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Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Vision

The School of Human Ecology will provide academically challenging programs that offer flexible learning opportunities, support, and educate generations whose goals are to lead and assist others in having a quality of life via technology, learning community, research and outreach.

Mission

The School of Human Ecology’s mission is to explore and enhance the human experience through the context of families, merchandising, and nutrition with emphasis on research, practical application, collaboration, and community service.  Focusing on diversity, sustainability and wellness in an ever-changing world, we endeavor to create opportunities and educational experiences for students to become competent and engaged professionals.

Program highlights

The School of Human Ecology has been an integral part of Louisiana Tech University since the university’s foundation in 1894.  The School’s programs were the first offered in its disciplines in the state.

Currently, The School of Human Ecology houses one graduate program in Nutrition and Dietetics, one graduate certificate program in Dietetics, a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship, and three undergraduate programs: Human Development and Family Science, Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies, and Nutrition and Dietetics.

The following data represents enrollment, retention, graduation, and licensing/certification performance indicators for the School of Human Ecology over the most recent three-year reporting periods.

Enrollment

Student performance and achievement reported
Format reported Frequency updated and reported Briefly describe your methods of data collection:  i.e. where you got your data and how your data were  measured
Program Year 1 Year 2 Year 3      
2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 Unit web page Updated annually- third week of Fall Quarter Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning
Enrollment – The following table represents three-year enrollment data for the School of Human Ecology’s current undergraduate and graduate degree programs:
Human Development and Family Science 135 105 98      
Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies 33 28 22      
Nutrition and Dietetics – BS 65 57 55      
Nutrition and Dietetics – MS 38 32 28      
Total 271 223 203      
Retention rate – Over the past three years (2018-2021), the overall retention rate for the undergraduate programs in the School of Human Ecology is 89 percent
Academic year Total undergraduate enrollment Student attrition Retention rate (%) Unit web page   Retention rates for each program calculated annually and internally based upon university data of declaration of major and changes of major, and Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning.
2018-19 233 19 92      
2019-20 191 19 91      
2020-21 175 27 85      
Three-year totals 599 65 89      
Graduation rate 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 Unit web page   Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning
Human Development and Family Science 94.12% 88.24% 98%      
Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies 100% 100% 99.8%      
Nutrition and Dietetics – BS 91.67% 87.5% 100%      
Number of graduates Unit web page   Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning
Academic year 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21      
Human Development and Family Science 49 46 51      
Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies 9 14 7      
Nutrition and Dietetics – BS 9 17 17      
Total 67 77 75      
Credentials/licensures earned by graduates (number) Unit web page   Pass rates provided by ACEND
Nutrition and Dietetics 14/14;
100%
15/15;
100%
14/16;
88%
     
Other (See below)

The School of Human Ecology also houses a Human Development and Family Science Program. Although the national organizations do not release test results data, graduates are eligible to pursue the following certifications:

  • Certified Child Life Specialist (Human Development and Family Science graduates with concentrations in Child Life)
  • Certified Family Life Educator (Human Development and Family Science graduates with concentration in Family Science)