ACBSP Assessment Reporting

Every year, the School of Business does an assessment to improve the educational outcomes in the School. Continuous assessment is a form of feedback that evaluates and assures the quality of our programs. Assessment includes evaluating individual competencies and program and course objectives.

ACBSP Reporting


Graduation and Completion Data

Graduation and retention rates

To ensure that current and prospective students have access to accurate information about relevant Northcentral University student achievement outcomes, Northcentral University discloses information about graduation and retention rates.

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates are calculated as the percentage of students, in a cohort, who graduated with a degree at the award level of the matriculated program. In the calculation of graduation rates, only those students who have matriculated into the University are included. Matriculated students are defined as those who earn a C or better in their first three courses and vest in a fourth course.

Graduation Rates
School Program Cohort Year Graduation Rate
Business Bachelor of Business Administration 2012 62%
Master's of Business Administration 2012 83.62%
Doctor of Business Administration 2010 28.98%
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration 2010 45.35%

Retention Rates

Retention rates are calculated as the percentage of students, in a cohort, who are still enrolled or who have graduated from their degree program at Northcentral University one year after the first enrolled course start date.

Retention Rates
School Program Cohort Year One-Year Retention Rate
Business Bachelor of Business Administration 2016 57.14%
Master's of Business Administration 2016 54.58%
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership 2016 35.14%
Doctor of Business Administration 2016 53.27%
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration 2016 63.27%
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership 2016 53.70%