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Our central goal is to train students to become successful health professionals in their respective chosen fields of veterinary medicine, and clinical laboratory sciences. Therefore student learning coupled with outcomes assessment and continual improvements are intertwined dynamic activities. In order to produce students who can successfully complete their degree requirements in The College and join the work force of the 21st century, here are the prerequisites:

1. Students who are recruited and admitted into the College MUST be retained if at all possible. In other words, we must do all that we can to provide supportive resources and academic survival skills and tools in order to eliminate attrition and maximize retention. This should be done without compromising the quality and academic rigor of our programs.

2. Students who complete the degree program in The College MUST PASS their respective National Board Examinations (e.g. NAVLE for Veterinary Medicine, NCLEX for Nursing, and comparable ones for Occupational Therapy and Clinical Laboratory Sciences).

3. Students who graduate from this College must become successful, high caliber health care scientists and professionals in their respective selected fields.

The specific, quantitative metrics to achieve academic excellence are as follows:

A. The 95% Rate for Academic Excellence

* 95% Retention Rate

* 95% graduation rate in five years

* 95% passing rate of National Professional Examinations

* 95% evaluation rate of faculty with a grade of 4.0 or higher as assessed by students & Department Heads

B. The 50% Rate for Clinical Service Excellence

* 50% increase of accessions per year for 5 years

* 50% increase in income per year for five years

* 95% clinical competency of Year students

* 95% positive feedback for high quality clinical services as reported by clients

C. The 50% Rate for Biomedical Research Excellence

* 50% increase of research grants (from external sources) every two years

* 50% increase of graduate students every two years

* 50% increase in publications and presentations every two years


Tuskegee University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tuskegee University

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