (6)课程完成率.

  1. 新生保留率

Essential to improving graduation rates, an important measure of student achievement is retention. 大学留不住的学生不能毕业. 可接受的阈值, 选择它是因为学校希望随着时间的推移不断进步, 威尼斯人网上赌场自己的十年平均值, which is 66.8%. Its goal is 70%, the average retention reported by the eight peer institutions the university is using as its benchmark: Dallas Baptist University, 东德克萨斯浸会大学, 休斯顿基督教大学, LeTourneau University, 拉伯克基督教大学, 俄克拉何马浸会大学, Texas Lutheran University, 以及玛丽·哈丁-贝勒大学.

HSU’s Peer Institutions are eight private, not-for-profit institutions in Texas and Oklahoma (the two states from which HSU draws most of its students) with a Christian mission and an enrollment between 1,000 and 4,999 (IPEDS注册类别).

新生保留率- Fall to Spring
Academic Year Headcount

in Fall

Headcount

in Spring

# Lost Persistence Rate
2012-2013 393 332 61 84.5%
2013-2014 413 361 52 87.4%
2014-2015 339 296 43 87.3%
2015-2016 411 373 38 90.8%
2016-2017 392 349 43 89.0%
2017-2018 454 396 58 87.2%
2018-2019 480 407 73 84.8%
2019-2020 479 429 50 89.6%
2020-2021 450 360 90 80.0%
2021-2022 388 322 66 83.0%
2022-2023 349 280 69 80.2%
新生保留率- Fall to Fall
Academic Year Headcount

in Fall

Headcount

Next Fall

# Lost Retention Rate
2012-2013 393 247 146 62.8%
2013-2014 413 263 150 63.7%
2014-2015 339 230 109 67.8%
2015-2016 411 293 118 71.3%
2016-2017 392 293 99 74.7%
2017-2018 454 307 147 67.6%
2018-2019 480 320 160 66.7%
2019-2020 479 311 168 64.9%
2020-2021 450 282 168 62.7%
2021-2022 388 248 140 63.9%
2022-2023 349 228 121 65.3%

 

  1. Graduation Rates

6年毕业率是威尼斯人网上赌场的 主要学生完成指标. 该大学的10年平均值为52%,高于同类大学的10年平均值, which is 49%. It is the ten-year average of its peers that the university considers to be its minimum threshold of acceptability. (The 10-year average of 6-year graduation rates among its peer institutions range from a low of 38% to a high of 58%.) The university has been above the 49% threshold since the 2012 cohort and is trending higher. 该大学最近修订的58%的目标是0.比2016届6年毕业率高1%, 最后一批有6年毕业率的学生.

Graduation Rates
Cohort Year Retention Fall to Fall Four-Year Graduation Rate Six-Year Graduation Rate
2012 62.8% 35.9% 47.8%
2013 63.7% 38.3% 50.8%
2014 67.8% 43.1% 55.5%
2015 71.3% 40.4% 51.6%
2016 74.7% 46.9% 57.9%
2017 67.6% 38.8%
2018 66.7% 36.7%
2019 64.9%
2020 62.7%
2021 63.9%
2022 65.3%

 

  1. 州执照通过率

State licensure examination pass rates and certifications are another means of evaluating student achievement. 该大学收集了几个需要许可的项目的数据, 包括(a)物理治疗医生, (b)医师助理研究硕士, (c) the B.S.N. 护理学学士学位和(d)护理学学士学位.B.A. in Accounting.

a. 物理治疗博士

可接受阈值: 通过率达到或高于全国平均水平的通过率. The university mission of providing excellence in education requires above-average passage rates.

Goal: A passage rate for each cohort at or above the average passage rate over the previous 5-years, 展示持续的改进.

