Secondary Navigation

Graduation Rates

To print, use the download button under the chart. You will be given the option of saving as a PDF or image.

Graduation Rates

Why is this measure important? 

This measures the rate at which entering freshmen who attend full time graduate within 100, 125 and 150 percent of program length. This, in part, is a measure of the efficiency with which students' complete college and of how well students are persisting to a degree. A high value on this measure benefits a state in two important ways: 1) it leads to higher degree production and a better educated citizenry, and 2) the postsecondary pipeline is functioning better - students are moving through the pipeline at higher rates allowing more room for others to enter.This statistic does not account for transfers across institutions or part time students at time of entry.

What is the technical definition? 

First-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students entering in the fall semester (or entering in the summer and returning in the fall), who graduate with a bachelor's degree within six years from their institution of entry, total and disaggregated by low-income and under-represented minority status.

Completion Rates

Why is this measure important? 

Unlike graduation rates, which only count graduations from the institution where the students begin their studies, completion rates provide a more holistic measure of student success. This measure captures the college completion of students at any public or private university within the Commonwealth, regardless of where they began their program. Like graduation rates, strong performance on this measure benefits the state by leading to higher degree production and improved educational levels across the state. Unlike graduation rates, this statistic does account for transfers across institutions.

What is the technical definition?

First-time, full-time bachelor's degree-seeking students entering in the fall semester (or entering in the summer and returning in the fall), who graduate with a bachelor's degree at any time from a Kentucky public university or private (AIKCU) institution.  Note, campuses were not asked to set targets for this metric. Also, there is no comparable national or regional data on this measure.

Last Updated 11/21/2018