The federal government collects data on all colleges through the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Cohorts are established as first-time, full-time undergraduate students and evaluated on various outcomes measures.
IPEDS First-time Cohort Retention Rates
After one year, the IPEDS cohort is evaluated on retention rates.
|% of students still enrolled or completed by following fall|
|First-time, Full-time Cohort||65%||69%||70%||67%||69%|
|First-time, Part-time Cohort||51%||49%||53%||51%||52%|
IPEDS First-time, Full-time Cohort Success Rates
After 3-years, or 150% of normal time from beginning at the instituiton, IPEDS collects graduation and transfer out data of the cohort.
|% of students that started as full-time freshman that completed or transferred within 3-years|
|Success Rate (Combined)||37%||36%||34%||38%||40%|