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GOALS FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 

 2020 TTUHSC Goals for Student Achievement


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.


 

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 Schoola

School Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2025
Targetb
Grad. School of Biomedical Sciences 195 165 208 242 248 TBD
School of Health Professions 1,376 1,446 1,586 1,830 1,971 TBD
School of Medicine 690 724 729 732 737 TBD
School of Nursing 1,756 1,841 1,937 1,866 1,751 TBD
Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy 608 612 623 620 567 TBD
TTUHSC 4,625 4,788 5,083 5,290 5,274 TBD
a Reflects physical student headcount only (i.e., no duplication of students enrolled in dual internal degree programs).
b A new strategic plan, including revised targets, is currently under development. 
 
 

Number of Degrees Awarded Annually

School AY 
2016
AY
2017
AY
2018
AY
2019
AY
2020
 AY 2025 
Targeta
Grad. School of Biomedical Sciences 55 75 58 59 82 TBD
School of Health Professions 478 529 546 585 653 TBD
School of Medicine 150 134 171 168 175 TBD
School of Nursing 1,161 1,297 1,306 1,337 1,263 TBD
Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy 154 143 136 146 152 TBD
TTUHSC 1,998 2,178 2,217 2,295 2,325 TBD
 
 a A new strategic plan, including revised targets, is currently under development.
 
 

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 are expected to graduate within 4 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.
  • Students seeking masters' degrees are expected to graduate within 5 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.
  • Students seeking doctoral (including professional) degrees are expected to graduate within 10 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.
The overall TTUHSC on-time graduation rate for the 2019 Expected Graduated Cohort (EGC)
                               was 90.4% (This compares to 90.1% in 2018 and 88.0% in 2017.)

On‐Time Graduation Rates by School for EGC 2015‐2019

Expected Graduation Cohort (EGC)
School 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Min. Annual Target Current Status
Grad. School of Biomedical Sciences 70% 85% 72% 78% 91% 70% Met
School of Health Professions 82% 81% 74% 81% 84% 70% Met
School of Medicine 97% 93% 95% 95% 97% 92% Met
School of Nursing 92% 93% 93% 94% 92% 90% Met
Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy 95% 93% 97% 95% 98% 92% Met

 

On-Time Graduation Rates by Degree Level for EGC 2015-2019

Expected Graduation Cohort (EGC)
Degree Level 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Min. Annual Target Current Status
Baccalaureatea 93% 93% 90% 94% 92% 90% Met
Master’sb 83% 83% 83% 81% 84% 80% Met
Doctoral/Professionalc 90% 90% 90% 91% 95% 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 2015‐2019

Expected Graduation Cohort (EGC)
Mode of Delivery 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Min. Annual Target Current Status
Traditional 91% 94% 91% 93% 94% 85% Met
Distance Education 87% 86% 86% 88% 87% 85% Met

 

On‐Time Graduation Rates by Campus for EGC 2016-2019

Campus* 2016 2017 2018 2019 Min. Annual Target Current Status
Abilene 100%  81% 92% 90% 85% Met
Amarillo 82% 95% 92% 91% 85% Met
Covenanta ~ ~ ~ ~ 85% N/A
Dallasb ~ ~ ~ ~ 85% N/A
Lubbock 93% 90% 91% 95% 85% Met
Midland  97% 93% 95% 90% 85% Met
Odessa 96% 76% 96% 94% 85% Met
Multiple Campusesc 100% 75% 97% 99% 85% 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.  
 
 

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 74% 82% Not Met
Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science 78% 78%  Met
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (Second Degree) 78% 78% Met
Master of Athletic Training 87% 81% Met
Master/Doctor of Occupational Therapy 91% 81% Met
Master of Physician Assistant Studies 91% 93% Not Met
Master of Science in Molecular Pathology 91% 80% Met
Master of Science in Speech‐Language Pathology 100% 82%a Met
Doctor of Audiology 56% 82%a Not Met
Doctor of Physical Therapy 96% 93% Met
School of Medicine‐Doctor of Medicine  
USMLE Step I 99% 95% Met
USMLE Step II‐Clinical Knowledge 100% 95% Met
USMLE Step II‐Clinical Skills ---%b 95% N/A
School of Nursing  
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 97% 88% Met
Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy 93% 89% Met
 a National average first-time pass rates are unavailable in this academic discipline.
b Postponed due to pandemic.

 

TTUHSC Strategic Goal

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

Key Performance Indicators

Successful Dissertation Defenses in AY 2020

Ph.D. Program by School # of Defenses Actual Pass Rate Targeted Pass Rate AY 2020 Status
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences    
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences 7 100% 100% Met
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences 9 100% 100% Met
School of Health Professions    
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science 0 N/A 100% N/A
 
 

Submission/Accepted/Delivered Rate for Presentations and Publications in AY 2020

Ph.D. Program by School # of Graduates
 Ratea
Targeted Rate AY 2020 Status
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences    
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences 7 100% 100% Met
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences 10 100% 100% Met
School of Health Professions    
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science 0 N/A 100% N/A
 a GSBS tracks submission rates. SHP tracks accepted/delivered rates.
 
 

Abstracts Submitted for Student Research Week

  # of Abstracts Target Status
2020 257 250 Met
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

 

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Target
TTUHSC     
Number of students who participated in global health initiatives 140 143 111 118 101 150
Total net patient revenue by faculty (in millions) $156.8 $108.2 $107.3 $113.9 $118.8 $150.0