UNC-Chapel Hill Student Achievement Metrics
UNC-Chapel Hill sets goals and measures student achievement in alignment with the priorities outlined in the UNC System’s Strategic Plan, our own Carolina Next Strategic Plan, and our institutional mission for teaching, research, and public service to North Carolina and beyond.
Key Completion Indicator: IPEDS Four-, Five-, and Six-Year Graduation Rates
UNC-Chapel Hill set goals to increase four-year, five-year, and six-year graduation rates for all first-time/full-time students by five percentage points over the 2012 cohort rates to 87.4%, 93.2%, and 94.3%, respectively, by 2022-23. The University also established goals to increase four-, five-, and six-year graduation rates for underrepresented minority, low-income, first-generation college students, and males by five percentage points over the 2012 cohort levels.
UNC System Strategic Plan Achievement Metrics
As part of the UNC System’s Strategic Plan, Higher Expectations (2017-2022), UNC-Chapel Hill formally committed to a set of five-year goals, to be monitored annually. These goals and the baseline values which serve as thresholds are described below. Our annual progress toward the five-year target for each metric to date can be viewed in the links below. More information on the actions UNC-Chapel Hill is taking to promote student achievement related to these goals is provided on the UNC System website.
Undergraduate degree efficiency:
By 2021-22, UNC-CH will improve its undergraduate degree efficiency to 25.7 over a base of 24.6.
Achievement gaps in undergraduate degree efficiency:
By 2021-22, UNC-CH will reduce by 50% the achievement gap in undergraduate degree efficiency among male students.
Professional Test Scores
UNC-Chapel Hill professional schools also set achievement goals and monitor the performance of students in medicine, dentistry, law, and other programs that lead to licensure. More information on those goals and outcomes may be viewed here.