Student Achievement


Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is committed to offering a supportive community which nurtures young men and women intellectually, culturally, socially, physically, and spiritually. As a two-year residential institution, we provide a bridge for students to make a successful transition from high school to senior colleges and universities.

Achievement Measures

Average Grade-Point Average:

The graph below details the average grade-point average of new students entering Louisburg College in the fall semester from 2009 to 2016.

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Academic Success Rate:

In keeping with the College’s mission, both graduating students and students who successfully transfer to the institution of their choice combine to form the academic success rate. The graduation rate used is 150% of normal time (or 3 years since first enrolling at the College). The transfer-out rate would consider anyone who had transferred within a three-year time period since enrolling.

In other words, the academic success rate for 2009 represents students who had enrolled in 2006.

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Graduation Data:

Louisburg College tracks and reports the percentage of students that graduate within 150% of normal time to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The percentage of students, over a five year period, that graduate within 150% of normal time can be found by locating Louisburg College in the IPEDS Data Center website. Louisburg College assesses student achievement through graduation rates as well as transfer success, which is part of the College's mission.

According to the latest National Student Clearinghouse Student Tracker report based on Louisburg College's 2010 first-year cohort reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 81.53% of graduates transferred successfully to four-year institutions including Alabama A&M University, Appalachian State University, Bacone College, Barton College, Bethune-Cookman University, Bowie State University, Campbell University, Catawba College, Charleston Southern University, Chowan University, Coastal Carolina University, East Carolina University, Elmhurst College, Everest University-South Orlando, Fayetteville State University, Georgia State University, Greensboro College, Hofstra University, Johnson C. Smith University, Limestone College, Mars Hill University, Methodist University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Old Dominion University, Radford University, South Carolina State University, Sweet Briar College, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, University of Phoenix, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, University of the District of Columbia, Virginia Commonwealth University, William Peace University, and Winston Salem State University.

The top twenty four-year institutions that Louisburg College students have transferred to between 2014 and 2015 - as recorded by National Student Clearinghouse (NSCL) - are:

  1. East Carolina University
  2. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  3. North Carolina Central University
  4. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  5. University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  6. Saint Augustine’s University
  7. North Carolina State University
  8. North Carolina A&T State University
  9. Shaw University
  10. Fayetteville State University
  11. University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  12. Appalachian State University
  13. Barton College
  14. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  15. Greensboro College
  16. North Carolina Wesleyan College
  17. Winston Salem State University
  18. Clemson University
  19. Gaston College
  20. High Point University

Honor's List and Dean's List:

The College seeks by every legitimate means to stimulate and reward exceptional achievements in all worthy lines of endeavor. Two honor lists are issued by the academic dean and the registrar to recognize exceptional achievement. Full-time students having a grade-point average of 3.50 to 4.00 will be eligible for the Dean's List issued at the end of the semester. In addition, those students with a grade point average of 3.00 to 3.49 are recognized on the Honor List.

Honor’s List (GPA of 3.00-3.49)

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Dean’s List (GPA of 3.50-4.00)

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SAT and ACT Scores:

Louisburg College requires either SAT and/or ACT test scores for first-time, associate degree seeking students. The 25th and 75th percentile scores for both scores are reported to IPEDS.


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Enrollment Data:

Louisburg College tracks and reports the total number of enrolled students during each fall semester to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

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Course Completion:

Louisburg College tracks successful completion rates by assessing courses where grades of A, B, C, D*, RA, RB, RC, and RP are earned. ("R" indicates Remedial). The College utilizes a 10-point grading scale.

* - Note: While some courses allow for Ds to be counted as “successful” insofar as graduating from the College, the course with the grade of D will not be transferrable (as other institutions may only accept A, B, C, RA, RB, RC, and RP as transferrable credits). In order to represent the data in the graph below fairly, courses which are required of all students to graduate with a C or higher have Ds omitted as “success.” In other words, for the following years and courses, Ds do not count as a success toward the course completion rate.

ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 230, MAT 105

ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 230, MAT 104, MAT 105

ENG 111, ENG 112, MAT 171

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