Graphs - Graduation/Degrees

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Employment for young by attainment

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Employment for young by attainment

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Employment for young by attainment

 

Nursing and related fields now outpace teacher education in popularity among graduating seniors, with emerging fields in law enforcement and leisure/fitness showing strong growth. Business and STEM fields, not shown, are static.

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Employment for young by attainment

 

In Ohio, bachelor's degree in nursing now outnumber associate degrees, and master's degrees have more than tripled in the last decade.

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Ohio's baccalaureate attainment remains below the US average and in the middle of the pack of its neighboring states.

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Ohio independent colleges efficiently prepare students for degrees in STEM fields.

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Employment for young by attainment

 

Six years after they entered, more than half of those who enrolled at Ohio community colleges have left higher education altogether without a degree.

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Whatever your academic preparation, you're more likely to graduate on time at an Ohio independent college or university.

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Employment for young by attainment

The four-year graduation rate gap between sectors in Ohio increased by one percentage point in the latest federal statistics.

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Employment for young by attainment


A bacherlor's degree is an Ohioan's surest path to economic security.

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Employment for young by attainment

Despite Ohio's improvement in the educational attainment of its citizens, the gap between the state and the U.S. as a whole has become only marginally smaller.

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Employment for young by attainment

 

Preferences in Ohio's presidential primary elections varied by educational level.

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Employment for young by attainment

 

In the last 11 years, the annual number of bachelor's degrees in education awarded in Ohio has shrunk by one fourth.

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Employment for young by attainment

 

Three years after enrolling in a for-profit 4-year institution, one in seven of the entering class of 2011 had settled for an associate degree, and half had left higher education altogether with no credential.

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Women graduates dominate in all fields in Ohio, except two.

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Employment for young by attainment

 

Students with multiple academic interests are well served at Ohio independent colleges and universities.

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Employment for young by attainment

Ohio independent colleges continue to produce more than their share of graduates in fields important to the economy and the quality of life of the state.

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Employment for young by attainment

Minority students are more likely to succeed at an independent college.

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Employment for young by attainment

International students attending college in Ohio earn bachelor's degrees mainly in business, science and technology, and the social sciences.

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Employment for young by attainment

A better educated citizenry takes part more fully in the nation's civic life.

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Employment for young by attainment

Despite a recovery from the low point in 2009-10, bachelor's degrees in teacher education awarded in Ohio are 18 percent fewer than 10 years ago.

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Employment for young by attainment

Relative to the nation, Ohio has more business and education degree holders; fewer in the humanities and social sciences; and about the same in STEM fields.

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Employment for young by attainment

Although retention rates in Ohio are the same for public and independent 4-year campuses, 15 percent more of those same students graduate on time at independent institutions.

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Employment for young by attainment

It remains true that you are more likely to graduate on time at an Ohio independent college or university regardless of your academic qualifications.

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Employment for young by attainment

Newly available graduation rate data continues to show greater success by students who attend nonprofit colleges.

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Employment for young by attainment

Despite its recent gains, Ohio continues to lag the nation in educational attainment at the bachelor's degree level.

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Employment for young by attainment

As is occurring nationwide, certain postgraduate professional degrees are declining in Ohio.

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Employment for young by attainment

Ohio's "Top 50" jobs have above-average annual earnings, growth rates faster than the statewide average, and are expected to stay in demand. Of these good jobs worth having, nearly three quarters of the projected annual openings require a college degree, and more than half at least a bachelor's, which only a quarter of the state's adults hold.

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Employment for young by attainment

Ohio independent colleges still provide more than their share of the state's bachelor's degrees in fields of study important to the future and quality of life.

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Employment for young by attainment

The second largest segment of Ohio's population, measured for educational attainment, remains the more than 1.6 million (more than 1/5 of the state's adults) who have no degree to show for their investment in higher education.

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Employment for young by attainment

For young adults, getting to college and finishing a bachelor's degree are the best ways to ensure they will be valuable members of the workforce.

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Awards below bachelors at 4yr

Beyond the workplace's most essential credential, the bachelor's degree, Ohio's four-year colleges and universities also participate significantly in shorter-term education for specific workforce needs.

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Attainment Ohio v neighbors

Ohio and all its adjacent states continue to lag the US average for adults above age 25 with bachelor's or higher degrees.

