Student Right to Know Graduation Rates

Saint Joseph's College is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution's graduation/completion rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled during the 2007-2008 school year and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.

During the fall semester of 2007, 286 first-time, full-time, freshmen entered Saint Joseph's College seeking a Bachelor's degree. After six years (as of August 31, 2013), 48% of these students had graduated from our institution or completed their programs.

While reviewing this information, please bear in mind:

  • The graduation/completion rate is based on six years of attendance that equates to 150% of our longest undergraduate program.
  • We have elected not to report our transfer-out rate because our College's mission does not include providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in other institutions.
  • The graduation/completion rate does not include students who left the school to serve in the armed forces, on official church missions, or in the foreign service of the federal government. Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled are also excluded. In the case of the fall 2007 freshman cohort, there were two such exclusions, yielding an adjusted cohort of 284 students.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Robert C. Pfaff 
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Director, Office of Institutional Research
219.866.6380
pfaff@saintjoe.edu

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