Among the areas in which Appalachian State University has signed an agreement with the UNC System to improve in support of the UNC System strategic plan is undergraduate degree efficiency.
This item addresses the UNC System’s goal of student success — increasing degree attainment and ensuring value and relevance for students.
By 2021–22, improve undergraduate degree efficiency to 24.2 over a base of 23.3.
What constitutes “undergraduate degree efficiency”?
The UNC System strategic plan measures undergraduate degree efficiency as an institution’s number of undergraduate credentials awarded per 100 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) undergraduates.
As Appalachian’s Executive Director of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning Heather Langdon explained, this is a measure of the proportion of students who graduate from the institution as compared to the total number of students enrolled.
Undergraduate degree efficiency is a measure of the proportion of students who graduate from the institution as compared to the total number of students enrolled. Photo by Marie Freeman