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​Higher Education Opportunity Act Disclosures

​​Student Body Diversity 2013

As a part of the recently revised Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) institutions must now provide information about the student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories:

  • Gender
  • Self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients

Overall = 3,902

Gender

Female = 2,206 (56.5%)
Male = 1,696 (43.5%)

Race/ethnic subgroups

American Indian or Alaska Native = 6 (0.2%)
Asian = 47 (1.2%)
Black of African American = 152 (3.9%)
Hispanic/Latino = 261 (6.7%)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander = 8 (0.2%)
Nonresident Alien = 74 (1.9%)
Race and ethnicity unknown = 302 (7.7%)
Two or more races = 58 (1.5%)
White = 2,994 (76.7%)

Financial Aid Status

Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant = 687 (17.6%)

Graduation Rates for Full-Time, First-Time,
Degree-Seeking Undergraduates

(Cohort 2007)

As a part of the recently revised Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) institutions must now provide their completion and graduation rate information disaggregated by:

  • Gender
  • Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan

CATEGORY                                             NUMBER OF STUDENTS                                          TIME TO DEGREE

                                                                                                                                               4 Years 5 Years 6 Years

Overall                                                    989                                                                           82.9%   84.5%    85.0%

Gender

 

Female                                                    559                                                                        82.1%    83.2%    83.4%
Male                                                         430                                                                        84.0%    86.3%    87.2%

 

Race/ethnic subgroups*

Asian                                                        29                                                                           75.9%   79.3%    79.3%
Black or African American                    28                                                                           53.6%   53.6%    53.6%
Hispanic/Latino                                     35                                                                            80.0%   82.9%    82.9%
Nonresident Alien                                  8                                                                             75.0%   87.5%    87.5%
Race/ethnicity unknown                       75                                                                            86.7%   88.0%    89.3%
Two or more races                                23                                                                            78.3%   82.6%   82.6%
White                                                       788                                                                           84.4%   85.8%   86.3%

Financial Aid Status

Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant     199                                                                        77.9%   79.9%    79.9%

Recipients of a subsidized Federal Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant 
                                                                   432                                                                       86.1%   87.3%    88.4%

Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Federal Loan 
                                                                   358                                                                       81.8%   83.8%    83.8%

*American Indian or Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students are not included because there were too few of these students to be able to report their graduation rates with confidence and confidentiality. 

**One male student is deceased and was taken out of the original cohort total.

Note: Graduation rates are not fixed numbers due to diploma holds which can be converted at any time to conferred degrees. All graduation rate data is based on the Winter 2014 Graduation Rate data provided to IPEDS.

Retention Rates Fall 2012

As a part of the recently revised Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), institutions must make available the retention rate of certificate - or degree-seeking, first-time undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS.

Fall 2012 Total = 998

Returned in Fall 2013 = 906

Retention Rate = 90.8%

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