Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Student Achievement and Performance at AURAK

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission, the nature of students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. The institution uses multiple measures to document student success. In evaluating student success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission, the university identifies indicators to demonstrate success. These indicators of success are common to higher education institutions of this type and age.

Course Completion Rate

AURAK monitors course completion rates with completion defined as earning a passing grade in the course.

Table 1: Fall Semester Course Completion Rate

Program Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
BA in English Language 95% 100% 91%
BA in Mass Communication 82% 89% 94%
BS in Biotechnology 94% 95% 94%
School of Arts and Sciences 95% 95% 93%
BS in Business Administration 92% 92% 93%
BS in Accounting 94% 96% 96%
BS in Finance 94% 91% 96%
BS in Human Resource Management 94% 98% 93%
BS in Marketing 80% 91% 88%
School of Business 92% 93% 93%
Bachelor of Architecture 84% 99% 89%
BS in Chemical Engineering 88% 96% 95%
BS in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 86% 89% 88%
BS in Computer Engineering 84% 95% 85%
BS in Computer Science 78% 86% 86%
BS in Electrical Engineering 82% 87% 90%
BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering 90% 99% 91%
BS in Industrial Engineering 84% 91% 91%
BS in Mechanical Engineering 86% 85% 87%
BS in Petroleum Engineering 84% 82% 90%
School of Engineering 86% 91% 89%
Executive Master of Business Administration 100% 100% 100%
Master of Business Administration 100% 100% 99%
Master of Education 88% 100% 100%
MS in Engineering Project Management 100% 100% 99%
School of Graduate Studies and Research 97% 100% 99%
Average 89% 93% 91%

Ref: CampusVue (AURAK’s Student Information System)
With a target Course Completion Rate of 86%, AURAK is exceeding its target on this measure.

Persistence Rate

AURAK defined Persistence Rate as the percent of registered students enrolling in consecutive fall and spring terms (e.g., fall 2015 and spring 2016). Graduates are not included in the calculation.

Table 2: Fall-to Spring Persistence Rate

Academic Year Fall Continued to Spring Rate
AY 2015-2016 674 480 71%
AY 2016-2017 747 681 92%
AY 2017-2018 980 898 92%
Three Year Average 85%

Ref: CampusVue (AURAK’s Student Information System)

With a target Persistence Rate of 82%, AURAK has been exceeding its target on this measure for the past two academic years.

Retention Rate

AURAK defines the Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate as the percent of registered students enrolling in consecutive fall and fall terms (e.g., fall 2014 and fall 2015). Graduates are not included in the calculation.

Table 3: Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate

Retention Tracking First-time Cohort Retained to Next Fall Retention Rate
Fall 2014 to Fall 2015 219 146 67%
Fall 2015 to Fall 2016 207 159 77%
Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 187 157 84%
Three Year Average 76%

Ref: CampusVue (AURAK’s Student Information System)

With a target Retention Rate of 68%, AURAK has exceeded the target in the past two academic years.

Graduation Rate

AURAK tracks the graduation rate of initial undergraduate cohorts over a period of six years from the initial Fall semester through the Spring semester of the final year. The graduation rates by program follow.

Table 4:  6-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Undergraduate Program

Cohort Graduation from Fall Year 1 to Spring Year 6 2009-2015 2010-2016 2011-2017
BS in Biotechnology 100% 85% 81%
BS in Business Administration 83% 67% 71%
BS in Computer Engineering 100% 0% 60%
BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering 95% 86% 69%
Transferred to Another Program NA NA 75%
Overall 90% 75% 72%

Ref: CampusVue (The Student Information System at AURAK)

With a target Graduation Rate of 70% overall for undergraduate students, AURAK has exceeded its target in the past three academic years.

AURAK tracks the graduation rate of initial Fall semester graduate cohorts over a period of three years. The graduation rates by program follow.

Table 5: 3-Year Cohort Graduation Rates by Graduate Program:

Cohort Graduation from Fall Year 1 to Spring Year 3 2013-2016 2014-2017
MS in Engineering Project Management 57% 100%
Master of Education in Educational Leadership 78% 92%
Master of Business Administration 64% 100%
Executive Master of Business Administration 100% 100%
Overall 69% 96%

Ref: CampusVue (The Student Information System at AURAK)

With a target Graduation Rate of 75% overall for graduate students, AURAK exceeded the target in the post recent year for which data are available.

Employment Rate

AURAK tracks the employment rate of undergraduate completers within 1 year of completion. Success for undergraduate completers is measured as either employment or pursuing additional education. Graduation occurs in the subsequent October of the previous year. Accordingly, data are provided through AY 2015-2016.

Table 6: AURAK Undergraduate Completer Employment Data by Year

Category AY2013-2014 AY2014-2015 AY2015-2016
Total Graduates 60 76 77
Graduates Successfully Contacted 38 54 70
Employed 31 42 51
Pursuing Graduate Degree 9 13 7
Unemployed – Not Seeking Employment 0 0 0
Unemployed – Seeking employment 7 12 19
Percent Employed or Pursuing Higher Degree  81.6%  77.8%  72.9%

Source data: Department of Internships, Career Development, and Alumni Affairs Contact of Graduates – data from AY 2016-2017 are still being compiled.

Having initially set a target Employment Rate of 40%, AURAK is significantly exceeding the target.

Those desiring additional student attainment data may contact the Office of Student Services & Enrollment Management for assistance at +971 7 2210 900 Ext. 1274.

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