The graph below details the average grade-point average (GPA) of new students entering Louisburg College in the fall semester from 2012 to 2017. This grade-point average is of first-time students as of the College’s fall census date of October 15th.
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 2012 represents students who had enrolled in 2009.
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.
The top twenty four-year institutions that Louisburg College students have transferred to between 2016 and 2017 – as recorded by National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) – are as follows. (Due to some ties in the number of students transferring, more than twenty institutions appear listed below.)
- University of North Carolina - Greensboro
- University of North Carolina - Charlotte
- North Carolina Central University
- East Carolina University
- North Carolina A&T State University
- University of North Carolina - Pembroke
- Winston Salem State University
- North Carolina State University
- University of North Carolina - Wilmington
- Appalachian State University
- Shaw University
- Elizabeth City State University
- Fayetteville State University
- Johnson C. Smith University
- Western Carolina University
- Norfolk State University
- University of Mount Olive
- Coastal Carolina University
- North Carolina Wesleyan College
- Barton College
- University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
- Greensboro College
- Christopher Newport University
- Campbell University
Honors and Dean's Lists
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. At the end of each semester, full-time students with a GPA of 3.50 to 4.00 are recognized on the Dean's List and students with a GPA of 3.00 to 3.49 are recognized on the Honor List.
SAT and ACT Scores
Louisburg College requires 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. Please note that the 2017 IPEDS began to require the submission of “new” SAT scores (2400 range from 1600 range in “old” SAT score). As the College accepts both new and old SAT scores from its students, conversion charts were used.
Additionally, because the SAT Writing score is not a required score for admissions into the College, those “old” SAT scores without the writing score were omitted from the overall report to IPEDS (as well as the calculation for the 75th percentile below). In other words, the SAT score 2017 forward will be slightly different from 2016 prior. For information on SAT conversions between the “old” and “new” SAT scores, please review the College Board's Concordance Tables.
In order to adequately display this on the graph below, dotted lines instead of solid are used from 2016 to 2017.
Louisburg College tracks and reports the total number of enrolled students during each fall semester to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
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,” when graduating from the College, courses with the grade of D will not be transferrable (as many institutions do not accept them). 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.
2010-2012: ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 230, MAT 105
2013: ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 230, MAT 104, MAT 105
2014-2017: ACA 122, ENG 111, ENG 112, MAT 171