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Graduation Rate: 4-, 5-, and 6-Year

9. First-time, full-time entering, degree-seeking, students enrolled in a minimum of 12 SCH their first fall semester who have graduated from the same institution or another Texas public or independent institution.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 Point Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Entering Fall Cohort Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Cohort Rate
4-Year graduation rate 1996  2,253  11.9% 2009  3,107  21.6% 2010  3,459  24.7% 2011  3,564  27.3% 15.4
Same institution      10.7%      19.8%      22.8%      25.3% 14.6
Other TX institutions      1.2%      1.8%      1.9%      2.0% 0.8
5-Year graduation rate 1995  1,834  33.8% 2008  3,507  43.7% 2009  3,107  46.0% 2010  3,459  47.9% 14.1
Same institution      28.7%      38.9%      41.6%      42.6% 13.9
Other TX institutions      5.1%      4.8%      4.3%      5.3% 0.2
6-Year graduation rate 1994  1,694  44.6% 2007  3,292  55.0% 2008  3,507  55.7% 2009  3,107  57.6% 13.0
Same institution      37.2%      47.0%      48.2%      51.0% 13.8
Other TX institutions      7.4%      8.0%      7.5%      6.6% - 0.8


For more information on the 6-year graduation rate, see: http://www.txhighereddata.org/GradRates
 
Source: CBM001,CBM002, and CBM009

UH is working hard to improve graduation rates, and the data indicate that we are making progress. Over the past several years we have implemented many new initiatives aimed at enhancing student persistence and reducing time to degree. Since FY 2000, significant improvements have been made in 4-year, 5-year and 6-year graduation rates. In fact, UH’s 6-year graduation rate (at the same institution) reached a high of over 51% in FY 2015, which is an 14 percentage point increase over FY 2000.

Degrees and certificates awarded

10. Number of degrees and certificates awarded.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000
Detail - Breakout ethnicity and level
FY 2014
Detail - Breakout ethnicity and level
FY 2015
Detail - Breakout ethnicity and level
% Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Institutional
Closing the
Gaps Target-
FY 2015
Closing the
Gaps Completion
Total Degrees* 5,602 9,238 9,160 63.5%    
White 2,896 3,179 2,936 1.4%    
African American 498 988 984 97.6%    
Hispanic 796 2,083 2,167 172.2%    
Asian 1,083 1,669 1,623 49.9%    
International 307 1,097 1,196 289.6%    
Other 22 222 254 1054.5%    
 
Level
Associates N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 N/A
Baccalaureate 3,533 6,437 6,340 79.5% 6,282 100.9%
Master's 1,398 2,075 2,060 47.4%
Doctor's Research/Scholarship 206 272 335 62.6% 335 100.0%
Doctor's Professional Practice 465 454 425 - 8.6%
 
Certificates
Upper-level certificates N/A N/A N/A N/A
Post-baccalaureate certificates N/A N/A N/A N/A
 
*Hispanic students, except international ones, are counted as Hispanic. Students who are "Multi-Racial one of which is African American" are included with the African American students. Asian includes Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders. "Other" includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, Unknown, and two or more races, excluding African American. International students are shown as a separate category.
 
Gender
Male 2,450 4,304 4,435 81.0%
Female 3,152 4,934 4,725 49.9%
 
Source: CBM009
Source: CBM009

The number of degrees awarded at UH has increased 64% since FY 2000. Of special note, the number of degrees awarded to Hispanic and African American students have increased 172% and 98%, respectively, since FY 2000.

11. Undergraduate degrees to at-risk students

  FY 2000 FY 2014 FY 2015 Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Undergraduate Degrees to At-Risk Students 1,659 4,398 4,280 2,621
 

Closing the Gaps Critical Fields: STEM Awards

12. Degrees awarded in STEM fields.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 % Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Institutional
Closing the
Gaps Target-
FY 2015*
Closing the
Gaps Completion*
Computer Science* 87 139 175 221 154.0% 120 184.2%
Engineering* 384 525 595 598 55.7% 659 90.7%
Math* 30 90 114 113 276.7% 82 137.8%
Physical Science* 29 131 154 134 362.1% 148 90.5%
 
Level
Associate's 0 0 0 0 N/A
Baccalaureate 530 885 1,038 1,066 101.1% 1,009 105.6%
Master's 222 423 426 566 155.0%
Doctor's Research/Scholarship 59 105 121 135 128.8%
 
* Includes baccalaureate and associate degrees.

Since FY 2000, the number of UH graduates in key scientific and technological fields has more than doubled at all academic levels.

