In accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure, the University publishes "statements of its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals." This information is updated each academic year.

Retention Rates

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University monitors first-year freshman retention rates as a measure of success. The University has established a target for the retention rate of first-time, degree seeking freshmen as 72% for the 2017 freshman class. Retention rates for the past 3 academic years are listed below:

Academic YearRetention Rate
2016-201767% (52/78)
2017-201864% (56/88)
2018-201972% (49/68)

Graduation Rates

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University monitors the graduation (within 150%) rates for first-time, full-time freshmen. The University has established a target graduation rate as 47% for the Fall 2011 freshman cohort (students who graduated in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018).

Entering CohortGraduation Rate
Fall 200934% (24/78)
Fall 201035% (28/79)
Fall 201123% (34/147)


  1. While these graduation rates represent first-time, full-time freshmen, the majority of students enrolling at FranU are transfer students and are not reflected in the numbers above.
  2. The majority of students attending FranU are enrolled in professional programs. The graduation rates for specific professional programs can be found in the chart below.

Graduation, Employment, and Licensing and Certification Examinations

Professional schools and programs monitor cohort graduation rates, employment rates, and pass rates on licensure and certification examinations, where applicable, as a measure of success of undergraduate and graduate professional programs.

FranU Graduation, Employment and Licensure Pass Rates (Updated August 2019)