Institutional Effectiveness


The Institutional Effectiveness Council was created to serve Hannibal-LaGrange University by providing accurate and reliable data in support of the institution’s information needs and to serve foundationally for improvement and planning. In support of these objectives the council provides interested persons with the convenient links to the following resources:

IPEDS Data and Feedback Report

The Data and Feedback Report is intended to provide a context for examining the institutional data that was submitted to IPEDS. The purpose of this report is to provide institutional representatives a useful resource and to help improve the quality and comparability of IPEDS data.

To access the 2017 Hannibal-LaGrange University Feedback Report, click here.

To access the 2018 Hannibal-LaGrange University Feedback Report, click here.

To access the 2019 Hannibal-LaGrange University Feedback Report, click here.

To access the 2020 Hannibal-LaGrange University Feedback Report, click here.

To access the 2021 Hannibal-LaGrange University Feedback Report, click here.

To access the 2022 Hannibal-LaGrange University Feedback Report, click here.

Student Assessment – California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)

The CCTST compares independent samples of Freshmen to Seniors of the same year.

To access the CCTST PowerPoint report, click here.

Retention Reports and Graduation Rates

Student retention and graduation rates provide a critical metric for institutional planning and evaluation as it relates to student success and experiential improvement.

Hannibal-LaGrange University:  Student Right-to-Know According to IPEDS Standards

Hannibal-LaGrange University is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution’s retention and graduation/completion rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.  The figures below are based on the U.S. Department of Education’s definition, and are reported annually to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website at http://nces.ed.gov.

RETENTION AND GRADUATION/COMPLETION RATES

Retention Rates

Retention Rates are calculated based on parameters defined by the U.S. Department of Education must be reported annually to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES). Each fall, all first-time, full-time degree /certificate-seeking undergraduates form a cohort.  The following fall, the cohort is examined to determine the number of students who have returned.  This is also known a Fall to Fall retention.

The rates below show the percentage of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who began in the fall term who return the next fall  (1 year later).

Report Year 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 5-Year Average
Year of Fall Entry 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cohort Count (class size) 167 133 124 112 123 131.8
Retention Rate (1-year) 59% 61% 60% 70% 58% 61.6%

Graduation/Completion Rates—6 years

Graduate Rates are calculated based on parameters defined by the U.S. Department of Education must be reported annually to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES). Each fall, all first-time, full-time degree /certificate-seeking undergraduates form a cohort.  Students in the cohort are tracked for 150% of the normal time of their program (6-years) to see how many complete their degree.

The rates below show the percentage of degree/certificate-seeking first-time, full-time, undergraduate students who begin in a specific fall term (cohort) and complete their programs within 150% of normal time to completion, as defined by NCES.  For HLGU students enrolled in a 4-year academic degree program, for instance, the graduation rate shows the percentage of the students in a specific entering class who graduate within 6 years.

Overall Graduation Rates—6 years

Report Year

2019

2020 2021 2022 2023

5-Year Average

Year of Fall Entry

2012

2013 2014 2015 2016

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Graduation Rate (6-Year)

37%

41% 43% 39% 39%

    39.8%

We have elected not to report our transfer-out rate because our university’s mission does not include providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in other institutions. 

Questions related to this report should be directed to the Registrar at 573-629-3045.

Enrollment Report

Understanding enrollment trends is important for strategic and financial planning as well as improvement consideration for student marketing and support.

To access recent HLGU enrollment reports please select the links below:

Fall 2017

Interim 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

Graduate Survey Results

HLGU conducts surveys of graduating seniors to determine institutional experiences, student plans, and suggestions for improvement.

To access graduate survey tables, click here.

To view post-graduation education and employment statistics, click here.