Nursing and Allied Health

13. Degrees and certificates awarded in nursing.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 % Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Institutional
Closing the
Gaps Target-
FY 2015*
Closing the
Gaps Completion*
Total Nursing Degrees 0 0 0 0 N/A
Certificate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Associates 0 0 0 0 N/A
Baccalaureate 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
Master's 0 0 0 0 N/A
Doctor's Research/Scholarship 0 0 0 0 N/A
Doctor's Professional Practice 0 0 0 0 N/A
 
* Includes baccalaureate and associate degrees and certificates.

14. Degrees and certificates awarded in allied health.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 % Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Institutional
Closing the
Gaps Target-
FY 2015*
Closing the
Gaps Completion*
Total Allied Health Degrees 65 85 91 102 56.9%
Certificate 0 0 0 0 N/A
Associates 0 0 0 0 N/A
Baccalaureate 39 50 51 54 38.5% 59 92%
Master's 26 35 40 48 84.6%
Doctor's Research/Scholarship 0 0 0 0 N/A
Doctor's Professional Practice 0 0 0 0 N/A
 
* Includes baccalaureate and associate degrees and certificates.

UH's allied health degrees include communication disorders and health majors. Due to the small number of programs, the number of degrees awarded in these fields is also small, though we have seen an increase of 57% since 2000. It is important to note that UH's programs in optometry and pharmacy are not counted as "allied health" degrees, yet UH awards over 200 degrees in these fields annually.


Teacher Production and Certification

15. Students taking and passing the certification exams for teacher education.

  FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014
Total number taking exam 384 413 445
Race/Ethnicity
White 187 190 175
African American 36 37 43
Hispanic 113 130 170
Other 48 56 57

Gender
Male 68 71 86
Female 316 342 359
 
Total percent passing exam 96.0% 95.0% 96.0%
Race/Ethnicity
White 99.0% 97.0% 96.0%
African American 93.0% 95.0% 86.0%
Hispanic 94.0% 94.0% 98.0%
Other 92.0% 90.0% 98.0%

Gender
Male 96.0% 99.0% 98.0%
Female 96.0% 94.0% 96.0%
 

Note: The data for teacher production and certification was provided by SBEC. In some cases, the sum of the categories does not add up to the total. Numbers less than 10 in a category are suppressed. Data for the most recent year shown may be incomplete.

The percentage of UH graduates passing the teacher certification exam remains very high at 96%.


Graduation and Persistence Rate: 6-Year

16. First-time, full-time students enrolled in a minimum of 12 SCH their first fall semester who have graduated or are still enrolled at the same institution or another Texas public or independent institution.

Out-Of-State Peers   FY 2000 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 Point Change
FY 2000 to
FY 2015
Entering Fall Cohort Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Cohort Rate
Total 1994 1,694 65.5% 2007 3,292 70.6% 2008 3,507 71.1% 2009 3,107 73.0% 7.5
Same institution   49.3%   53.3%   54.4%   57.2% 7.9
Other TX institutions   16.2%   17.3%   16.7%   15.8% - 0.4
White 1994 765 62.2% 2007 913 69.3% 2008 936 70.9% 2009 790 71.9% 9.7
Same institution   43.9%   51.9%   53.8%   58.0% 14.1
Other TX institutions   18.3%   17.4%   17.1%   13.9% - 4.4
African American 1994 188 56.9% 2007 648 61.6% 2008 711 60.3% 2009 545 61.1% 4.2
Same institution   45.7%   41.0%   40.8%   40.7% - 5.0
Other TX institutions   11.2%   20.5%   19.5%   20.4% 9.2
Hispanic 1994 299 65.6% 2007 752 66.1% 2008 826 68.8% 2009 786 70.4% 4.8
Same institution   51.5%   49.6%   53.6%   55.0% 3.5
Other TX institutions   14.0%   16.5%   15.1%   15.4% 1.4
Asian 1994 396 77.8% 2007 869 84.2% 2008 839 81.9% 2009 846 84.0% 6.2
Same institution   61.4%   67.5%   64.1%   67.5% 6.1
Other TX institutions   16.4%   16.7%   17.8%   16.5% 0.1
Other 1994 46 50.0% 2007 110 58.2% 2008 195 73.8% 2009 140 74.3% 24.3
Same institution   34.8%   49.1%   68.2%   67.1% 32.3
Other TX institutions   15.2%   9.1%   5.6%   7.1% - 8.1
For more information on the 6-year graduation rate, see: http://www.txhighereddata.org/GradRates
 
Source: CBM001, CBM002 and CBM009

The university continues to make overall progress on this measure.


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