Limestone Student Achievements

Limestone University documents and evaluates student achievements in fulfillment of its mission:

 “In a nurturing, supportive environment based on Christian ideals and ethical principles, students are challenged to become critical thinkers and effective communicators who are prepared for responsible citizenship, successful careers, and graduate study.”

The University measures and documents student achievement using various measures which include professional licensing data, exit exams, employment, honors (honor societies and publications) and survey data from new graduates.  Each measure is appropriate to the continuance of Limestone University’s stated purpose and mission.

Enrollment Data (College Navigator: Enrollment)

Freshmen Retention Rate Goals: Benchmark 1: 72% (Average of Comparable Institutions)
                                                            Benchmark 2: 80% (National Average)

Graduation and Retention Rates (College Navigator: Graduation Rates)

4-year Graduation Rate Goals: Benchmark 1: Stabilization: 30% 
                                                         Benchmark 2: Transformation: 45%
                                                         Benchmark 3: Maturation: 75%


Mission Goal:...By providing degree programs...

Accredited programs offered by Limestone requiring specific licensure or assessments are listed below. Data regarding each assessment are found at the respective links. Thresholds of acceptable performance are established by the respective accrediting bodies.

Accredited Programs 

(includes licensing information where applicable)

Honors Program

Mission Goal: Limestone University offers opportunities for personal and professional growth to individuals...

Strategy: Enhance participation and recognition of undergraduate research.
Criteria 1. Student Symposium Participation
Threshold for Success: 1. Increase in total student participation by 10% each academic year.                                               

Student Participation: FA16: 41      SP17: 41    Total: 82
                                          FA 17: 60   SP18: 93    Total: 153      % increase: 54%
                                          FA18: 81     SP19: 55    Total: 136     % increase: -22%
                                          FA19: 111    SP20:         Total:            % increase:

                                          2. Increase of one participating department each year.
                                          2016-2017: 9
                                          2017-2018: +1
                                          2018-2019: +3
                                          2019-2020: +2 (fall)
Criteria 2. Student Recognition at Awards Night
Threshold for Success: 1. Increase the number of awards given each academic year

Honor Societies

Alpha Chi 
Delta Mu Delta
Alpha Phi Sigma
Pi Lambda Theta
Phi Alpha
Psi Chi


Strategy: Recognize Overall Academic Achievement
Criteria 1. Dean's List
Threshold for Success: Maintain or increase the number of students who are named to the Dean’s List.

Criteria 2. Honor Roll
Threshold for Success: Maintain or increase the number of students who are named to the Honor Roll.

Semesters              Honor Roll   Dean's List
Fall 2019                133                 198
Spring 2019           129                 167
Fall 2018                147                 186
Spring 2018          147                  179
Fall 2017               163                  209
Spring 2017          184                  220

Graduate Survey

This section contains graduate schools attended by our graduates, as well as data from our annual Graduation Survey. The survey was originally intended to be a way to keep up with graduates’ correct mailing address and e-mail data. Today it also includes questions on, for example, topics regarding skills, employment, and graduate school plans.

Pre-Graduation Survey Spring 2019 (April 2019) N=145

Current Job Seeking Status:
19.31%  I have accepted a full‐time position. 
5.52% ‐ I have accepted a part‐time position.  
27.59% ‐ I am continuing or seeking advancement in my current position.  
1.38%  ‐ I am retired. 
3.45% ‐ I am self‐employed. 
0.00%  ‐ I am entering a military branch. 
.69%‐ I am remaining in a military position. 
11.03% ‐ I have applied or plan to apply to the MBA program at Limestone University. 
22.07%  ‐ I have applied or plan to apply to another Master's degree program.  
45.52% ‐ I am looking for a job.  
2.76% ‐ I have applied to a post‐graduate program ﴾e.g., J.D., Ed.D., Ph.D.﴿.

Graduate Schools

Many of our students choose to further their education at the graduate level after completing their degree at Limestone. View a list of graduate programs attended by Limestone University graduates from 2008 through 2013.