The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning oversees campus-wide assessment efforts, strategic planning, and accreditation processes. Working collaboratively with faculty and staff, the office uses the information and data gathered through these processes to inform institutional decision making, program development, and quality improvement initiatives. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Missouri Valley College has been granted conditional approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing, 3605 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109.
Institutional Effectiveness & Planning
Our Mission & Vision
Guiding students to succeed through personal instruction and intellectual inquiry.
Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Faculty are personally and professionally engaged in preparing thoughtful citizens for meaningful lives and careers. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate and graduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. Stewardship of resources will sustain innovative teaching to stimulate critical thinking, creativity, aesthetic appreciation, and the joys of lifelong learning.
- Social responsibility
- Nurture a campus culture to embrace all individuals with compassion, civility, and respect
- Gather a demographically diverse student body embracing differences in ethnicity, gender, culture, economic status, and regional and national origin
- Extend access to higher education to students from all educational backgrounds with support to achieve success
- Ensure high academic standards in all baccalaureate, graduate, and professional programs
- Recruit and retain a dedicated, diverse staff and faculty well educated and current in their fields
- Focus curricula on developing interdisciplinary analytical and communicative skills, historical and cultural awareness, and critical and creative thinking
- Maintain a safe, healthy campus environment conducive to learning and research based on academic freedom, innovative teaching, and intellectual inquiry
- Expand opportunities for applying academic learning in real-world settings and study abroad
- Support extracurricular activities to develop teamwork and leadership in arts, academics, and athletics
- Promote civic engagement through service to the community, special programming for the common good, continuing education for career development, and facilities for public gatherings
2017-2022 Strategic Plan
Professional Licensure Disclosures
The Department of Education Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a)(5)(v) and State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) policy mandates each institution inform students of whether their program curriculum in both distance education programs and face-to-face programs meets the state requirements for each program that leads to licensure or certification.
If you live outside the state of Missouri and are considering enrolling in a face-to-face program at Missouri Valley College that leads to a professional licensure and/or certification, each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements, therefore we strongly recommend that you confirm that the program meets regulations for your state. Other licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc.
Prospective and current students should also keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether they can continue in the course, meet the eligibility requirements of that state, and/or receive financial aid funding. Students considering relocation during their academic program are encouraged to communicate with the program contact and the applicable licensing authority in that state for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements. For your convenience, links to requirements for other states and other US jurisdictions are provided based on the program. If your academic program of interest is not listed, please contact the program department for more information.
Retention, Graduation, and Licensure Rate
- Retention, Graduation, and Licensure Pass Rates
Retention Rates First-Time Full-Time Students (Undergraduate) Fall-to-Fall 2019-2020 49% 2018-2019 42% 2017-2018 44% 2016 – 2017 45% 2015 – 2016 43% Retention Rates Graduate (Internal Measurement) Fall-to-Fall 2019-2020 83% 2018-2019 50% * Cohort less than or equal to 5 students 2017-2018 100% 2016 – 2017 75% * Cohort less than or equal to 5 students 2015 – 2016 80% * Cohort less than or equal to 5 students Graduation Rates—First-Time Full-Time Students (Undergraduate) Cohort 4-year 6-year Fall 2016 14.60% *IPEPS Release Pending Fall 2015 16.40% *IPEPS Release Pending Fall 2014 12% 23% *IPEPS Release Pending Fall 2013 11.40% 21% Fall 2012 12.90% 27% Fall 2011 15.10% 28.50% Graduation Rates—Graduate Students (internal Measurement) Year 2 Year 3 Year Fall 18 100% 100% * Cohort less than or equal to 5 students Fall 17 100% 100% Fall 16 50% 75% * Cohort less than or equal to 5 students Fall 15 83% 83% * Cohort less than or equal to 5 students
Licensure, Certification, and Registration Rates
Cohort Recommended to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Certification 2020 100% 2019 100% 2018 100% 2017 100% 2016 100%
Graduation Year First Time Pass Rate NCLEX Licensure Exam % Overall Pass Rate 2020 75% 75% 2019 66.7% 66.7% 2018 100% 100% 2017 No cohort this year No cohort this year 2016 100% 100%
Masters of Arts, Community Counseling
Cohort National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCER) Exam First-Time Pass Rate 2019-2020 67% 2018-2019 82% 2017-2018 83% 2016-2017 90% 2015-2016 100%
- Retention, Graduation, and Licensure Pass Rates