Graduation Rates

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires institutions to publish their graduation/completion rates. The information below is provided in accordance with the federal Student Right-to-Know Act.

2015 Graduation Rate
2015 Graduation Rate
Cohort Group Total Students in Sample Percentage Graduated
09/01/09 - 08/31/10 1,021 31%

When reviewing this information, please be aware of the following items:

  • The cohort group listed above only reflects first-time, full-time degree-seeking students who graduated with a certificate, associate, or bachelor degree and have never attended another postsecondary school. This is a very small population of students at CSU, because the majority of our students transfer credit from another university. Therefore, the numbers do not reflect CSU’s overall graduation rate.
  • The graduation/completion rate is based on six years of attendance, or what the Department of Education considers 150% of a standard program.

Retention Rates

CSU is required to report retention rates as defined by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Rates refer to the percentage of first-time, bachelor-seeking students from the 2014 fall period who returned to CSU in the 2015 fall period.

The retention rate cohort reflects students who have never attended another postsecondary school. This population is very small because the majority of CSU students transfer credit from another university. Therefore, the numbers below do not accurately portray CSU’s overall retention rate.

  • First time, Full Time Bachelor Seeking Student: 40%
  • First Time, Part Time Bachelor Seeking Student: 23%
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