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Share of degrees by field 12-13

As they have for many years, Ohio's independent colleges contribute more than their share of bachelor's degrees in areas of study important to the state's future.

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Ed attainment over time OH v US

The conundrum continues: Ohio's educational attainment is higher than the US average at the high school level, but lower at the baccalaureate level, and the gaps stubbornly remain.

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Full time above and below 15 credit hours

More than half the undergraduates considered to be "full-time" by federal financial aid regulations are not taking enough credits to earn a degree on time.

For the complete report, click here.

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Parental ambition

Nearly 2/3 of parents expect their middle- and high-school age children to complete at least a bachelor's degree.

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Grad rates by ACT cohort

Regardless of the academic preparation of their entering freshmen, Ohio independent colleges perform better in getting their students to graduate on time.

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Grad rate AICUO IUC OSU update to 2006 cohort

Four-year graduation rates have increased in Ohio's public sector, principally because of Ohio State's 14-year climb to the overall independent-college rate.

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Graduation rate public-nonprofit for 2013

The latest graduation rate statistics continue to show that the typical full-time freshman at an Ohio independent campus completes a bachelor's degree in four years, while it takes an additional year at a public university.

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Completion rate at 4yr of 2yr students

Ohio lags the nation in the rate of students who start at community colleges and then complete a degree at a four-year college or university.

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Weekly Wage Earnings By Degree

Finishing a bachelor's degree on time yields an immediate payoff.

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Attainment by age Ohio v US

Although younger Ohioans are increasingly better educated, the stubborn gap between Ohio and national educational attainment remains.

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Share of degrees by field12

Newly available federal data show that independent colleges in Ohio continue to produce large shares of bachelor's degrees in key fields of study.

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Metro attainment

Metropolitan areas in Ohio - the shaded counties represent each city's metropolitan survey area - vary considerably in the adult population's educational attainment, with Columbus leading the way.

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Time to Degree By Sector

It normally takes an extra year beyond the normal four to earn your bachelor's degree from a public college or university, while at a for-profit institution it takes more than two years longer.

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Degrees by Major Over Time

Although bachelor's degrees overall in the U.S. increased by one third during the last decade, degrees in STEM did not keep pace - including a 10 percent drop in degrees in computer science - and degrees in education actually fell.

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Graduates in 4,5,6year cohorts

As it was three years ago, a full-time freshman entering an Ohio public university is more likely not to complete a degree there than to graduate in four years. The opposite is true for those entering an Ohio independent college or university.

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Change in jobs by education level

Even in a recession, a college education is the best preparation for the labor market.

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Income for degree & certificates by sector

The benefit earned as a result of workforce development such as a certificate and associate degree program varies depending on the sector where you choose to enroll.

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Regional attainment by state

Ohio continues to lag the nation as a whole in the educational attainment of its citizens, and trails two of its adjoining states.

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Graduation rate public-nonprofit

An entering full-time freshman at an Ohio independent college or university is more likely to complete a bachelor's degree in four years than in five years at an Ohio public university.

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grad rates US by sector

Success rates at colleges and universities not only vary over time, but by sector.

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grad rate v. cohort

As useful as it is for comparing institutions with similar missions, the federal graduation rate statistic does have its weaknesses, as it tracks only full-time first-time, first-year students. The percentage of these students among of a campus's new enrollees each fall strongly correlates with the graduation rate, thus predicting a lower rate for colleges that accept a large number of transfers.

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grad rates over time

Graduation rates - the share of new full-time freshman who earn their bachelor's degrees from the campus where they started - have remained steady at Ohio's independent colleges despite the economic challenges students now face.

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ntnl grad rates

Nationally, as well as in Ohio, how quickly you graduate depends on the type of college or university you attend.

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minority enrollment

Ohio's independent colleges continue to be the more effective route to the degree for the state's minority students.

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undergrads not tracked

If it were true that the numbers of transfers-in and part-time
undergraduates, who are not tracked in the federal graduation rate survey,
damaged an institutionĀ¹s academic performance
, then independent campuses would have lower graduation rates than public campuses.

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Retention v 4-yr graduation 04 cohort

While new students at Ohio public and independent colleges return for their second year at about the same rate, the on-time graduation rates for these students vary considerably by sector.

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share of degrees in ohio

As always, Ohio's independent colleges contribute more than their share to degrees in fields vital to the state's future.

