Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public

DEAC accredited institutions offer a broad array of instructional programs and student support services to meet varied educational and professional goals of a highly diverse student population. Institutions determine appropriate performance criteria to measure the success of their students in achieving their goals in the context of the institution’s specific mission and scope. You will find below (1) a summary of how this institution measures student achievement in the context of the institution’s mission and educational programs, and (2) student achievement metrics which the institution believes best reflect student and program performance. For more information about DEAC standards and requirements, please visit www.deac.org.

This information was prepared by Kristi Bordelon and published on its website on January 2024

Summary of Institution Mission and Student Achievement

Institution Mission Statement: Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine (SUNM) positions itself as a premier healthcare university. Our graduates become Doctors who are non-surgical, drug free, fascia and connective tissue specialists and anti-inflammatory nutritionists, educated to take the lead role in the world of Integrative Medicine. SUNM graduates are uniquely trained and qualified to deliver value-based healthcare focusing on treating the cause of neuromuscular pain and inflammation, not the symptoms.

SUNM aspires to establish Naprapathic Medicine as the science-based standard in drug free fascia and connective tissue manipulation and anti-inflammatory nutrition.

Student achievement is measured using retention and graduation rate.

Aggregated Institutional Data on Student Achievement

SUNM is proud to report that all graduates have successfully passed the National Board of Naprapathic Examiners licensure exam and obtained professional licensure. This reflects SUNM is successfully carrying out the institutional mission.

  • The graduation rate for the first cohort (2010 start) is 100%.
  • The graduation rate for the second cohort (2011 start) is 80%.
  • The graduation rate for the third cohort (2012 start) is 71%.
  • The graduation rate for the fourth cohort (2016 start) is 88%.
  • The graduation rate for the fifth cohort (2017) is 60%.
  • The graduation rate for the sixth cohort (2018) is 70%.
  • The retention rate for the seventh cohort (2019) is 70%.
  • The retention rate for the eighth cohort (2020) is 100%.
  • The retention rate for the ninth cohort (2021) is 60%.
  • The retention rate for the tenth cohort (2022) is 71%.

The Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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