Achievement

Introduction

 

The mission of Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) is to "help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service." This mission is reflected in FHU's 150-year heritage and frames the University's criteria for evaluating student success. FHU identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to its mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs it offers. In addition, the Institution uses multiple measures to document the success of its students. The following is data we track to hold ourselves accountable to meeting these goals:

 

Student Achievement Criteria Results

 

Student Success Indicator

Description

Fall 2017 Values

Fall 2018 Values

Fall 2019 Values

Acceptability Threshold

Aspirational Goal

(1) Retention Rates: FTF -- Degree Seeking Undergraduates

This percentage represents first-time, full-time undergraduates retained fall-to-fall (Source: IPEDS).

80%

82%

83%

72%

87%

(2) Retention Rates: Non-FTF -- Degree Seeking Undergraduates

This percentage represents non-first-time, degree-seeking undergraduates retained fall-to-fall (Source: Internal).

83%

86%

84%

84%

94%

(3) Retention Rates: Undergraduate (Race)

This percentage represents degree-seeking undergraduates retained fall-to-fall by race (Source: Internal).

Hispanic/Latino

72% (13/18)

 

American Indian

100% (1/1)

 

Asian

100% (12/12)

 

Black

58% (26/45)

 

Hawaiian / Pacific

100% (1/1)

 

White

85% (682/807)

 

Two or more

87% (13/15)

 

International

60% (12/20)

 

Unknown

72% (70/97)

Hispanic/Latino

75% (6/8)

 

American Indian

78% (7/9)

 

Asian

86% (6/7)

 

Black

67% (31/46)

 

Hawaiian / Pacific

0% (0/1)

 

White

86% (745/871)

 

Two or more

91% (10/11)

 

International

81% (21/26)

 

Unknown

86% (44/51)

Hispanic/Latino

80% (4/5)

 

American Indian

89% (8/9)

 

Asian

100% (4/4)

 

Black

60% (27/45)

 

Hawaiian / Pacific

100% (1/1)

 

White

84% (751/895)

 

Two or more

100% (12/12)

 

International

76% (16/21)

 

Unknown

94% (49/52)

82%

 92%

(4) Retention Rates: Undergraduate (Socio-Economic Status)

This percentage represents degree-seeking undergraduates retained fall-to-fall by socio-economic status (Source: Internal).

$0 - $30K

72% (101/141)

 

$30K - $48K

 78% (69/89)

 

$48K - $75$

83% (132/160)

 

$75K - $110K

86% (210/245)

 

$110K plus

90% (265/293)

 

Not Reported

60% (53/88)

$0 - $30K

78% (112/143)

 

$30K - $48K

 80% (78/98)

 

$48K - $75$

87% (156/180)

 

$75K - $110K

87% (184/211)

 

$110K plus

89% (275/308)

 

Not Reported

72% (65/90)

$0 - $30K

75% (110/147)

 

$30K - $48K

 84% (87/103)

 

$48K - $75$

86% (124/145)

 

$75K - $110K

86% (206/239)

 

$110K plus

89% (286/321)

 

Not Reported

66% (59/89)

82% 

 92%

(5) Retention Rates: Graduate (Overall)

This percentage represents part-time, full-time, degree-, and certificate-seeking graduates retained fall-to-fall (Source: Internal).

59%

65%

63%

58%

68%

(6) Retention Rates: Graduate (Race)

This percentage represents degree and certificate seeking graduates retained fall-to-fall by race (Source: Internal).

Hispanic/Latino

60% (3/5)

 

American Indian

100% (1/1)

 

Asian

(n/a) (0/0)

 

Black

55% (38/69)

 

White

69% (53/77)

 

Two or more

100% (1/1)

 

International

40% (2/5)

 

Unknown

56% (117/208)

Hispanic/Latino

0% (0/2)

 

American Indian

50% (1/2)

 

Asian

50% (1/2)

 

Black

64% (99/154)

 

White

71% (83/117)

 

Two or more

0% (0/1)

 

International

75% (3/4)

 

Unknown

60% (44/73)

Hispanic/Latino

(n/a) (0/0)

 

American Indian

100% (1/1)

 

Asian

(n/a) (0/0)

 

Black

60% (104/172)

 

White

71% (87/122)

 

Two or more

(n/a) (0/0)

 

International

40% (2/5)

 

Unknown

55% (27/49) 

58% 

 68%

(7) Retention Rates: Graduate (Socio-Economic Status)

This percentage represents degree and certificate seeking graduates retained fall-to-fall by socio-economic status (Source: Internal). 

