Student Achievement

Evidence of Student Success in Graduation Rate, Persistence Rate, Employment, and Credentialing
2019-2020 Academic Year

To see the 2018-2018 Report, click 2018-19 Student Success

To see the 2017-2018 Report, click 2017-18 Student Success

The mission of NOBTS and Leavell College is "to prepare servants to walk with Christ, proclaim His truth, and fulfill His mission." Since our institutional mission is to prepare skilled ministry leaders, student success is of great importance to NOBTS. We desire our graduates to exemplify the wisdom, knowledge, and skills to be effective in ministry. In addition to grades, NOBTS utilizes three means to gauge student success: student graduation and persistence rates, employment rates, and licensure rates. For a more complex rationale for the thresholds for performance designated by NOBTS and the relationship of these targets to our mission, see Rationale for Student Success . The following charts indicate how NOBTS students have performed in the student graduation and persistence rates, employment, and licensure testing.

Graduation Rates by Degree and Ecclesial Family

* Information taken from 2019-2021 ATS Strategic Information Report for NOBTS and figured at 200%

(For the remaining charts, all charts are figured at 200 percent of the time required for a full-time student in order to be inclusive of part-time students.)

Results in Student Achievement in Graduation Rates (2019-2020)

Results in Student Achievement in Retention/Persistence Rates

Results in Student Achievement in Student Academic Success Rates












Results of Student Success in Paid Employment in Ministry at Graduation

*Data is drawn from a Graduating Student Questionnaire taken at each graduation.

Fall 2019

Are you currently serving in a ministry position?

Current Ministry Position by Degree Level

Spring 2020

Are you currently serving in a ministry position?

Current Ministry Position by Degree Level

Results of Student Success in Paid Employment in Ministry among Recent Graduate Program Alumni*

*Data is drawn from a report to ATS about our alumni each year.

Employment of PhD Graduates from 2005 to 2020*

*This chart represents a longitudinal study of PhD program graduates over 14 years, from 2005 – 2020.

Results of NOBTS Student Success in Counseling Licensure

2017 Counseling Graduates

2018 Counseling Graduates

2019 Counseling Graduates

2020 Counseling Graduates

*To predict our licensure pass rate, we use the results of the comprehensive exam, the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE©), a comprehensive multiple-choice examination that covers the eight core CACREP areas. Students must pass the CPCE prior to graduation. Passing is calculated as 1 Standard Deviation above or below the national mean.

**The NCE is the National Counselor Examination, which is required nationwide for Professional Counselor licensure. NCE passage rates are self-reported in an annual counseling graduate survey. Percentages represent voluntary respondents and those who had taken the exam at the time of the survey.

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