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6-year outcomes

More than half of those who enter public or nonprofit 4-year colleges and universities complete their bachelor's degrees, either where they started or at another campus, within six years. At the same time, more than half of those who enter 4-year for-profit institutions receive no award - not even an associate degree or certificate - and have left higher education altogether.

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STEM degree growth in Ohio

Bachelor's degrees in STEM fields awarded in Ohio have grown 20 percent in the last decade.

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To obtain well-paying jobs in demand by employers, a college education is increasingly necessary, and particularly a bachelorĀ¹s degree, as nearly all the expansion in jobs needing just an associate degree is in one field, nursing.

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grad rates 2011

At Ohio's independent colleges, a bachelor's degree is still a four-year degree.

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tracking cohort

A sampling error resulting from the much smaller tracking cohort in public community colleges makes graduation rate comparisons with for-profit colleges meaningless.

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male v. feamle degrees

Over the 25 academic years ending in 2019-20, the gap between women and men in bachelor's degrees awarded in the US will have nearly tripled.

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cost per degree

The return on Ohio's investment in higher education is much higher at independent nonprofit colleges and universities.

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efficiency for state resources

If increasing the number of the state's degrees is the goal, there is no question about the more effective path for prudent, efficient investment of the state's resources.

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teacher ed degrees

In six years, the number of degrees awarded in teacher education in Ohio has dropped by nearly one in four.

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degree productivity

Ohio's most productive education sector is the independent sector.

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share of degree for privates

Once again, federal data on graduations demonstrate how Ohio's independent colleges outperform public universities in producing degrees in areas critical to the state's future: even in engineering, where just a handful of AICUO's members awarded degrees in 2009-10.

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ed attainment ohio v us

Recent data is consistent with Ohio's longstanding conundrum: Its population is better educated that the nation's at the the high school level, but less well educated at the bachelor's degree level.

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attainment

Ohio's slow improvement in its baccalaureate attainment rate places it in the middle of neighboring states, but still considerably below the nation's rate.

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nursing

Although bachelor's and advanced degrees are not required for nursing practice, the number of these degrees has skyrocketed over the last decade.

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advanced degrees m and f

Young women not only are more likely to have finished their bachelor's degrees, but to have continued to master's and higher degrees.

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us jobs

More than half of the growth in jobs in the coming decade will require at least a bachelor's degree.

See the whole study, "Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018."

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on-time grad rate comparison

Ohio State's major effort to "enhance the quality of its undergraduate student population"* - using millions of dollars in merit aid and recruitment expenditures to raise the ACT scores of entering freshmen - props up the sector-wide rate of on-time bachelor's degree completions at Ohio's public universities. Even so, Ohio State and the public sector lag behind the independent sector in this important success measure.

* "Ohio State 2008: Bridging the Excellence Divide," by the OSU Enrollment Management Committee

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grad rate and ACT score

Regardless of academic qualifications, students are much more likely to graduate on time at an Ohio independent college.

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grad rates public v private

New federal data demonstrates a continuing, key advantage of attending an Ohio independent college: You don't need an extra year to graduate.

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various grad rates

Graduation rates continue to hold steady at Ohio independent colleges, despite the economic and other pressures facing students.

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gender and STEM

Over the long term, women have earned a growing share of bachelor's degrees in the "STEM" - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - fields. However, the growth has been unevenly distributed among the STEM disciples.

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In the last decade, independent colleges awarded 28,281 bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, 35 percent of Ohio's total.

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ohio income

In the last decade, external causes appear to have overwhelmed the effect on income usually expected from the increase in the number of Ohioans who have earned at least a bachelor's degree.

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employers seeking degreed employees

Employers increasingly see the bachelor's degree as a key criterion when seeking new employees.

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degree growth

In the decade of the '00s, bachelor's degree production at Ohio's independent colleges has grown by 20 percent, and overall degrees by 25 percent.

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LSC

The independent sector provides more than its share of recent graduates to a distinguished group of seminal public servants.

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STEM degrees awarded

New federal data on graduations continue to show the disproportionate production of independent colleges in producing degrees in areas critical to the future of Ohio: even in engineering, where just nine of AICUO's 52 members offer degrees.

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grad rate by income

A major new study of graduations at public colleges and universities - including Ohio's - offers further evidence of targeting student aid rather than tuition level in helping needy students complete their degrees. While net cost of attendance has no measurable effect in the graduation rates of well-off students seeking bachelor's degrees in the public sector, it has a major, statistically significant effect on those with the least ability to pay and the greatest need for financial aid.

