Hardin-Simmons University sets goals for student achievement consistent with the mission of the university: “The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values.” The university’s statement of purpose includes a commitment to academic excellence while affirming the relevance and importance of the Christian faith. The university has established the following goals for student achievement and success:
The university will increase the four-year graduation rate to 35% by 2016 (goal surpassed with cohort 2008) and increase the six-year graduation rate to 60% by 2020. The following chart shows the four-year graduation rate and the six-year graduation rate for the previous nine cohorts.
*The cohort year indicates the year in which first-year students began classes at Hardin-Simmons University.
The university will increase the first time freshman-to-sophomore retention rate to 76% by 2016. The following chart shows the first-time freshmen to sophomore retention rate for the most recent six years.
Diversity within the university enhances the student experience and prepares students to be successful in an increasingly diverse cultural and global environment. HSU will increase the percentage of undergraduate Hispanic students to 12% by 2016 (goal surpassed as of Fall 2010) and undergraduate African-American students to 8% by 2016. The following chart shows the percentages of undergraduate African-American and Hispanic students for the last seven years.
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