Graduation, Retention & Job Placement

2019 Graduation & Retention Rates

(IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) survey data definitions are adopted for these statistics unless otherwise noted.)

  • 855 undergraduates: 837 matriculated, 4 graduate, 21 online, representing 31 states and 9 countries
  • 70% women; 30% men
  • 2% international
  • Student to faculty ratio is 8:1
  • Average class size is 19
  • First year 2018 retention rate is 71%
  • Entering 2015 class graduation rate is 54.8% in 4 years
2019 Job Placement Rates

Of our 209 graduating students in the Class of 2019, the data in this report based on 78 completed graduate surveys and additional data collected from professional social media site (primarily LinkedIn) on 87 additional graduates, therefore, providing data on a total of 165 graduates.

  • 96% of our alumni are employed, 11% are in graduate school; 98% Employed and/or in Graduate School (as there is overlap between the two)
  • 91% of alumni employed are working in an industry directly or somewhat directly related to their major
  • 59% of alumni were offered a job from their experiential learning site (internship, clinical or field experience site), this does not assume they accepted those offers
  • Of those employed, 25% are working in their experiential learning site

The data in this section is based on the Class of 2019 Graduates from Feb. 2019 – Dec 2019

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