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Goals

Mission

As a comprehensive health sciences center, our mission is to enrich the lives of others by educating students to become collaborative health care professionals, providing excellent patient care, and advancing knowledge through innovative research.

TTU System Strategic Priority

Increase Enrollment and Promote Student Success

We will grow and diversify our student population in order to improve higher education participation and supply a well‐equipped, educated workforce for the state of Texas.

TTUHSC  Strategic Goal

Provide innovative educational programs that prepare students to be competent and caring healthcare professionals and researchers.

Key Performance Indicators

Student Enrollment by School

School Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2020 Target
Grad. School of Biomedical Sciences 168 196 195 165 220
School of Health Professions 1,404 1,362 1,376 1,446 1,475
School of Medicine 628 665 690 724 720
School of Nursing 1,638 1,635 1,756 1,841 1,960
School of Pharmacy 625 616 608 612 640
TTUHSC 4,463 4,474 4,625 4,788 5,015

 

Number of Degrees Awarded Annually

School AY 2014 AY 2015 AY 2016 AY 2017
Fall 2020 Target
Grad. School of Biomedical Sciences 30 50 55 75 80
School of Health Professions 450 513 478 529 550
School of Medicine 136 138 150 134 140
School of Nursing 979 1,036 1,161 1,297 1,350
School of Pharmacy 158 150 154 143 160
TTUHSC 1,753 1,887 1,998 2,178 2,280

 

On-Time Graduation Rates

To calculate on-time graduation rates, TTUHSC students are assigned to expected graduation cohorts based on the first academic period for which a student enrolls in credit hours toward a degree program. For purposes of comparison at an institutional level, students are expected to graduate within a specified number of years based on the level of degree sought.

  • Students seeking undergraduate degrees from TTUHSC are expected to graduate within 4 years of matriculation at TTUHSC
  • Students seeking masters' degrees from TTUHSC are expected to graduate within 5 years of matriculation at TTUHSC
  • Students seeking doctoral (including professional) degrees from TTUHSC are expected to graduate within 10 years of matriculation at TTUHSC.

The overall TTUHSC on-time graduation rate for the 2017 Expected Graduated Cohort (EGC) was 88.0%. This compares to 89.6% in 2016 and 89.1% in 2015.

On‐Time Graduation Rates by School for AY 2011‐2017

Expected Graduation Cohort (EGC)
School 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Min. Annual Target 2017 Status
Grad. School of Biomedical Sciences 36% 68% 65% 67% 70% 85% 72% 70% Met
School of Health Professions 67% 67% 79% 79% 82% 81% 74% 70% Met
School of Medicine 93% 96% 89% 94% 97% 93% 95% 92% Met
School of Nursing 89% 90% 92% 92% 92% 93% 93% 90% Met
School of Pharmacy 85% 88% 78% 97% 95% 93% 100% 92% Met

 

On-Time Graduation Rates by Degree Level for AY 2011-2017

Expected Graduation Cohort (EGC)
Degree Level 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Min. Annual Target 2017 Status
Baccalaureate* 92% 91% 88% 91% 93% 93% 90% 90% Met
Master’s** 62% 65% 83% 82% 83% 83% 83% 80% Met
Doctoral/Professional*** 86% 90% 83% 91% 90% 90% 90% 90% Met
  • *Students seeking undergraduate degrees from TTUHSC are expected to graduate within 4 years
  • **Students seeking masters’ degrees from TTUHSC are expected to graduate within 5 years
  • ***Students seeking doctoral (including professional) degrees from TTUHSC are expected to graduate within 10 years

On‐Time Graduation Rates by Mode of Delivery for AY 2011‐2017

Expected Graduation Cohort (EGC)
Mode of Delivery 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Min. Annual Target 2016 Status
Traditional 80% 81% 86% 91% 91% 94% 91% 85% Met
Distance Education 82% 84% 85% 85% 87% 86% 86% 85% Met

 

On‐Time Graduation Rates by Campus for AY 2016-2017

Campus* 2016 2017 Min. Annual Target 2017 Status
Abilene 100%  81% 80% Met
Amarillo 82% 95% 80% Met
Dallas ~ ~ 80% N/A
Lubbock 93% 90% 80% Met
Midland  97% 93% 80% Met
Odessa 96% 76% 80% Not Met
Multiple Campuses* 100% 75% 80% Met
  • *Due to the nature of some TTUHSC programs, some students begin and end a degree program at the same campus. Others begin a degree program at one campus and complete the degree at another campus.

First‐Time Pass Rates on Certification/Licensure Examinations

Degree Program by School 2017 Pass Rate* Min. Annual Target 2017 Status
School of Health Professions  
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science 100% 82% Met
Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science 80% 81% Not Met
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (Second Degree) 80% 81% Not Met
Master of Athletic Training 96% 84% Met
Master of Occupational Therapy 83% 81% Met
Master of Physician Assistant Studies 100% 96%  Met
Master of Science in Molecular Pathology 95% 77%  Met
Master of Science in Speech‐Language Pathology 100% 82% Met
Doctor of Audiology 69% 70% Not Met
Doctor of Physical Therapy 100% 94% Met
School of Medicine‐Doctor of Medicine  Met
USMLE Step I 98% 95% Met
USMLE Step II‐Clinical Knowledge 95% 95% Met
USMLE Step II‐Clinical Skills 95% 95% Met
School of Nursing  Met
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 98% 87% Met
School of Pharmacy 
Doctor of Pharmacy 93% 87% Met

 

TTU System Strategic Priority

Expand and Enhance Research and Creative Scholarship

We will significantly increase the amount of public and private research dollars in order to advance knowledge, improve the quality of life in our state and nation, and enhance the state's economy and global competitiveness.

TTUHSC Strategic Goal

Advance our research portfolio with emphasis on areas of strength and collaboration.

Key Performance Indicators

Successful Dissertation Defenses in AY 2017

Ph.D. Program by School # of Defenses Actual Pass Rate Targeted Pass Rate AY 2016 Status
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences    
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences 10 100% 100% Met
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences 6 100% 100% Met
School of Health Professions    
Doctor of Philosophy in Comm. Sciences and Disorders 3 100% 100% Met
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences 3 100% 100% Met

 

Submission Rate for Presentations and Publications in AY 2017

Ph.D. Program by School # of Graduates Actual Submission Rate Targeted Submission Rate AY 2016 Status
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences    
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences 10 100% 100% Met
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences 6 100% 100% Met
School of Health Professions    
Doctor of Philosophy in Comm. Sciences and Disorders 3 100%  100% Met
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences 2 100%  100% Met

 

Abstracts Submitted for Student Research Week

  # of Abstracts Target Status
2018 227 225 Met
2017 244 225 Met
2016 217 200 Met
2015 202 200 Met
2014 209 200 Met
2013 182 200 Not Met

 

TTU System Strategic Priority

Further Outreach and Engagement

We will expand our community outreach, promote higher education and continue to deliver quality, affordable health care to underserved Texans in order to improve our communities and enrich their quality of life.

TTUHSC Strategic Goal

Improve overall health and access to health care for communities in our region through the provision of patient care services and community outreach.

Key Performance Indicator

Community Outreach 2014 2015 2016 2017 2020 Target
TTUHSC     
Number of students who participated in global health initiatives 143 140 143 111 150
Number of students who participated in a community‐based education site 400 701 961 1,464 1,550