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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 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
First-time College Full-time 75%
(1,021)
75%
(1,195)
73%
(1,218)
76%
(1,175)
75%
(1,173)
Transfer Full-time 71%
(984)
72%
(968)
72%
(947)
72%
(936)
75%
(830)

% 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

IPEDS graduation rate data are collected for full-time, first-time degree and certificate seeking undergraduate students. Program completion rates are higher than the Bachelor's degree rates because some of the pre-Pharmacy students enroll in Pharmacy Professional degree without a bachelor's degree. These students are counted in program completion row as they have completed the pre-Pharmacy program.

First-time Full-time Degree-seeking Cohorts

  Fall 2010
Cohort
1,109
Fall 2011
Cohort
1,112
Fall 2012
Cohort
1,101
Fall 2013
Cohort
1,060
Fall 2014
Cohort
1,053
6-year Graduation with Bachelor's Degree 49% 46% 48% 47% 51%
6-year Program Completion 49% 48% 49% 50% 54%

 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.

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 2010
Cohort
1,109
Fall 2011
Cohort
1,112
Fall 2012
Cohort
1,101
Fall 2013
Cohort
1,060
Fall 2014
Cohort
1,053
Graduated from UMKC 49% 46% 48% 47% 53%
Graduated from other institutions 12% 10% 12% 12% 12%

 

Transfer Full-time College

  Fall 2010
Cohort
1,177
Fall 2011
Cohort
1,082
Fall 2012
Cohort
1,082
Fall 2013
Cohort
1,014
Fall 2014
Cohort
931
Graduated from UMKC 60% 56% 60% 63% 65%
Graduated from other institutions 11% 11% 10% 9% 10%

 

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

 

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Total Survey Respondents & Known Destinations

1,100

1,611

1,587

1,659

Knowledge Rate at 6 months out

80%

94%

92%

89%

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

74.7%

85.4%

84.9%

84.0%

Employed Overall

60.2%

63.6%

59.9%

58.9%

Percent Service

3.0%

<1%

<1%

<1%

Percent Military

1.3%

<1%

<1%

<1%

Percent Continuing Education

11.2%

20.8%

24.2%

24.1%

Percent Seeking Employment

16.3%

8.4%

8.1%

10.3%

Percent Seeking Continuing Education

6.9%

4.7%

5.5%

5.1%

Not Seeking/Not Engaged

1.9%

1.6%

1.5%

<1%

 

 

 

 

Mean Starting Salary (full-time)

$45,824

$47,035

$47,751

$49,506

Median Starting Salary (full-time)

$44,000

$45,000

$47,500

$47,000

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.  For AY 2019-2020, Institutional Research office used the NACE categories for data collection.

    2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Certificate Total Collected Responses from Program Directors and Chairs 46 54 43

Knowledge Rate

88% 90% 81%

Employed or Continuing education

85% 91% 93%

Planning to Continue Graduate Education

- - 2%

Seeking Employment

- - 5%

Unknown

15% 9% -
Masters Total Collected Responses from Program Directors and Chairs 589 585 786

Knowledge Rate

61% 68% 86%

Employed or Continuing education

69% 62% 78%

Planning to Continue Graduate Education

- - 1%

Seeking Employment

- - 21%

Voluntary Service

- - <1%

Not Planning to Seek Employment/Education

- - <1%

Unknown

31% 38% -
Doctoral Research Total Collected Responses from Program Directors and Chairs 105 123 105

Knowledge Rate

84% 87% 76%

Employed or Continuing education

97% 89% 91%

Voluntary service/Military service

- - 2%

Seeking Employment

- - 8%

Unknown

3% 11% -
Doctoral Professional Total Collected Responses from Program Directors and Chairs 246 244 459

Knowledge Rate

57% 64% 96%

Employed or Continuing education

98% 87% 100%
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

 

report

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. The licensure pass rates are reported in November for the previous academic year.

 

School of Dentistry

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

 

AY 15-16

AY 16-17

AY 17-18

AY 18-19

AY 19-20

Dental Hygiene (Clinical CRDTS) 

96%

100%

89%

90%

100%

Dental Hygiene (NBHE) 

96%

100%

91%

83%

100%

DDS Clinical (WREB) 

97%

96%

96%

92%

98%

DDS NBDE I 

97%

94%

85%

88%

99%

DDS NBDE II 

98%

89%

93%

96%

100%

 

School of Law

Missouri Bar Examination Pass Rates

 

AY 15-16

AY 16-17

AY 17-18

AY 18-19

AY 19-20

Missouri Bar Examination Pass Rates 

84%

82%

84%

73%

87%

 

School of Medicine

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

 

AY 15-16

AY 16-17

AY 17-18

AY 18-19

AY 19-20

Medical Step I 

97%

97%

96%

93%

98%

Medical Step II CK (previous cohort) 

100%

100%

100%

99%

99%

Medical Step II CS (previous cohort) 

99%

99%

98%

98%

97%

Medical Step III (3 cohorts before) 

99%

99%

100%

97%

97%

Medical Step III (2 cohorts before) 

99%

96%

97%

97%

95%

 

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

 

AY 15-16

AY 16-17

AY 17-18

AY 18-19

AY 19-20

Graduate Nursing 

100%

100%

97%

98%

98%

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

88%

85%

96%

94%

97%

 

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/