Student Achievements

Achievements

Thus, in accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Standard 8.1, “The institution identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution’s mission…,” Barry University has identified student achievement metrics, provided appropriate data, established thresholds of acceptability, and explained how each criteria relates to its mission. The student achievement measures identified by the University are:

  1. Retention of first time, full time students
  2. Graduation of first, time full time students
  3. Success in developmental courses (math and writing)
  4. National competency examinations

The Barry University mission statement states that we are a Catholic institution of higher education founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, Barry University is a scholarly community committed to the highest academic standards in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Each measure is in alignment with the University’s mission statement. The University strives to attain the highest student achievement outcomes possible.

The information on this site provides a representation of the accomplishment of our students in meeting these broad goals.

CURRENT FRESHMAN RETENTION & GRADUATION RATES

HISTORICAL FRESHMAN RETENTION & GRADUATION RATES

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATES
COHORT YEAR IPEDS COHORT IPEDS: BU GRAD RATES NATIONAL IPEDS BENCHMARK* NSCH COHORT NSCH COMPLETION AT BU NSCH COMPLETION AT DIFFERENT INSTITUTION  NSCH NATIONAL BENCHMARK**
2009     648   33%            56%      843          35%          15% 71%
2010     625   31%            55%      741          37%          17% 74%
2011     662   35%            54%      665          40%          15% 76%
2012     622   36%            55%      658          42%          15% 76%
2013     562   35%            55%      587          41%          16% 76%
2014     459   36%            57%      513          42%          16% 76%
2015     431   41%            57%        -            -           - -

First-time, degree seeking students who started their postsecondary studies in the fall term of the cohort year. Source: National Student Clearinghouse (NSCH)
*National IPEDS benchmark includes all Four-Year, Private, Nonprofit, degree granting institutions in the US.
**National benchmark for Four-Year, Private, Nonprofit Institutions National Student Clearinghouse (NSCH)
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding error.

FIRST YEAR RETENTION RATES
COHORT YEAR IPEDS COHORT IPEDS: BU RETEN. RATES NATIONAL IPEDS BENCHMARK** NSCH COHORT NSCH RETENTION AT BU NATIONAL NSCH BENCHMARK*
2014      459     65%              75%       714             67%                74%
2015      431     65%              75%       600             66%                75%
2016      479     61%              75%       565             61%                74%
2017      604     62%              74%       699             64%                74%
2018      639     65%              75%       750             66%                74%
2019      709     68%              74%         -                -                  -
2020      636     55%                -         -               -                  -

First-time, all entering students (including non-degree and degree seeking students for the 2013 and 2014 cohorts; non-degree students not reported in 2015 cohort and beyond). Source: National Student Clearinghouse
*National IPEDS benchmark includes all Four-Year, Private, Nonprofit, degree granting institutions in the US.
**National benchmark for Four-Year, Private, Nonprofit Institutions. Source: National Student Clearinghouse (NSCH)
**Data not yet available
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding error.

RETENTION & GRADUATION RATES: INDEX OF FINANCIAL NEED

UNDERGRADUATE FIRST TIME, FULL TIME RETENTION RATES:  INDEX OF FINANCIAL NEED
RETENTION RATE (NO. OF STUDENTS)
FALL TERM/YEAR PELL GRANT RECEIPIENTS  RECIPIENTS OF DIRECT SUBSIDIZED LOAN WITHOUT PELL GRANT RECEIVED NEITHER PELL GRANT NOR DIRECT SUBSIDIZED LOAN
Fall 2020        54%(448)                         65%(49)                         54%(139)
Fall 2019        70%(477)                         64%(75)                         65%(157)
Fall 2018        67% (442)                         54%(76)                         63%(121)
Fall 2017        62%(403)                         57%(58)                         63%(143)
Fall 2016        56%(254)                         57%(88)                         75%(137)
Fall 2015       68%(250)                         67%(46)                         60%(135)
Fall 2014       65%(252)                         60%(68)                         67%(139)
UNDERGRADUATE FIRST TIME, FULL TIME SIX YEAR GRADUATION RATES:  INDEX OF FINANCIAL NEED
RETENTION RATE (NO. OF STUDENTS)
FALL TERM/YEAR PELL GRANT RECEIPIENTS  RECIPIENTS OF DIRECT SUBSIDIZED LOAN WITHOUT PELL GRANT RECEIVED NEITHER PELL GRANT NOR DIRECT SUBSIDIZED LOAN
Fall 2015   39%(250)                39%(46)                44%(135)
Fall 2014   34%(252)                26%(68)                45%(139)
Fall 2013   32%(352)                0%(91)                42%(119)
Fall 2012   30%(390)                33%(99)                57%(133)
Fall 2011   33%(375)                29%(117)                44%(170)
Fall 2010   25%(338)                28%(95)                41%(192)
Fall 2009   31%(407)                26%(92)                44%(149)

DEVELOPMENTAL COURSEWORK COMPLETION

 

PASS RATES OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN DEVELOPMENTAL AND FIRST COLLEGE LEVEL MATH COURSES
YEAR* % SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED DEVELOPMENTAL MATH AND  SUBSEQUENTLY REGISTERED FOR A COLLEGE LEVEL MATH % SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED DEVELOPMENTAL MATH AND DID NOT REGISTER IN A COLLEGE LEVEL MATH TOTAL % SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED DEVELOPMENTAL MATH % SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED MAT 107, 108, 109 OR 152 (FIRST COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES)
2017                              65%                  22%              87%                   93%
2016                              68%                  17%              85%                   94%
2015                              63%                  20%              83%                   91%
2014                              66%                  19%              85%                   88%
2013                              60%                  21%              81%                   86%
PASS RATES OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN DEVELOPMENTAL (ENG 095) AND FIRST COLLEGE LEVEL ENGLISH WRITING (ENG 111) COURSES
YEAR* % SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ENG 095 AND SUBSEQUENTLY REGISTERED FOR ENG 111 % SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ENG 095 AND DID NOT REGISTER FOR ENG 111 TOTAL % SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ENG 095 % SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ENG 111 (FIRST COLLEGE LEVEL WRITING COURSE)
2017                               72%                   16%               88%                     86%
2016                               59%                   34%              93%                     93%
2015                               76%                   9%              85%                     89%
2014                               64%                   15%              79%                     86%
2013                               59%                   18%              77%                     90%

*Includes Summer II, Fall, Spring, Summer I terms

NATIONAL COMPETENCY EXAMINATIONS AND GRADUATE PLACEMENTS

NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES

In the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the undergraduate (BSN), master’s (MSN), post-graduate certificates (ARNP), and doctoral (DNP) programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE). The undergraduate nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. The Occupational therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The Cardiovascular Perfusion Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Anesthesiology Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Biology with a Histotechnology specialization, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Histotechnology and Master of Science in Clinical Biology with a Histotechnology specialization are approved by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, and accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology has been recognized as a Professional Science Master's (PSM) Program by the Council of Graduate Schools.

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Outcomes

YEAR NO. OF STUDENTS TAKING NCLEX FIRST TIME PASS RATE
2018                                   15                                         86.66%
2017                                   99                                        88.88%
2016                                   123                                        84.55%
2015                                   149                                        83.22%

Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) Outcomes

CLASS NUMBER OF FIRST-TIME TAKERS PROGRAM FIRST-TIME TAKER PASS RATE NATIONAL FIRST-TIME TAKER PASS RATE FOR THE CLASS GRADUATION YEAR
2021                96                      86%                                              93%
2020                98                      92%                                               95%
2019                98                      88%                                               93%
2018                95                      95%                                               98%
2017               100                      93%                                               97%
2016                99                      95%                                               96%
2015                95                      95%                                               96%

Graduates of the Barry University Physician Assistant Program are passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) at a rate that is comparable to the average rate for all physician assistant programs. For more information, click here.

Post-Baccalaureate DNP in Anesthesiology National Certification Examination (NCE) Outcomes

CLASS NUMBER OF GRADUATING STUDENTS PROGRAM FIRST-TIME TAKER PASS RATE OVERALL PASS RATE
2021                            37                                  73%                 100%
2020                            59                                  85%                 100%
2019                            74                                  89%                 98%
2018                            49                                  86%                 100%
2017                            61                                  92%                 100%
2016                            54                                  94%                 100%
2015                            50                                  90%                 100%

*All graduates gained employment within six (6) months of graduation; for more information, click here.

Occupational Therapy National Certification Exam (NBCOT) Outcomes

CLASS NUMBER OF TAKERS PASS RATE
2021                    33                    85%
2020                    36                    100%
2019                    42                    93%
2018                    39                    96%
2017                    23                    91%
2016                    35                   100%
2015                    35                    97%

Retention rate of 2021: 95%; Graduation rate of 2021: 95%; for more information click here

LAW

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

Employment Summary for 2021 Graduates

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed - Bar Passage Required 66%
Employed - J.D. Advantage 12%
Employed - Professional Position 3%
Employed - Law School/University Founded 0%
Unemployed - Not Seeking 1%
Unemployed - Seeking 11%
Employment Status Unknown 3%

Employment Type

EMPLOYMENT TYPE
Law Firms  
Solo 4%
1 - 10 28%
11 - 25 6%
26 - 50 5%
51 - 100 5%
101 - 250 6%
251 - 500 1%
501 + 3%
Unknown Size 0%
Business & Industry 10%
Government 16%
Pub. Int. 12%
Clerkships - State & Local 1%
Education 1%

For more details on Employment click here.

Bar Passage Rates (February and July)

EXAM YEAR BARRY UNIVERSITY PASS RATE FLORIDA PASS RATE
2020                               59%                      58% 
2019                               51%                      66%
2018                               43%                      63%
2017                               55%                      65%
2016                               43%                      63%
2015                               50%                      68%

Graduates of the Barry University School of Law are passing the American Bar Association Bar Examination at a rate that is fairly comparable to the average rate for all law schools in the State of Florida. The Law School responded to the dip in passage rates in 2014 by increasing bar examination preparation for all current students.

For more information, click here.

PODIATRIC MEDICINE

There are many reasons to pursue a career as a podiatric physician. It is a medical/surgical career that is both challenging and rewarding. With the aging population and the global diabetes epidemic sweeping through the United States there will be an increased demand for high quality podiatric physicians in the future. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 23% increase in positions for podiatric physicians by 2022. Barry University's Podiatric Medicine program is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Council, Podiatric Medical Education Outcome Data, September 1, 2021

Part 1 APMLE Pass Rate (2019-2021, first-time takers only)  84%
Part 2 APMLE Written Pass Rate (2019-2021, first-time takers only)  82%
Part 2 APMLE CSPE Pass Rate (2018-2020, first-time takers only)  88%
Four-year Graduation Rate (2019-2021 average)  79%
Residency Placement Rate (2019-2021 average)  99%

For more information about Podiatric Medicine Program click here .

*The CSPE was not given in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

BUSINESS

Barry University’s Andreas School of Business is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only about a third of all business schools in the United States are accredited by AACSB, the world's premier accrediting agency for bachelor's and graduate degree programs in business administration. Barry University is now the sole AACSB-accredited University in South Florida where the primary responsibility of the entire faculty is teaching. In addition, Barry is the only AACSB-accredited Catholic university in Florida and in all the southeastern states east of New Orleans. 

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Undergraduate Students Employment, 2020-21 Graduates

Seeking Employment 44%
Company Sponsored/Already Employed 5%
Continuing Education 8%
Starting Own Business 0.5%
No Employment Information Available 40%
Acceptance of Job Offers of Students Seeking Employment 44%

Source: AACSB 2020-21 BSQ Report

Salary Compensation for Undergraduate Students Accepting Employment, 2020-21 Graduates

Base Salary - Mean $53,980
Base Salary – Median $24,098
Base Salary – Low $53,626
Base Salary – High $101,893

Source: AACSB 2020-21 BSQ Report

* The figures in the Mean and Median columns are weighted averages of the reported figures, and the figures in the Low and High columns are basic averages of the reported figures. All figures are shown in USD.

Graduate Students Employment, 2020-21 Graduates

Seeking Employment 39%
Company Sponsored/Already Employed 18%
Continuing Education 1%
Starting Own Business 2%
No Employment Information Available 38%
Acceptance of Job Offers of Students Seeking Employment 66%

Source: AACSB 2020-21 BSQ Report

Base Salary - Mean $102,664
Base Salary – Median $92,888
Base Salary – Low $101,569
Base Salary – High $137,349

Source: AACSB 2020-21 BSQ Report

EDUCATION

Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires an annual report on the quality of teacher preparation. Institutions of higher education (IHE) that conduct teacher preparation programs enrolling students who receive federal assistance under the Title IV of the HEA fall under this mandate. A teacher preparation program is a state-approved course of study, the completion of which signifies that an enrollee has met all the state's educational and/or training requirements for initial certification or licensure to teach in the state's elementary or secondary schools.

Years Number of Takers Pass Rate Florida Average Pass Rate
All program completers, 2015-2016 27 100% 99.5%

All program completers, 2014-2015

39 97.4% 99.5%

All program completers, 2013-2014

47 97.9% 99.6%

Program Completer Average 2013-2016

43 97.7% 99.5%

For more information on Teacher Education Institutional Pass Rates, click here.

SOCIAL WORK

Barry University Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency. Complete details on Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes are available here.

FLORIDA EMPLOYMENT & EARNINGS INFORMATION

The employment rate within Florida for Barry University graduates with an undergraduate degree is higher than the average rate for graduates from other independent colleges and universities in Florida and comparable to the average employment rate from Florida public universities. The average salary for Barry University graduates with undergraduate degrees is higher than the average salary for graduates from independent and public universities.

2019-2020 Bachelor’s Degree Graduates

UNIVERSITY NUMBER OF GRADUATES % EMPLOYED IN FLORIDA MEAN EARNINGS MEDIAN EARNINGS
Barry University                818                  70%      $57,344          $48,664
Average for 30 ICUF* schools                593                  48%      $36,840          $34,356
Average for 12 Florida public universities               5,790                  62%          N/A             N/A

*Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. Complete details of Barry University FETPIP related documents can be found here.

The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) is a data collection and consumer reporting system established by Florida statute. The purpose of FETPIP is to track students who have graduated, exited, or completed an educational or training program within the State of Florida. Among other services, the FETPIP tracking system reports on within-state employment of students following graduation from a college or university in the state. For more information about FETPIP click here.

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