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Student Success Data

Student success is often measured by both retention rates and graduation rates. Retention rates show the percentage of students who begin in one semester and are still enrolled one year later. Graduation rates show the percentage of students who complete a degree over a period of time, typically the full program length, 150% of the program length, and 200% of the program length. Typically, graduation rates are reported to the National Center for Educational Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) only for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students, enrolled in a Fall cohort. But because LAPU primarily serves post-traditional students, who on average have studied at 2.3 other institutions before enrolling at LAPU, we report graduation rates for all our students. The tables below provide graduation rates per semester cohorts of new students at the master’s, bachelor’s, and associate levels.


Master’s Degree Retention and Graduation Rates

Cohort N One Year
Retention
Graduation
2-Year 3-Year 4-Year
Fall 2014 27 77.8% 70.4% 81.5%
Spring 2015 31 61.3% 32.3% 54.8%
Summer 2015 44 68.2% 29.5% 56.8%
Fall 2015 62 72.6% 45.2%
Spring 2016 65 76.9% 50.8%
Summer 2016 58 70.7% 51.7%


Bachelor’s Degree Retention and Graduation Rates

Cohort N One Year
Retention
Graduation
2-Year 3-Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Fall 2011 31 64.5% 0.0% 6.5% 19.4% 19.4% 19.4%
Spring 2012 37 56.8% 0.0% 8.1% 8.1% 8.1% 10.8%
Summer 2012 58 46.6% 1.7% 5.2% 15.5% 19.0% 19.0%
Fall 2012 122 47.5% 0.8% 9.0% 15.6% 18.0%
Spring 2013 93 62.4% 2.2% 14.0% 21.5% 24.7%
Summer 2013 76 53.9% 2.7% 14.7% 20.0% 22.7%
Fall 2013 104 52.9% 4.9% 17.5% 23.3%
Spring 2014 113 66.4% 2.7% 15.0% 23.0%
Summer 2014 120 56.7% 6.7% 20.8% 29.2%
Fall 2014 268 65.7% 19.4% 34.7%
Spring 2015 233 59.2% 24.5% 37.1%
Summer 2015 247 53.8% 28.4% 41.6%
Fall 2015 383 47.3% 38.2%
Spring 2016 314 51.0% 34.6%
Summer 2016 263 30.4% 26.2%


Associate Degree Retention and Graduation Rates

Cohort N One Year
Retention
Graduation
2-Year 3-Year 4-Year
Fall 2013 107 27.1% 7.5% 10.3% 11.2%
Spring 2014 84 35.7% 13.1% 14.3% 17.9%
Summer 2014 63 33.3% 9.3% 9.3% 11.6%
Fall 2014 63 33.3% 11.1% 17.5%
Spring 2015 41 34.1% 7.3% 14.6%
Summer 2015 77 35.1% 14.3% 16.9%
Fall 2015 79 34.2% 7.6%
Spring 2016 75 56.0% 4.0%
Summer 2016 68 20.6% 10.3%