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Why Logan

Measures of Success

Measures of Success

A world-class education at a great value makes Logan a natural choice for students who are passionate about pursuing health care professions training. With Logan’s competitively priced tuition and the area’s low cost of living, students can obtain an outstanding education with smaller student debt.

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 low student-to-faculty ratio, nationally prominent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and curricular emphasis on practical knowledge and skills are evidence of our ongoing commitment to educational excellence. Our administrative staff, faculty, and academic technology team are passionate innovators, dedicated to quality face-to-face and online education.

The success of our programs, students and graduates are indicated by various measures, including course grades, board scores, graduation rates and student loan default statistics.

Logan is proud that its student loan default rate is 2.8%, considerably lower than the national rate of 7.3% and Missouri average of 8%, but higher than our DC institutional peer average of 1.4. This is a testament to our graduates’ success after completing their degrees and their willingness and ability to satisfy their loan obligations.

*Latest available official three-year cohort default rate is 2018.


Student Persistence

A student persistence rate of at least 90 percent is considered a benchmark for professional schools and represents Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program (DCP) strategic goal for persistence. The DCP’s persistence rate has consistently exceeded that benchmark.

The NBCE Licensing Exam Success Rates 2018-2021

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.


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.

Student Persistence

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

Part-Time / Full-Time Online Masters

Graduation Rates

In the online Masters programs, our students are approximately 70% 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 Masters part-time students at 5-years and 7 years for DHPE students. Federal guidelines set Undergraduate students 150% graduation rate at 6 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

Doctorate of Health Professions Education

BS in Human Biology

BS in Life Science

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.