ERIC Number: ED435371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Nova Southeastern University State Accountability Data. Indicators of Quality, Productivity, Diversity and Access. Research and Planning Report 99-10.
This report on Nova Southeastern University (NSU) fulfills a requirement by the state of Florida for participation in an accountability process. Data is presented for three broad categories: student demographics; faculty measures, including demographics, undergraduate teaching loads, contact with undergraduates, and analysis of undergraduate class size; and bachelor's degree completion, including demographics of degree recipients, six-year graduation rates for first-time full-time college freshmen, three-year graduation rates of associate of arts transfer students, and data on accumulated debt of four-year graduates. The report identified three areas of strength for NSU: (1) small undergraduate class size, (2) efficient progression to bachelor's degree completion: first-time full-time undergraduates graduated in a mean of 4.1 years, and (3) all students transferring to NSU with associate degrees from state community colleges were able to enroll in their major of choice in space-limited fields of study in the state university system. In addition, NSU awarded bachelor's degrees to students from racial/ethnic minorities at a proportionately higher rate than for all state higher education institutions as a group, and three-year graduation rates of full-time associate of arts transfer students often exceeded those for other state institutions. Appended is a list of total enrollments at independent colleges and universities in Florida. (JM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Students, Community Colleges, Degree Requirements, Diversity (Student), Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Outcome Based Education, School Demography, School Effectiveness, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Universities, Time to Degree
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.