The graphs below represent both 100% and 150% graduation rates for the Associate and Baccalaureate cohorts, respectively. A cohort is defined as incoming first-time, full-time students for the indicated fall term. The 150% rates include those who graduated within the 100% timeframe. It is important to note that students are counted as a graduate regardless of what level they achieved a degree; for example, if a baccalaureate student earned an associate degree but did not earn a baccalaureate degree, they are still included below. For both associate and baccalaureate graduates, the 150% rates are much higher than 100% rates, and have remained fairly consistent over a six-year period; associate cohorts in the graph range from those entering in the Fall 2011 term through Fall 2017, whereas baccalaureate cohorts range from Fall 2008 – Fall 2014.
Trends in Associate Graduation Rates
Summary of Trends
- 100% graduation rates for associate students in Fall 2011 were 26%, and while there were small increases and decreases, the rate remains stable at 27% for the Fall 2017 cohort.
- 150% associate graduation rates are also stable, at 39% in the Fall 2011 cohort, to 40% in Fall 2017.
|Fall 2011||Fall 2012||Fall 2013||Fall 2014||Fall 2015||Fall 2016||Fall 2017|
|100% Graduation Rate||26%||22%||29%||24%||26%||25%||27%|
|150% Graduation Rate||39%||38%||43%||36%||38%||37%||40%|
Trends in Baccalaureate Graduation Rates
Summary of Trends
- Baccalaureate 100% rates are fairly stable as well, ranging from 48% in Fall 2008 to 50% in Fall 2014.
- The 150% baccalaureate rates has the highest gap in rates over the six-year span, ranging from 70% in Fall 2008 to 54% in Fall 2012 and 2013; however, as shown in the data table, the “n” for this population is so small that even one or two graduates can have a strong impact on the percentage rates for graduates.
- The figure jumped from 54% to 68% in Fall 2014, further speaking to the impact of the small n, and that over a seven-year span, rates are holding steady.
|Fall 2008||Fall 2009||Fall 2010||Fall 2011||Fall 2012||Fall 2013||Fall 2014|
|100% Graduation Rate||48%||29%||36%||39%||38%||41%||50%|
|150% Graduation Rate||70%||53%||60%||57%||54%||54%||68%|