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Graduation and Retention Rates

NEASC

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

10.10  The institution publishes statements of its goals for students’ education and the success of students in achieving those goals. Information on student success includes rates of retention and graduation and other measures of student success appropriate to institutional mission. As appropriate, recent information on passage rates for licensure examinations is also published.

Graduation Rates

Cohort of full-time first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in the previous fall. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the summer term preceding the previous fall term. Fall 2003 Cohort Fall 2004 Cohort Fall 2005 Cohort Fall 2006 Cohort Fall 2007 Cohort Fall 2008 Cohort Fall 2009 Cohort Fall 2010 Cohort
Initial previous fall term cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students; total all students: 851 852 1181 1158 951 1125 1133 1134
Of the initial previous fall term cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less: 352 382 520 512 416 542 533 598
Of the initial previous fall term cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less: 120 110 154 149 122 142 155 125
Of the initial previous fall term cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less: 17 21 12 29 16 17 20 28
Total graduating within six years: 489 513 686 690 554 701 708 751
Six-year graduation rate for previous fall term cohort (question B10 divided by question B6): 57.4% 60.5% 58% 60% 58.5% 62.6% 62.7% 66.3%

Retention Rates

  2009 to 2010 2010 to 2011 2011 to 2012 2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016
For the cohort of all full-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered your institution as freshmen in previous fall term (or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your institution calculates its official enrollment in current fall term? 79% 79.8 % 80.5% 79% 76.8 % 78.5 % 77.4 %