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 2010 term.

Fall CohortExclusionsGraduatesGraduation Rate Transfer Out Transfer Rate
Men 478 0 232 49% 46 10%
Women 384 0 140 36% 68 18%
Total 862 0 372 43% 114 13%

The table below presents the 150% graduation rate for four years and calculates the total for the fall cohorts of 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
2007 2008 2009 2010 4 year total
Revised Cohort 781 728 874 862 3245
Exclusions 2 3 2 0 7
Adjusted Cohort 779 725 872 862 3238
Graduates 383 331 412 372 1498
Graduation Rate 49% 46% 47% 43% 46%
Transfers 105 122 130 114 471
Transfer Rates 13% 17% 15% 13% 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.