2011-2012 Compliance Report

Reporting for 2011 - 2012

The data presented below represents LSUA's compliance with legislative mandates.

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 re-admitted 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 2012
    1. 63.4% of students at LSU Alexandria are under 25 years of age. 
    2. 69.6% of students at LSU Alexandria are female
    3. 74.5% of students at LSU Alexandria are white, 17% are black, 8.4% are other races.
    4. 49.3% of students at LSU Alexandria are Full-Time students.
    5. 56.6% of students at LSU Alexandria come from Rapides Parish. 
    6. 94.83% of students at LSU Alexandria list their residences in the 13 Central Louisiana parishes.
    7. Average ACT Composite Score: 20.5
    8. Fall 2012 LSUA students come from 16 States and 7 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 (FA2012 Financial Aid Awards by type of Award)
  5. Affordability (all figures below are based on Fall 2011) (Net Cost Calculator
    1. The average amount of student loans was $3,486.00
    2. 1702 students received financial aid (75% of total student population excluding Dual Enrollment)
    3. Average amount of financial aid dollars awarded Fall 2011 was $4,168.97
    4. Foundation Scholarships - 95 students received a foundation scholarship for an average of $709.89
    5. Institutional Scholarships - 191 students received an institutional scholarship for an average of $945.00
  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 (2011 data)

  1. % of lower-level classes taught by full-time faculty:  71.28%
  2. Average teaching load by discipline and average credits hours taught   Faculty Workload 2011
  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.  The outcomes 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 - 11-12 Comm Studies Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    2. Bachelor of Arts in English  - 11-12 English Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    3. Bachelor of General Studies Visual and Performing Arts  - 11-12 Theatre Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    4. Bachelor of Arts in History - 11-12 History Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    5. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice  - 11-12 BS CJ Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    6. Bachelor of Science in Psychology  - 11-12 Psychology Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    7. Bachelor of Science in Biology  - 11-12 Biology Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    8. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics  - 11-12 Mathematics Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    9. Associate of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science -  11-12 Assoc CLS Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    10. Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology  - Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology 11_12
    11. Certificate in Pharmacy Technology -  11-12 Cert Pharm Tech Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    12. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration -  11-12 Business Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    13. Associate of Science in Care and Development of Young Children  -  11-12 Assoc CDYC Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    14. Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education   - 11-12 Elem Education Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    15. Alternative Certification in Elementary (1-5) Education  - 11-12 Alt Cert Elem Ed 1-5 Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    16. Alternative Certification in Secondary (6-12) Education  - 10-11 Alt Cert Education 6-12 Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results ***in progress***
    17. Alternative Certification in Health and Physical Education (K-12)  - 11-12 Alt Cert Health & PE Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    18. Alternative Certification in Special Education Mild Moderate  - 11-12 Special Education Cert Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    19. Associate in Nursing - Assessment Methods - 11-12 Assoc Nursing Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    20. Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Assessment Methods - 11-12 BS Nursing Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results 
    21. Bachelor of General Studies - Learning Outcomes - Assessment Methods ***In progress - measured as specific units***
    22. Bachelor of General Studies Humanities - 11-12 BGS Humanities Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    23. Bachelor of General Studies Kinesiology - 11-12 BGS Kinesiology Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    24. Bachelor of General Studies Political Science - 11-12 BGS Political Science Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    25. Bachelor of General Studies Psychology - 11-12 BGS Psychology Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    26. Bachelor of General Studies Visual and Performing Arts - 11-12 BGS Visual and Performing Arts Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results
    27. Associate of Arts -Learning Outcomes - Assessment Methods  ***in progress***
    28. Associate of Science - 11-12 Associate of Science Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Results 
  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 (click link and scroll down).  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. 64% 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 2010 to Fall 2011: 55%
  2. Institution's graduation rates:
    1. four-year (2007 cohort): 4.7%
    2. five-year (2006 cohort): 9.5%
    3. six-year rate (2005 cohort): 9.5%
  3. % of students enrolled in remedial courses: Fall 2011: 12.25% enrolled in remedial math classes; 2.6% enrolled in remedial English
  4. Average time it takes for a student to earn a degree: (Source Board of Regents Report TTDRPTBOR - 2010-2011)
      1. Certificate     5.8 years
      2. Associate     7.4 years
      3. Bachelor       7.6 years
  5. Average scores on externally validated, nationally bench marked, outcome assessments in core areas:  CAAP Mean Scores 2004 to 2010-11 
  6. Measurements of student satisfaction from Annual Survey of Students 2010
  7. Measurements of employee satisfaction  Annual Survey of Faculty 2010;   Annual Survey of Staff 2010 
  8. Accreditation and Licensure Pass Rate Spring 12 (click link to view scores as of SP12)
  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. The Board of Regents, in conjunction with the institutions' management boards, coordinated with the Louisiana Workforce Commission to produce the 2011 Louisiana Employment Outcomes Report.  LSUA Response to Board of Regents: 2011 Louisiana Employment Outcomes report.

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