Retention & Graduation Rates
Thomas More University annually tracks the retention and graduation of students by program and location/modality.
Retention and graduation rates are calculated based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems definitions. The IPEDS cohort is defined as students enrolling in the fall as:
- first-time (no postsecondary enrollment with the exception of dual enrollment while in high school)
This cohort primarily includes students enrolled in the University’s traditional programs. Targets for retention and graduation rates are based on the University Strategic Plan and compared with Kentucky colleges and peer benchmarks.
Retention Rates, based on returning the following fall to Thomas More University
Goal: minimum target – 65%; aspirational target – >70%
|IPEDS Cohort Year||Thomas More University Retention||Peer Benchmarks||Kentucky private colleges|
Graduation Rates, based on six years to completion, earned at Thomas More University
|IPEDS Cohort Year||Thomas More University Graduation Rate||Peer Benchmarks||Kentucky Private colleges|
Graduation Rates for Adult & Graduate Programs
Thomas More University tracks the graduation rate for all adult and graduate programs.
Graduation Rates for Bachelor of Business Administration Program
Graduation rates for students in the BBA program who enter with fewer than 30 transfer hours are based on 4.5 years to completion. Graduation rates for students who transfer with 30 hours or more are based on 3 years to completion.
|Location||Graduation Rate 2012-2013 incoming students||Graduation Rate 2013-2014 incoming students||Graduation Rate 2014-2015 incoming students|
|Bachelor of Business Administration – students who transfer 30 hours or more||ALL||58%||55%||55%|
|Bachelor of Business Administration – students who transfer less than 30 hours||ALL||35%||39%|