#

Admitted

#

Graduated

Passed Licensure

on 1st Attempt

最终通过执照
Class of 2017 28 27 25/27 = 93% 27/27 = 100%
Class of 2018 28 26 25/26 = 96% 26/26 = 100%
Class of 2019 28 28 26/28 = 93% 28/28 = 100%
Class of 2020 28 27 27/27 = 100% 27/27 = 100%
Class of 2021 40 39 35/39 = 90% 38/39 = 97%
Class of 2022 40 36 35/36 = 97% 36/36 = 100%
AVERAGE 192 182 94.5% 99.5%
National Avg. 91.06% 98.21%

 

b. 医师助理研究硕士

可接受阈值: 通过率达到或高于全国平均水平的通过率. The university mission of providing excellence in education requires above-average passage rates.

Goal: A passage rate for each cohort at or above the average passage rate over the previous 5-years, 展示持续的改进.

Number of Students HSU第一次考试合格率 全国初试合格率
Class of 2019 29 100% 93%
Class of 2020 31 100% 95%
Class of 2021 28 96% 93%
Class of 2022 28 100% 92%
五年首次参加考试的学生平均通过率: HSU PA Program  

99%

五年首次参加考试的学生平均通过率: National  

95%

 

c. B.S.N. in Nursing 

可接受阈值: 通过率达到或高于全国平均水平的通过率. The university mission of providing excellence in education requires above-average passage rates.

Goal: A passage rate for each cohort at or above the average passage rate over the previous 5-years, 展示持续的改进.

Nursing Pass Rates
Year Board of Nursing

Approval Status

NCLEX-RN®

Exam Pass Rate

首次参选人数

(Passed/Total)

2016 Full with Warning 77.1% 27/35
2017 January: Conditional

October: Full

92.0%  

23/25

 

2018 Full 93.6% 29/31
2019 Full 90.9% 10/11
2020 Full 100% 17/17
Average Pass Rate 90.7%
5-yr Nat’l Avg. 85.1%

 

d. B.B.A. in Accounting

可接受阈值: 通过率达到或高于德州同类院校的平均水平. The university mission of providing excellence in education requires above-average passage rates.

Goal: A passage rate for each cohort at or above the average passage rate over the previous 5-years, 展示持续的改进.

得克萨斯州注册会计师考试:部分通过的百分比 

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 5-yr avg
Hardin-Simmons University 36.4% 56.0% 55.0% 53.9% 14.3%† 43.1%
德克萨斯州的同行机构* 40.2% 39.3% 48.5% 43.8% 45.2% 43.4%
*DBU, ETBU, HBU(现为HCU), UMHB, LeT, LCU, TLU

†Graduates of HSU took only 7 sections of the exam in 2022, and chance may have skewed results.

  1. 选定项目的认证

州认证是评估学生成绩的另一种手段. 教师证书尤其有用, 因为它们不仅涵盖了教育领域, 但在其他一些学科,教师证书是需要的.

可接受阈值: A passage rate at or above the “Accreditation Status” requirements set by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Currently, those are 85% for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility exam (the last item in each of the tables below) and 75% for the content exams.

Goal: 100%,一个经常实现的目标. With 2 exceptions, pass rates have varied from 100% by no more than a single student in any of the tests over the last 5 years.

2018

Certification Description Tests Taken Tests Passed Pass Rate
Core Subjects EC-6 1 1 100%
Science 4-8 1 1 100%
Theatre EC-12 1 1 100%
教育学与专业责任 4 4 100%

2019

Certification Description Tests Taken Tests Passed Pass Rate
Core Subjects EC-6 7 7 100%
英语语言艺术与阅读7-12 5 5 100%
History 7-12 1 1 100%
Life Science 7-12 2 1 50%
Mathematics 7-12 2 2 100%
Music EC-12 2 2 100%
Physical Education EC-12 2 2 100%
Reading Specialist 1 1 100%
Science 4-8 1 1 100%
Theatre EC-12 2 2 100%
教育学与专业责任 24 24 100%

