Graduation and Transfer Rates

IPEDS Report

The completion of all IPEDS surveys is mandatory for institutions that participate in or are applicants for participation in any federal student financial aid program (such as Pell grants and federal student loans) authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 USC 1094, Section 487(a)(17) and 34 CFR 668.14(b)(19)).

OVERALL GRADUATION RATE AND TRANSFER-OUT RATE

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate.
It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Year
Reported In

Cohort Year Adjusted Cohort Number of completers Within 150% of
Normal time
Graduation
Rate (%)
Transfer-out Number

Transfer-out
Rate (%)

2002 1999 118 13 11 15 13
2003 2000 150 11 7 14 9
2004 2001 130 13 10 6 5
2005 2002 99 11 11 31 31
2006 2003 97 14 14 * *
2007 2004 121 17 14 * *
2008 2005 107 23 21 * *
2009 2006 126 17 13 * *
2010 2007 60 6 10 8** 13**
2011 2008 116 22 19 20** 17**
2012 2009 99 6 6 24 24
2013 2010 149 16 11 27 18

* Data was unavailable to input into IPEDS - contact Institutional Research at 928-532-6154 for more details.

** Data for these years was not available when IPEDS was submitted. As of Spring 2012 we have access to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and these figures were determined by using the NSC data on this cohort.