Benchmarks for Success

Measures of Success

Logan University is truly committed to the success of each of its students academically, clinically and professionally.

Logan University has two colleges; the College of Chiropractic and the College of Health Sciences. Logan's small student/faculty ratio, nationally prominent faculty, state-of-the-art educational facilities and curricular emphasis on practice management are evidence of its ongoing commitment to excellence in professional chiropractic. In the College of Health Sciences, the program directors are all Quality Matters certified, the academic technology team are innovative and the faculty are dedicated to online education.

Logan’s achievement in ensuring the success of its students and alumni can also be measured through the compilation of information from various indicators, including course grades, NBCE scores, graduation rates and student loan default statistics.

Logan’s low student loan default rate is 1.1 percent, considerably better than the national rate of 11.5 percent and the 10.9 percent average for Missouri schools. It reflects highly on our graduates’ success following completion of the program and willingness to repay their financial obligations.

  • College of Chiropractic

    Student Retention

    Professional school student retention at or above 90 percent is considered the standard best practice. Logan's Doctor of Chiropractic Program (DCP) has a strategic goal to be at 90 percent and has consistently been above 90 percent for nine or more years.

    DCP Students Continuing Each Year Against Strategic Plan Goal

    DCP Cohort First To Second Year Retention

    NBCE Licensing Exam Success Rates

    Logan DCP NBCE Licensing Exam Completion Rates 2014-2017

    DC Degree Completion Rates

    National Board of Chiropractic Examiner (NBCE) Results

    NBCE scores are one of many ways a program can measure how well it prepares students to meet professional competencies compared to the national standards, and compared to other programs. Logan’s DCP strives to exceed The Council on Chiropractic Education’s (CCE) policy of a minimum 80 percentage pass rate and has a goal of being in the top-25 percentage of all reporting programs by 2025.

    Looking at data published on the websites of Doctor of Chiropractic programs in the United States since 2012, Logan has been in the top-50 percentage three times (including the most recent results) and the top-25 percentage once. Logan has always been above the CCE minimum of 80 percent.

    Revised curriculum students have primarily taken Part I of the NBCE and have only recently begun to take Part II. Results for revised curriculum students are highlighted in yellow. Logan looks forward to sharing NBCE performance results of revised curriculum students as they become more available during the 2017-2018 academic year.

    NBCE Logan University Comparison Scores


    Employability and sustainable employment are common indicators of professional preparation in higher education. With the understanding that some graduates choose to move into other fields or stay at home and raise families, the DCP strategic goal is to stay at or above 95 percent overall for students practicing chiropractic. Chiropractic employment rates are calculated based off an annual survey sent to graduates who have provided an email address to the University. The data excludes anyone who has not provided an email address or did not respond to the survey.

    Student Perception

    DCP believes in the promotion of a participatory learning community rich with mentorship, engaging classrooms and a positive culture is integral to positive student outcomes. DCP measures this in many ways. Two important measures are course evaluations and a student’s willingness to refer others to their institution. DCP strives for a mean of four or higher on the end of course evaluation tool, which asks students to report whether their faculty member helped improve their clinical experience (on a five-point Likert scale). DCP has set a strategic goal of 80 percent by 2025 on students/alumni self-reported desire to refer future students to their alma mater.


    Logan University believes education should be top quality and should be affordable. As such, Logan strives to offer a quality education, defined as meeting or exceeding our strategic goals, at an affordable cost, and charging at or below the mean cost for a like degree.


  • College of Health Sciences

    Logan University’s College of Health Sciences’ mission is to contribute through our commitment to excellence in health care education and preparing students to become leaders in their professions in integrative health care.

    Our vision is the commitment to be leaders in health care education, to make a difference in the lives of our students, their careers and the health of future patients; to continuously seek to improve existing programs and identify, design and implement additional complementary programs.

    The College of Health Sciences (CoHS) began in 2013. The Master of Science (MS) programs in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and Nutrition and Human Performance underwent curricular changes to become stand-alone programs. The two Bachelor of Science (BS) programs were 3+3 programs into the Doctor of Chiropractic Program (DCP). Both underwent curricular changes in Fall 2015; the BS in Life Science became a 3+1 program into the DCP while the BS in Human biology became a stand-alone degree. The CoHS started the MS degree in Health Informatics (MSHI) in the Fall of 2015 and the Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) in the Summer of 2016. The CoHS programs are currently online degrees.

    Student Retention

    Master level student retention at or above 75 percent is considered the standard best practice. Logan CoHS has a strategic goal to be at 80 percent.

    The BS in Life Science degree was completed in the first two years of the DC program.
    Fall of 2015, the BSLS became a 3+1

    Bachelor level student retention at or above 65 percent is considered the standard best practice. Logan CoHS has a strategic goal to be at 70 percent. The Human Biology program was converted as a stand-alone in Fall 2015, so trending data is not readily available. But the most recent data shows CoHS first to second year at 65 percent for Fall 2016 cohort group.

    The curricular changes to both BS degrees included the introduction of a general education framework that allowed first-time freshmen.

    Retention data for the MSHI from Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 is at 66.7 percent.
    Retention data for the DHPE from Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 is at 100 percent.

    Part-Time / Full-Time Online Masters

    In the online Masters programs, our students are approximately 90 percent part time, although they may accelerate their studies. As the industry standard for full-time students is at 150 percent of the program, we have set the graduation rate for part time students at five years.

    Graduation Rates

    The goal for our graduate degree programs is 75 percent and our undergraduate degree program goal is 65 percent. These goals were established based on current literate outlining current industry standards.


    Logan University believes education should be top quality and should be affordable. As such, Logan University strives to offer a quality education, defined as meeting or exceeding our strategic goals, at an affordable cost, defined as charging at or below the mean cost for a like degree.

    The CoHS MS in Nutrition was awarded one of the most affordable online colleges for 2017-2018.

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