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First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention rates for first-time degree and/or certificate seeking students

Percentage of student who began their studies in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021

Full-time Students 56%
Part-time Students 34%

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the “Student Right to Know” or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

The transfer-out rate is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for the purposes of this rate. At NEO College, 69% of entering students were counted as “full-time, first-time” in 2021.

Overall graduation rate for students who began their studies in Fall 2018

Percentage of First-time, Full-time Students Who Graduated Within 150% of “Normal Time” to Completion of Their Program

  • Overall Graduation Rate 24%

By Gender

  • Male 18%
    Female 32%

By Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan21%
Black or African American12%
Two or More Races34%
Non-Resident Alien29%

Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. “Normal time” is the typical amount it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the “normal” amount of time for many associate’s degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including “150% of normal time” (e.g., 3 years for a 2-ear program) and “200% of normal time,” or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation rates for students who began their program in Fall 2017 or Fall 2018, by time to completion

Percentage of full-time, first-time students who graduated in the specified amount of time

Began Fall of 2017

Within “Normal Time”16%
Within 150% of “Normal Time”22%
Within Twice As Long as “Normal Time”25%

Began Fall of 2018

Within “Normal Time”17%
Within 150% of “Normal Time”22%
Within Twice As Long as “Normal Time”Not available

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

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