Missouri State University

6. Student Performance on University Exit Exam

Data last updated: September 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 2014 Fiscal Year 2015
Missouri State University Average 448.34 444.86
National Average 446.00 446.00
Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014 Fiscal Year 2015
Missouri State University Average 449.91 450.36 451.54 448.34 444.86
National Average 444.00 444.00 446.00 446.00 446.00

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

Measure 2: Three-Year Rolling Average

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2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015
Missouri State University Average 450.08 448.25
National Average 445.33 446.00
2009 - 2011 2010 - 2012 2011 - 2013 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015
Missouri State University Average 449.97 450.18 450.60 450.08 448.25
National Average 443.33 443.67 444.67 445.33 446.00

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

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Fiscal Year 2014 Fiscal Year 2015
Less Than 50th Percentile 46.87% 55.53%
Between 50th and 79th Percentile 30.66% 26.41%
At or Above 80th Percentile 22.47% 18.07%
Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014 Fiscal Year 2015
Less Than 50th Percentile 43.13% 41.40% 38.54% 46.87% 55.53%
Between 50th and 79th Percentile 30.55% 31.12% 36.36% 30.66% 26.41%
At or Above 80th Percentile 26.32% 27.48% 25.10% 22.47% 18.07%

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

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Fiscal Year 2014 Fiscal Year 2015
Arts & Letters 57.99% 49.09%
Business 47.88% 45.26%
Education 50.22% 35.86%
Health & Human Services 52.67% 42.54%
Humanities & Public Affairs 55.24% 46.10%
Natural & Applied Sciences 66.53% 50.57%
Undergraduate College/Provost 90.91% 50.00%
Agriculture, School of 34.83% 44.07%
Fiscal Year 2011 Fiscal Year 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Year 2014 Fiscal Year 2015
Arts & Letters 63.17% 66.12% 65.71% 57.99% 49.09%
Business 51.44% 51.15% 55.43% 47.88% 45.26%
Education 49.82% 52.63% 53.74% 50.22% 35.86%
Health & Human Services 56.45% 64.29% 63.41% 52.67% 42.54%
Humanities & Public Affairs 70.25% 62.06% 67.90% 55.24% 46.10%
Natural & Applied Sciences 61.30% 68.03% 72.13% 66.53% 50.57%
Undergraduate College/Provost 100.00% 75.00% 85.71% 90.91% 50.00%
Agriculture, School of 48.15% 49.04% 55.66% 34.83% 44.07%