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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

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Initial Cohort

386

435

490

503

449

440

338

359

321

324 300 329 334 320

4-Year

39%

32%

35%

40%

41%

40%

42%

46%

44%

53% 55% 42.9% 10%  

5-Year

51%

47%

51%

51%

51%

52%

54%

56%

60%

63% 64% 43% 10%  

6-Year

54%

50%

53%

54%

54%

56%

57%

61%

63%

65% 65% 43% 10%  

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

2016-17

2017-18

74%

77%

80%

78%

76%

82%

78%

79%

78%

73%

78%

 

All Residential Campus Students Retention Rates – Fall to Fall  
2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13  2013-14  2014-15  2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
76% 77% 81% 79% 80% 82% 79% 81% 82% 82% 84%


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

Persistence Outlook

Persistence Outlook by Cohort
Cohort 6-Year 8-Year Still Enrolled at NU after 8 years Did not receive a credential and subsequently enrolled elsewhere
Award Rate Award Rate
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 Fall 2014 Cohort Fall 2015 Cohort
Number of students starting in cohort 176 194 171 180 148 173
Number of students graduating with cohort 136 152 131 143 127 149
Calculated Graduation Year* 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Percentage of students who graduated from cohort in which they started and within 150% of the expected completion time* 77% 79% 77% 79% 86% 86%
*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 September 2018

Note: Historical data for the Florida and Texas Operations available by request.
 

2017-18 Degrees Conferred

Bachelor of Business Administration
Accounting 279
Advertising and Marketing 33
Aftermarket Management 35
Automotive Marketing and Management 80
Economics 7
Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management 59
Entrepreneurship 26
Fashion Marketing and Management 19
Finance 500
Franchising Management 3
Health Care Management 35
Hospitality Management 294
International Business 362
Management 1828
Management Information Systems 69
Marketing 253
Operations and Supply Chain Management 28
Bachelor of Science
Management 14
Master of Business Administration  
Management 326
Master of Science
Management 52

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

Outcome 1

Communicate effectively in speech and writing
Direct Measure (NU Teaching and writing rubric-Internal - 5-point scale. where is 5 is most proficient)

Speech Assessment Chart

Outcome 2

Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving proficiency
Direct Measure (Insight BCTST Critical Thinking Exam-External)

Outcome 2

 

Outcome 3

Articulate the principles and values of freedom and free enterprise (General Education).
Direct Measure (Principles of Free Enterprise Exam-Internal)

Free Enterprise Exam Chart

Outcome 4

Demonstrate effective leadership and interpersonal skills.
Direct Measure (Peregrine Core Professional Components Exam, Leadership Topic-External)

CPC Exam Results

 

Outcome 5

Demonstrate acumen applied to a global business environment.
Direct Measure (Peregrine Core Professional Components Exam,Global Topic-External)

Outcome 6

Demonstrate foundational knowledge of functional areas of business.
Direct Measure (Peregrine Core Professional Components Exam, Total Score-External)

DeVos Graduate School

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