Student Achievement Indicators

Retention and Graduation Rates

UGA’s historically high retention and graduation rates rank it among the top of comparator peer institutions. Our goal is to continue to increase both retention and graduation rates for all UGA students, including first-time full-time incoming students, students from historically underrepresented groups, sophomore transfer students, and senior transfer students.

Retention Rates  Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
First­-time full­-time, all groups 94.1% 94.2% 94.2% 95.2% 95.2% 95.5% 
First-­time Full-­time Black, African-American 92.5% 93.2% 95.0% 95.1% 95.9% 95.5% 
First--time full-time Hispanic 95.6% 91.5% 93.1% 94.3% 93.3% 96.9% 
Transfer Sophomores 91.2% 87.3% 88.3% 90.2% 91.3% 93.5% 
Transfer Juniors 90.1% 90.9% 90.4% 93.5% 92.8% 92.7% 

 

4-­-Year Completion Rates      
First-­-time, Full-­-time Freshmen, Fall cohorts Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
All Groups 60.8% 62.5% 63.1% 62.7% 66.1% 66.2% 
Black, African-­-American 54.1% 59.2% 53.9% 57.4% 59.1% 55.1% 
Hispanic 54.3% 57.4% 62.3% 60.7% 59.1% 62.5% 
Transfer Sophomores, Fall cohorts      
All Groups 78.3% 77.9% 79.2% 77.9% 78.0%  76.0%
Black, African-­-American 64.3% 73.7% 68.4% 47.8% 77.3%  72.2%
Hispanic 93.8% 79.2% 79.2% 84.6% 88.9% 73.1% 
Transfer Juniors, Fall cohorts      
All Groups 84.5% 84.0% 86.3% 84.2% 85.0%  85.3%
Black, African-­-American 86.2% 73.2% 80.0% 85.7% 82.8%  92.9%
Hispanic 84.2% 76.5% 82.1% 75.0% 92.3%  90.6%

 

6-­-Year Completion Rates       
First-­-time, Full-­-time Freshmen, Fall cohorts Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011
All Groups 82.5% 83.2% 84.6% 85.3% 84.8% 85.3% 
Black, African-­-American 77.6% 76.1% 81.5% 87.0% 79.9% 83.3% 
Hispanic 82.5% 82.4% 79.5% 80.9% 86.9% 84.1% 
Transfer Sophomores, Fall cohorts       
All Groups 80.0% 82.4% 84.1% 83.5% 81.3%  80.8%
Black, African-­-American 78.6% 92.3% 78.6% 89.5% 73.7% 56.5% 
Hispanic 66.7% 75.0% 100.0% 91.7% 79.2%  88.5%
Transfer Juniors, Fall cohorts       
All Groups 85.3% 85.0% 86.3% 85.2% 87.9%   86.4%
Black, African-­-American 75.0% 73.7% 86.2% 73.2% 83.3% 91.4% 
Hispanic 50.0% 100.0% 84.2% 82.4% 85.7%  78.6%

UGA provides a wide range of programs and initiatives designed to support student achievement. Many of these are detailed in the state-sponsored UGA Complete College Georgia Plan, as well as the University’s strategic plan, Building on Excellence, University of Georgia 2020 Strategic Plan.


Career Placement

UGA tracks career outcomes of its graduates through an annual survey of each graduating class. The survey provides a snapshot of post-graduate plans, job placement, and salary averages for graduates of UGA schools and colleges. Summary results are shown below:

The Career Outcomes Rate is calculated from the percentage of students who are either employed, continuing their education, or not currently seeking employment within an average of 6 months after graduation. UGA’s 96% Career Outcomes Rate is 11% higher than the National Average. The following data is based on the known career outcomes of 7,890 graduates from the Class of 2017.
UGA Career Outcomes


National Awards to UGA Students 2011-2015

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Rhodes 1 0 1 0 0
Barry M. Goldwater 3 4 1 2 3
Marshall 0 1 0 0 0
Harry S. Truman 0 0 1 1 1
Morris K. Udall 1 3 2 0 1
N.S.E. – David Boren Undergraduate Scholarship 2 5 2 5 6
Fulbright Scholar 9 14 7 8 7 15 
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 13 10 10 11 16 17 

 


Licensing Examination Pass Rates

College of Business: Terry College of Business Certified Public Accountants Licensing Examination
Goal: To place in the top 10 among large programs in the U.S. in first-­-time pass rates, as defined by the faculty in the Terry College of Business

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pass rate 74% 83% 84% 86% 88.4 82.3
Ranking 11th 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 6th


College of Education: Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators
Goal: 100%, as defined by the faculty of the College of Education

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pass rate 98% 98% 98% 99% 99% 99%


College of Family and Consumer Sciences: National Credentialing Examination for Registered Dietitians
Goal: Over a five-­-year period, the pass rate for all graduates within one year of the first attempt will be at least 80%, as defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Graduate: Combined Masters/Dietetic Internship Program

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pass rate, one-year 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Undergraduate

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pass rate, one-year 100.0% 91% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 96.3%

 
College of Pharmacy: North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)
Goal: 95%, as defined by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Overall Pass rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 95% 97%

   *The blueprint for the NAPLEX was changed during the 2015 year

College of Veterinary Medicine: North American Veterinary Licensing Examination
Threshold: 80%, as defined by the Council on Education

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pass rate 98% 94% 97% 94% 94% 97%

 
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chool of Law: Georgia Bar Examination
Goal: 75% or more of graduates who sat for the bar passed a bar examination, as defined by the American Bar Association

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
UGA Pass rate 92.51% 94.51% 94.77% 90.94% 88.83% 87.5%
State Pass rate 84.65% 83.85% 84.67% 79.86% 73.69% 73.3%

 
School of Social Work: National Licensure Examination
Goal: 80%, as defined by the faculty in the School of Social Work

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pass rate 86% 81% 90% 88% 81%  85%