$0 - $30K

57% (62/108)

 

$30K - $48K

 57% (40/70)

 

$48K - $75K

60% (29/48)

 

$75K - $110K

76% (22/29)

 

$110K plus

70% (7/10)

 

Not Reported

54% (55/101)

$0 - $30K

65% (68/105)

 

$30K - $48K

 65% (43/66)

 

$48K - $75K

68% (30/44)

 

$75K - $110K

69% (18/26)

 

$110K plus

80% (8/10)

 

Not Reported

62% (64/104)

$0 - $30K 

55% (52/95)

 

$30K - $48K

 55% (31/56)

 

$48K - $75K

76% (32/42)

 

$75K - $110K

70% (21/30)

 

$110K plus

92% (12/13)

 

Not Reported

65% (73/113)

 58%

68% 

(8) Participation in High Impact Practices (HIPs)

* This percentage represents seniors who participated in two or more HIPs (Source: NSSE).

 

78%

77%

77%

66%

86%

(9) Participation in Internships

* This percentage represents seniors who participated in internships, co-op, field experience, student teaching, or clinical placement (Source: NSSE).

 

65%

63%

63%

52%

72%

(10) Graduation Rates: Undergraduate (Overall)

This percentage represents the six-year undergraduate graduation rate (Source: IPEDS).

55%

60%

58%

49%

72%

(11) Graduation Rates: Undergraduates (Race)

 

Hispanic/Latino

100% (2/2)

 

American Indian

(n/a) (0/0)

 

Asian

0% (0/2)

 

Black

35% (9/26)

 

White

56% (188/338)

 

Two or more

44% (4/9)

 

International

100% (4/4)

 

Unknown

100% (3/3)

 

Hispanic/Latino

75% (3/4)

 

American Indian

(n/a) (0/0)

 

Asian

(n/a) (0/0)

 

Black

20% (3/15)

 

White

64% (178/279)

 

Two or more

38% (5/13)

 

International

33% (3/9)

 

Unknown

0% (0/1)

 

Hispanic/Latino

100% (3/3)

 

American Indian

(n/a) (0/0)

 

Asian

100% (2/2)

 

Black

20% (4/20)

 

White

60% (188/314)

 

Two or more

44% (4/9)

 

International

60% (3/5)

 

Unknown

33% (1/3)

 

 49%

 72%

(12) Graduation Rates: Undergraduate (Socio-Economic Status)

 

$0 - $30K

 38% (27/72)

 

$30K - $48K

 48% (25/52)

 

$48K - $75K

 63% (45/72)

 

$75K - $110K

 60% (55/91)

 

$110K plus

 69% (45/65)

 

Not Reported

 41% (13/32)

$0 - $30K

38% (18/48)

 

$30K - $48K

 61% (19/31)

 

$48K - $75K

58% (35/60)

 

$75K - $110K

77% (56/73)

 

$110K plus

66% (52/79)

 

Not Reported

40% (12/30)

$0 - $30K

32% (22/69)

 

$30K - $48K

 68% (27/40)

 

$48K - $75K

59% (34/58)

 

$75K - $110K

69% (62/90)

 

$110K plus

65% (51/79)

 

Not Reported

45% (9/20)

49% 

72% 

(13) Graduation Rates: Graduate (Overall)

This percentage represents the eight-year graduate graduate rate (Source: Internal).

