Student outcome measures

Retention Rates From 2013 to 2017

This graph shows retention rates for new full-time degree-seeking students through the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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Retention Rates: New Full-Time Degree-Seeking Students

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
New First Time Students, 1st Fall to 2nd Fall 49.18 44.86 48.93 62.11 64.78
New First Time Students, 1st Fall to 3rd Fall 36.21 35.37 36.07 45.29 -
New Transfer Students, 1st Fall to 2nd Fall 53.81 51.62 56.25 62.78 65.10
New Transfer Students, 1st Fall to 3rd Fall 35.01 39.47 34.08 34.40 -

Excluded from data are students who left Columbia College due to death, became totally and permanently disabled, to serve in the armed forces, to serve with a foreign aid service of the Federal Government, or to serve on official church missions.

This graph shows retention rates for new full-time, bachelor degree-seeking students through the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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Retention Rates: New Full-Time Bachelor Degree-Seeking Students

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
New First Time Students, 1st Fall to 2nd Fall 58.38 49.45 59.19 68.63 69.2
New First Time Students, 1st Fall to 3rd Fall 43.15 42.54 44.01 52.48 -
New Transfer Students, 1st Fall to 2nd Fall 60.14 57.47 62.71 66.97 68.08
New Transfer Students, 1st Fall to 3rd Fall 38.92 44.01 37.44 35.74 -

Excluded from data are students who left Columbia College due to death, became totally and permanently disabled, to serve in the armed forces, to serve with a foreign aid service of the Federal Government, or to serve on official church missions.

Graduation Rates from 2013 to 2017

This graph shows graduation rates for undergraduate degree-seeking students as well as bachelor degree-seeking students through the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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Graduation Rates

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Graduation Rate, Undergraduate Degree Seeking 41 38 46 31 26
Graduation Rate, Bachelors Degree Seeking 40 38 46 30 20

Rates of students graduating within 150% of standard time e.g., 6 years for a bachelors degree.

Reported to the integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Degrees Awarded from 2013 to 2017

This graph shows the quantity of certificates, associates, bachelors, and masters degree completing students, as well as the total for all. This info is represented through the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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Degree Completers

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Associates 1444 1614 1889 1605 1334
Bachelors 2569 2496 2258 2558 2318
Certificates 9 6 14 27 24
Masters 278 329 327 323 307
Total 4300 4445 4488 4513 3983

Total degree completers of each type for all terms during academic year.

Only transcripted certificates are included.

Placement and Career Outcomes from 2014 to 2016

This graph shows Columbia College student career outcome rate trends through the years 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Degree Completers

2014 2015 2016
Career Outcomes 70% 80% 78%
Continuing Education 10% 13% 11%
Fulltime Employment 50% 53% 60%
Still Searching 16% 8% 14%

Source: Student Exit Survey.

Career Outcomes Rate: This is the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories plus service and military plus continuing education divided by the number of students for whom an outcome is known minus those graduates identified as not seeking an outcome.

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Mean Starting Salary

2014 2015 2016
Salary 30,000 40,000 41,000

Source: Student Exit Survey.

Student Satisfaction from 2014 to 2016

This graph shows Columbia College student program satisfaction through the years 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Degree Completers

2014 2015 2016
CC Satisfaction 95% 96% 98%
CC Program Satisfaction 92% 90% 91%

Source: Student Exit Survey.

CC Satisfaction: The number of 'very satisfied' and 'satisfied' from the question, How satisfied were you with COLUMBIA COLLEGE?

CC Program Satisfaction: The number of 'very satisfied' and 'satisfied' from the question, How satisfied were you with ACADEMIC PROGRAM?