Student Outcomes


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.

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 four, six and eight years. Graduation rates are calculated to meet requirements of the Student Right to Know Act, which direct post-secondary 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). Additionally, institutions are required to report graduation rates by specific aid statuses 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.

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

For information on diversity in undergraduate graduation and retention, see our Diversity in Student Outcomes dashboard.

CC also publishes the 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. This data is published in a summary form, including summary information on respondents' reported post-graduate educational and career pursuits.

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).


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