Student Achievement

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) evaluates success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission and with national criteria for health-related institutions of higher learning. UTMB pursues and achieves its educational mission through the academic programs it offers in its five schools.

The measurement criteria below include Certification and Licensure Pass Rates, National Residency Matching, Employment Rates, and Graduation Rates. UTMB publishes the 8-Year IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Graduation Rates Outcome Measure (OM) for its undergraduate programs as required by Degree-granting institutions.

The Targets/Goals are based on Program-Specific National Averages, Institutional Trends, Institutional Strategic Plans, and Peer Performance Data.


1. Certification/ Licensure Pass Rates

Graduates of UTMB’s clinical programs, with the exception of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, are required to pass a certification or licensure examination for practice.

School of Health Professions

Program

Target/Goal

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

Medical Laboratory Sciences, BS, MS, MLS

73%

89%

93.8%

91.4%

92%

88.6%

Nutrition and Metabolism, MS/DI

90%

95%

100%

94.1%

84.7%

100%

Occupational Therapy, OTD

98%

97%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Physical Therapy, DPT

85%

89%

98%

99%

99%

93%

Respiratory Care, MSRC

90%

100%

83%

95%

100%

92%

John Sealy School of Medicine

Program

Target/Goal

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

Medicine, MD

92%

95%

95%

98%

99%

96%

Physician Assistant, MPAS

95%

93%

96%

82%

97%

93%

School of Nursing 

ProgramTarget/Goal20232022202120202019
Nursing, BSN90%99%96%98%99%99%
Adult Gerontology Acute Care, MSN90%79%86%90%100%N/A
Acute Gerontology Primary Care, MSN90%100%92%100%95%94%
Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN90%84%90%93%92%98%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, MSN90%88%75% 92%90%96%
Clinical Nurse Leader, MSN90%No Test Takers50%*100%80%*85%

*Low pass rates due to the low number (N) of test takers


2. National Residency Matching

A closely monitored measure of the effectiveness of UTMB's medical education program and the competitiveness of medical school graduates is the rate at which they successfully place into residencies through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) to complete the graduate medical education portion of their training.

ProgramTarget/Goal20232022202120202019

Medicine (MD)**

94%99%96%98%99%99%

** Includes Early and Military Matches 


3. Undergraduate Placement/ Employment Rates

UTMB’s undergraduate programs monitor the placement/employment of its graduates.
 

Program

Target/Goal

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

Medical Laboratory Sciences, BSMLS***

90%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Nursing, BSN

90%

98%

99%

100%

98%

90%

***Includes Employment and continued education 


4. Undergraduate Graduation Rate

UTMB utilizes a Completion indicator for its Undergraduate Graduation Rates. The completion rate is derived by dividing the number of completions by the total number of students while subtracting leave of absence or still enrolled students.

Program

Target/Goal

2021-2022

2020-2021

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

Nursing, BSN

85%

88%

89%

94%

94%

96%

Medical Laboratory Sciences, BSMLS

85%

76%

72%

76%

81%

78%


IPEDS 8 Year Undergraduate Graduation Rate

Degree-granting institutions report the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students. UTMB students are categorized as Non-First Time, Full-Time and Non-First Time, Part-Time. Cohorts are broken down by Pell Grant and Non-Pell Grant recipients. /p>

 

Full Time

Part Time
 

Cohort Size

Graduation Rate

Cohort Size

Graduation Rate

Pell

Non-Pell

Pell

Non-Pell

Pell

Non-Pell

Pell

Non-Pell

2021-2022

102

300

100%

97%

23

59

70%

80%

2020-2021

103

335

94%

96%

10

67

90%

79%

2019-2020

87

313

91%

97%

8

48

75%

75%

2018-2019

63

298

100%

100%

10

42

100%

95%

2017-2018

44

211

84%

93%

69

40%

91%