UMHB Student Achievement Website Data
For each table, there will be two lines. The yellow line indicates UMHB’s goal for this data point; the narrative usually gives a brief explanation for this goal. The gray line indicates the minimum level for acceptability.
UMHB takes retention rates very seriously because student retention is the backbone of student achievement. If students do not retain, then they cannot achieve. Student retention reflects how well the University is accomplishing its mission. Therefore, UMHB promotes retention through various initiatives on campus.
The University tracks retention by various subgroups. In each category below, the goal will be given by subgroup: All Freshmen, First Generation, and Transfer Students. The retention rates are all first to second year, unless otherwise noted.
The goal is 76%; this goal is based on UMHB historical data, IPEDS data in comparison with a peer group, and the growth trend for this population.
First Generation Only
Freshman Cohort First to Second Year Retention Rates-First Generation. Approximately 30% of all incoming freshmen at UMHB are first generation college students. We consider our service to this population to be consistent with our mission. The goal is 70%; this level is based on historical data and the growth of this population.
Approximately 30% of all UMHB students did not start at the University but instead transferred to UMHB at some point in their academic career. Because transfer students constitute a large portion of our student body, their success is important.
Transfer Retention - First to Second Semester. The goal is 85%; this level is based on historical data and the growth of this population.
Graduation is the ultimate goal for assessing student achievement. Although retention reflects the University’s progress toward its goal, graduation is a reflection of the success of the institution mission. Therefore, UMHB values graduation rate as a metric of student achievement.
Freshmen – Six Year
Freshmen – Six Year. The goal is 60%; this goal is based on UMHB historical data, IPEDS data in comparison with a peer group, and the growth trend for this population.
Transfer – Four Year
Transfer – Four Year. The goal is 50%; this level is based on historical data and the growth of this population.
College of Education
For students planning to teach in Texas public schools, passing the TExES is essential to placement. Thus, the University tracks program pass rates to determine student achievement
Teacher Certification – All tests taken.
The Texas Examination of Educator Standards is the state examination, and passing is required for a student to be placed in Texas public schools at any level. The Texas Educational Association requires teacher education programs to have a pass rate of 80%. The College of Education goal varies by content area, but the goal is always 85% or above.
Although the data below represents all students taking the TExES, data by content area is available upon request.
Scott & White School of Nursing
BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rates
For students planning to pursue Nursing as a career, passing the NCLEX is essential to placement. Thus, the University tracks program pass rates to determine student achievement.
The Texas Board of Nursing requires nursing education programs to have a pass rate of 80% of first time test-takers, and the UMHB goal is 90%.
FNP Certification Rates
The goal for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification is 100% per year. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) requires a pass rate of 80%, and the School of Nursing graduate faculty aspire to all first-time test takers acquiring certification.
Page last updated October 23, 2020