Students Rights & Responsibilities

Completion Or Graduation Rates

Northeast Community College provides each student with valuable information about the success of students who enter each fall term as a first time, full time, degree-seeking student.

Graduation rate is determined by tracking a fall cohort of students who begin their studies as first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students. These students are then tracked for 150% of the normal completion time for their degree or diploma. A student who is seeking a one-year diploma would have one and a half years to complete the diploma requirements. A student who is seeking a two-year degree would have three years to complete the degree requirements.

The table below tracks the first-time, full-time students who entered Northeast Community College in the fall 2012 term.

 Fall CohortExclusionsGraduatesGraduation RateTransfer OutTransfer Rate

The table below presents the 150% graduation rate for four years and calculates the total for the fall cohorts of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

 20092010201120124 year total/average
Revised Cohort8748627908013,327
Adjusted Cohort8728627908003,324
Graduation Rate47%43%46%48%46%
Transfer Rate15%13%16%14%15%

It is worth noting many of the students who are in the original cohort do not show as completers because they have transferred to a two or four year university or college. This was the goal of the student when they entered Northeast Community College. Though they are not considered a graduate, they did successfully complete their education goal at Northeast Community College.