Licensure & Certification
- Accounting & MIS
Annually, the Department of Accounting & MIS purchases the CPA Examination pass rate data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. The data are analyzed by a faculty committee, with specific attention to the 5 year trend. Comparisons are made with reference to a) Peer Institutions, b) Competitor Institutions, c) National averages. A discussion of the results with the entire Department faculty occurs during the Department Annual Retreat in August.
|CPA Exam Section||First time pass rate (%)|
Outcomes data are collected on undergraduate nursing students in multiple ways. These include program completion rates, pass rate on the Registered Nurse licensure exam (NCLEX-RN), employment rates within one year of graduation, satisfaction with the program and employer surveys. These data are collected annually as part of the accreditation requirements by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Once students take the NCLEX-RN exam, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) sends results to the School of Nursing. Outcome measures maintained on every student indicate that the School of Nursing exceeds the national benchmark for program completion rates and NCLEX-RN pass rates. In addition, the employment rates within one year of graduation exceeds 99%. Program satisfaction is measured using Skyfactor Benchworks surveys sent to new graduates and alumni (1 and 5 years after graduation). Outcomes data show that the School of Nursing exceeds the benchmark for program satisfaction for peer nursing schools and nursing schools nationally. Employer surveys indicate that employers are overall, very satisfied with UD School of Nursing graduates.
Outcome evaluation measures have been developed for the new DNP nursing program and include program completion rates, course and faculty evaluations, exit surveys and alumni surveys to measure the extent to which students met program outcomes, satisfaction with the program, employment and certification data. These data are collected as part of the accreditation requirements by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Outcome evaluation measures are currently being developed for the Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health NP program and will include program completion rates, course and faculty evaluations, exit surveys and alumni surveys to measure the extent to which students met program outcomes, satisfaction with the program, certification and employment data. These data will be collected as part of the accreditation requirements by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- Physical Therapy
Student outcomes are assessed in a multimodal fashion in the Department of Physical Therapy. First, outcome assessment data is collected via student surveys issued immediately at graduation, 6 months post-graduation and 5 years post-graduation. Second, employer surveys are utilized to ascertain student and program strengths and areas for improvement. Third, integration courses using iClicker technology provides data on student understanding of a variety of curricular topics and helps inform future curricular decisions. Fourth, student performance on integrated clinical experiences is analyzed by review of data contained within the New England Consortium grading tool. Fifth, student performance on terminal clinical internships is analyzed by reviewing data contained within the Clinical Performance Instrument. Student performance on the physical therapist licensure examination (governed by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy) is also tracked yearly. This data is reported within the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Annual Accreditation Report. We comply with requirements to make this data publicly accessible via posting on our website.
Licensure Pass Rates
Class of 2014: 100%
Class of 2013: 100%
Class of 2012: 100%
- Teacher Preparation
UD’s Teacher Preparation programs have certification exams. To receive the University of Delaware’s institutional recommendation for certification, a candidate must complete one of the University’s state-approved programs, including passing the relevant Praxis Subject Assessment test(s) according to the state of Delaware guidelines and one of the approved performance assessments (either edTPA or Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers). This institutional recommendation is noted on the candidate’s official transcript upon completion of all program requirements. A candidate must apply for licensure/certification through the Department of Education in the states in which he/she wishes to teach. The Delaware Center for Teacher Education Office of Certification and Accreditation maintains information related to student outcomes and licensure pass rates, as well as to the meeting of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation standards.
Certification Exam Pass Rates
|Group||Number taking tests||Number passing tests||Pass rate (%)|
|All program completers, 2016-17||332||332||100|
|All program completers, 2015-16*||280||280||100|
|All program completers, 2014-15||305||305||100|
|All program completers, 2013-14||304||298||98|
|All program completers, 2012-13||311||304||98|
*Note: Reporting year changed from October 1-September 30 to July 1-June 30 to align with the Delaware Department of Education reporting year.