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					Research and Success Rate for
Admission of International Three Year
Degrees to Post-Graduate Study
UOPX International Admissions
  Provides internal credential evaluations for over 195
  countries
  23 full time international evaluators on staff
  2 certified Spanish translators on staff
  2 certified French translators on staff
  30 000+ students with international academic
  30,000+ t d t         ith i t   ti   l   d i
  records on file
Overall International Student View

  32,860 total International students
  Online: 17,699 students
  Southern California: 2,055 students
  Vancouver: 1,812 students
  Oregon: 1,679
  Northern California: 1,392 students
Overall International Student View
 Our students are from 178 countries
 Canada: 7,284 students
 Philippines: 4,951 students
 India: 3,241 students
 Mexico: 2,706 students
 Nigeria: 1,162 students
 United Kingdom: 1,147 students
The Questions to be Reviewed
  Are students with 12+3 degrees
  successful in Masters level degree
  programs?

  What is the University of Phoenix’s
                                      non
  experience with 3 year degrees in a non-
  traditional setting?
Pilot Program
 October 1, 2005 – January 2, 2007: Initiated to assess whether
 applicants with 12 + 3 degrees are adequately prepared for and
 successful in Masters level programs

 Admission was restricted to university awarded degrees.

                                MBA,          Management,
 Admission for pilot limited to MBA Master of Management
 Management Information Systems and Master of Computer and
 Information Systems degrees.

 Student performance tracked for graduation rates and grade point
 average.
Pilot Program Results
 Students were successful. Bachelor of Arts students had
 the highest success rate.

 Admissions policy standardized for UOPX to accept 3
 year degrees for admission into masters programs in
                    gy       g           justice and
 business, technology, nursing, criminal j
 education related programs.

 NOTE: Admission to specific Masters degree level
 programs are limited based on state regulatory
 requirements and certification requirements.
Pilot Program – General Data
 October 1, 2005 – January 2, 2007

 Total enrolled students: 142

 Total graduation rate: 62%

 Total grade point average: 3.69
Pilot Program Data
Master of Business Administration (MBA):
    Total students: 116

    Graduation Rate: 60.34%

    Grade Point Average: 3.7
Pilot Program Data - MBA
MBA Candidates Breakdown:
   Business degrees (Undergraduate):
      Total enrolled: 36
      Graduation rate: 55%
      GPA: 3.70
   Bachelor of Arts degrees (Undergraduate):
      Total enrolled: 19
      Graduation rate: 78.94%
      GPA: 3.76
   Bachelor of Science degrees (Undergraduate):
      Total enrolled: 61
      Graduation rate: 57.37%
      GPA: 3.74
Pilot Program Data
Master of Management (MM):
    Total students: 3
    Graduation rate: 66%
    GPA: 3.8


               degree-Bachelor
 Undergraduate degree Bachelor of Science:
    Total students: 4
    Graduation rate: 50%
    GPA: 3.8
Pilot Program Data
Management Information Systems (MIS):
    Total students: 26

    Graduation rate: 73%

    GPA: 3.68
Pilot Program – MIS
MIS Candidates Breakdown:
    Business degrees (Undergraduate)
       Total students: 6
       Graduation rate: 66.67%
       GPA: 3.53
    Bachelor of Arts (Undergraduate)
       Total students: 1
       Graduation rate: 100%
       GPA: 3.87
    Bachelor of Science (Undergraduate)
       Total students: 19
       Graduation rate: 73.68%
       GPA: 3.71
Pilot Program Conclusions
 Students with 3 year degrees were appropriately
 prepared for Masters level study

 Bachelor of Arts students were most successful, followed
 by Bachelor of Science degrees, then business degrees

 Expansion of admission to Masters level study with 3
 year degrees was feasible providing limitations by
 regulatory and licensure requirements existed
Pilot Students by Country
 Australia:    8     Scotland:          1
 Bangladesh:   2     Singapore:         1
 Cameroon:     1     Slovak Republic:   1
                     Somalia:           1
 Canada:       1     South Africa:      2
 India:        119   Sweden:            1
 Nepal:        1     Turkey:            1
 Nigeria:      1     Zimbabwe:          1
 Scotland:     1
Current 3 Year Degree Acceptance
 3 year degrees are now accepted for admission
 into the following Master level degree programs:
    MBA
    MSN
    Criminal Justice
    Technology
    Non-licensure MAED
Current 3 Year Degree Program
 3 year degree program is not limited to a finite duration

