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Student Achievement

Enrollment and Degrees Granted

Figures 1 and 2 below provide School of Business undergraduate data for the current AACSB Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) period. All data are presented on a calendar year basis. Between 26% and 31% of Trinity University undergraduates received Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Business during this period, with the number of graduates averaging roughly 150 per year. The Master's in Accounting program has graduated approximately 21 students per year during the same period.


Figure 3 provides internship data for School of Business B.S. graduates. The percentage of undergraduates having at least one internship increased from 67% in 2012 to an average of 81% across 2015 and 2016. Many students have multiple internships. Further breakdowns by B.S. degree (by primary declaration) are not pictured, but reveal the following percentages for 2016: Accounting - 97%; Business Administration - 64%; Business Analytics & Technology - 100%; Finance - 71%; International Business - 100%.

Graduation Rates and Employment – Undergraduate Program

Between 2012 and 2016, 85% of B.S. graduates completed their undergraduate degree requirements within four years. Nine percent of graduates required one additional semester to finish their degrees and the remaining 6% required more than one additional semester. For 2016, these numbers were 81%, 10%, and 9%, respectively. Four-year (i.e., "on time") graduation rates for 2016 graduates across the School's five B.S. degrees (by primary declaration) were as follows: Accounting - 91%; Business Administration - 70%; Business Analytics & Technology - 100%; Finance - 82%; International Business - 83%.

According to survey data compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, 89% of spring 2016 B.S. graduates had either secured full-time employment (58%) or were pursuing graduate school (31%) by the end of 2016. The 89% rate for spring 2016 graduates improves upon the 82.5% average rate for 2014 and 2015 (the earliest years for which these data are available).

Graduation Rates and Employment – Master's Program

Between 2012 and 2016, 110 students entered the nine-month Master's in Accounting program and 107 of these students finished the program, representing a graduation rate of 97%.

One hundred percent of Master's in Accounting program graduates between 2012 and 2016 had secured employment by the time of graduation.

CPA Examination Performance

Between 2012 and 2016, the average first-time section pass rate on the Uniform CPA Examination for Trinity graduates was 73.4%. The national average first-time section pass rate across the same period has been approximately 55%. Among our 14 AACSB peer and aspirant schools, Trinity graduates rank #2 in CPA exam performance during this period. For the 2016 calendar year, the first-time pass rate was 78%, which is the highest our graduates have ever achieved. This pass rate ranks Trinity #5 nationally among almost 300 medium-sized Accounting programs and #1 among our AACSB peer and aspirant schools.