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In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must publish information regarding graduation rates as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics. This graduation measure includes only undergraduate degree-seeking students that have never attended another institution of higher learning and graduate within 150 percent of normal time to completion. Data are collected on the number of students entering the institution as full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students in a particular cohort year. Graduation rates are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, and federal financial aid grant or loan funds. At WGU most students enter with prior college experience; hence, the data in this chart represents only a small fraction of WGU’s student body.
9/1/2008 through 8/31/2009 First-time Undergraduate cohort who:
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must publish information regarding the retention rate as defined by the National Center for Educational Statistics. This retention measure includes only first-time, full-time, undergraduate degree-seeking students. At WGU most students enter with prior college experience; hence, the data in this chart represents only a small fraction of WGU’s student body.
First-time, full-time undergraduate student retention rate is 74%
(based on Fall 2014 first-time, full-time, undergraduate degree-seeking students retained through Fall 2015)
In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, WGU must make available information regarding the types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of the university’s four-year degree programs enrolled.
2003-2016 Four-Year Degree Recipients
Source data: National Student Clearinghouse Subsequent Enrollment and Graduation Survey
Approximately 11.5% of students who completed a bachelor’s degree from WGU between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2016 went on to complete a graduate or professional program at WGU. These students enrolled in the following colleges:
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