Measuring Student Achievement
Rhodes offers two undergraduate degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. Given the expectations stated in the Rhodes Vision, and the long tradition of quality liberal arts education at Rhodes, the college continually evaluates student achievement using a range of measurements, including the following:
- Academic profile of our incoming class
- Graduation rate
- Senior exit survey from the most recent graduating class about their future plans
- Survey data from our alumni about employment/graduate school attendance
- Acceptance rates into post-baccalaureate degree programs
Of the members of the incoming Class of 2026, 94% had a grade point average equal to or above 3.5; 54% ranked in the top 10% of their class.
Rhodes offers one graduate degree program: the Master of Science in Accounting. Student achievement is demonstrated by the high pass rates on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam compared to the national average and by the excellent job placement rates of the graduates.
By the Numbers
Ninety-eight percent of the Class of 2020 and ninety-one percent of 2021 graduates are employed, attend graduate/professional school, or volunteer full time.
Our Master of Science in Accounting program boasts a 100 percent job placement rate, with 75 percent joining Big Four firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers) or other national firms, with the rest joining highly regarded regional and local accounting firms or corporations.
Of those members of the classes of 2022 applying to graduate/professional schools, 72.3% reported that they were accepted by their first-choice school..
The overall acceptance rates for different programs (M.D., M.B.A., J.D. and others) far exceed the national average. One hundred percent of our students that seek pre-law advising support get admitted to law school. Eighty-six percent of qualified Rhodes graduates are accepted into medical schools.
Since 2002, Rhodes students have been awarded:
- 48 Fulbright Scholarships
- 17 Goldwater Scholarships
- 14 Watson Fellowships
- 6 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
- 6 Emerson National Hunger Fellowships
- 5 Truman Scholarships
- 2 Luce Scholarships
- 7 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
- 1 Rhodes Scholarship
A Sampling of Graduate/Professional Schools that Rhodes Students Have Been Accepted Into
A Sampling of Companies and Organizations that Have Hired Rhodes Graduates