Student Achievement Disclosure

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Students, parents and the general public want to know how students at institutions of higher education perform, how well they achieve. Accordingly, the Higher Learning Commission which accredits Midwestern University's academic programs on a regional basis, requires that the institution's public information communicate information on student achievement, including student retention rates, student completion rates or other information appropriate to the mission of the institution.  Presented below are student retention rates, completion rates, and professional/licensure examination pass rates by campus and program length. Rates/percentages are more stable when cohort sizes exceed 100 students, as is the case for most of the reporting below.

Professional/licensure examination pass rates provide direct evidence of Midwestern University students' learning and achievement. As shown below, the professional/licensure examination pass rates for the Downers Grove, Illinois campus exceeded the national pass rate for each of the years reported. The professional/ licensure examination pass rates for the Glendale, Arizona campus exceeded or equaled the national pass rate for each of the years reported. These pass rates are testimony to Midwestern University students' learning and achievement. 


DOWNERS GROVE CAMPUS
One-Year Retention Rates of Matriculating Students

Year of Matriculation:

2008 

2009 

2010 

 2011 

2012 

2013 

2014 

2015 

2016 

2017 

2018 

2019 

Cohort Size:

601

635

640

828

835

880

892

914

911

959

895

939

Retention Rate:

97%

97%

97%

98%

95%

96%

95%

95%

96%

96%

96%

99%

4-Year Degree Program (includes the 5-year Clinical Psychology Program) Graduation Rates
*Not yet reach 150% of program length 

Year of Matriculation:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015*

2016*

Cohort Size:

375

414

416

548

570

566

568

570

556

Graduation Rate:

97%

95%

95%

98%

96%

96%

93%

91%

87%

 3-Year Degree Program Graduation Rates (within 4.5 years)
*Not yet reach 150% of program length 
**Doctor of Occupational Therapy is now a Three-year program

Year of Matriculation:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016*

2017*

Cohort Size:

48

48

48

48

50

52

53

56

55

105**

Graduation Rate:

96%

96%

90%

96%

96%

92%

94%

93%

85%

89%

 2-Year Degree Program Graduation Rates (within 3 years)

Year of Matriculation:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Cohort Size:

152

158

157

155

159

204

206

211

215

167

Graduation Rate:

93%

92%

89%

94%

96%

97%

93%

92%

94%

93%

 Direct Evidence of Student Learning:  Licensure Examination Pass Rates 
*Note: Pass rates are based on year of testing, not matriculating cohorts **Results as of first tri-mester of 2020 

Year of Examination:

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020**

Downers Grove Pass Rate:

94%

95%

95%

94%

96%

95%

95%

93%

90%

92%

89%

95%

National Pass Rate:*

92%

92%

93%

92%

93%

94%

93%

88%

88%

89%

89%

91%

 


GLENDALE CAMPUS 
One-Year Retention Rates of Matriculating Students

Year of Matriculation:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Cohort Size:

776

849

931

939

942

1006

1117

1147

1229

1248

1251

1294

Retention Rate:

96%

98%

98%

96%

98%

96%

95%

95%

96%

96%

96%

96%

4 - Year Degree Program (includes the optional 5-year Clinical Psychology Program) Graduation Rates
*Not yet reach 150% of program length 

Year of Matriculation:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015*

2016*

Cohort Size:

396

450

447

447

464

503

605

613

614

Graduation Rate:

96%

96%

96%

96%

96%

94%

93%

94%

88%

 3-Year Degree Program Graduation Rates (within 4.5 years)
*Not yet reach 150% of program length 

Year of Matriculation:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016*

2017*

Cohort Size:

130

134

199

201

200

206

202

205

211

216

Graduation Rate:

95%

95%

97%

95%

96%

95%

96%

94%

82%

81%

  2-Year Degree Program Graduation Rates (within 3 years) 

Year of Matriculation:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Cohort Size:

178

177

196

202

194

203

206

221

288

290

Graduation Rate:

90%

94%

96%

92%

93%

91%

88%

92%

93%

96%

Direct Evidence of Student Learning:  Licensure Examination Pass Rates 
*Note: Pass rates are based on year of testing, not matriculating cohorts 
**Results as of first tri-mester of 2020 

Year of Examination:

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020**

Glendale Pass Rate:

95%

96%

95%

92%

94%

93%

95%

94%

93%

93%

93%

95%

National pass Rate:*

92%

92%

93%

92%

92%

93%

92%

88%

87%

88%

88%

91%

 

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