Student Achievement Goals & Outcomes

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a community that combines creativity and caring to provide an extraordinary educational environment where we go the extra mile to help our diverse student body. To achieve our vision, we will work together to solve complex issues and find ways to empower our students to succeed in the face of a rapidly changing world. To measure progress towards achieving student achievement goals, UNT annually gathers data to analyze, report, and improve performance in key areas. UNT is committed to the students enrolled at the university and is focused on continuous improvement.

UNT Institutional Goals

In 2019, UNT developed a five-year strategic plan to advance its mission and support student success through the year 2025. By embracing a culture of collaboration, UNT will solve important problems and make improvements. Several of the strategies developed in the plan focus on creating outstanding, inclusive student experiences from admission to graduation and collaborating to decrease barriers for student achievement.

Undergraduate Education

UNT has set goals for undergraduate student achievement in several key areas:

  1. Full-time retention rate for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students (fall to fall semesters)
  2. Full-time retention rate for transfer students (fall to fall semesters)
  3. Six-year graduation rate
  4. Number of bachelor’s degrees conferred

Full-time retention rate for first-time-in-college students

UNT is committed to improve its retention rate for full-time, first-time-in-college (FTIC) students to 86 percent by the year 2025. Retention rates measure the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduate students who return to the same institution the following fall semester. 

Metric Fall 2019 Fall 2020
FTIC Full-Time Retention Rate (fall to fall semesters) 79.40% 82.04%

Full-time retention rate for transfer students

UNT is committed to improve its retention rate for full-time transfer students to 80.6 percent by the year 2025. Retention rates measure the percentage of undergraduate transfer students who return to the same institution the following fall semester. 

Metric Fall 2019 Fall 2020
Transfer Full-Time Retention Rate (fall to fall semesters) 79% 84.70%

Six-year undergraduate graduation rate

UNT is committed to improve its six-year graduation rate for undergraduate students to 59 percent by the year 2025. This graduation rate measures the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduate students who complete their program at the same institution within six years.

Metric Fall 2019 (Enrolled 2013) Fall 2020 (Enrolled 2014)
Six-Year Graduation Rate (Full-time FTIC) 54% 56.5%

Number of bachelor’s degrees conferred

UNT is committed to increase the number of bachelor’s degrees conferred (awarded) to 8580 by the year 2025. The number of bachelor’s degrees conferred measures the total number of undergraduate students who completed their bachelor’s programs at UNT within an academic year (fall, spring, summer).   

Metric 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Bachelor’s Degrees Conferred 7508 8036

Graduate Education

UNT has set goals for graduate student achievement in several key areas:

  1. Graduation rate
  2. Number of master and doctoral degrees conferred
  3. Professional licensures and certifications

Master’s and doctoral student graduation rate

UNT is committed to improve its graduation rate for graduate students. For students pursuing a master’s degree, there is a goal set for the 5-year graduation rate after students enter a program. For students pursuing a doctoral degree, there is a goal set for the 7-year graduation rate. The required semester credit hours of programs and program lengths are varied. Graduation rates measure the percentage of students who complete their program at the same institution within a specified length of time.

Master's Students

Metric Target Goal by 2025 2011 Cohort 2012 Cohort 2013 Cohort
5-Year Graduation Rate 83% 75.5% 76.3% 79.6%

Doctoral Students

Metric Target Goal by 2025 2011 Cohort 2012 Cohort 2013 Cohort
7-Year Graduation Rate 60% 56.4% 58.8% 57.6%

Number of master’s and doctoral degrees conferred

UNT is committed to increase the number of graduate degrees awarded to 2,090 master’s degrees and 330 doctoral and professional degrees by the year 2025. The number of graduate degrees conferred measures the total number of students who complete their graduate program at UNT within an academic year.

Metric 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Master’s Degrees Conferred 1809 1930
Number of Doctoral & Professional Degrees Conferred 312 322

 

Professional Licensures and Certifications

Accounting

The UNT Department of Accounting reviews CPA Candidate exams for licensure as a measure of success. Their goal is to be above the state average score.

NASBA CPA PASS RATES Overall Pass Rate (%)
Year 2016 2017 2018 2019
UNT First-Time Testing 50.8 67.7 66.4 52.9
Texas Average for First-time Testing 57.8 57.5 62.7  

Counseling

The Department of Higher Education and Counseling uses the National Certified Counselor (NCC) Exam results as a measure of success.

Assessment Aspirational Goal Results for:
Spring 2020 Fall 2019
National Certified Counselor (NCC) Exam (CMHC track) 100% pass rate 95% 100%
TExES-Counselor (School Counselor State Certification) Exam 100% pass rate 100% 100%

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

The department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology uses the Praxis Exam for Speech/Audiology licensure as a measure of success. Their goal is to have a 100% pass rate.

Speech-Language Pathology Praxis Exam Pass Rates
Year Number of Students Taking Exam Pass Rate
2017 29 100%
2018 38 100%
2019 41 100%
2020 38 100%
Audiology Praxis Exam Pass Rates
Year Number of Students Taking Exam Pass Rate
2018 12 100%
2019 9 100%
2020 11 100%

Education

The UNT Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education reviews the test pass rates for state educator certifications as a measure of success. Their goal is to have a 100% pass rate.

TExES Certification Exam Pass Rates
Year Exam Type Pass Rate
2020-2021 PPR Exam 97%
  Content Area Exams 91%
2019-2020 PPR Exam 98%
  Content Area Exams 97%
2018-2019 PPR Exam 98%
  Content Area Exams 94%
2017-2018 PPR Exam 98%
  Content Area Exams 97%

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 60X30TX Higher Education Plan

Because we are a caring, creative campus, UNT values important connections that happen through collaboration, interdisciplinary engagement, connectivity, and synergistic solutions to challenges at our university, in DFW, and beyond. Thus, we will dedicate ourselves to creating a stronger collaborative environment where we hear and respond to the voices of our diverse internal and external communities to empower our students and meet the needs of Texas.

In a commitment to continuously improve student achievement, the University of North Texas participates in the statewide 60x30TX higher education strategic plan. This plan helps to ensure that by 2030, at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 will have a certificate or degree. To align with the statewide 60x30TX plan, UNT set regional goals with other North Texas institutions and regularly measures the extent these goals are achieved regionally through the year 2030.

More information on the 60x30TX strategic plan is available through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.