Unifying Goal: Student Success

Unifying Goal: Student Success

The University of Northern Iowa is dedicated to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to become lifelong learners and active, contributing members of society. Each student is an individual deserving dedicated support and purposeful pathways to success, regardless of economic status, academic background or major. Outstanding faculty and staff advance student success through offering high-impact practices and innovative programs, all focused on supporting a liberal education and inclusive excellence. Students attending UNI receive a transformational, holistic engaged learning experience that advances their intellectual, social, and civic development preparing them to pursue their personal and professional goals.

Develop and support engaged learning experiences, dynamic and high-quality academic programs, and outstanding faculty and staff to foster student success.

Strategic Initiatives:

  • Enhance and increase engaged student learning and high-impact experiences on and off campus, inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Introduce new academic programs, including interdisciplinary and staff programs, in a timely fashion, and complete ongoing evaluation of all academic programs.

  • Strengthen the liberal arts core to provide a foundation for all majors.

  • Recruit, develop, and retain outstanding faculty and staff, and recognize and support service, teaching and scholarship.

  • Advance knowledge through all forms of scholarship and creative endeavors

Metric: Achieve a 5-year rolling average of 84% retention rate for FT freshman students from their first to second year.
 

Year by Year Results
Metric One Line Chart
Base Year Current Year* 5-Year Target
2011-2015 2015-2019 2017-2022
83.0% 83.8% 84%

*Current Year: 2019-2020

 

 

Metric: Attain a 5-year rolling average 4-year graduation rate of 42% for first time/full time freshman.

 

Year by Year Results
Metric B Line Chart
Base Year Current Year* 5-Year Target
2008-2012 2012-2016 2017-2022
38.9% 42.3% 42%

*Current Year: 2019-2020

 

 

Metric: Attain a 5-year rolling average 3-year graduation rate of 55% for transfer students.
 

Year by Year Results
Metric D Line Chart
Base Year Current Year* 5-Year Target
2009-2013 2013-2017 2017-2022
49.7% 53.9% 55%

*Current Year: 2019-2020

 

 

Metric: Maintain the high percentage of first destination employment/continuing education rates within 6 months
 

Year by Year Results
Metric E Line Chart
Base Year Current Year* 5-Year Target
2013-2017 2015-2019 2017-2022
94% 95% 95%

*Current Year: 2019-2020