Recognitions

McMurry University won national recognition again this year for its outstanding academic programs.

  • #1 in the State of Texas for highest percentage of graduates with jobs 10 years after graduation by Zippia.
  • Second best among all public and private universities in Texas by College Consensus.
  • McMurry is ranked #19 nationally, joining other universities such as Texas A&M, Purdue, University of Southern California and The Ohio State University in the Top 20 by College Consensus survey of the Best Colleges for Veterans for 2018.
  • Ranked #8 in small colleges for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-related (STEM) program by the College Best Degree Programs website.
  • Ranked #12 in Western Region in US News and World Report rankings
  • Ranked #6 in ethnic diversity in the Western Region in US News and World Report rankings
  • Ranked #7 in Great Schools, Great Prices in the Western Region in US News and World Report rankings
  • Ranked #9 in Best Colleges for Veterans in the Western Region in US News and World Report rankings
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Student Achievement Goals

Retention by Semester

Table 1: Retention by Semester
McMurry University
 Fall Semester Cohorts
First-time, Full-time Freshman
Fall 2010 to Fall 2020
EntryEntering2nd Sem3rd Sem4th Sem5th Sem6th Sem7th Sem8th SemGraduates
SemClass% (#)% (#)% (#)% (#)% (#)% (#)% (#)% (#)
F1028085 (237)61 (170)53 (147)44 (124)43 (119)37 (104)33 ( 92)37 (103)
F1133084 (278)60 (199)53 (174)46 (152)45 (148)36 (119)31 (101)38  (126)
F1230384 (256)59 (179)54 (163)39 (119)37 (112)34 (109)31 ( 94)34  (102)
F1324982 (204)52 (130)47 (118)43 (107)40 ( 99)34 ( 85)30 ( 74)35   ( 87)
F1420786 (178)63 (130)57 (117)45 ( 93)43 ( 90)40 ( 82)34 ( 71)35   ( 73)
F1529772 (213)52 (156)47 (140)39 (117)36 (106)32 ( 94)31 ( 92)30   ( 88)
F1628484 (239)62 (177)57 (161)49 (138)45 (127)42 (118)34 ( 97)26   ( 73)
F1724685 (208)62 (152)57 (141)50 (123)47 (116)42 (104)3   (  8)
F1821982 (179)70 (153)58 (128)53 (116)1   (  2)
F1925585 (217)65 (166)
F20225
Revised 1/29/21 – McMurry Office of Institutional Research

 

Table 2: Fall Freshmen Cohort Graduation Rates
McMurry University
First-time, Full-time Students
Through August 2020 Graduation
Number of graduates from the cohort graduated during the:
6th Year TotalTotal Grads
CohortCohort #3rd year4th year5th year6th year7th year8+ years#   (%)  #   (%)
201028087117520101 (36)103 (37)
2011330147724524120 (36)126 (38)
201230357319311100 (33)102 (34)
20132491159112483 (33) 87 (35)
201420754716573 (35) 73 (35)
201529765428 88 (30)
2016284865 73 (26)
20172468  8 (  3)
2018219  2 (  1)
2019255
2020225
Note: The year is measured from beginning of fall semester to end of the second summer session and includes August graduates.
Revised 9/03/20 – McMurry Office of Institutional Research

Course Completion Rate

Table 3: Course Completion Rate
Semester# Grades Awarded# Non-completion GradesSum of Non-completion GradesCompletion RateNon-completion Rate
  FWWPWFI   
Fall 201754142971197815151090.58%9.42%
Spring 2018488830213781271756488.46%11.54%
Fall 2018561634015066171258589.58%10.42%
Spring 2019511634613780133961587.98%12.02%
Fall 2019576727918185194160589.51%10.49%
Spring 20204996286*97129126058488.31%11.69%
3-year Totals317971564821519103170346389.07%10.93%
* 259 F grades were converted to No Pass (NP) due to COVID-19
Updated 1/29/21

TExES Certification Exam Combined Results for 2017-2020

Table 4: TExES Certification Exam Combined Results for 2017-2020
Area# Tests Attempted# Tests PassedSuccess Rate
McMurry Totals for Years Reported20919090.90%
Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities12912596.90%
State Expectation: 85% pass rate
Core Subjects EC-6 and Generalist (Grades EC-6)403280.00%
Art/Music/Theatre*66100.00%
Business/Technology Applications*00
English Language Arts & Reading (Grades 7-12)5360.00%
English as a Second Language Supplemental00
History (All levels)/Social Studies (4-8)*8562.50%
Math (All levels)*4375.00%
Physical Education141392.86%
Science (All levels)/Life Science/Physical Science*22100.00%
Spanish11100.00%
State Expectation: 75% pass rate
Updated 1/29/21

*Combined scores in similar areas. For disaggregated scores in these areas, request from Office of Institutional Effectiveness
(sechrist.jori@mcm.edu).

 

Table 5: NCLEX-RN Certification Pass Rates
TrackYear# Students Taking NCLEX-RNNCLEX-RN Pass Rate for First Time Test Takers
BSN2010136/16184.47%
BSN2011104/14870.27%
BSN201268/8381.93%
BSN201347/5683.93%
BSN201458/8469.05%
BSN201542/5675.00%
BSN201627/3577.14%
BSN201723/2592.00%
BSN201829/3193.55%
BSN201910/1190.91%
BSN202017/17100.00%
State Expectation: 80% pass rate
Updated 1/29/21

Graduate Survey

Graduate Survey
Employment SurveyOngoing Education
Year*# ResponsesFull-time EmployedPart-time EmployedIntern- shipFull-time Employment RateFull-timePart-timeOngoing Education Rate
Five-year Totals48729619560.8%127026.1%
201991511256.%28030.8%
201896662268.8%26027.1%
201792527056.5%32034.8%
201680523165%16020%
2015128756058.6%25019.5%
Updated 1/29/21