Graduation/Transfer Rate

Graduation/transfer rates characterize student progress toward completion of a certificate or Associate degree, or transfer to another institution for continuing progress toward a degree. These measures track cohorts of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students and their completion or transfer status at 150% of the normal time to complete all requirements of their program of study. Three-years is 150% time for an Associate degree, but certificate programs are generally of shorter duration (adapted from IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey Instructions).

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Measure 1: Graduation/Transfer Rate*


2012-2015 2013-2016 2014-2017 2015-2018 2016-2019
Total Grad/Transfer Rate 37% 38% 38% 46% 47%

* Percent of full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking students in the fall semester that completed a certificate or degree, or transferred to another institution within 150% time to normal program completion. Year range indicates the year of the incoming fall semester to summer of the year by which students completed or transferred. Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey, National Center for Education Statistics.