46%

47%

48%

49%

59%

(14) Graduation Rates: Graduate (Race)

 

 n/a

 n/a

Hispanic/Latino

 67% (2/3)

 

American Indian

50% (1/2)

 

Asian

100% (1/1)

 

Black

34% (44/131)

 

White

61% (74/122)

 

Two or more

(n/a) (0/0)

 

International

83% (5/6)

 

Unknown

25% (1/4)

49% 

59% 

(15) Graduation Rates: Graduate (Socio-Economic Status)

 

 n/a

 n/a

$0 - $30K

45% (53/118)

 

$30K - $48K

 35% (14/40)

 

$48K - $75K

58% (22/38)

 

$75K - $110K

57% (8/14)

 

$110K plus

50% (1/2)

 

Not Reported

53% (30/57)

 49%

 59%

(16) National Exam Results: Counseling

This percentage represents the overall pass rate of the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) (Source: CPCE).

92%

100%

100%

96%

100%

(17) State Licensure Results: Education

This percentage represents the undergraduate and graduate pass rates for the Praxis Tests (Source: Praxis).

100%

95%

100%

98%

100%

(18) State Licensure Results: Nursing

This percentage represents the overall pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) (Source: NCLEX).

77%

98%

100%

85%

100%

(19) Undergraduate Job Placement Rate

* This percentage represents the undergraduate job placement rate for all students one year after graduation (Source: Internal).

 

[The percentage of students employed in the field has also been provided for informational purposes.]

89%

 

[73% in field]

89%

 

[73%

in field]

90%

 

[72% in field]

75%

100%

(20) Graduate School Placement Rate

This percentage represents graduate school acceptance rates within one year of graduation (Source: Internal).

95%

95%

97%

90%

100%

(21) Spiritual Environment

This average rating represents undergraduate student assessment of the overall spiritual environment, which supports the development of faith. Scale is 1 [“Poor”] to 4 [“Excellent”] (Source: FHU Exit Survey).

3.43

3.36

3.46

3.37

3.57

(22) Religious Service Attendance

* This percentage represents undergraduate students attending religious services at least half the time (Source: FHU One-Year Alumni Survey).

 

[The percentage of students affiliated with the churches of Christ has been provided for informational purposes.]

94%

Total

 

[98%

CoC

Affiliation]

94% Total

 

[98% CoC Affiliation]

93%

Total

 

[97%

CoC

Affiliation]

To Be Determined

100%

(23) Incorporation of Faith

This average rating represents undergraduate student assessment of the incorporation of faith into their everyday lives. Scale is 1 [“None”] to 4 [“Much”] (Source: FHU Exit Survey).

3.25

3.45

3.46

3.30

3.50

(24) Growth of Faith

This percentage represents undergraduate student assessment of their growth in faith during their Freed-Hardeman experience. Note: The percentage reflects students responding with “Yes” (Source: FHU Exit Survey).

91%

90%

88%

To Be Determined

100%

(25) Weekly Hours of Community/Volunteer Service

* This value indicates the number of hours per week FHU senior respondents were engaged in community service or volunteer work (Source: NSSE).

 

3.1

Hours

per

week

1.9 Hours per week

1.9

Hours

per

week

2.6

3.6

(26) Preparation for Service to Others

This average rating represents undergraduate student assessment of how well FHU has prepared them to serve others after graduation. Scale is 1 [“None”] to 4 [“Much”] (Source: FHU Exit Survey).

3.18

3.40

3.38

3.27

4.00

(27) Student Loan Default Rate

This percentage represents total student loan default rate (Source: National Student Loan Data System).

5.4%

6.5%

5.8%

11.1%

2.6%

 

* indicates data collected every other year

 

 


Acceptability Thresholds and Aspirational Goals

 

Student Success Indicator

Acceptability Threshold

Aspirational Goal

(1) Retention Rates: FTF -- Degree Seeking-Undergraduates

This threshold is a five-year average of Title-IV participating, four-year and above institutions in the United States. Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed the average for this group. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: IPEDS—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

This goal is a five-year average of Freed-Hardeman’s top five benchmark institutions. (See "Benchmark Institutions" section for more information.) Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed the top tier institutions in this group. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years. (Source: IPEDS—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

(2) Retention Rates: Non-FTF -- Degree Seeking-Undergraduates

This threshold is a five-year average of Non-FTF Degree-Seeking Undergraduates at FHU. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 10 percentage points above the institutional five-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

(3) Retention Rates: Undergraduate (Race)

This threshold is a five-year average of Degree-Seeking Undergraduates at FHU. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 10 percentage points above the institutional five-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts). 

