Measures of Success
A world-class education at a great value makes Logan a natural choice for students who are passionate about a career in natural health care. With Logan’s competitively priced tuition and the area’s low cost of living, students graduate with an outstanding education and smaller student loans.
At Logan, we take the same outcome-focused approach to education that we do to health care. We are truly committed to the success of each of our students academically, clinically and professionally. Our small student-to-faculty ratio, nationally prominent faculty, state-of-the-art educational facilities and curricular emphasis on practice management are evidence of our ongoing commitment to excellence in professional chiropractic. Our College of Health Sciences program directors are all Quality Matters certified. Our academic technology team and faculty are passionate innovators, dedicated to quality in online education.
The success of our 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. We’re proud to say that our student loan default rate is 1.7%, considerably lower than the national rate of 10.1% and Missouri average of 9.9%. It is a testament to our graduates’ success after completing their degrees and their willingness and ability to repay their financial obligations.
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
NBCE Licensing Exam Completion Rates 2015-2019
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 percent 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. 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.
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.
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.
Master level student retention at or above 75% is considered the standard best practice. Logan CoHS has a strategic goal to be at 80%.
The MS in Nutrition & Human Performance curriculum was changed in Fall 2014 to a stand-alone program instead of a combined DC/MS program. In Fall 2015 this program became a 100% online program.
The MS in Sports Science and Rehabilitation curriculum was changed in Fall 2014 to a stand-alone program instead of a combined DC/MS program. In Fall 2016 this program became a 100% online program.
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% is considered the standard best practice. Logan CoHS has a strategic goal to be at 70%. 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 1st to 2nd year at 65% for Fall 2016 cohort group.
The curricular changes to both BS degrees included the introduction of a general education framework that allowed first time freshman.
Part-Time / Full-Time Online Masters
In the online Masters programs, our students are approximately 84% part time, although they may become full-time anytime in their studies. As the industry standard for full-time students is at 150% of the program, we have set the graduation rate for part time students at 5-years.
The goal for our graduate degree programs is 75% and our undergraduate degree program goal is 65%. These goals were established based on current literate outlining current industry standards.
MS in Nutrition and Human Performance
MS in Sports Science and Rehabilitation
MS in Health Informatics
The CoHS started the MS degree in Health Informatics (MSHI) in the Fall of 2015.
BS in Human Biology
The BS cohort counts include first time freshman and transfer students.
The Human Biology program was converted as a stand-alone in Fall 2015, so trending data is not readily available.
BS in Life Sciences
The Life Science program was converted to a 3+1 program in Fall 2015, so trending data is not readily available.
Doctorate of Health Professions Education
The CoHS started the Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) in the Summer of 2016. Approximately 80% of the DHPE population is part time, although student may accelerate their studies. Therefore, 150% graduation rate would calculate to 7 years.
Logan University believes education should be both top quality and 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 similar degree.
The CoHS MS in Nutrition was awarded one of the most affordable online colleges for 2017-2018. Voted Best Online Biology Degree, Best Online Master’s in Nutrition, Best Online Nutrition Degrees and the Editor’s Choice for Top Online MSHI Degree.