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Graduation and Retention Rates

Freshman Graduation Rates

These numbers represent the percent of students who graduated within the time period listed.

 

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Initial Cohort

386

435

490

503

449

440

338

359

321

4-Year

39%

32%

35%

40%

41%

40%

42%

46%

44%

5-Year

51%

47%

51%

51%

51%

52%

54%

56%

60%

6-Year

54%

50%

53%

54%

54%

56%

57%

60%

63%

Retention Rates                                    

Fall-to-Fall retention rates represent the percent of students who are still at Northwood or have graduated from one year to the next.

Michigan Freshman Retention Rates – Fall to Fall

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

74%

77%

80%

78%

76%

82%

78%

79%

78%

 

All Residential Campus Students Retention Rates – Fall to Fall

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

73%

76%

77%

81%

79%

80%

82%

79%

81%

82%

Persistence Outlook

These numbers represent how many of our students graduate or enroll elsewhere in the given time frames.

Persistence Outlook by Cohort

Cohort

6-Year
Award Rate

8-Year
Award Rate

Still Enrolled at NU after 8 years

Did not receive a credential and subsequently enrolled elsewhere

Full-time, Freshmen

56%

56%

1%

29%

Full-time, Transfer Students

85%

85%

0%

9%

Part-time, Transfer Students

51%

52%

1%

17%

 

DeVos Graduate School – Graduation Rates

Graduate Student Graduation Rates

 

Status

Fall 2010 Cohort

Fall 2011 Cohort

Fall 2012 Cohort

Fall 2013
Cohort

Number of students starting in cohort

176

194

171

180

Number of students graduating with cohort

136

152

131

143

Calculated Graduation Year*

2013

2014

2015

2016

Percentage of students who graduated from cohort in which they started and within 150% of the expected completion time*

77%

79%

77%

79%

*The number of students who earned their degrees within 150 percent of the expected completion time, divided by the number of students who began pursuing a degree with that cohort.

 

Figures based on data pulled August 2017
Note: Historical data for the Florida and Texas Operations available by request.

 


Career Profiles

Undergraduate

Northwood University partners with CSO Research to conduct an e-mail survey of the undergraduate and graduate classes graduating each May. All data enclosed in this report is based on the number of responses received for individual questions, as indicated in parenthesis. The comparison is to most available data from National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

First Destinations Survey Results – Class 2016 6-Month Post-Graduate Survey

   Traditional   ADP   TOTAL   NACE First Destinations Survey: Class 2015 
 Total Graduates   421  454  875  381,040
 Number responding to survey   110  145  255  243,865
 Response rate  26%  32%  29%  64%
 Employed  79% (86/109)   91% (132/145)   85% (218/255)   58.9%
 Enrolled/accepted by a graduate/professional school:   10% (11/109)  3% (4/145)  6% (15/255)  20.9%
 Job very related or somewhat related to your busniess major   90% (63/70)  78% (90/115)  83% (153/185)  N/A
 Satisfied with occupation  90% (63/70)  67% (79/115)  77% (142/185)  N/A
 Average salary  $49,198 (66)  $54,873 (101)  $51,881 (167)  $50,2019

 

Richard DeVos Graduate School

First Destinations Survey Results – Class 2015 6-Month Post-Graduate Survey

   Total   NACE First Destinations Survey: Class 2015 
 Total Graduates  127  67,452
 Number responding to survey   48  38,447
 Response rate  37.80   57%
 Employed  89.5% (43/48)   74%
 Median Salary/Income  $60,000  $59,718

Where Students and Alumni Work, Live and Do


 

 


Degree Outcomes, Assessments and Results

Undergraduate

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Outcome 2

Outcome 3

Outcome 4

Outcome 5

Outcome 6

*Note: In 2013-2014 students taking CPC: ADP n=435, IPC n=385, Traditional n=473, NU Total n=1293
In 2014-2015 students taking CPC: ADP n=437, IPC n=531, Traditional n=450, NU Total n=1418
In 2015-2016 students taking CPC: ADP n=451, IPC n=580, Traditional n=389, NU Total n=1420
In 2016-2017 students taking CPC: ADP n=421, IPC n=717, Traditional n=360, NU Total n=1498

DeVos Graduate School

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