JHJ works with all students to provide ongoing support and services for academic and non-academic success. Academic advisers play a large role in ensuring students are knowledgeable about and prepared for their educational experience at JHJ. The mission of Academic Advising is to provide support and direction, as they navigate their experience at JHJ. Non-academically, the School focuses on engaging students as early as possible to inform them of policies, procedures, and support/success services and activities that will: (1) support their academic success, (2) provide opportunities for student engagement outside the classroom, (3) secure services that address the general student well-being, and (4) offer programming that provides opportunities to apply skills and knowledge. By providing targeted programming, such as the New Student Orientation, JHJ introduces students to the atmosphere and expectations of classroom engagement and participation.
Graduation and retention rates are collected by the Office of Institutional Research and provided to pertinent administrators for decision-making purposes. The wider mission of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University, discussed in the Extended Statement of Institutional Purpose, involves serving a wide variety of students from different backgrounds and with varying levels of academic ability. This includes underprepared students as well as high-achieving students. Because of this, our benchmarks are based on the national averages for each criterion, where available.
- Current 6-year graduation rate: 21%
- Average 6-year graduation rate (past 5 years): 19%
- Freshman retention rate Fall 2012 to Fall 2018: 54%
- Average freshman retention rate (past 5 years): 46%
Our most recent data sets are located at the Office of Institutional Assessment, Planning and Effectiveness: ( http://www.tsu.edu/about/administration/institutional-effectiveness/).