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Graduation Rates

The University monitors undergraduate graduation rates as a measure of success of its undergraduate program. Since 2000, the University has maintained a four-year graduation rate of greater than 82 percent and a six-year graduation rate of greater than 91 percent. In addition, the University establishes thresholds and targets for graduation rates, by financial aid status. For students entering in 2012, institutional performance is noted below.

First-Time First-Year Students Entering Fall 2012
Category Threshold Target Actual
Four-Year Graduation Rate: Pell Grants 73.8% 87.0% 81.6%
Four-Year Graduation Rate: Other Need-Based Aid 80.0% 87.0% 87.1%
Four-Year Graduation Rate: No Need-Based Aid 84.8% 87.0% 89.8%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: Pell Grants 82.5% 94.0% 86.9%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: Other Need-Based Aid 86.5% 94.0% 93.1%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: No Need-Based Aid 91.0% 94.0% 94.3%

 

First-Time First-Year Students Entering Fall 2013
Category Threshold Target Actual
Four-Year Graduation Rate: Pell Grants With Federal Need 73.8% 87.0% 83.1%
Four-Year Graduation Rate: Has Federal Need Not Pell Recipient 80.0% 87.0% 87.8%
Four-Year Graduation Rate: No Federal Need 84.8% 87.0% 90.7%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: Pell Recipient With Federal Need 82.5% 94.0% 93.1%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: Has Federal Need Not Pell Recipient 86.5% 94.0% 92.5%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: No Federal Need 91.0% 94.0% 95.6%