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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.

 Goal One: First Time Student Cohort Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate

 AURAK defines the Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate as the percent of first cohort registered students enrolling in consecutive fall and fall terms (e.g., fall 2017 and fall 2018). Graduates are not included in the calculation. AURAK’s target Retention Rate is 68%.

Table One: First Time Cohort Fall-to-Fall Retention

Tracking Term First-Time Cohort Graduated Retained to Next Fall Retention Rate
Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 173 0 147 85%
Fall 2017 to Fall 2018 336 1 252 75%
Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 172 0 134 78%
Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 252 2 204 82%
Fall 2020 to Fall 2021 181 1 137 76%
      Average 79%

Ref: The Student Information System at AURAK

Goal Two: Graduation Rates for Undergraduate Students (150% – 6 Year)

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. AURAK’s target 150% Undergraduate Graduation Rate is 70%. The graduation rates by program follow.

Table Two: 150% Graduation Rates for Each Undergraduate Program (6 Years)

Program 2012-2018 2013-2019 2014-2020 2015-2021 2016-2022
Bachelor of Arts in English Language NA 33% 0% 67% 100%
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication NA 43% 67% 50% 57%
Bachelor of Science in Accounting 67% 55% 100% 75% 100%
Bachelor of Architecture NA 100% 64% 70% 47%
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 40% 58% 85% 87% 79%
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 50% 38% 63% 50% 67%
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering NA NA 70% 50% 88%
Bachelor of Science in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 86% 68% 41% 53% 52%
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering 100% 43% 33% 50% 50%
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 50% 50% 67% 60% 100%
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering NA NA NA 33% 67%
Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering 71% 63% 80% 60% 60%
Bachelor of Science in Finance 100% 50% 50% 100% 100%
Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management 100% 60% 50% 100% 67%
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering NA 71% 67% 33% 50%
Bachelor of Science in Marketing NA 58% 0% 0% 50%
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering NA 67% 50% 83% 42%
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering NA NA 53% 71% 75%
Grand Total 74% 57% 55% 61% 69%

Note:
Only BS Architecture is 5 year program for which 150% graduation period is 7.5 year
Data does not include Foundation, visiting students and English Program

Goal Three: Graduation Rates for Graduate Students (150% – 3 Year)

AURAK tracks the graduation rate of initial Fall semester graduate cohorts over a period of three years. AURAK’s target 150% Graduate Student Graduation Rate is 85%. The graduation rates by program follow.

Table Three: 150% Graduation Rates for Each Graduate Program (3 Years)

Program – Fall Year 1 to Spring  2015-2018 2016-2019 2017-2020 2018-2021 2019-2022
Executive Master of Business Administration 86% 100% 67% 100% 100%
Master of Business Administration 83% 100% 89% 75% 95%
Master of Education in Educational Leadership 56% 100% NA 100% 100%
MS in Engineering Project Management 100% 88% 92% 92% 82%
Overall 81% 97% 83% 92% 94%

Ref: The Student Information System at AURAK

Goal Four: Persistence Rate (Fall-to-Spring) by Year

AURAK defines Persistence Rate as the percent of registered students enrolling in consecutive fall and spring terms (e.g., fall 2018 and spring 2019). Graduates are not included in the calculation. AURAK’s target Persistence Rate is 82%.

Table Four: Persistence Rate (Fall-to-Spring) by Year

Tracking Term Enrolled Persisted to Spring Graduated Persistence Rate
Fall 2017 to Spring 2018 1030 888 49 91%
Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 1006 867 75 93%
Fall 2019 to Spring 2020 972 844 44 91%
Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 1008 847 73 91%
Fall 2021 to Spring 2022 990 802 83 88%
      Average 91%

Ref: The Student Information System at AURAK

Goal Five: Graduate Employment Rate Within Twelve Months of Graduation

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 2017-2018. AURAK’s target Graduate Employment Rate is 70%.

Table Five: Graduate Employment Rate Within Twelve Months of Graduation

Category 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Total Graduates 122 177 122 190
Graduates Contacted 88 122 93 29
Employed 36 48 35 14
Employed Pursuing Degrees 3 8 2 1
Unemployed Pursuing Further Education 5 4 6 3
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment 2 6 4 3
Response Rate % 72% 69% 76% 15%
Employment Rate % 48% 45% 46% 65%

Goal Six: Course Completion Rate

AURAK monitors course completion rates with completion defined as earning a passing grade in the course (Grade of A, B, C, or D). AURAK’s target course completion rate is 86%.

Table Six: Course Completion Rate

Program By School Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
BA In English Language 88% 94% 95% 97% 92%
BA In Mass Communication 93% 95% 98% 93% 89%
BS In Biotechnology 94% 99% 94% 94% 90%
Master Of Education 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Master Of Education: Educational Leadership NA NA NA 100% 96%
PGDE In Educational Leadership NA NA NA NA 100%
School of Art & Sciences 94% 97% 97% 97% 95%
BS In Accounting 96% 94% 93% 99% 99%
BS In Business Administration 93% 88% 93% 90% 93%
BS In Finance 97% 94% 94% 92% 100%
BS In Human Resource Management 92% 94% 95% 98% 98%
BS In Marketing 84% 87% 96% 98% 100%
Executive Master of Business Administration 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Master Of Business Administration 99% 100% 100% 97% 99%
School of Business 94% 94% 96% 96% 98%
BA In Interior Design NA NA NA 81% 88%
Bachelor Of Architecture 86% 91% 94% 93% 97%
BS In Artificial Intelligence NA NA NA 84% 88%
BS In Chemical Engineering 95% 94% 93% 95% 94%
BS In Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 88% 92% 90% 86% 91%
BS In Computer Engineering 82% 95% 94% 95% 92%
BS In Computer Science 83% 93% 98% 92% 86%
BS In Electrical and Electronics Engineering NA NA NA 0% 90%
BS In Electrical Engineering 91% 92% 93% 91% 90%
BS In Electronics and Communication Engineering 93% 96% 95% 93% 99%
BS In Industrial Engineering 89% 98% 84% 92% 94%
BS In Mechanical Engineering 89% 92% 94% 95% 93%
BS In Petroleum Engineering 89% 88% 90% 87% 87%
MS in Engineering Project Management 97% 100% 97% 98% 100%
MS In Sustainable and Renewable Energy NA NA NA NA 100%
School of Engineering 89% 94% 93% 85% 93%

Ref: The Student Information System at AURAK

For Additional Information

Those desiring additional student achievement data may contact the Office of Institutional Strategy and Excellence for assistance on the following email oise@aurak.ac.ae.

Last updated: Jun 24, 2022 @ 1:17 pm

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