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Graduation and Retention

2015
(Updated Oct. 20, 2015)
Number: 
86.7%
Label: 
6-Year Graduation Rate
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Students Entering Fall 2009
Number: 
82.0%
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4-Year Graduation Rate
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Students Entering Fall 2011
Number: 
TBD
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FY-Soph Retention Rate
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Students Entering Fall 2014

 Comparatively, the national Freshman-Sophmore retention rate at 4-year private non-profit institutions is 80% and the 6-year graduation rate is 65% (Reference).  The "Retention Rate" is the percent of first-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students who returned to the same institution the following fall.

Degrees Conferred

Degrees awarded in May 2015 and previous August:

  • Bachelor's:
    • Total Degrees Awarded: 585
    • Bachelor of Arts: 367
    • Bachelor of Science: 218
    • Male: 257
    • Female: 328
  • Master's: 29
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies: 1

For career and graduate school information, see the Outcomes page.  For characteristics of graduates, see the Majors & Minors page.


Graduation Rates

For full-time, first-time undergraduate students entering in Fall, 2009

  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79.2%
  • 5-Year Graduation Rate: 85.4%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 87.5%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: TBD

6-Year Graduation Rate for the cohort entering Fall, 2009

By Gender

  • Male: 86%
  • Female: 88%

By Financial Aid Status

  • Received Pell Grant: 88%
  • Received Subsidized Federal Direct Loan, Not Receiving Pell Grant: 88%
  • Not Receiving Pell Grant or Subsidized Federal Direct Loan: 86%

By Race/Ethnicity

  • American Indian/Alaska Native: ***
  • Asian: ***
  • Black: 100%
  • Hispanic: 81%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: ***
  • Two or More Races: 100%
  • White: 86%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 100%
  • Unknown: 78%

*** fewer than 5 students in cohort

For more information, see the Graduation and Retention section of the Master Stats