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Student Outcomes

Retention

The first-to second year retention rate is the percent of full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered as freshmen in the fall (or the preceding summer term), who remained enrolled as of the following fall's official census date.

For Colorado College, the percent of full-time bachelor's degree-seeking undergraduate students entering as freshmen in the fall of 2016, who were still enrolled as of our census date (October 15, 2017) was 94%.


Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates measure full-time, first-time undergraduate students who began their pursuit of a bachelor's degree at a 4-year institution and completed the degree at that institution within 6 years. Graduation rates are calculated to meet requirements of the Student Right to Know Act, which directed postsecondary institutions to report the percentage of students that complete their program within 150 percent of the normal time for completion (that is, within 6 years for students pursuing a bachelor's degree).

Students who transfer and complete a degree at another institution are not included as completers in these rates.

This Graduation Rates and Completions Summary File contains the four, six and eight-year graduation rate of degree-seeking full-time, undergraduate students disaggregated by year and gender. Also included is the six-year graduation rate for recipients of Federal Pell Grant, recipients of a loan other than a subsidized Stafford loan who did not receive a Pell Grant and students who neither received a Pell Grant nor a loan other than a subsidized Stafford Loan.

In addition, the file includes the number of students who obtained bachelors or masters degrees and undergraduate major areas with the highest number of degrees awarded for the most current graduating year. For information on diversity in undergraduate graduation and retention, see our Diversity in Student Outcomes dashboard.

Click here for information on pass rates of teacher education students taking the PLACE or PRAXIS II content exams.


Graduate, Professional Education, and Career Pursuits of CC Graduates

In our annual Five-Year-Out survey, Colorado College collects data regarding the types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of the four-year degree program enroll as well as the types of career fields pursued five-years out. To view the most recently collected data on respondents' reported post-graduate educational and career pursuits, click here


Regional Salary Data by Major Occupation Category

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Compensation Survey's "Wages" Web page offers regional information by work level

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, including salary ranges, for the are available by metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas through the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This link shows statistics for Colorado Springs.
 
To research salary information in context; find out about a specific occupation or topic; or browse occupations, see the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH).