Student Achievement

Student Achievement

The Barry University Mission Statement declares 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.

Barry University is comprised of two colleges and seven schools with degree offerings at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. As an institution of higher education, we are committed to the academic success of all of our students. At a practical level, we expect that our students reach levels of achievement that are equal to or better than our college and university peers.

At the most basic level, student achievement can be reflected by student retention and graduation rates. In addition, student performance on discipline specific national competency examinations serves as an indication of student achievement. While under less direct control of the University, employment and salary rates are also indices of alumni achievement.

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

Freshman Retention Rates

Source: Office of Institutional Research

Transfer Student Retention Rates

Source: Office of Institutional Research

Freshman Graduation Rates

Forty-two percent of the traditional age for undergraduate first year students who enrolled full-time at Barry University in the fall 2008 term remained continuously enrolled at Barry and graduated with a bachelor’s degree within six years of first enrollment.

Transfer Student Graduation Rates

Seventy-three percent of the traditional age for undergraduate transfer students who enrolled full-time at Barry University in the fall 2008 term remained continuously enrolled at Barry and graduated with a bachelor’s degree within six years of first enrollment.

Andreas School of Business

Employment of undergraduate and graduate students with business degrees

Seventy-eight percent of undergraduate business majors and seventy-one percent of graduate business majors who graduated during the 2012-2013 academic year report having accepted a job within three months of graduation.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Licensure Passage Rates

Just over 80% of the students who earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree passed the national licensing exam in 2014. This passage rate is slightly lower than the national average but higher than the average for the State of Florida.

Adrian Dominican School of Education

Teacher Education Institutional Passage Rates for Students in Teacher Education Programs

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. Over the years virtually all of the students who graduate from Barry University’s School of Education pass the teacher education examination.

Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

American Bar Association Bar Florida Passage Rates for First-Time Test Takers

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.

Florida Department of Education Florida Education & Training Information Program

Employment and Earnings

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. Complete details of this program can be found at the following website: http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/fl-edu-training-placement-info-.

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 close to that of graduates form the 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.