For the fourth year in a row, Tiffin University’s School of Business students ranked well above the national average on the Peregrine Exam.
As part of a program learning outcomes assessment, the exam provides insight into core competencies that need to be strengthened and nationally norms TU business students against those from other Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACSBP) and the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB).
In spring 2021, Tiffin University business students performed exceptionally well on the exam. Undergraduate seated students scored on average 13.51 percentage points higher in each competency area as compared to other participating ACSBP Institutions and 14.15 percentage points higher than other participating AACSB Institutions.
Online undergraduate students scored on average 7.83 percentage points higher as compared to other participating ACSBP Institutions and 8.47 percentage points higher than other participating AACSB Institutions.
Additionally, graduate seated students scored on average 19.73 percentage points higher in each competency area as compared to other participating ACSBP Institutions and 22.89 percentage points higher than other participating AACSB Institutions.
The online exam is administered by Peregrine Academic Services and evaluates students’ retained knowledge in a range of academic disciplines. The exam includes 10 questions for each topic, selected at random from the test bank with 50-200 questions per topic. Topics include accounting, management, marketing, finance, leadership, economics and more.
“The test results are not only a testament to the quality of instruction being provided by the faculty at Tiffin University, but also exemplify the dedication and commitment of Tiffin University students to their academic studies,” said Dr. Terry Sullivan, Vice Provost and Dean of TU’s School of Business.
“Tiffin University takes great pride in preparing our students for their continued education and careers,” said Dr. Peter Holbrook, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “The scores indicate the quality curriculum Tiffin University provides, and demonstrate that our students are well equipped for not only this exam but also their future endeavors.”
TU’s President, Dr. Lillian Schumacher, added, “These results are a tribute to the academic strength of the business programs offered at Tiffin University and serve to enhance the academic reputation of the institution.”