Academics


Student Learning Outcomes

As with any academic institution, student-learning outcomes are most directly tied to the mission statement of the college. At LPC–Ignite, because of the strong relationship with Life Pacific College (LPC), we are in a position to measure the institutional effectiveness of our comprehensive program while LPC has primary focus on the academics. LPC has rigorous assessment tools given for their WASC and ABHE accreditation status, and LPC–Ignite has benefited greatly by the use of these tools and the effectiveness their use allows.

GPAs

Average GPA per academic year
Academic Term Average GPA
2011 – 2012 2.8
2012 – 2013 3.1
2013 – 2014 3.2

The assessment and opportunities that can be derived from this information include the fact that beginning with the 2012-2013 scholastic year the minimum GPA required for acceptance into the program was raised to 2.5 from 2.25. Given this information, the academic acceptance committee may want to consider raising the entry requirement even higher to possibly 2.8. A key to graduating exceptional students would be of course to only accept into the program exceptional students. The threat, however with this limiting approach, is the restriction of students who may have had difficulties in their past, but who have a sense of calling on their lives for ministry and therefore need an opportunity to succeed academically where that may not have been a point of focus and emphasis in their past.

 


Program completion

Students who completed the LPC–Ignite program
Starting Term Enrolled Retention AA Graduates DCP Enrolled DCP Graduates
2011 – 2012 67 65.7% 23.9% 34.3% 47.8%
2012 – 2013 26 57.7% 46.2% 15.4%
2013 – 2014 27 74.1%
2014 – 2015 32

LPC–Ignite is proud to have a solid student retention rate, in fact, the class of 2013-2014 boasts a retention rate of 74.1% well above the national average of 60%. Furthermore, the class of 2012-2013 had a graduation rate of 46.2% outpacing the national two year degree graduation rate(31%) by 15.2%. At LPC–Ignite we strive to lead students not only to graduate with their Associate of the Arts(A.A.) degree, but also towards the discovery of their Life-Mission. The unique opportunities our program offers allows students to advance themselves spiritually and academically as they pursue what call God has placed in their lives throughout their A.A. degree and onward. Many of our students choose to continue their education while remaining on campus as interns and Resident Leaders. Of those who choose to continue many opt to enroll in one of several online degree programs offered through our credit transfer agreements with other universities. For example, just over a third (34.3%) of the 2011-2012 class chose to pursue a Bachelor's of the Arts in Ministry and Leadership through Life Pacific College's Degree Completion Program, of those who enrolled 47.8% completed the program and graduated.

Continuing Education of LPC–Ignite Graduates

Students continuing with four-year education programs
Time Period Number Percentage
2012 – 2013 27 71%
2013 – 2014 11 69%

The percentage of students who complete the LPC–Ignite program and move on to other four-year academic institutions remains fairly consistent. Again, some of these continuing on students are doing so without having completed their AA degree at LPC–Ignite but have completed the program of discipleship, ministry formation and global mission.

Many of our students are finding ministry assignments in local churches and even one outside of the country, which is one of the reasons they come to LPC–Ignite. Though we would love to see more go on to finish a Bachelor’s or Masters Degree beyond LPC–Ignite, our mission is to work with students to discover and pursue their Life-Mission, and for some this does not necessarily mean a four-year degree at this time in their life.