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Student Outcomes

The University graduate will:

  1. Have knowledge in the humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics.
  2. Be able to communicate effectively through the spoken word, the written word, and the use of other abstract symbol systems.
  3. Be able to think critically and solve problems.
  4. Possess the attributes of growth: ability, tolerance, self-reliance, compassion, and a love of learning.
  5. Have a commitment to high moral and ethical standards.
  6. Have knowledge of Seventh-day Adventist values and beliefs.
  7. Possess leadership skills and a commitment to service.
  8. Possess the knowledge, skills, and personal attributes to function effectively in the workplace.
  9. Possess cultural sensitivity and a global perspective.

Retention Rate*

  • In Fall 2017 the retention rate was 81% for first time students pursuing bachelor’s degree returning from the 2016 – 2017 cohort.

Completion/Graduation Rates*

  • In 2016 – 2017 the completion or graduation rate for the cohort entering Southwestern Adventist University in 2012 was 37%.

Placement of Employment*

  • Job Placement Rates (130 graduates)

    • 81% employed in their profession
    • 10% furthering their studies in graduate school
    • 6% not working or taking advance studies in their field of study
    • 3% unaccounted for


  • Types of Graduate and Professional Education Graduates are Enrolled
    • Most of our graduates who continue with their education do so at Loma Linda University or here at Southwestern Adventist University.

*This information was obtained from students’ surveyed by faculty and staff during the spring 2018 semester for graduates in 2016 – 2017 academic year.