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History: Updated: August 16, 2016 | April 6, 2017 | July 19, 2018 | August 14, 2018 | August 13, 2019
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Purpose: In accordance with Department of Education regulations, to inform the public about university graduation and transfer-out rates.
All colleges and universities are required to provide to prospective students, current students, and the public that information deemed "right-to-know". That information is listed below. Please note the distinction between "right-to-know" rates that combine associate level programs with baccalaureate programs and the graduation rate applicable to only those students pursuing baccalaureate degrees.
- Graduation rate: the graduation rate after six years for undergraduate baccalaureate programs (four-year degrees) and after three years for associate programs (two-year degrees). These rates are only for full-time students who enrolled at St. Catherine University as degree-seeking college students for the first time. The rates do not include students who began their college careers at another institution and do not include students who enrolled as part-time students during their initial term of enrollment.
- Transfer-out rate: students who began their four-year or two-year degree programs as full-time students at St. Catherine and subsequently enrolled in another college or university.
- Graduation rate for 2009-2012: 56%
- Transfer-out rate for 2009-2012: 31%
The above rates represent an average of the last four reporting years (students who began college between 2009 and 2012) and include all first-time, full-time undergraduate students, including those in the university's baccalaureate and associate degree programs.
Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Baccalaureate Degrees
The average six-year graduation rate for only those students pursuing baccalaureate degrees (excludes associate degrees) during the past four reporting years (2009-2012) was 62%. The transfer-out rate was 26%.
For the most recent reporting year (students who began in 2012), the graduation rate for baccalaureate-seeking students was 59% and the transfer-out rate was 30%.
Graduation rate information for specific populations (2012 COHORT):
For men: n/a
- International 83% (N=6)
- Hispanic/Latino 37% (N=43)
- Asian 65% (N=51)
- Black/African American 50% (N=22)
- Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander ** (N=2, suppressed)
- White 63% (N=242)
- Two or More Races 44% (N=18)
- Race/Ethnicity Unknown 77% (N=17)
- American Indian or Alaska Native **(N=1, suppressed)
By Socioeconomic status:
- Pell recipients 58% (N=179)
- Direct Loan recipients, not receiving Pell 56% (N=149)
- Neither Pell nor Direct Loan 72% (N=74)
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