Student Achievement

Average GPA

The graph below details the grade-point average (GPA) of new students entering Louisburg College during the fall semesters 2012 to 2017. This grade-point average comprises first-time students as of the college’s fall census date of October 15.

average high school gpa


Academic Success Rate

In keeping with its mission, the college compiles academic success rates using both graduating students and students who successfully transfer to their chosen institutions. The graduation rate used is 150% of the standard time or three years since first enrolling at the college. The transfer-out rate would consider anyone who had transferred within three years of enrollment. For example, the academic success rate for 2012 represents students Louisburg College enrolled in 2009.


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Graduation Data

Louisburg College tracks and reports the percentage of students that graduate within 150% of standard time to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Locate Louisburg College on the IPEDS Data Center website to view a five-year percentage of students who graduate within 150% of standard time. Louisburg College assesses student achievement through graduation rates and transfer success, which is part of its mission.

The following lists the top twenty institutions to which Louisburg College students have transferred between 2016 and 2017 – as recorded by National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). These are four-year institutions. Due to some ties in the number of students transferring, more than twenty institutions appear listed below.

  1. University of North Carolina - Greensboro
  2. University of North Carolina - Charlotte
  3. North Carolina Central University
  4. East Carolina University
  5. North Carolina A&T State University
  6. University of North Carolina - Pembroke
  7. Winston Salem State University
  8. North Carolina State University
  9. University of North Carolina - Wilmington
  10. Appalachian State University
  11. Shaw University
  12. Elizabeth City State University
  13. Fayetteville State University
  14. Johnson C. Smith University
  15. Western Carolina University
  16. Norfolk State University
  17. University of Mount Olive
  18. Coastal Carolina University
  19. North Carolina Wesleyan College
  20. Barton College
  21. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  22. Greensboro College
  23. Christopher Newport University
  24. Campbell University

Dean and Honor's Lists

The college legitimately seeks to stimulate and reward exceptional achievements in all worthy lines of student endeavor; therefore, the academic dean and the registrar issue two honor lists to recognize these achievements. Each semester the college recognizes full-time students with a GPA of 3.50 to 4.00 by placing them on the Dean's List and students with a GPA of 3.00 to 3.49 by placing them on the Honor List.



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deans list



SAT and ACT Scores

Louisburg College requires SAT or ACT scores for first-time students seeking an associate degree. The college reports both 25th and 75th percentile scores to IPEDS. Please note that the 2017 IPEDS began to require the submission of 'new' SAT scores using a 2400 range. The 'old' version used a 1600 range. The college accepted both new and old SAT scores from its students and used conversion charts.

The admissions department does not require SAT writing scores; therefore, they omitted 'old' SAT scores without the writing scores from the comprehensive 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.

To adequately display this on the graph below, dotted lines instead of solid the college used from 2016 to 2017.


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act scores



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 the college counts some Ds as 'successful' when graduating, courses with D’s will not be transferrable, as many institutions do not accept them. To represent the data in the graph below relatively, the college omitted its courses requiring a C or higher for graduation that have Ds.  In other words, for the following years and college courses, the college did not count Ds 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


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