Office/person responsible: Strategic Planning and Accountability
Each institution must annually make available to prospective and enrolled students the completion or graduation rate of certificate or degree seeking, first-time full-time undergraduate students. The completion and graduation rates must be disaggregated by gender, major racial/ethnic subgroups, recipients of Federal Grant and subsidized Direct Stafford loans, recipients of neither Federal Pell Grant nor subsidized Direct Stafford Loans.
The data are to be available by July 1 each year for the most recent cohort that has and 150 percent of normal time for completion by August 31 of the prior year. If the information is requested by a prospective student, it must be a made available prior to the student’s enrolling or entering information into any financial obligation with the institution.
Note: Institutions may add other information to their completion/graduation rate disclosures (e.g. graduation rates for other time-frames, but the HEA required information must be identifiable and separate from any additional information).
An institution that determines that its mission includes providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in another Title IV, HEA eligible institution must disclose a transfer out rate for each cohort.
A student shall be counted as a completion or graduation if the student earns a degree or certificate or completes a transfer preparatory program within 150 percent of normal time for the student’s program.
Institutions are allowed to exclude from completion/graduation or transfer –out rate calculations those students who leave school to serve in the Armed Force, on official church missions, or with a federal foreign aid service or are deceased or totally and permanently disabled.
Note: These data are collected in the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey (GRS)