LaGrange College identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to its mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered.  The college has identified multiple measures for student achievement that are tracked in four primary categories:

  1. Academic Knowledge and Skills
  2. Academic Progress
  3. Student Experience with High-Impact Practices
  4. Post-College Success

Appropriate thresholds and goals have been set for each measure and are given below, along with a rationale for thresholds.  In most cases, the goals come from the college’s current strategic plan. Goals that are program specific came from the program itself.


The college evaluates each measure on an annual basis and publishes the results on a student achievement website. Each category may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link. The measures are representative of the nature of the students it serves, and the programs it offers. The types of students served include those in on-campus undergraduate and graduate programs, one fully online major program at the undergraduate level, one fully online major program at the graduate level, hybrid major programs in education at the graduate level (with mostly synchronous classes), and dual-enrollment students.

In addition to traditional undergraduate and graduate programs, LaGrange College offers two fully online major programs, which includes a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN – BSN) and the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Graduate programs in education are offered in a hybrid format with most classes held synchronously.

Each measure of student achievement is also appropriate to the college’s mission as will be described in context with each measure given below.

The full mission statement may be found in the LaGrange College Bulletin. The abbreviated version of LaGrange College’s mission statement, as found on the LaGrange College website, is as follows:

LaGrange College challenges the minds and inspires the souls of its students. Founded in 1831 and committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its Wesleyan and liberal arts traditions, the college supports students in their search for truth. An ethical and caring community valuing excellence, service, civility, diversity, and inclusion, LaGrange College prepares students to become successful, responsible citizens who aspire to lives of integrity and moral courage.


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