The following tables contain the percentages of first-time, full-time degree-seeking freshmen entering Bacone College in the fall semesters of 2005 through 2008 and graduating within 150% of the normal time (six years for a four-year degree or three years for a two-year degree). There are separate calculations for bachelor’s degree seekers, associate’s degree seekers, and all degree seekers.
For the purpose of these calculations, a bachelor’s degree seeker is anyone who declared a major which upon completion would result in a bachelor’s degree, and an associate’s degree seeker is anyone who declared a major which upon completion would result in an associate’s degree.
Occasionally students declare one type of major and then earn degrees in another. Such students were corrected for as follows:
• A student declaring 2-year major and then earning a bachelor’s degree was counted as a bachelor’s degree seeker.
• A student declaring a 4-year major and then earning an associate’s degree was counted as both an associate’s degree seeker and a bachelor’s degree seeker.
• A student earning both an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree was counted as both a bachelor’s degree seeker and an associate’s degree seeker.
• A student who was “undeclared” but who then earned a degree was counted as either an associate’s degree seeker or a bachelor’s degree seeker, depending on the type of degree the student earned.
Transfer students are not included in the calculation of these graduation rates. However, for the past five academic years, approximately two-thirds of Bacone’s graduating classes were students who transferred into Bacone. The graduation rates of students transferring into Bacone are as follows:
Transfer Graduation Rates -PDF 11/25/2014
These reports contain the Fall to Fall retention rates for all degree-seeking Bacone students. Those classified as “special” or as “non-degree” are not included in the mix.
Retention rates are calculated by dividing the number of students returning in the “retained to” semester by the number of students enrolled in the “retained-from” semester after making the following corrections.
- Corrections for suspensions.
- Corrections for graduations.
- Corrections for no-shows in either the “retained-from” or “retained-to” semester.
Students reinstated after an appeal are not corrected for, nor are students returning after earning a degree.