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Goals

Mission

As a comprehensive health sciences center, our mission is to enrich the lives of others by educating students to become collaborative health care professionals, providing excellent patient care, and advancing knowledge through innovative research.

TTU System Strategic Priority

Increase Enrollment and Promote Student Success

We will grow and diversify our student population in order to improve higher education participation and supply a well‐equipped, educated workforce for the state of Texas.

TTUHSC Strategic Goal

Provide innovative educational programs that prepare students to be competent and caring healthcare professionals and researchers.

Key Performance Indicators

 

Student Enrollment by School

School Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2020 Target
Grad. School of Biomedical Sciences 196 195 165 208 220
School of Health Professions 1,362 1,376 1,446 1,586 1,475
School of Medicine 665 690 724 729 720
School of Nursing 1,635 1,756 1,841 1,937 1,960
School of Pharmacy 616 608 612 623 640
TTUHSC 4,474 4,625 4,788 5,083 5,015

 

Number of Degrees Awarded Annually

School AY 2015 AY 2016 AY 2017 AY 2018
Fall 2020 Target
Grad. School of Biomedical Sciences 50 55 75 58 80
School of Health Professions 513 478 529 546 550
School of Medicine 138 150 134 171 140
School of Nursing 1,036 1,161 1,297 1,306 1,350
School of Pharmacy 150 154 143 136 160
TTUHSC 1,887 1,998 2,178 2,217 2,280

 

On-Time Graduation Rates

To calculate on-time graduation rates, TTUHSC students are assigned to expected graduation cohorts based on the first academic period for which a student enrolls in credit hours toward a degree program. For purposes of comparison at an institutional level, students are expected to graduate within a specified number of years based on the level of degree sought.

  • Students seeking undergraduate degrees from TTUHSC are expected to graduate within 4 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.
  • Students seeking masters' degrees from TTUHSC are expected to graduate within 5 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.
  • Students seeking doctoral (including professional) degrees from TTUHSC are expected to graduate within 10 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.

The overall TTUHSC on-time graduation rate for the 2018 Expected Graduated Cohort (EGC) was 90.1%.                                                       (This compares to 88.0% in 2017 and 89.6% in 2016.)

On‐Time Graduation Rates by School for EGC 2011‐2018

Expected Graduation Cohort (EGC)
School 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Min. Annual Target 2018 Status
Grad. School of Biomedical Sciences 36% 68% 65% 67% 70% 85% 72% 78% 70% Met
School of Health Professions 67% 67% 79% 79% 82% 81% 74% 81% 70% Met
School of Medicine 93% 96% 89% 94% 97% 93% 95% 95% 92% Met
School of Nursing 89% 90% 92% 92% 92% 93% 93% 94% 90% Met
School of Pharmacy 85% 88% 78% 97% 95% 93% 97% 95% 92% Met

 

On-Time Graduation Rates by Degree Level for EGC 2011-2018

Expected Graduation Cohort (EGC)
Degree Level 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Min. Annual Target 2017 Status
Baccalaureatea 92% 91% 88% 91% 93% 93% 90% 94% 90% Met
Master’sb 62% 65% 83% 82% 83% 83% 83% 81% 80% Met
Doctoral/Professionalc 86% 90% 83% 91% 90% 90% 90% 91% 90% Met
a Students seeking undergraduate degrees are expected to graduate within 4 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.
b Students seeking masters’ degrees are expected to graduate within 5 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.
c Students seeking doctoral and/or professional degrees are expected to graduate within 10 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.
 
