State Licensing Examinations
Francis Marion's Office of Institutional Research collects data on completion of state licensing examinations. These data are presented annually in the Annual Accountability Report which is submitted to the Office of the State (SC) Budget and are as follows:
- The School of Education submits Praxis reports for students who have completed the exam. An average of 85% of FMU’s education students who took the Praxis II test in during the 2012-2013 academic year had a passing grade. There was a 100% passing rate on the following sections:
- Art: Content Knowledge
- Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises
- English Language Literary Composition: Essays
- Math: Content Knowledge
- Middle School: Language Arts
- Middle School: Mathematics
- Middle School: Science
- Middle School: Social Studies
- From 2009-2012 the pass rates of graduates from the Francis Marion Nursing Program on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Exam (NCLEX) have exceeded the national and state averages. The pass rate for the examination within two attempts has been 100%.
Annual Pass Rates for Graduates of Registered Nursing Programs on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Exam (NCLEX):
Graduating seniors take a Senior Exit Survey (77.6% response rate) which includes a question concerning post-graduation employment. Twenty two percent of the students who graduated in December 2013 indicated that they had been offered full-time employment. This value is consistent with the rates for previous semesters and data collected by the Career Development Office.
In a 2007 survey of alumni who graduated during the 2003-04 academic year, the following percentages of alumni reported obtaining their first full-time employment within the indicated timeframe:
|Prior to graduation
|Less than 1 month after graduation
|1-3 months after graduation
|4-6 months after graduation
|7-12 months after graduation
|More than 12 months
|Never sought employment
|Have not obtained a full-time job
The high participation rate of regional employers in career fairs sponsored by the Career indicates that these employers find FM graduates to be qualified and motivated employees.