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 2011 term.

Fall CohortExclusionsGraduatesGraduation Rate
Men 451 0 236 52%
Women 339 0 128 38%
Total 790 0 364 46%

The table below presents the 150% graduation rate for four years and calculates the total for the fall cohorts of 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
2008 2009 2010 2011 4 year total
Revised Cohort 728 874 862 790 3254
Exclusions 3 2 0 0 5
Adjusted Cohort 725 872 862 790 3249
Graduates 331 412 372 364 1479
Graduation Rate 46% 47% 43% 46% 46%
Transfers 122 130 114 129 495
Transfer Rates 17% 15% 13% 16% 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.