(4) Retention Rates: Undergraduate (Socio-Economic Status)

This threshold is a five-year average of Degree-Seeking Undergraduates at FHU. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts). 

 Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 10 percentage points above the institutional five-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

(5) Retention Rates: Graduate (Overall)

This threshold is a five-year average of graduate students at FHU. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 10 percentage points above the institutional five-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

(6) Retention Rates: Graduate (Race)

This threshold is a five-year average of graduate students at FHU. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

 Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 10 percentage points above the institutional five-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

(7) Retention Rates: Graduate (Socio-Economic Status)

This threshold is a five-year average of graduate students at FHU. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

 Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 10 percentage points above the institutional five-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

(8) Participation in High Impact Practices

This threshold is an average of senior respondents in Southeast Private institutions participating in the NSSE. Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed this average. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold biennially (Source: NSSE—Spring 2018).

 Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 20 percentage points above the NSSE average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold biennially (Source: NSSE—Spring 2018).

(9) Participation in Internships

This threshold is an average of senior respondents in Southeast Private institutions participating in the NSSE. Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed this average. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold biennially (Source: NSSE—Spring 2018).

Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 20 percentage points above the NSSE average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University evaluates this goal biennially (Source: NSSE—Spring 2018).

(10) Graduation Rates: Undergraduate (Overall)

This threshold is a five-year average of the 150 percent graduation rate for Title-IV participating, four-year and above institutions in the United States. Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed the average for this group. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: IPEDS—2007 through 2011 cohorts).

This goal is a five-year average of the 150 percent graduation rate for Freed-Hardeman’s top five benchmark institutions. (See "Benchmark Institutions" section for more information.) Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed the top tier institutions in this group. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: IPEDS—2007 through 2011 cohorts).

(11) Graduation Rates: Undergraduates (Race)

This threshold is a five-year average of the 150 percent graduation rate for Title-IV participating, four-year and above institutions in the United States. Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed the average for this group. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: IPEDS—2007 through 2011 cohorts). 

This goal is a five-year average of the 150 percent graduation rate for Freed-Hardeman’s top five benchmark institutions. (See "Benchmark Institutions" section for more information.) Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed the top tier institutions in this group. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: IPEDS—2007 through 2011 cohorts). 

(12) Graduation Rates: Undergraduate (Socio-Economic Status)

This threshold is a five-year average of the 150 percent graduation rate for Title-IV participating, four-year and above institutions in the United States. Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed the average for this group. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: IPEDS—2007 through 2011 cohorts).

This goal is a five-year average of the 150 percent graduation rate for Freed-Hardeman’s top five benchmark institutions. (See "Benchmark Institutions" section for more information.) Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed the top tier institutions in this group. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: IPEDS—2007 through 2011 cohorts).

(13) Graduation Rates: Graduate (Overall)

This threshold is a three-year average of degree-seeking graduates at FHU. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2008-2009 through 2010-2011 cohorts).

 

Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 10 percentage points above the institutional three-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2008-2009 through 2010-2011 cohorts).

(14) Graduation Rates: Graduate (Race)

This threshold is a three-year average of degree-seeking graduates at FHU. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2008-2009 through 2010-2011 cohorts). 

Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 10 percentage points above the institutional three-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2008-2009 through 2010-2011 cohorts). 

(15) Graduation Rates: Graduate (Socio-Economic Status)

This threshold is a three-year average of degree-seeking graduates at FHU. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2008-2009 through 2010-2011 cohorts).

 Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be 10 percentage points above the institutional three-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2008-2009 through 2010-2011 cohorts).

(16) National Exam Results: Counseling

This threshold is a three-year average of the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) scores. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2015-2016 through 2017-2018 cohorts).

