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STUDENT OUTCOME DATA

This page includes key summary information related to student outcomes data for the following areas: retention, graduation, employment, future education, and licensure rates. This information provided is intended for use by the UMKC faculty and staff in planning and improvement and available for use by future and current students, families, and the general public. Click the links below to access each section:

Most of our data related to student outcomes is from the student information system (SIS), from institutional wide student surveys, from research projects the University participates in, or from vendor sources. 

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention and graduation rates are calculated annually in fall using the following IPEDS definitions:

Retention Rate - A measure of the rate at which students persist in their educational program at an institution, expressed as a percentage. For four-year institutions, this is the percentage of first-time bachelors (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduates from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.

Graduation Rate - The rate required for disclosure and/or reporting purposes under Student Right-to-Know Act. This rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort.

Retention Rates of Degree-seeking Undergraduates 

  Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
First-time College Full-time 73%
(1,060)
75%
(1,057)
75%
(1,021)
75%
(1,195)
73%
(1,218)
Transfer Full-time 73%
(1,014)
71%
(932)
71%
(984)
72%
(968)
72%
(947)

% refers to percentage return and cohort numbers included in parentheses.

Source reports: IPEDS EF, Fall Enrollment Survey https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/fa/ir/ipedsef

Six Year Graduation Rates of Degree-seeking Undergraduates

UMKC is a member of Student Achievement Measure (SAM),  a national project to expand the standard metrics of retention and graduation rates to include a retained-anywhere and graduated-anywhere metric.

SAM publishes the retention and graduation rates for first-time and transfer students, including breakouts for key student demographics such as full-time/part-time status, students of color, veteran status, and Pell Grant recipients.

Six-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time and transfer, full-time cohorts are provided in the tables below.  Additional information on student subpopulations may be found here on SAM webpage.

First-time Full-time

  Fall 2008
Cohort
972
Fall 2009
Cohort
976
Fall 2010
Cohort
1,109
Fall 2011
Cohort
1,111
Fall 2012
Cohort
1,101
Graduated from UMKC 50% 50% 49% 47% 48%
Graduated from other institutions 10% 12% 12% 10% 12%

  

Transfer Full-time College

  Fall 2008
Cohort
925
Fall 2009
Cohort
1,081
Fall 2010
Cohort
1,177
Fall 2011
Cohort
1,082
Fall 2012
Cohort
1,082
Graduated from UMKC 61% 62% 60% 56% 60%
Graduated from other institutions 8% 7% 11% 11% 10%

 Six-year graduation rates for first-time full-time students by gender, race/ethnicity, and Title IV status can be found here as reported to IPEDS.

 

Employment & Future Plans

UMKC conducts a survey of graduating seniors each term.  Students report their post-graduation plans utilizing the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) first-destination response set.  Additionally, a six-month follow-up is conducted to determine outcomes not captured at the time of graduation. The campus-level summary report is presented below.


Destination of Students Graduating with Baccalaureate Degrees with Six-month Follow-up

 

2016-2017

2017-2018

Total Survey Respondents & Known Destinations

1,100

1,611

Knowledge Rate at 6 months out

80%

94%

Career Outcome Rate (employed, service, military, & continuing education)

74.7%

85.4%

Employed Overall

60.2%

63.6%

Percent Service

3.0%

<1%

Percent Military

1.3%

<1%

Percent Continuing Education

11.2%

20.8%

Percent Seeking Employment

16.3%

8.4%

Percent Seeking Continuing Education

6.9%

4.7%

Not Seeking/Not Engaged

1.9%

1.6%

 

 

 

Mean Starting Salary (full-time)

$45,824

$47,035

Median Starting Salary (full-time)

$44,000

$45,000

For additional information on undergraduate student outcomes or methodology, see the following reports: Graduation Survey Report 2018 and Graduation Survey Report 2017.

The School of Graduate Studies conducted a survey of program chairs and directors to collect information for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 degree awardee cohorts for the following: licensure, employment in the field, employment in general, and continuing education status for each student. 

    2017-2018 2018-2019
Certificate Total Collected Responses from Program Directors and Chairs 46 54
Knowledge Rate 88% 90%
Employed or Continuing education 85% 91%
Unknown 15% 9%
Masters Total Collected Responses from Program Directors and Chairs 589 585
Knowledge Rate 61% 68%
Employed or Continuing education 69% 62%
Unknown 31% 38%
Doctoral Research Total Collected Responses from Program Directors and Chairs 105 123
Knowledge Rate 84% 87%
Employed or Continuing education 97% 89%
Unknown 3% 11%
Doctoral Professional Total Collected Responses from Program Directors and Chairs 246 244
Knowledge Rate 57% 64%
Employed or Continuing education 98% 87%
Unknown 2% 13%

 

Program Level Graduate Outcomes for Baccalaureate, Masters, Certificates, and PhD Awardees

Program-level graduate outcomes are available by academic unit for graduate and undergraduate programs. Note that undergraduate and graduate programs used different methods for data collection.

Schools and Colleges 

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Bloch School of Management 

report

report

College of Arts and Sciences 

report

report

School of Biological & Chemical Sciences 

report

report

School of Computing and Engineering 

report

report

School of Dentistry 

report

report

School of Education 

report

report

School of Graduate Studies 

 

report

School of Law

Reports their licensure rates for their JD degrees.

School of Medicine 

 

report

School of Nursing and Health Studies 

report

report

School of Pharmacy 

 

report

UMKC Conservatory 

report

report

 

Licensure Pass Rates

Selected licensure pass rate information is assembled for Missouri Department of Higher Education as one of our State Performance Funding Measures

 

School of Dentistry

Dental Hygiene (Clinical CRDTS), Dental Hygiene (NBHE), DDS Clinical (WREB), DDS NBDE I, and DDS NBDE II pass rates.

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

Dental Hygiene (Clinical CRDTS) 

91%

96%

100%

100%

Dental Hygiene (NBHE) 

100%

96%

100%

97%

DDS Clinical (WREB) 

90%

97%

96%

98%

DDS NBDE I 

99%

97%

94%

87%

DDS NBDE II 

100%

98%

89%

94%

 

School of Law

Missouri Bar Examination Pass Rates

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

Missouri Bar Examination Pass Rates 

89%

84%

82%

84%

 

School of Medicine

Medical Step I, II CK, II CS, and III pass rates.

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

Medical Step I 

100%

97%

97%

92%

Medical Step II CK (previous cohort) 

98%

100%

100%

94%

Medical Step II CS (previous cohort) 

99%

99%

99%

93%

Medical Step III (3 cohorts before) 

95%

99%

99%

95%

Medical Step III (2 cohorts before) 

94%

99%

96%

97%

 

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Graduate Nursing and Undergraduate Nursing - Nat. Council of State Boards of Nursing - NCLEX-RN certification pass rates.

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

Graduate Nursing 

99%

100%

100%

97%

Undergraduate Nursing - Nat. Council of State Boards of Nursing - NCLEX-RN 

78%

88%

85%

96%

 

Links to Additional Reports 

Resource

Link

UM System Compliance Reports

https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/fa/ir/compliance

UMKC Report Archive

https://data.umkc.edu/reports/