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 Master's of Business Administration 2010 84%
  Doctor of Business Administration 2008 26%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration 2008 33%
Education Master's of Education 2010 88%
  Doctor of Education 2008 44%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Education 2008 54%
Social and Behavioral Sciences Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy 2010 56%
  Master of Arts in Psychology 2010 66%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy 2008 *
  Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology 2008 29%

* 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 Master's of Business Administration 2015 54%
  Master of Science in Organizational Leadership 2015 *
  Doctor of Business Administration 2015 55%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration 2015 60%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership 2015 *
Education Master's of Education 2015 61%
  Education Specialist 2015 64%
  Doctor of Education 2015 59%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Education 2015 61%
Social and Behavioral Sciences Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy 2015 68%
  Master of Arts in Psychology 2015 44%
  Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy 2015 *
  Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy 2015 59%
  Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology 2015 54%

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