2010-2011 Compliance Report

Reporting for 2010 - 2011

I. LA Grad Act:

II. Act 1465 Strategic Plan

III. House Concurrent Resolution 197

Profile of Institution and Students

  1. Purpose and Mission
  2. LSU Alexandria follows the Louisiana Board of Regents admissions standards set for public higher education institutions. LSU Alexandria is a Tier III institution under admissions guidelines.  Admissions Standards are based on the student's entry status (First Time Freshman or Transfer) and age.  Re-entry students (students who have a transcript record from a previous semester at LSU Alexandria as a regular student) can be readmitted upon completion of a new application and provision of official transcripts from other schools attended.  Re-entry students will be admitted on probation if their cumulative GPA is below a 2.0.
  3. Description of Student : Fall 2011
    1. 55.1% of students at LSU Alexandria are under 25 years of age. 
    2. 69.5% of students at LSU Alexandria are female
    3. 73.3% of students at LSU Alexandria are white, 19.1% are black, 7.6% are other races.
    4. 57% of students at LSU Alexandria are Full-Time students.
    5. 59.8% of students at LSU Alexandria come from Rapides Parish. 
    6. 94.1% of students at LSU Alexandria list their residences in the 13 Central Louisiana parishes.
    7. Average ACT Composite Score: 20.5
    8. LSUA students come from 11 other states and 17 other countries.
    9. The following are results of the LSU Alexandria 2010 Annual Survey of Students
      1. 38% of students have children.
      2. 13.8% of students are single parents with at least one child under the age of 18.
      3. 65% of students work at least part time
      4. 21% of students work more than 30 hours per week.
      5. 29% of students are first generation college students in their family.
  4. Tuition, Fees and Cost of Attendance 2011-2012 (FA11 Financial Aid Awards by Type of Award)
  5. Affordability (all figures below are based on Fall 2010) (Net Cost Calculator
    1. The average amount of student loans was $3,230.00
    2. 1770 students received financial aid  (75% of total student population excluding Dual Enrollment) 
    3. Average amount of financial aid dollars awarded Fall 2010 was $3,894
    4. Foundation Scholarships - 85 students received a foundation scholarship for an average of $620
    5. Institutional Scholarships - 209 students received an institutional scholarship for an average of $1046
  6. Institution's statistics regarding crime on campus. (Please click link and scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Indicators of Student and Faculty Engagement (2010 data)

  1. % of lower-level classes taught by full-time faculty:  73.87%
  2. Average teaching load by discipline and average credits hours taught  Faculty Workload 2010
  3. Number and type of general education courses required
  4. Criteria for transferring to the institution
  5.  Process for evaluating the effectiveness of each program (Schematic of Policy 225)
  6. Explanation of student outcomes expected for each program:  Each academic program at LSU Alexandria has clearly defined learning outcomes.  Those Outcomes and the Assessment Methods (click link) for each program are defined. Each unit must also report the results at the end of the period and how they used or will use the results.
    1. Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - 10-11 Comm Studies Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    2. Bachelor of Arts in English  - 10-11 English Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    3. Bachelor of Liberal Studies Theatre  - 10-11 Theatre Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    4. Associate in Criminal Justice -  10-11 Assoc CJ Learning Outcomes, Assessment, and Results
    5. Bachelor of Arts in History - 10-11 History Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    6. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice  - 10-11 BS CJ Learning Outcomes, Assessment and  Results
    7. Bachelor of Science in Psychology  - 10-11 Psychology Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    8. Bachelor of Science in Biology  - 10-11 Biology Learning Outcomes, Assessment and  Results
    9. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics  - 10-11 Mathematics Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    10. Associate of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science -  10-11 Assoc CLS Learning Outcomes, Assessment and  Results
    11. Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology  - 10-11 Assoc Rad Tech Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    12. Certificate in Pharmacy Technology - 10-11 Cert Pharm Tech Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    13. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration -  10-11 Business Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    14. Associate of Science in Care and Development of Young Children  - 10-11 Assoc CDYC Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    15. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education   - 10-11 Elem Education Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    16. Alternative Certification in Elementary (1-5) Education  - 10-11 Alt Cert Elem Ed 1-5 Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    17. Alternative Certification in Secondary (6-12) Education  - 10-11 Alt Cert Education 6-12 Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    18. Alternative Certification in Health and Physical Education (K-12)  - 10-11 Alt Cert Health & PE Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    19. Alternative Certification in Special Education Mild Moderate  - 10-11 Special Education Cert Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    20. Associate in Nursing - Assessment Methods - 10-11 Assoc Nursing Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    21. Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Assessment Methods - 10-11 BS Nursing Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results 
    22. Bachelor of General Studies - Learning Outcomes - Assessment Methods
    23. Associate of Arts -Learning Outcomes - Assessment Methods
    24. Associate of Science - Learning Outcomes - Assessment Methods
  7. There are two components to satisfactory academic progress for students. Academically, students must meet certain scholastic requirements to remain eligible to attend LSU Alexandria.  Additionally, in order to receive federal financial aid, students must meet the federal definition of satisfactory academic progress. Students who do not meet these requirements may submit an appeal to the financial aid appeals committee. If approved, aid may be granted for one or more semesters depending on student progress.
  8. 61.5% of faculty members possess the highest degree possible in their given fields of study 

