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Retention and Graduation Rates

Student Right to Know Act

The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students.  Every institution that participates in any Title IV program and is attended by students receiving athletically-related student aid is required to disclose graduation/completion rates of all students as well as students receiving athletically-related student aid by race/ethnicity, gender and by sport, and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years, to parents, coaches, and potential student athletes.  To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website at http://nces.ed.gov

Cambridge College, acting in compliance with the Student Right to Know Act, is happy to post the following information on the graduation rates of our cohorts of full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduates that have received financial aid.   The graduation rates show the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion of a four-year, undergraduate degree has elapsed. We have also provided information about the one-year retention rates.

Things to keep in mind when viewing this information:

  • Retention and Graduation rates for undergraduate students are divided into the Federal Definition of first time full time students, https://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/Downloads/Forms/IPEDSGlossary.pdf which is a select group of students –.  While this is an important group to track, it does not represent all of our students, including students who start in the Spring, transfer students, part-time students, graduate students, or non-degree seeking students. We have also included their rates.
  • All graduation rates for first time freshman are based on 6 years of attendance which is equal to 150% of the normal completion time of the longest undergraduate academic program.
  • Graduation rates do not include students who left school:
    • To serve in the armed forces
    • To take part in official church missions,
    • To help with a foreign aid service of the federal government
  • Graduation rates do not include student who have died or become totally disabled.
  • Students who withdrew for personal or medical reasons are included in the original headcount.  Additionally, students who started at Cambridge College who transferred to another university and graduated will not be included in Cambridge College’s graduation rate.
  • We have chosen not to report our transfer-out rate.

Finally, we have also included information about our graduate school retention and graduation rates.

Click on a link below to view retention and graduation rates for each school.

School of Undergraduate Studies
Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Management
Graduate School of Psychology and Counseling