Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates

The graphs below for the Associate and Baccalaureate cohorts represent both 100% and 150% graduation rates.  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. 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 2016, whereas baccalaureate cohorts range from Fall 2008 through Fall 2013.

Trends in Associate Graduation Rates

Line graphs showing the 100% and 150% graduation rates for first-time, full-time associate and baccalaureate students.  Please refer to the summary below.

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 25% for the Fall 2016 cohort. 
  • 150% associate graduation rates are also stable, at 39% in the Fall 2011 cohort, to 37% in Fall 2016.

Data Table for Associate Graduation Rates

  Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
N 798 819 825 877 743 792
100% Graduation Rate 26% 22% 29% 24% 26% 25%
150% Graduation Rate 39% 38% 43% 36% 38% 37%

Trends in Baccalaureate Graduation Rates

Line graphs showing the 100% and 150% graduation rates for first-time, full-time associate and baccalaureate students.  Please refer to the summary below.

Summary of Trends

  • Baccalaureate 100% rates are stable, ranging from 48% in Fall 2008 to 41% in Fall 2013. 
  • The 150% baccalaureate rate has the highest gap 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.

Data Table for Baccalaureate Graduation Rates

  Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
N 60 62 45 82 100 105
100% Graduation Rate 48% 29% 36% 39% 38% 41%
150% Graduation Rate 70% 53% 60% 57% 54% 54%