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.

 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: Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate

Tracking Term First-Time Cohort Retained to Next Fall Retention Rate
Fall 2017 to Fall 2018 280 196 70%
Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 203 203 100%
Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 248 204 82%
Average 82.5%

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 – Fall Year 1 to Spring Year 6 2012-2018 2013-2019 2014-2020
BA in Mass Communications NA 75% 60%
BS in Accounting 100% 50% 100%
BS in Biotechnology 100% 100% 79%
BS in Business Administration 100% 100% 55%
BS in Chemical Engineering NA NA 89%
BS in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering NA 95% 46%
BS in Computer Engineering 100% 75% 25%
BS in Computer Science NA 75% 50%
BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering 78% 86% 81%
BS in Finance 100% 100% 71%
BS in Human Resource Management 100% 100% 75%
BS in Industrial Engineering NA 100% 100%
BS in Marketing NA 100% 33%
BS in Mechanical Engineering NA 100% 63%
BS in Petroleum Engineering NA NA 59%
Overall 96.9% 88.0% 63.4%

Ref: The Student Information System at AURAK

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 70%. The graduation rates by program follow.

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

Program – Fall Year 1 to Spring Year 3 2015-2018 2016-2019 2017-2020
Executive Master of Business Administration 86% 100% 100%
Master of Business Administration 83% 100% 71%
Master of Education 56% 100% 88%
MS in Engineering Project Management 100% 88% 100%
Overall 81.2% 97.0% 89.7%

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

Academic Year Fall Continued to Spring Persistence Rate
AY 2018-2019 931 867 93%
AY 2019-2020 928 844 91%
AY 2020-2021 935 845 90%
Average 91.3%

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 AY 2017-2018 AY 2018-2019 AY 2019-2020
Total Graduates 159 233 176
Graduates Contacted 116 141 134
Employed 63 84 73
Employed Pursuing Degrees 5 10 5
Unemployed Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 4 6
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment 2 6 4
% Responding Graduates 73% 61% 76%
Employment Rate 60% 65% 61%

Ref: AY 2017-2018, AY 2018-2019, and AY 2019-2020 Graduate Destination Survey Ministry of Education

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 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
BA in Mass Communication 97% 97% 87%
BS in Biotechnology 99% 96% 92%
Master of Education 100% 100% 93%
School of Arts & Sciences 98.7% 97.7% 90.6%
BS in Business Administration 89% 94% 87%
Executive Master of Business Administration 100% 95% 100%
Master of Business Administration 100% 92% 91%
School of Business 96.3% 93.7% 92.7%
Bachelor of Architecture 93% 92% 88%
BS in Artificial Intelligence NA NA 83%
BS in Chemical Engineering 95% 89% 88%
BS in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 91% 90% 79%
BS in Computer Engineering 96% 95% 89%
BS in Computer Science 97% 98% 86%
BS in Electrical Engineering 89% 89% 89%
BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering 95% 94% 83%
BS in Industrial Engineering 96% 87% 89%
BS in Interior Design NA NA 79%
BS in Mechanical Engineering 95% 94% 81%
BS in Petroleum Engineering 86% 88% 84%
MS in Engineering Project Management 100% 86% 95%
School of Engineering 93.3% 91.6% 85.6%
AURAK Average 95.2% 92.7% 87.5%

Ref: The Student Information System at AURAK

For Additional Information

Those desiring additional student achievement data may contact the Office of Enrollment Management for assistance at +971 7 246 8851.

Last updated: Jul 16, 2021 @ 1:49 pm

Our Campus

American University of
Ras Al Khaimah Road,
Ras al Khaimah, UAE
PO Box: 10021

Contact Us

Tel. :  + 971 7 2210 900
Fax :  
+ 971 7 2210 300
Mail:  info@aurak.ac.ae
Admissions:  admissions@aurak.ac.ae

Follow AURAK on:

Facebook   Tweeter   Youtube   Google Scholar
Instagram   Linked in   Location

Downloads

App Store

Google

Our Partners