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Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education — supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.

  • ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.
  • ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.
  • ACBSP offers an accreditation process uniquely focused on teaching excellence and student outcomes. And because the council believes ACBSP success is driven by the success of its members, ACBSP officers and members align those programs and the accreditation process to meet the individual needs of each member.

Lindenwood Student Achievement

National Center for Education Statistics - College Navigator

ACBSP Accredited Program Performance

  • Standard 4: Student Learning Outcome Assessment Results - The following tables outline student learning outcomes for Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship (PCB&E) students and overview the assessment data for ACBSP accredited programs within the PCB&E.
  • Standard 6: Organizational Performance - The following table provides an overview of organizational performance within the PCB&E as it relates to ACBSP standards and accreditation. 

Robert W. Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship - Student Retention

The results below are yearly retention rates for Lindenwood students who have declared a business degree during their first term of attendance. The cohorts and outcomes are defined by IPEDS guidelines.  As a result, the cohorts are limited to first-time, degree-seeking college students who enrolled in the given fall term. The retention rate provides the percentage of students from a given cohort that returned to the school in the next fall term, one year after their initial fall term.

Lindenwood University

Cohort Year (Fall Term) Gender Students in Cohort Returned 1yr. Retention
2014 Female 87 74 85%
  Male 119 85 71%
  Cohort Total 206 159 77%
2015 Female 82 68 83%
  Male 109 85 78%
  Cohort Total 191 153 80%
2016 Female 67 58 87%
  Male 99 78 79%
  Cohort Total 166 136 82%

Combined - Lindenwood University System

Cohort Year (Fall Term) Students in Cohort Returned 1yr. Retention
2014 335 233 70%
2015 279 206 74%
2016 245 187 76%
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