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GOALS FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Texas Tech University Mission Statement

As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation and world.*

*Approved by the Texas Tech University Board of Regents on May 14, 2010

Texas Tech University Strategic Priority One: Educate and Empower a Diverse Student Body

Student success will reflect the University's commitment to fostering an environment that promotes inclusive access while attracting committed and high-achieving students.

Key Performance Indicators

Student Enrollment

Undergraduate Student Enrollment
Fall Cohort Target Actual Enrollment
2017 30,619 30,737
2018 31,000 31,957
2019 31,500 32,125
2020 32,000 33,269
Graduate Enrollment
Fall Cohort Target Actual Retention Rate
2017 6,500 6,259
2018 6,750 6,252
2019 6,900 6,617
2020 7,000 7,053
Total Undergraduate and Graduate Semester Credit Hours
Calendar Year Target Attempted Hours Percent Completed
2017 977,500 980,679 92.4%
2018 999,500 1,004,053 93.0%
2019 1,050,000 1,021,877 92.9%
2020 1,170,00 562,905 91.7%

Student Retention

FTIC Undergraduate Student Retention
FTIC Cohort Year Target Actual Retention Rate
2017 84.0% 85.0%
2018 84.5% 86.7%
2019 86.0% 87.5%
Graduate Student Retention
Fall Cohort Target Actual Retention Rate
2017 90% 92.6%
2018 90% 92.2%
2019 90% 92.3%

Graduation Rates and Time-to-Degree

Undergraduate Four-Year Graduate Rate
Cohort Year Total Cohort Total Graduated Target Four-Year Graduation Rate Actual Percent Graduated
2014 5,519 2,051 34.0% 37.2%
2015 5,079 1,932 35.0% 38.0%
2016 4,690 1,939 37.0% 41.3%
Undergraduate Six-Year Graduation Rate
Cohort Year Total Cohort Total Graduated Target Six-Year Graduation Rate Actual Percent Graduated
2012 5,519 3,494 60.0% 60.0%
2013 4,725 2,880 61.0% 61.0%
2014 4,494 2,696 62.0% 63.3%
Graduate Student Time-to-Degree – Master's Students
Cohort Year Minimum Target Actual Long Semesters Achievement Goal
2017 5.0 4.34 4.0
2018 5.0 4.35 4.0
2019 5.0 4.31 4.0
2020 5.0 4.27 4.0
Graduate Student Time-to-Degree – Doctoral Students
Cohort Year Minimum Target Actual Long Semesters Achievement Goal
2017 12.0 11.08 10.0
2018 12.0 10.97 10.0
2019 12.0 10.95 10.0
2020 12.0 11.16 10.0

Student Employment Outcomes and Job Placement

Undergraduate Employment Outcomes
Goal on Entering TTU
Category Target 2017 2018 2019 2020
Employment* 58.1% 56.4% 58.8% 59.5% 57.8%
Graduate/Professional School 27.5% 28.5% 27.3% 26.4% 27.9%
General Education/Professional Development 12.5% 13.0% 12.2% 12.2% 12.8%
Other 1.8% 2.0% 1.8% 1.9% 1.5%
Employment Status at Time of Graduation for Those Whose Goal was Employment
Category Target 2017 2018 2019 2020
Employed or about to be employed 54.9% 53.9% 57.7% 60.8% 47.4%
Searching for employment 35.8% 37.1% 32.7% 32.5% 40.9%
Continuing their education 6.6% 6.5% 6.4% 5.7% 8.0%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.5%
Status of All Student at Time of Graduation
Category Target 2017 2018 2019 2020
Employed or about to be employed 35.7% 34.5% 37.4% 39.6% 31.3%
Employed/Searching for employment/Continue Education 34.5% 36.1% 34.3% 32.1% 35.7%
Searching for employment 25.1% 24.5% 24.4% 23.6% 28.2%
Other 4.5% 4.9% 3.9% 4.7% 4.8%
Graduate Employment Outcomes
Survey of Graduate Students at Graduation
Category Target 2017 2018 2019 2020
Newly employed 25.0% 28.2% 29.3% 31.8% 26.3%
Evaluating job offers 3.0% 5.0% 4.8% 4.9% 4.5%
Continuing current employment 15.0% 18.6% 18.8% 20.8% 24.0%
Searching for employment 33.0% 29.7% 28.5% 26.4% 27.9%
Continuing education 8.0% 14.8% 15.5% 12.2% 13.4%
Survey of Graduate Students at Graduation
Category Target 2017 2018 2019 2020
Business or Industry 33.0% 43.9% 43.0% 39.6% 40.7%
College or University 15.0% 22.4% 20.8% 23.5% 21.8%
Government (local, state, federal) 3.0% 5.2% 4.3% 5.0% 5.1%
Healthcare 3.0% 4.3% 5.2% 4.5% 6.0%
K-12 education or other education 15.0% 17.6% 19.9% 19.3% 21.6%
Military service 0.33% 0.4% 0.6% 0.9% 0.8%
Non-profit organization 2.0% 2.4% 2.7% 3.5% 2.1%
Law Student Job Placement Rates
Calendar Year Target Actual Job Placement Achievement Goal
2017 80.0% 84.30% 83.5%
2018 80.0% 91.61% 84.0%
2019 80.0% 91.11% 84.5%

State Licensing Exams

Undergraduate Licensing Exam Pass Rates
Category Target 2017 2018 2019
Texas Educator Certification Pass Rate*  85.0%  95.0%  96.0% 98.0%
86.0% 88.0%
State Licensure Exam Pass Rate of Engineering Graduates** 72.0% 75.6% 80.7% 81.03%

*In 2018, the state started reporting pass rates as Pedagogy and Content separate. The first percent is Pedagogy and the second is Content.

**Engineering National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Survey (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Pass Rate.

American Bar Association Bar Passage Rates
Calendar Year Minimum Target Actual Passage Rate Achievement Goal
2017 80.0% 84.24% 83.0%
2018 80.0% 87.07% 83.5%
2019 80.0% 82.09% 84.0%
2020 80.0% Not yet available 84.5%
American Bar Association Ultimate Bar Passage Rates
Calendar Year Minimum Target Actual Passage Rate Achievement Goal
2016 75.0% 94.44% 94.0%
2017 75.0% 92.55% 94.5%
2018 75.0% Not yet available 95.0%
Texas Bar Exam Passage Rate
Calendar Year Minimum Target Actual Passage Rate Achievement Goal
2017 80.0% 83.60% 83.0%
2018 80.0% 86.95% 83.5%
2019 80.0% 82.00% 84.0%
2020 80.0% 88.09% 84.5%
Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam Passage Rate
Graduation Year Minimum Target Actual Passage Rate Achievement Goal
2017 Not available Not available  
2018 Not available Not available  
2019 90.0% 93.20% 92.0%
2020 90.0% 93.0% 93.0%

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