 
 

On‐Time Graduation Rates by Mode of Delivery for EGC 2011‐2018

Expected Graduation Cohort (EGC)
Mode of Delivery 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Min. Annual Target 2016 Status
Traditional 80% 81% 86% 91% 91% 94% 91% 93% 85% Met
Distance Education 82% 84% 85% 85% 87% 86% 86% 88% 85% Met

 

On‐Time Graduation Rates by Campus for EGC 2016-2018

Campus* 2016 2017 2018 Min. Annual Target 2017 Status
Abilene 100%  81% 92% 85% Met
Amarillo 82% 95% 92% 85% Met
Covenanta ~ ~ ~ 85% N/A
Dallasb ~ ~ ~ 85% N/A
Lubbock 93% 90% 91% 85% Met
Midland  97% 93% 95% 85% Met
Odessa 96% 76% 96% 85% Met
Multiple Campusesc 100% 75% 97% 80% Met
a Enrolled first class in Fall 2016
b Enrolled first P1 class in Fall 2018
c Due to the nature of some TTUHSC programs, some students begin and end a degree program at the same campus. Others begin a degree program at one campus and complete the degree at another campus.  
 

First‐Time Pass Rates on Certification/Licensure Examinations

Degree Program by School Current Pass Rate Min. Annual Target Current Status
School of Health Professions  
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science 81% 81% Met
Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science 92% 75%  Met
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (Second Degree) 92% 75% Met
Master of Athletic Training 86% 73% Met
Master of Occupational Therapy 94% 82% Met
Master of Physician Assistant Studies 98% 98% Met
Master of Science in Molecular Pathology 100% 78% Met
Master of Science in Speech‐Language Pathology 100% 92%* Met
Doctor of Audiology 100% 82%* Met
Doctor of Physical Therapy 100% 93% Met
School of Medicine‐Doctor of Medicine  
USMLE Step I 95% 95% Met
USMLE Step II‐Clinical Knowledge 95% 95% Met
USMLE Step II‐Clinical Skills 94% 95% Not Met
School of Nursing  
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 96% 92% Met
School of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy 92% 87% Met
 * Reflects pass rate of all exam participants. First-time pass rates are not provided. 
 

TTU System Strategic Priority

Expand and Enhance Research and Creative Scholarship

We will significantly increase the amount of public and private research dollars in order to advance knowledge, improve the quality of life in our state and nation, and enhance the state's economy and global competitiveness.

TTUHSC Strategic Goal

Advance our research portfolio with emphasis on areas of strength and collaboration.

Key Performance Indicators

Successful Dissertation Defenses in AY 2018

Ph.D. Program by School # of Defenses Actual Pass Rate Targeted Pass Rate AY 2018 Status
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences    
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences 8 100% 100% Met
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences 6 100% 100% Met
School of Health Professions    
Doctor of Philosophy in Comm. Sciences and Disorders 0 N/A 100% N/A
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science 0 N/A 100% N/A
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences* 1 100% 100% Met
 *Teach-out in progress
 

Submission Rate for Presentations and Publications in AY 2018

Ph.D. Program by School # of Graduates Actual Submission Rate Targeted Submission Rate AY 2018 Status
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences    
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences 9 100% 100% Met
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences 7 100% 100% Met
School of Health Professions    
Doctor of Philosophy in Comm. Sciences and Disorders 0 N/A 100% N/A
Doctor of Philsophy in Rebhabilitation Science 0 N/A 100% N/A
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences* 1 100%  100% Met
 * Teach-out in progress 
 
 

Abstracts Submitted for Student Research Week

  # of Abstracts Target Status
2019 261 225 Met
2018 227 225 Met
2017 244 225 Met
2016 217 200 Met
2015 202 200 Met
2014 209 200 Met
2013 182 200 Not Met

 

TTU System Strategic Priority

Further Outreach and Engagement

We will expand our community outreach, promote higher education and continue to deliver quality, affordable health care to underserved Texans in order to improve our communities and enrich their quality of life.

TTUHSC Strategic Goal

Improve overall health and access to health care for communities in our region through the provision of patient care services and community outreach.

Key Performance Indicators

Community Outreach 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2020 Target
TTUHSC     
Number of students who participated in global health initiatives 143 140 143 111 118 150
Total net patient revenue by faculty (in millions) $149.3 $156.8 $108.2 $107.3 $113.9 $150.0