Student Achievement

Graduation Rates

Undergraduate Graduation Rates within Six Years

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 6-year graduation rate data are reported below. The 6-year graduation rate indicates graduates who enrolled as first-time, full-time students six years earlier and completed their baccalaureate degrees within 150% of the traditional 4-year graduation time frame.

The University monitors undergraduate retention in accordance with the Student Engagement and Success portion of the University’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 that includes the over-arching goal of enhancing the climate of the University to cultivate greater levels of student success as measured by retention and completion. The Strategic Plan sets the following goal: raise the graduation rate to 55%. This goal will be re-evaluated during the 2020 strategic planning process.

  • Minimum – 49% (Based on the lowest graduation rate in the most recent 5-years)
  • Goal – Graduation Rate of 55%
  • Actual:

Note: For counts less than five, percentages not displayed.

 

Graduation Rates, by gender and race/ethnicity.
Fall 2009 Freshman Fall 2010 Freshman Fall 2011 Freshman Fall 2012 Freshman Fall 2013 Freshman Fall 2014 Freshman
Men
Nonresident Alien 22% 100% 13%
Black or African American 38% 33% 40% 35% 58%
American Indian or Native Alaskan
Asian 25% 0%
Hispanic/Latino 0% 43% 80% 43% 25% 80%
White 47% 37% 39% 43% 44% 43%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or More Races 0% 33%
Race or Ethnicity Unknown 40% 52% 57% 83%
Fall 2009 Freshman Fall 2010 Freshman Fall 2011 Freshman Fall 2012 Freshman Fall 2013 Freshman Fall 2014 Freshman
Women
Nonresident Alien 56% 20% 100% 0%
Black or African American 38% 47% 34% 63% 63% 58%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 50%
Asian 41% 67% 83%
Hispanic/Latino 63% 55% 33% 29% 68%
White 47% 55% 61% 53% 61% 59%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or More Races 100% 50% 70% 33%
Race or Ethnicity Unknown 33% 29% 42% 55% 56%
Six Year Graduation Rate (Full time, first time students)
Cohort Year 2014
Cohort N Completed in 4 years or less Completed in 5 years Completed in 6 years Completed Within 6 Years Six Year Graduation Rate
Men
Nonresident Alien 8 1 0 0 1 13%
Black or African American 19 7 3 1 11 55%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 0 0 0 0 0
Hispanic/Latino 5 1 3 0 4 80%
White 127 34 17 3 54 42%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 9 2 1 0 3 33%
Race or Ethnicity Unknown 6 2 3 0 5 83%
Men Total 176 47 27 4 78 44%
Women
Nonresident Alien 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Black or African American 45 12 13 1 26 58%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 6 2 3 0 5 83%
Hispanic/Latino 22 10 4 1 15 70%
White 255 105 37 8 151 58%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 9 3 0 0 3 30%
Race or Ethnicity Unknown 18 6 4 0 10 53%
Women Total 364 138 62 11 211 58%
Grand Total 530 185 89 15 287 54%

 

Cohort Year 2013
Cohort N Completed in 4 years or less Completed in 5 years Completed in 6 years Completed Within 6 Years Six Year Graduation Rate
Men
Nonresident Alien 2 2 0 0 2 100%
Black or African American 20 2 3 2 7 35%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0 0 0 0 0
Asian 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Hispanic/Latino 4 0 1 0 1 25%
White 137 29 23 8 60 44%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Race or Ethnicity Unknown 7 1 1 2 4 57%
Men Total 172 34 28 12 74 43%
Women
Nonresident Alien 2 2 0 0 2 100%
Black or African American 51 13 19 0 32 63%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 2 0 1 0 1 50%
Asian 3 1 1 0 2 67%
Hispanic/Latino 7 2 0 0 2 29%
White 261 109 49 2 160 61%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 10 7 0 0 7 70%
Race or Ethnicity Unknown 11 2 3 1 6 55%
Women Total 347 136 73 3 212 61%
Grand Total 519 170 101 15 286 55%