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degrees

Ohio independent colleges and universities award proportionately more of the state's bachelor's degrees, and especially last year to African American students.

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STEM majors

In all "STEM" fields, Ohio's independent colleges are the more efficient sector in graduating their majors.

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compare to publics in degrees

At an Ohio public university, you're more likely to not complete your degree at all than to complete it on time - not so at an Ohio independent college!

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graduate ontime

All students, even those academically less prepared for college, are more likely to graduate on time at an Ohio independent college.

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student ratio

This lower student-to-degree ratio once again demonstrates the greater effectiveness of Ohio's independent colleges in educating all the state's citizens.

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time to graduation

New federal statistics show that an entering freshman is more likely to complete a bachelor's degree in four years at an Ohio independent college than in five years at an Ohio public university.

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attainment

The educational attainment of our citizens, once one of our nation's assets, has now become a liability.

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As women are increasingly dominating higher education enrollments -- in 2007, they constituted 55 percent of undergraduates at public and independent campuses nationwide -- they also graduate faster.

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Grad Rate Success

Ohio's four-year colleges and universities - both independent and public - meet or exceed national norms on their graduation rates: the share of their freshmen who complete their degrees four, five, or six years after first enrolling.

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teacher ed

Look beyond federal graduation statistics to see the entire role of Ohio's independent colleges in teacher education. To be licensed for high school, students must major in the fields in which they intend to teach, and independents' disproportionate share of graduates in science, mathematics, and foreign languages lead to a similar share of graduates seeking to become Ohio teachers.

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efficiency in private higher ed

A new national study offers further evidence supporting the greater efficiency of independent higher education.

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adult learners

Like its neighboring states, Ohio continues to lag the nation in the share of its adult population with a bachelor's degree.

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State Expenditures Per Degree Awarded At Ohio Public and Independent Colleges (2- and 4-year) Fiscal Year 2007 (Academic Year 2006-07)

state exepnditures

Source: Expenditures, Ohio Board of Regents; Degrees, National Center for Education Statistics

When measured by results - associate, bachelor's, and graduate degrees - the state's higher education dollars go much further at independent colleges.

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one third o grads

Independent colleges enroll about a third of the state's undergraduates at four-year colleges and universities - but almost half of those who finish on time.

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act and grad rates

Regardless of how well you did on your ACT - even if your school doesn't require the ACT - you're much more likely to graduate on time at an AICUO member institution.

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graduation ontime

New data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows the continued high perfromance of Ohio's independent colleges and universities in graduating their freshman on time.

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Ohio independent colleges shine in graduating scientists, engineers, artists, linguists...

independent grads

Even engineers, as only a handful of independent colleges can afford to offer engineering programs, and one of every five of Ohio's bachelor's degrees in that area come from our members.

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Persistence and four-year graduation rates Ohio independent and public four-year institutions

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

 

retention

Four out of every five new freshmen return the next year to the campus where they started at both Ohio public and Ohio independent four-year colleges and universities. But after four years, the share who have completed their bachelor's degrees is nearly 20 percent higher.

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foreign students

Foreign students at AICUO member colleges and universities succeed at an even higher rate than American students.

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degreetransfers

Ohio's independent colleges have long been receptive to students who begin their studies at a community college. Fully half of those earn bachelor's degrees at an Ohio college who transferred credit from a two-year campus earned their four-year degree at an AICUO member campus: compared to 1/3 of bachelor's degrees overall.

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Graduation Rates of Ohio College Students
Ohio Independent and Public 4-Year Institutions

Graduation rates

WHY TAKE AN EXTRA YEAR TO GRADUATE?
More than half of the entering students at Ohio's independent colleges earn their bachelor's degrees in four years or less - while at the public campuses it takes an extra year until half their entering freshmen have finished.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

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Independent College Share of Ohio 4-year Undergraduates v. Ohio Bachelor's Degrees, 2005-06

 

Independent College Share of Ohio 4-year Undergraduates v. Ohio Bachelor's Degrees, 2005-06

Ohio's independent colleges and universities are more productive in assisting minority populations to reach their educational goals.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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4- and 5-Year Baccalaureate Graduation Rates At Ohio Higher Education Institutions

4- and 5-Year Baccalaureate Graduation Rates At Ohio Higher Education Institutions