2020

Certification Description Tests Taken Tests Passed Pass Rate
Art EC-12 2 2 100%
Core Subjects EC-6 15 14 93.3%
英语语言艺术与阅读7-12 1 1 100%
History 7-12 2 2 100%
Mathematics 7-12 1 1 100%
Music EC-12 1 1 100%
Physical Education EC-12 2 2 100%
Reading Specialist 2 2 100%
School Counselor 2 2 100%
Science 4-8 1 0 0%
Social Studies 7-12 2 2 100%
Superintendent 1 1 100%
Theatre EC-12 2 2 100%
教育学与专业责任 34 30 88.2%

2021

Certification Description Tests Taken Tests Passed Pass Rate
Core Subjects EC-6 8 7 87.5%
英语语言艺术与阅读7-12 1 1 100%
英语作为第二语言(ESL)补充课程 6 6 100%
History 7-12 1 1 100%
LOTE: Spanish 1 0 0%
Mathematics 4-8 3 3 100%
Mathematics 7-12 1 1 100%
Music EC-12 3 3 100%
Reading Specialist 1 1 100%
School Counselor 2 2 100%
阅读教学科学 4 4 100%
Social Studies 7-12 2 1 50%
Superintendent 2 2 100%
Theatre EC-12 4 4 100%
教育学与专业责任 25 24 96%

2022

Certification Description Tests Taken Tests Passed Pass Rate
Art EC-12 1 1 100%
Core Subjects EC-6 12 12 100%
英语语言艺术与阅读7-12 5 5 100%
英语作为第二语言(ESL)补充课程 10 10 100%
History 7-12 2 1 50%
Life Science 7-12 4 2 50%
Mathematics 4-8 2 2 100%
Mathematics 7-12 1 1 100%
Music EC-12 1 1 100%
Physical Education EC-12 1 1 100%
Reading Specialist 1 1 100%
阅读教学科学 14 14 100%
Social Studies 7-12 1 1 100%
特殊教育补充 3 3 100%
教育学与专业责任 29 29 100%

 

  1. 助学金受助人学业进展良好

Hardin-Simmons University participates in the Title IV federal student aid programs and was approved for Recertification for Eligibility to participate in the Title IV programs on July 10, 2019. Approval was based on confirmation of Hardin-Simmons University’s academic and administrative capability, 根据34 CFR 600分部A及34 CFR 668的规定.第四章条例第16条. As a Title IV participant, Hardin-Simmons University considers a student’s quantitative and qualitative progress when evaluating student success.

遵守第四章联邦计划, the Hardin-Simmons University Office of Financial Aid monitors the academic progress of student financial aid recipients (Satisfactory Academic Progress; see table below). The 2019 Recertification of Eligibility and recent audits confirm that we are administering this Title IV requirement correctly.

威尼斯人网上赌场的学业进步满意(SAP)政策的第四章援助, 在大学目录中有描述, includes quantitative (course completion) and qualitative (cumulative grade point average) requirements as noted in the table below:

令人满意的学业进展*
Credits Attempted GPA Completion Percentage
UG 6-32 1.60 75%
UG 33-48 1.80 75%
UG 49+ 2.0 75%
GR/DR 2.0 67%

*Explanation: An undergraduate (UG) student with 6-32 attempted credits will need at least a 1.6 GPA和75%的完成率才有资格.  UG with 33-48 hours, 1.8 GPA and 75% completion.  49分及以上的UG需要2分.0 GPA and 75% completion.  研究生和博士生至少需要2个.平均绩点为0,完成率为67%才有资格.

Each institution establishes their own SAP policy within the guidelines outlined in 34 CFR 668.34.  Institutions may have a graduated standard or fixed standard for evaluating grade point average or pace, or both.

学生应在规定的时间内完成学位学习, 包括转学时数和转学尝试时数. 学生不能获得超过学位课程要求150%的经济援助.

