Student Achievement at FVSU

Institutional Measures of Student Achievement

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires that institutions publish student achievement information. In SACSCOC’s Policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure, student achievement information may include “reliable information in retention, graduation, course completion, licensure examinations and job placement rates and other measures of student success appropriate to institution mission.” Fort Valley State University (FVSU) uses many metrics of student achievement to evaluate the success of its educational programs.

As a measure of undergraduate program success, FVSU tracks undergraduate retention and graduation rates. FVSU has provided retention rates dating back to 2013. FVSU fall 2017 retention rate is 76% compared to 68% of peer institutions. Also, FVSU has provided 6-year graduation rates from 2007. The 6-year (cohort 2011) graduation rate for FVSU is 26% compared to 32% of peer institutions.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rate2013 Peers2013 FVSU2014 Peers2014 FVSU2015 Peers2015 FVSU2016 Peers2016 FVSU2017 Peers2017 FVSU
%65%59%68%57%69%78%68%75%68%76%
6-year Graduation Rate2007 Peers2007 FVSU2008 Peers2008 FVSU2009 Peers2009 FVSU2010 Peers2010 FVSU2011 Peers2011 FVSU
%32%30%33%32%32%29%32%25%32%26%

Source: IPEDS

Peer Institutions

  • Alcorn State University
  • Chicago State University
  • Concord University
  • Coppin State University
  • Fairmont State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Francis Marion University
  • Langston University
  • Lincoln University
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
  • Norfolk State University
  • South Carolina State University
  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • Virginia State University
  • Winston Salem State University

Enrollment

Retention

Progression

Graduation

Degrees Conferred

Student Satisfaction Surveys

Grade Distribution

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