Our Vision for Student Success

At FCCU, we wholeheartedly believe that the success of our students is at the core of our mission. Our dedicated support system is designed to empower students in their pursuit of self-directed and lifelong learning, ensuring they not only achieve their academic and professional goals but also contribute meaningfully to their family, country, and the global community. We are devoted to fostering an environment where students lead with purpose, embracing responsibility for a sustainable and impactful future. Your journey of success is our shared mission, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Definition

At FCCU, we see student success as a journey towards holistic development – one that integrates academic excellence, personal growth, interpersonal relationships, and social responsibility. Our students embark on a transformative journey of self-directed and lifelong learning, empowering them to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals. Our aim is to prepare discerning individuals who lead with purpose and responsibly serve their family, country, and global community for a sustainable future.

Process:

Student Success Committee: A committee was established to outline the process for defining student success and to prepare an initial draft of the definition. It was determined to use FCCU’s mission and goals for drafting the definition.

Student Success Committee:

 A committee was established to outline the process for defining student success and to prepare an initial draft of the definition. It was determined to use FCCU’s mission and goals for drafting the definition. 

Committee members: 

•Dr Gloria Calib (Convener)- Associate Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
•Dr Douglas Trimble- Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
•Ms. Kinza Arif- Assistant Manager Institutional Effectiveness, QEC
•Dr Rukhsana Zia- Head Centre for Learning and Teaching
•Dr Martin Thomas- Dean Education Faculty & Chair Standard 8
•Ms. Badia Raza-Chief Marketing & Outreach Officer
•Dr Anam Muzamil- Head of Advising Centre
•Ms. Shawna Person- Chief Student Affairs Officer
•Mr. Adnan Ilyas-Head of Career Services & Internships

Student Success Over the Years

Full time student retention Fall 2023 for the cohort of 2023: 82%
Full time student retention Fall 2022 for the cohort of 2022: 81%
Full time student retention Fall 2021 for the cohort of 2021: 76%
Full time student retention Fall 2020 for the cohort of 2020 is : 88%
4 year Graduation rate for the cohort of 2019: 53%
4 year Graduation rate for the cohort of 2018: 50%
4 year Graduation rate for the cohort of 2017: 49%
4 year Graduation rate for the cohort of 2016: 47%

NECHE’s Statement on Student Achievement

Federal law requires that a higher education institution undergoing accreditation provide evidence of “success with respect to student achievement in relation to the institution’s mission.” Both aspects of this requirement—the insistence upon achievement, and the tailoring to institutional mission—are critically important.