Public Statement on Student Achievement

John Paul the Great Catholic University is a visionary teaching institution focused on and dedicated to forming students into future innovators and creators, leaders and entrepreneurs. Students have the opportunity to acquire a deep and personal knowledge of Jesus Christ. Catholic ethical, moral, and social values provide a guiding compass for everything we do.

The Founders are driven by the vision of creating a world-class university for students seeking degree programs in communications media, business, and theology.

JPCatholic currently offers two undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees and two graduate degrees, an MA in Biblical Theology and an MBA in Film Producing.

The information in this website is intended to help prospective students and others evaluate the Program's educational goals and the student outcomes of the education we provide. We encourage prospective students to use this information to seek the right environment to pursue their educational and spiritual goals.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

  • Values and knowledge based on the teachings of Jesus Christ as articulated by the Catholic Church
  • Communication Fluency - Written, Oral, and Audio Visual
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment
  • Leadership and Decision-making
  • Information Literacy
  • Critical and Creative Thinking

Program Learning Outcomes

Our Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) align with the university mission to impact our culture for Christ by forming creators and innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs at the intersections of communications media, business and theology, guided by the spiritual, moral and social teachings of Jesus Christ.
  1. General Education learning outcomes
  2. BS in Communications Media program learning outcomes
  3. BS in Business program learning outcomes
  4. MBA in Film Producing program learning outcomes
  5. MA in Biblical Theology program learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Our Course Learning Outcomes are incorporated into all courses. Students are asked to assess their mastery of the course learning outcomes through the course evaluation system.

Evidence of Student Learning

Evidence of achievement of student learning outcomes is collected in every course through the use of signature assignments. The signature assignment for a particular course is designed to measure student learning for one or more of the Program Learning Outcomes associated with the course. Examples of signature assignments include research papers, presentations, tests, film projects, and business plans. Student scores on the signature assignments are collected and reviewed to determine how well students are achieving the Program Learning Outcomes. The following tables provide a summary of the average scores for each Program Learning Outcome.

All scores on signature assignments are given on a 4 point scale, or are converted to this scale. A score of 1 indicates work that "Needs Improvement," a score of 2 indicates work that is "Developing," a score of 3 indicates work that is "Proficient," and a score of 4 indicates work that is "Outstanding." The scores for each learning outcome are given at the Introduced, Developed, and Mastery level. This designates whether the course and signature assignment are meant to introduce students to a learning outcome, help them develop their skills in that area, or demonstrate mastery of the learning outcome. Download current scores as PDF

Retention and Graduation Data

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall. The graduation rate tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree seeking students to see if they complete a degree within 150% of 'normal time' for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

See our IPEDS data

The MA Biblical Theology degree can be completed on-campus or online. The graduation rate for students who began the MA Biblical Theology program in Fall 2012 is 33%

The graduation rate for students who began the MBA Film Producing program in Fall 2012 is 100%