 With current degree requirements many masters degree
 programs are approximately 24 months or more in
 length

 As these students near the end of their programs we
 expect the graduation rate to increase as many students
 enrolled since the pilot are nearing the end of their
 program
Current 3 Year Degree Program
 Data considered:
   Graduation rate
   Students who have completed a class within
   the last six months
   Persistence rate – a combination of the
   percentage of students attending in the last
   six months and the graduation rate.
Current 3 Year Degree Program
 Overall Statistics to date
   Total Students: 771
   Current graduation rate: 38.05%
   Persistence rate: 85%
   Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts: 145 students
   Undergraduate Bachelor of Science: 398 students
   Undergraduate Business degrees: 202 students
   Undergraduate Nursing degrees: 18 students
   Undergraduate degree varied fields: 8 students
Current 3 year degree program
 University of Phoenix master’s programs
 with 3 year degree admission:
   Education programs: 23
   MBA: 549
   MHA 16
   MHA:
   MIS/MSCIS: 134
   MM: 16
   MSN: 34
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Campus distribution:
   Online: 527
   West Coast: 102
   Intermountain West: 25
   Central U.S.: 61
   Southeastern U.S.: 32
   Northeastern U.S. 17
   Canadian campuses: 7
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Undergraduate Business Degrees: 202 total
 students.
   Graduation rate: 40%
   Persistence rate: 91%
   Online: 136 students
   West Coast: 27 students
   Intermountain West: 13 students
   Central U.S.: 13 students
   Southeastern U.S. 5 students
   Northeastern U.S.: 3 students
   Canadian campuses: 5 students
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Country distribution:
   Australia: 7 students
   Bangladesh: 2 students
   Haiti: 1 student
   Ireland: 2 students
   India: 172 students
   Lebanon: 1 student
   Myanmar: 2 students
   New Zealand: 5 students
   Pakistan: 10 students
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Undergraduate Science/Technology degree:
 398 students
   Graduation rate: 39%
   Persistence rate: 85%
   Online: 267 students
   West Coast: 58 students
   Intermountain West: 18 students
   Central U.S.: 22 students
   Southeastern U.S. 21 students
   Northeastern U.S.: 11 students
   Canadian campuses: 1 students
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Undergraduate Arts degree: 145 students
   Graduation rate: 33%
   Persistence rate: 75%
   Online: 104 students
   West Coast: 13 students
   Intermountain West: 12 students
   Central U.S.: 8 students
   Southeastern U.S. 5 students
   Northeastern U.S.: 2 students
   Canadian campuses: 1 students
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Country distribution:
   Australia: 14 students
   Bangladesh: 1 student
   Haiti: 2 students
   India: 120 students
   Ireland: 2 students
   Morocco: 1 student
   Myanmar: 2 students
   Pakistan: 10 students
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Undergraduate Nursing degree: 18
 students
   Graduation rate: 27%
   Persistence rate: 88%
   Online: 15 students
   West Coast: 3 students
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Country distribution:
   Australia: 12 students
   India: 4 students
   Norway: 1 student
   New Z l d 1 student
   N    Zealand:     t d t
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Miscellaneous 3 year degrees (Design,
 Social Work, etc): 8 students
   Graduation rate: 50%
   Persistence rate: 100%
   O li       t d t
   Online: 5 students
   Boston: 1 student
   Sacramento: 1 student
   Northern Virginia: 1 student
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Country distribution:
   Australia: 1student
   Benin: 1 student
   Haiti: 1 student
   I di 1 student
   India:     t d t
   Lebanon: 1 student
   Morocco: 1 student
Current Statistics by Discipline
 Some considerations in deciding to admit
 3 year degrees to master’s study:
   Critical thinking skills
   Communication and writing skills
   Ability to adapt from an examination based system of education
   to an assignment based system of education
   Subject specific knowledge
   State regulatory requirements
Final Recap
 Students with 3 year bachelor’s degrees are
 appropriately prepared for Master’s level studies

 These students are most successful when graduate
 study is in the same discipline as previous
 undergraduate study

 Performance of Masters candidates with 3 year degrees
 should be consistently monitored to determine that
 programs continue to be appropriate for admission with 3
 year undergraduate degrees
Questions
Contacts
Beth Simpson- I t
B th Si               ti   lO     ti    M
               International Operations Manager
      Beth.Simpson@phoenix.edu
      602/557-3749

Marc Booker- Director Admissions and Evaluation
      Marc.Booker@phoenix.edu
      602/557-4609

				
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