Goal 2 - Student Success

Kutztown University will foster a culture that supports student success and well-being.

  • Objective 1 – Improve academic success of all students.
    • Key Results
      • First-year retention rate increased from 74% in fall 2019 to 78% in fall 2024.
      • Persistence increased from 65% in Fall 2019 to 68% in Fall 2024.
      • Graduate retention rate increases 2.5%-2.75% year-over-year between AY 2021-22 and 2023-24.
      • Two-year graduation rate for full-time transfer students from 25.41% to 30% starting with the fall 2020 incoming cohort and the three-year graduation rate for the same cohort of students from 51.49% to 58%.
  • Objective 2 – Ensure graduates are prepared for a successful career.
    • Key Results
      • Annual assessment of field-related student learning outcomes shows career readiness.
      • Target percentage of graduates employed within six months: Bachelor's 60% Master's 80%, by 2024.
      • Of those graduates employed within six months, target percentage employed in a field related to their career goals: Bachelor's 80% (48% overall), Master's: 90% (72% overall), by 2024.
  • Objective 3 – Increase our focus on student well-being.
    • Key results
      • Opportunities for students to practice mindfulness and reflection is increased, by 2022.
      • Assessment of the efficacy of university sponsored wellness days is completed, by 2021.
      • Follow-up action on results of the #RealCollege survey, by 2021.
  • Objective 4 – Continue to expand and grow high impact/high retention student programs.
    • Key results
      • Build to 80 new freshmen and 20 new transfers (with honors background) enrolled in honors program, annually.
      • Performance and artistic engagement opportunities expanded for students.
      • Student athletic and recreation opportunities expanded.
      • Student work-study opportunities increased.