Academic Program Accreditation - Accreditation
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Academic Program Accreditation

Business and Accounting Programs

Business and Accounting Programs

Accreditor

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: 913-339-9356

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 2011
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2011
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Accreditation was granted for eight years in 2011.
  • Date of Next Review: 2019 site visit

Creative Arts Programs

Creative Arts Programs

Accreditors

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone: 703-437-0700
Email: info@arts-accredit.org

NCATE/CAEP
1140 19th St NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-223-0077

  • Original Date of NASAD Accreditation: 2004
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2015
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2015.
  • Date of Next Review: 2024

Education Programs

Education Programs

Accreditor

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-22-.0077
Email: caep@caepnet.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1972
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2017
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 7 years in 2017.
  • Date of Next Review: 2023-24

Student Learning Outcomes Assessments

CAEP Institutional Reports

Candidate Performance Data

Annual Reports

Federal Title II Reports

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Annual Reports

Survey Of Graduating Students

USF Student Default Rate

Liberal Arts and Sciences Programs

Associate of Science, Medical Laboratory Technician

Accreditor

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 773-714- 8880
Email: info@naacls.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 2016
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2016
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Initial accreditation was granted for 5 years in 2016.
  • Date of Next Review: 2020

Program Outcomes

Graduate Placement Rate

The graduate placement rate is calculated based on a 3-year average of the number of graduates who gained employment or continued their education, within 1 year of graduation.

  • USF Placement Rate: 100% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)
    Benchmark: 70%

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate is calculated based on a 3-year average of students who complete the second half of the MLT program. The second half is defined as the last clinical year which begins in the fall with clinical didactic classes.

USF Graduation Rate: 92% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)
Benchmark: 70%

Attrition Rate

The attrition rate is calculated based on a 3-year average of students who began the second half of the MLT program, but who did not complete the program. The second half is defined as the last clinical year which begins in the fall with clinical didactic classes.

  • USF Attrition Rate: 8% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)

ASCP BOC Certification Pass Rates

The pass rate for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification exam is calculated on a 3-year average based on the results of graduates who take the exam within 1 year of graduation.

  • USF Pass Rate: 80% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)
  • Benchmark: 75%

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Accreditor

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: 800-877-1600 extension 5400
Email: acend@eatright.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 2015
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2015
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Initial accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2015.
  • Date of Next Review: 2025

Health Science Programs

Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing at Crown Point

Accreditor

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1993
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2013
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 8 years in 2013.
  • Date of Next Review: 2020

Program Outcomes

Pass Rate

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates for the ASN program are posted below, as well as available online in the document entitled “NCLEX School Reports – ASN.”

  • Pass Rate Fort Wayne: 2017: 76%; 2018 (YTD) 93%
  • Pass Rate Crown Point: 2015: 92.8%, 2017: 84%; 2018: 91%

Completion Rate

The completion rate is a calculation that indicates the number of students who complete the nursing program in the amount of time equivalent to 150% of the program length. For the USF ASN program, this is three years.

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. Based on those responding to the survey, information is collected regarding graduate employment.  The nursing department also attempts to verify employment directly with ASN graduates.

Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant

Accreditor

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Phone: 703-684-APTA (2782)
Email: accreditation@apta.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1997
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2011
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2011.
  • Date of Next Review: 2021

Bachelor of Science in Nursing & RN to BSN Online

Accreditor

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1999
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2009
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2009.
  • Date of Next Review: 2019

Program Outcomes

Pass Rate

National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates for the BSN program are available online in the document entitled “NCLEX School Reports – BSN.”

Completion Rate

The completion rate is a calculation that indicates the number of students who complete the nursing program in the amount of time equivalent to 133% of the program length. The USF BSN completion rate is calculated based on entry of first clinical course to graduation.

  • 2016: 84.3%
  • 2017: 83%
  • 2018: 82.4%

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. The BSN nursing faculty also attempts to verify employment directly with graduates. Based on the survey and the information collected from graduates directly, 100% of USF BSN graduates who pursue RN employment are employed within 12 months after graduation.

Master of Science in Nursing

Accreditor

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1999
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2014
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2014.
  • Date of Next Review: 2024

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Pass Rate

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam pass rates are available below which contains aggregate student data for recent MSN program graduates.

Aggregate Student Data 2016 2017 2018
Number in graduating class 27 32 30
Number who took the FNP Certification Exam (ANCC or AANP) 27 32 30
National Pass Rate: AANP FNP Certification 82% 80% 85%
National Pass Rate ANCC FNP Certification 82% 83%
USF 1st Time Pass Rate
(graduates who took exam within one year of graduation)
96% 100% 100%
USF Cumulative Pass Rate 97% 97% 98%
(248/254)

Completion Rate

The completion rate is a calculation that indicates the number of students who complete the MSN program within 3 years of taking Advanced Pharmacology.

Student Data May 2016 May 2017 May 2018
BSN-MSN RN-MSN Post-MSN BSN-MSN RN-MSN Post-MSN BSN-MSN RN-MSN Post-MSN
Completed Advanced Pharmacology 3 years prior 23 10 0 29 9 1 31 7 0
Academic Dismissal 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Withdraw for Personal Reasons N=1 4% NA NA N=4 14% N=1 11% NA N=1 3% N=1 14% NA
Still enrolled, taking longer than 3 years 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 NA
Completion rate without “withdraw for personal” 96% 100% 86% 89% 100% 97% 86%
Tracks combined 97% 87% 94.7%

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. The employment rate for our MSN program is 100%.

Student Data 2016 2017 2018
Number in graduating class 27 32 30
Employment Rate 100% 100% 100%

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia (BSN-DNP)

Accreditors

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Phone: 847-655-1160
Email: Accreditation@coacrna.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 2017
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2017
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Initial accreditation was granted for 5 years in 2017.
  • Date of Next Review: 2022

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791

  • Date of Next Review: Pending

Program Outcomes

Pending, based on first program graduates

Completion Rate

Pending, based on first program graduates

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. Results are pending, based on first program graduates

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-MSN DNP)

Accreditor

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791

  • Original Date of Accreditation: pending, Spring 2019
  • Date of Most Recent Review: March 6-8, 2019
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: pending
  • Date of Next Review: pending

Program Outcomes

Pending, based on first program graduates

Completion Rate

Pending, based on first program graduates

Employment Rate

USF surveys all graduates 6-12 months after graduation. Results are pending, based on first program graduates

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Accreditor

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-476-1224

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1997
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2014
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 8 years in 2014.
  • Date of Next Review: 2024

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

Accreditor

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1969
  • Date of Most Recent Onsite Visit: 2017
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: The maximum award of 8 years of continued accreditation was granted in 2017.
  • Date of Next Review: 2025

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

Accreditor

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Email: mail@caahep.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1978
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2008
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in 2009.
  • Date of Next Review: 2019-20

Bachelor of Social Work

Accreditor

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
Phone: 703-683-8080
Email: info@cswe.org

  • Original Date of Accreditation: 1976
  • Date of Most Recent Review: 2011
  • Results of Most Recent Accreditation Review: Continuing accreditation was granted for 8 years in 2011.
  • Date of Next Review: 2019