There are many benefits of the assessment practices of Ferris State University. Assessment data can allow programs and courses to be adjusted to help students achieve the desired outcomes. The data can provide an opportunity to rethink the outcomes for programs and courses. Assessment data provides a rational basis for institutional planning. Assessment practices are a fundamental part of obtaining or retaining accreditation at the program or college level. Further, assessment data can document and demonstrate to external parties the quality of our programs and courses and so can serve as an important part of institutional recruitment and retention.