The Hardin-Simmons University Office of Financial Aid checks SAP immediately after grades are posted for each payment period (Summer, Fall, and Spring). Students in violation of the above referenced standards are notified by email of the deficiency and the student’s SAP status is coded into the student information system to prevent awarding and disbursement of Title IV funds.  Students can appeal the violation if they have mitigating circumstances as described in 34 CFR 668.这对他们的学习成绩有贡献.

It is important also to note that financial aid funds are not disbursed until a student’s actual enrollment status in Title IV eligible courses (full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time, 半场休息时间不足)会在增加/减少时间结束时确认.  财政援助资金也按照34 CFR 668的规定返还.22 if a student withdraws from all classes prior to completing 60% of the payment period (semester).

  1. Course Completion Rates

The university uses the dashboards of EAB’s Academic Performance Solutions (APS) to monitor course completion rates, DFW rates, 以及每学期每门课程的其他指标. 教务长、项目主管和任何感兴趣的教员都可以使用仪表板.

可接受阈值: A completion rate of 75% or higher as required by financial aid for satisfactory academic progress.

Goal: A completion rate of 85% or higher to minimize retention and time-to-degree issues without creating any incentives to sacrifice rigor.

Courses often taken to meet general education requirements have had the following completion rates over the last five years.

Fine Arts
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
ART1300 Intro to the Visual Arts 94.3% 90.2% 93.5% 96.6% 98.9%
MUHL1301 Music Appreciation 91.7% 100.0% 93.1% 89.7% 96.8%
THEA1333 Introduction to Theatre 100.0% 92.3% 100.0% 85.0% 81.8%
Christian Studies
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
BIBL1301 Old Testament Survey 92.4% 93.3% 93.0% 89.2% 86.7%
BIBL1302 New Testament Survey 88.1% 91.9% 87.3% 94.5% 89.1%
RELI2345 Religious & Philosophical Life 93.1% 96.9% 96.8% 98.1% 93.5%
Life Sciences
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
BIOL1301 现代生物学概念 88.2% 91.7% 96.9% 89.5% 85.0%
BIOL1401 Life Science 92.9% 89.5% 100.0% 95.0% 80.0%
ENVS1311 环境科学导论 100.0% 97.4% 94.7% 93.0% 90.5%
Physical Sciences
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
CHEM1401 Essentials of Chemistry I 98.4% 98.5% 100.0% 95.1% 97.1%
GEOL1303 Physical Geology 98.9% 100.0% 97.0% 100.0% 100.0%
GEOL2303 Natural Hazards 96.2% 95.5% 95.7% 97.6% 100.0%
Oral & Written Communication
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
BSAD1301 Business Writing 78.9% 100.0% 96.0% 81.0% 90.5%
ENGL1301 Freshmen Writing I 92.8% 95.8% 93.6% 90.5% 87.6%
ENGL3303 Writing as Discovery 95.2% 98.4% 96.0% 94.6%
COMM1301 Speech Communication 91.2% 91.0% 91.4% 86.0% 78.2%
Humanities
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
ENGL2300 Sophomore Literature 92.1% 91.3% 93.6% 87.1% 91.9%
HIST1300 Making US History 94.3% 93.6% 92.8% 83.3% 90.8%
PHIL2350 哲学概论 100.0% 87.5% 90.9% 100.0% 72.7%
Social Sciences
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
ECON1330 Intro to Economics 99.0% 94.5% 91.1% 82.8% 92.5%
POLS1302 American Government 96.8% 93.1% 96.7% 87.8% 94.4%
PSYC1301 Intro to Psychology 92.2% 94.9% 88.6% 95.7% 87.7%
SOCI1301 Intro to Sociology 93.1% 96.9% 93.2% 92.9% 98.5%
Mathematics
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
MATH1301 Aspects of Modern Math 93.5% 81.4% 79.5% 92.5% 96.4%
MATH1310 College Algebra 76.0% 71.5% 77.3% 80.6% 89.3%