One principal question of major concern and focus helps guide the University Assessment Program in determining how well students meet the goals and objectives articulated in the University’s mission statement:

Are students at the University of Rio Grande acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to become educated citizens and successful professionals within their chosen course of study in an increasing global society?

To answer this question, the University Assessment Program will continue to implement a variety of assessment activities in the General Education Program and major fields. All students are expected to participate in such activities in order to obtain information as a primary method for the University to further enhance student learning and improve educational programs and instruction.