Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

Positive Impact on Student Outcomes

Positive impact on student outcomes

The progress made on these three goals and six strategies had a positive effect on our overall student outcomes, which are a key metric for the University and are at the heart of the strategic plan.

    • RETENTION

      85.3% (from 83.5%)

    • Admission criteria enhanced for both new freshmen and transfers
    • Created Council on Student Success of Academic and Student Development Professionals
    • Implemented and coordinated comprehensive student academic services program
    • First Year and Transfer Experience Offices run academic and social programs
    • Expanded student learning communities, enrolling over 600 students
    • PERSISTENCE

      Highest on record

    • Full-time faculty teaching Core and Introductory courses
    • Enhanced advising, student life, athletics, campus ministry, wellness, facilities
    • Expanded career centers' professional staff and services
    • Specialized staffing for disabilities, diversity, veterans, international, TRIO
    • Increased diversity of student population to 35.2% (from 29.6%) and maintained approximately 33% first-generation college students
    • GRADUATION

      4-year rate: 64% (from 55%)

      6-year rate: 71% (from 64%)

    • Reduced required credit hours to 120 (from 128 credit hours)
    • Reduced required hours for majors
    • Expanded course offerings to January Term and Summer Sessions
    • Created new online courses (70 in summer)

65% of graduates have a job or plan to enroll in graduate or professional school by the time of Commencement.

2007 New Freshman Cohort after Six Years