Student Right to Know

Student Right to Know

Graduation Rates

In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must publish information regarding graduation rates as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This graduation measure includes the cohort of full-time, first-time (FTFT) degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students and tracks their completion at 150% of the normal time to complete all requirements of their program of study. A first-time student is defined as a student who has no prior postsecondary experience attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level.

Data are collected on the number of students entering the institution as FTFT degree-and/or certificate-seeking undergraduate students in a particular cohort year. Graduation rates are disaggregated by race and ethnicity, gender, and federal financial aid grant or loan funds. The graduation rates shown below represent students from the 2017-2018 cohort and the percentages of those students who graduated within 150% by August 31, 2020.

The table attached shows FTFT undergraduate students and is derived from the IPEDS graduation rate survey, although shown in aggregate rather than by degree/award type. The College is a nontraditional institution that caters to a wide variety of students, including many who have previously attended another institution of higher education and would not be classified as a first-time students. Data include recipients of Pell Grants or subsidized loans or neither type of aid during the 2017-2018 cohort year (September 1 – August 31).

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