Measuring Student Achievement

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 2011 63%
  Master's of Business Administration 2011 77%
  Doctor of Business Administration 2009 35%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration 2009 41%
Education Bachelor of Education 2011 92%
  Master's of Education 2011 88%
  Doctor of Education 2009 50%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Education 2009 53%
Social and Behavioral Sciences Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2011 43%
  Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy 2011 52%
  Master of Arts in Psychology 2011 70%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy 2009 *
  Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology 2009 33%

* When 10 or fewer students are in a cohort, rates are not shown to protect student privacy.

 

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%
  Master's of Business Administration 2016 55%
  Master of Science in Organizational Leadership 2016 35%
  Doctor of Business Administration 2016 53%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration 2016 63%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership 2016 54%
Education Bachelor of Education 2016 100%
  Master's of Education 2016 60%
  Education Specialist 2016 60%
  Doctor of Education 2016 59%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Education 2016 68%
Social and Behavioral Sciences Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2016 45%
  Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy 2016 65%
  Master of Arts in Psychology 2016 53%
  Master of Science in Forensic Psychology 2016 *
  Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy 2016 52%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy 2016 56%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology 2016 51%

* When 10 or fewer students are in a cohort, rates are not shown to protect student privacy.