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​Higher Education Opportunity Act Disclosures

​​Student Body Diversity 2012

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 = 3,791

Gender

Female = 2,136 (56.3%)
Male = 1,655 (43.7%)

Race/ethnic subgroups

American Indian or Alaska Native = 6 (0.2%)
Asian = 52 (1.4%)
Black of African American = 135 (3.6%)
Hispanic/Latino = 199 (5.2%)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander = 7 (0.2%)
Nonresident Alien = 74 (2.0%)
Race and ethnicity unknown = 337 (8.9%)
Two or more races = 58 (1.5%)
White = 2,923 (77.1%)

Financial Aid Status

Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant = 663 (17.5%)

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

(Cohort 2006)

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                                                     1023**                                                                  84.1%   86.1%    86.7%

Gender

Female                                                    585                                                                      87.0%    87.9%    87.9%
Male                                                         438                                                                      80.1%    83.8%    85.2%

Race/ethnic subgroups*

Asian                                                        26                                                                           80.8%   80.8%    80.8%
Black or African American                    20                                                                           70.0%   75.0%    75.0%
Hispanic/Latino                                      21                                                                           61.9%   66.7%    66.7%
Nonresident Alien                                  11                                                                           81.8%   81.8%    81.8%
Race/ethnicity unknown                        76                                                                           82.9%   84.2%    84.2%
Two or more races                                 19                                                                           73.7%   73.7%   73.7%
White                                                         848                                                                         85.4%   87.5%   88.2%

Financial Aid Status

Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant     131                                                                        83.2%   85.5%    86.3%

Recipients of a subsidized Federal Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant 
                                                                   423                                                                       86.8%   89.1%    89.6%

Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Federal Loan 
                                                                   470                                                                       81.9%   83.6%    84.2%

*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 Spring 2012 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 2011 Total = 982

Returned in Fall 2012 = 881

Retention Rate = 89.7%

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