 

Passage of the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) demonstrates that students are prepared to accumulate supervised hours and succeed on the National Counselor Exam (NCE). It is Freed-Hardeman’s goal that all counseling majors pass the CPCE.

(17) State Licensure Results: Education

This threshold is a five-year average of Praxis pass rates for the State of Tennessee. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2013-2014 through 2017-2018 cohorts).

This percentage represents Freed-Hardeman’s goal for every education student who is pursuing licensure to successfully complete the required Praxis exams.

 

(18) State Licensure Results: Nursing

This threshold is the minimum requirement for the Tennessee State Board of Nursing in order for a university to maintain good standing.

This percentage represents Freed-Hardeman’s goal for every nursing major who completes the course requirements for the program to successfully complete the NCLEX exam on the first attempt.

(19) Undergraduate Job Placement Rate

This threshold is a three-year rolling rate of employed bachelor degree recipients as published annually by the U.S. Department of Labor. Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed this base employment rate. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold biennially (Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics—October 2017).

This percentage represents Freed-Hardeman’s goal for all undergraduate students seeking employment to be employed full-time within one year after graduation. (Students not seeking employment and/or enrolled in graduate school have been excluded.)  [Core Mission Indicator]

(20) Graduate School Placement Rate

Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed a graduate school placement rate of >90 percent and uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. The institution believes this value is an appropriate threshold based on purpose, historical data, and its relationship to the indicator’s aspirational goal. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold biennially.

This percentage represents Freed-Hardeman’s goal for every undergraduate who applies for graduate school to be accepted into at least one graduate program.  [Core Mission Indicator]

(21) Spiritual Environment

This threshold is a five-year average of FHU undergraduate student respondents. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012-2013 cohort through 2015-2016 cohort). 

Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be .20 points above the five-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to the 1-4 scale and historical data.  Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012-2013 cohort through 2015-2016 cohort).

(22) Religious Service Attendance

This indicator was first assessed with the 2015-2016 cohort and is assessed biennially. A threshold will be formally adopted once sufficient data has been collected to compute a three-year average. (Source: Internal).

It is Freed-Hardeman’s goal that every student will indicate that he or she attends religious services at least half the time.

(23) Incorporation of Faith

This threshold is a five-year average of FHU undergraduate student respondents. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012-2013 cohort through 2015-2016 cohort).

Freed-Hardeman has identified the aspirational goal for this indicator to be .20 points above the five-year average. The Institution believes this goal is appropriately balanced between aggressiveness and obtainability in relation to 1-4 scale and historical data. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012-2013 cohort through 2015-2016 cohort).

(24) Growth of Faith

This indicator was first assessed with the 2016-2017 cohort. A threshold will be formally adopted once sufficient data has been collected to compute a three-year average (Source: Internal).

It is Freed-Hardeman’s goal that every student will indicate that he or she has experienced growth in faith as a result of his or her Freed-Hardeman experience.  [Core Mission Indicator]

(25) Weekly Hours of Community/Volunteer Service

This threshold is a three-year average of FHU senior respondents. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold biennially (Source: NSSE—2015 through 2017 Spring Collection).

This goal is a three-year average of senior respondents in Southeast Private institutions participating in the NSSE. Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed this average. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold biennially (Source: NSSE—2015 through 2017 Spring Collection).

(26) Preparation for Service to Others

This threshold is a five-year average of FHU undergraduate student respondents. Freed-Hardeman uses this value to identify negative trends that warrant intervention. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: Internal—2012-2013 cohort through 2015-2016 cohort).

It is Freed-Hardeman’s goal that every student will indicate that he or she has been prepared by FHU, to the fullest extent possible, to serve others.  [Core Mission Indicator]

(27) Student Loan Default Rate

This threshold is a five-year average of the national student loan cohort default rate. The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: National Student Loan Data System—2012 through 2016 cohorts).

This goal is a three-year average of the student loan default rate for Freed-Hardeman’s top five benchmark institutions. (See "Benchmark Institutions" section for more information.) Freed-Hardeman strives to exceed the top tier institutions in this group. Note: The University reevaluates this threshold every five years (Source: National Student Loan Data System—2014 through 2016 cohorts).