Missouri State University

6. Student Performance on University Exit Exam

Data last updated: January 2015

All undergraduate students at Missouri State University who have completed 90 or more credit hours are required to take the University Exit Exam prior to graduation. The specific assessment tool used for this requirement is the ETS® Proficiency Profile. This is a standardized exam designed to measure students’ basic academic skills and their proficiency in critical thinking, reading, writing, and mathematics in the context of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Data is updated each fall.

Note: Fiscal Year 2014 refers to Summer 2013--Fall 2013--Spring 2014.

[LRP, Access to Success Objective 9; MO-PFM]

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Measure 1: Overall University Average Score*

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Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014
Missouri State University Average 451.54 448.34
National Average 446.00 446.00
Fiscal Year 2010 Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014
Missouri State University Average 450.28 449.91 450.36 451.54 448.34
National Average 443.00 444.00 444.00 446.00 446.00

* Overall University Average Score compared to the National 50th Percentile for each Fiscal Year

Measure 2: Three-Year Rolling Average

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2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014
Missouri State University Average 450.60 450.08
National Average 444.67 445.33
2008 - 2010 2009 - 2011 2010 - 2012 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014
Missouri State University Average 450.24 449.97 450.18 450.60 450.08
National Average 443.00 443.33 443.67 444.67 445.33

Measure 3: Percent of Students Scoring at or above the 50th Percentile

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Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014
Less Than 50th Percentile 38.54% 46.87%
Between 50th and 79th Percentile 36.36% 30.66%
At or Above 80th Percentile 25.10% 22.47%
Fiscal Year 2010 Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014
Less Than 50th Percentile 40.88% 43.13% 41.40% 38.54% 46.87%
Between 50th and 79th Percentile 31.44% 30.55% 31.12% 36.36% 30.66%
At or Above 80th Percentile 27.68% 26.32% 27.48% 25.10% 22.47%

Measure 4: Percent of Students Scoring at or above the 50th Percentile by Academic Unit

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Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014
Arts & Letters 65.71% 57.99%
Business 55.43% 47.88%
Education 53.74% 50.22%
Health & Human Services 63.41% 52.67%
Humanities & Public Affairs 67.90% 55.24%
Natural & Applied Sciences 72.13% 66.53%
Undergraduate College/Provost 85.71% 90.91%
Agriculture, School of 55.66% 34.83%
Fiscal Year 2010 Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014
Arts & Letters 66.37% 63.17% 66.12% 65.71% 57.99%
Business 54.78% 51.44% 51.15% 55.43% 47.88%
Education 50.35% 49.82% 52.63% 53.74% 50.22%
Health & Human Services 59.26% 56.45% 64.29% 63.41% 52.67%
Humanities & Public Affairs 68.63% 70.25% 62.06% 67.90% 55.24%
Natural & Applied Sciences 65.15% 61.30% 68.03% 72.13% 66.53%
Undergraduate College/Provost 66.67% 100.00% 75.00% 85.71% 90.91%
Agriculture, School of 49.52% 48.15% 49.04% 55.66% 34.83%