Public Disclosure of Student Achievement Goals and Outcomes

Texas Woman’s University aligns success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission of “educating a diverse community of students to lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives” and “preparing women and men for leadership and service.”  To this end, retention and graduation rates are tracked and reported annually to the Board of Regents and to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  TWU’s success in promoting student achievement is further documented by its participation in the Coordinating Board’s Closing the Gaps initiative, developed to ensure an educated population and workforce statewide. The plan focuses on reaching goals in participation, success, excellence, and research. Each public institution in Texas is required to meet annual institutional targets and an overall benchmark in these categories as established by THECB.  Selected goals and student achievement levels are presented below.

Goal 1 : Increase the number of Bachelor's degrees earned from 1,174 in 2005 to 2,162 in 2020.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Actual  1174 1188 1354 1472 1602 1774 1725 1919 1934 2055            
Goal                                2162
Chart of Bachelor's Degrees earned from Goal 1 data

Goal 2: Increase the number of Master's degrees earned from 1,085 in 2005 to 1,800 in 2020.

Year  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Actual 1085 1273 1308 1585 1453 1420 1606 1558 1736 1636            
Goal                               1800
Chart of Master's Degrees earned from Goal 2 data

Goal 3: Increase the number of Doctoral degrees earned from 62 in 2005 to 118 in 2020.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Actual 62 77 86 84 81 122 103 85 73 106            
Goal                               118
Chart of Doctoral Degrees earned from Goal 3 data

Goal 4: Increase FTIC second-year persistence rate from 54.9% in 2005 to 62.5% in 2020.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Actual 54.9 62.9 53.5 58.2 56.9 63.0 57.9 55.0 52.0 54.1            
Goal                               62.5
Chart of FTIC second-year persistence rates from Goal 4 data

Goal 5: Increase FTIC 6-year graduation rate from 35.4% in 2005 to 50.0% in 2020.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Actual 35.4 39.4 41.0 45.6 43.5 46.7 39.1 47.1 41.5 43.9            
Goal                               50.0
Chart of FTIC 6-year graduation rates from Goal 5 data