University of Houston-Victoria

Institutional Research Effectiveness

Institutional student achievement goals

Student Achievement Goal 1 – Student completion indicator as reported to SACSCOC (150% time to degree)

UHV’s student completion selected indicator as reported to SACSCOC is the National Student Clearinghouse Total Completion Rate (150% time to graduation). Goal: Increase the 150% time to degree rate for both first time in college students and transfer students to 56.5% for the 2018 cohorts. 

  • Target: Increase 6-year graduation rate of FTIC students by 1% annually
  • Target: Increase 3-year graduation rate of transfer students by 1% annually.

 

  Actual Target
Cohort 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
All students rate 59.8% 56.5% 53.8% 53.6% 54.9% 55.4% 56.0% 56.5%
Change -4.1% -3.3% -2.7% -0.1% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
FTIC rate 39.7% 40.4% 41.7% 34.0% 42.5% 42.9% 43.4% 43.8%
Change -11.9% 0.6% 1.3% -7.6% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Transfer student rate 65.1% 63.6% 58.9% 65.4% 60.1% 60.7% 61.3% 61.9%
Change -2.4% -1.5% -4.6% 6.5% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

 

Student Achievement Goal 2 – Degrees Conferred

Goal: Increase the number of degrees awarded annually, resulting in employability of our learners. 

  • Target: Increase number of undergraduate degrees by 2% annually
  • Target: Increase number of graduate degrees by 2% annually.

  Source: CB009 Full historical data is in the Fact Book

 

Actual

Target
 Year 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Undergraduate 682 664 713 727 742 757 772 787
Change 8% -3% 7% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Graduate 349 320 381 389 396 404 412 421
Change 1% -8% 19% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Grand Total 1031 983 1094 1116 1138 1161 1184 1208

   

Student Achievement Goal 3 ‐ Enrollment   

Goal:  Continue to grow UHV overall and at each teaching location and online, in accordance with the Academic Affairs Strategic Plan

  • Target: Increase the number of enrolled students by 7% annually
  • Target:  Increase the 1‐year FTIC student retention rate by 1% annually  
  • Target:  Increase the 1‐year transfer student retention rate by 1% annually

  Source: CB001 Full historical data is in the Fact Book

  Actual Target
  FA 2018 FA 2019 FA 2020 FA 2021 FA 2022 FA 2023 FA 2024 FA 2025
First time in college students 355 361 383 410 438 469 502 537
Change 20% 2% 6% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7%
Transfer students 416 556 648 693 742 794 849 909
Change -26% 34% 17% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7%
Continuing students 2468 2449 2488 2662 2849 3048 3261 3490
Change 2% -1% 2% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7%
New Masters students 324 284 349 373 400 428 457 489
Change 30% -12% 23% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7%
Continuing Masters students 830 898 1063 1137 1217 1302 1393 1491
Change 0% 8% 18% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7%
Grand Total 4393 4532 4931 5276 5646 6041 6464 6916

 

Student Achievement Goal 4 ‐ Retention 

Goal:  Increase student retention using innovative educational activities such as experiential learning. 

  •  Target:  Increase the 1‐year FTIC student retention rate by 1% annually  
  • Target:  Increase the 1‐year transfer student retention rate by 1% annually

  This target will count only fall cohorts of new FTIC and transfer students who are retained to the following fall. The row showing “retained 1 year” is the count of students who reenrolled in the fall after the cohort date.   Source: CB001 Full historical data is in the Fact Book

  Actual Target
  FTIC 2017 FTIC 2018 FTIC 2019 FTIC 2020 FTIC 2021 FTIC 2022 FTIC 2023 FTIC 2024 FTIC 2025
Cohort Size 294 355 359 373          
Retained 1 year 172 225 235 247          
Retention 1-year rate 59% 63% 65% 66% 67% 67% 68% 69% 69%
Change 3% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
  Actual Target
  Trans 2017 Trans 2018 Trans 2019 Trans 2020 Trans 2021 Trans 2022 Trans 2023 Trans 2024 Trans 2025
Cohort Size 533 399 489 578          
Retained 1 year 363 296 341 407          
Retention 1-year rate 68% 74% 70% 70% 71% 72% 73% 73% 74%
Change -1% 6% -4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%