Student Achievement Measures

Brescia University evaluates success by measuring student achievement as it relates to the University’s mission, which reads as follows:

Brescia University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in the Ursuline tradition of personal and social transformation through education. Directed to academic and moral excellence in a student-centered environment, Brescia offers undergraduate and graduate programs that serve students who seek success through rewarding careers and service to others.

In light of this mission, which drives all aspects of the University, Brescia measures student achievement not only based on criteria common to higher education, but also on University specific standards.

Graduation Rate: Brescia University aspires to meet or exceed our FTFT retention rate and cohort graduation rate by maintaining rates that are at or above Brescia’s five-year rolling average based on IPEDS data.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) Benchmark: Brescia University aspires to meet or exceed the national average for senior level students at other schools using the Proficiency Profile from Educational Testing Service.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Benchmark: Brescia University aspires to meet or exceed the freshman- and senior-level averages for other Catholic Colleges and Universities as identified by the NSSE report.