Measurements of Academic Achievement (from GRAD Act Data Year 1)

  1. Freshman to sophomore student retention rates Fall 2009 to Fall 2010: 59.1%
  2. Institution's graduation rates:
    1. four-year (2006 cohort): 4.88%
    2. five-year (2005 cohort): 6.44%
    3. six-year rate (2004 cohort): 9.03%
  3. % of students enrolled in remedial courses: Fall 2010: 10.54% enrolled in remedial math classes; 3.79% enrolled in remedial English
  4. Average time it takes for a student to earn a degree: 3.97 years
  5. Average scores on externally validated, nationally bench marked, outcome assessments in core areas: CAAP Mean Scores 2004 to 2009-10 (2) 
  6. Measurements of student satisfaction from Annual Survey of Students 2010
  7. Measurements of employee satisfaction  Annual Survey of Faculty 2010Annual Survey of Staff 2010 
  8. Accreditation and Licensure Pass Rate Spring 11 (click link to view scores as of SP11)
  9. Admission rates of baccalaureate degree recipients into graduate programs: According to the GRAD Act Reporting Guidelines (Attachment B), “Placement rates of graduates” and “Placement of graduates in post graduate training” are targeted measures for Law Centers and Health Sciences Centers.
  10. Job placement rates by discipline: According to the GRAD Act Reporting Guidelines (Attachment B), “The Board of Regents will coordinate with the institutions’ management boards in accessing and analyzing the data through the Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Regents and the Louisiana Workforce Commission. … Pending the completion of this work between the Board of Regents and management boards, institutions will not be required to report on this measure.”

Although not required at this time, job placement data is available for the following programs:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science:
    • 2008-2009     100%
    • 2009-2010     100%
    • 2010-2011      75% (remaining grad is continuing education)
  • Nursing (Associate of Science):
    • 2008-2009     100%
    • 2009-2010     100%
    • 2010-2011     100%
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science):
    • 2010-2011     100% (first year with program completers in new program)
  • Pharmacy Technology:
    • 2008-2009      88% (remaining grads continued education in another health profession)
    • 2009-2010      87% (remaining grads continued education in another health profession)
    • 2010-2011      90% (remaining grads continued education in another health profession)
  • Radiology Technology:
    • 2008-2009     100%
    • 2009-2010     100%
    • 2010-2011       90% (1 of 10 grads moved out of state, employment status unknown at this time)

Indicators of Institutional Efficiency and Fiscal Conditions