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STUDENT SUCCESS MEASURES

Retention & Graduation

  1. COMPREHENSIVE RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES - Undergraduate
    1. RETENTION RATES - Undergraduate
    2. GRADUATION RATES - Undergraduate
    3. ANNUAL DEGREE COMPLETION RATES - Undergraduate
    4. TIME-TO-DEGREE – Graduate



COMPREHENSIVE RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES - Undergraduate

Undergraduate retention and graduation rates are built through a series of year-to-year retention rates to graduation rates by cohorts matriculating at CAU each fall.

Undergraduate Student Retention and Graduation Rate Report
  FALL 2007
1061
FALL 2008
823
FALL 2009
703
FALL 2010
852
FALL 2011
833
FALL 2012
637
FALL 2013
781
FALL 2014
717
FALL 2015
844
RETENTION # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
1 Total number of new freshmen
(first-time-in-college)
1061   823   703   852   833   637   781   717   844  
2 Average high school GPA 2.93   2.98   3.02   2.98   3.5   3.06   3.05   3.01   2.98  
3 Number of students from
Line 1 returning for a 2nd year
667 63% 528 64% 464 66% 556 65% 508 61% 408 64% 469 60% 476 66%    
4 Number of students from
Line 1 who returned for a 3rd year
531 50% 431 52% 357 51% 403 47% 398 48% 328 51% 408 52%        
5 Number of students from
Line 1 who returned for a 4th year
490 46% 400 49% 312 44% 351 41% 367 44% 316 50%            
6 Number of students from
Line 1 who returned for a 5th year
227 21% 151 18% 100 14% 135 16% 118 14%                
7 Number of students from
Line 1 who returned for a 6th year
46 4% 34 4% 17 2% 36 4%                    
 
GRADUATION                                    
8 Number of students from
Line 1 who graduated in 4 years (or less)
228 21% 196 24% 183 26% 199 23% 214 26%                
9 Number of students from
Line 1 who graduated in 5 years or less
(include those from line 7)
366 34% 301 37% 256 36% 292 34%                    
10 Number of students from
Line 1 who graduated in 6 years or less
(include those from Lines 7 & 8)
413 39% 335 41% 270 38%                        

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RETENTION RATES - Undergraduate

First-time Freshmen Retention: This measure provides the retention rates for first year freshmen returning for second year at CAU.

Benchmark: 61%

Goal 1: Increase retention rate of freshmen student returning for 2nd year to 65% by 2019.

First-Time Freshmen Fall Cohort Retention Rates
Academic Semester Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Total New Freshmen 703   852   833   637   781   717  
Returning In Year Two 464 66% 556 65% 508 61% 408 64% 469 60% 476 66%

SOURCE: CAU 2009-2013 Trend Book


Retention Rate of Continuing Students: This measure provides term-to-term and year-to-year student retention rate for all continuing students matriculated at CAU.

Benchmark: Avg. Fall to Fall 64%; Avg. Fall to Spring 90%

Goal 2: Increase retention of all students to 70% Fall to Fall and to 95% Fall to Spring by 2019.

Continuing UG Student Retention
Academic Year 2012 2013 2014 3-YR Avg.
Fall to Fall 66% 66% 66% 67%
Fall to Spring 89% 89% 93% 90%

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GRADUATION RATES - Undergraduate

6-Year graduation: This measure provides 6-year graduation rates of first-time freshmen by fall cohorts.

Benchmark: 41%

Goal: Increase 6-yr graduation rate for first-time freshmen cohort to 45% by 2019.

Undergraduate Student Graduation Rate By Fall Cohort
Fall Semester No. of Freshman
Enrolled
No. Graduated
within 4yrs or less
No. Graduated
within 5yrs or less
No. Graduated
within 6yr or less
2006 983 231 23% 351 36% 385 39%
2007 1061 228 21% 366 34% 413 39%
2008 823 196 24% 301 37% 335 41%
2009 703 183 26% 256 36% 270 38%
2010 852 199 23% 292 34% N/A N/A
2011 833 214 26% N/A N/A N/A N/A

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ANNUAL DEGREE COMPLETION RATES - Undergraduate

Annual Degree Completions Rate: This measure provides annual success rates for undergraduate students completing program of study and graduating from CAU each year.

Benchmark: 18%

Goal: Increase percent of annual undergraduate graduation to 20% by 2019.

Annual UG Degree Completions
Annual Completers and Gradaution AY 2011-12 AY 2012-13 AY 2013-14 AY 2014-15
Headcount UG Enrollment 3127 2632 2629 2567
Total Graduating Class 550 479 459 488
Annual Graduation Rate 18% 18% 17% 17%

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TIME-TO-DEGREE – Graduate

Rate of Earned Master’s and Doctorate Degrees: This measure is specific to desired outcomes determined by individual programs in terms of time to earn postsecondary master’s or doctorate degrees. Degree completions are tracked by year of matriculation through student time and credit hours toward earning a degree (Graduate Program Length).

Benchmark:

  • 5-YR Graduate Master’s Time To Degree – 75%
  • 8 YR- Doctorate Time to Degree – 42%

Goal: Increase time to degree completion GM to 78%; GD to 50% by 2019.

TIME TO DEGREE - Graduate Master’s Programs
Graduate Master's TTL ENR FALL 2008 TTL ENR FALL 2009 TTL ENR FALL 2010
YEARS COMPLETED YEARS COMPLETED YEARS COMPLETED
1-2 3 4-5 1-2 3 4-5 1-2 3 4-5
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 151 61 40% 41 27% 10 7% 164 62 38% 49 30% 7 4% 197 65 33% 74 38% 12 6%

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TIME TO DEGREE - Graduate Doctorate Programs
Graduate Doctorate TTL ENR FALL 2007 TTL ENR FALL 2008 TTL ENR FALL 2009
YEARS COMPLETED YEARS COMPLETED YEARS COMPLETED
1-3 4-5 6-7 1-3 4-5 6-7 1-3 4-5 6-7
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
TOTAL 18     4 22% 3 17% 21 2 10% 8 38% 1 5% 19 2 11% 9 47% 1 5%

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