Student Outcome Measures
The student outcome measures presented below are those reported to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) each year through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Collection System (IPEDS). Prior IPEDS surveys completed by Anna Maria College can be found on the NCES IPEDS website. Furthermore, you can find additional institutional statistics and information through College Navigator, a tool provided by the NCES.
More InformationOne-Year Retention Rates
One-Year Retention Rates
The one-year retention rate is the percentage of full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolling in a fall semester (cohort) who return to enroll in the subsequent fall as well. Anna Maria College’s one-year retention rates are provided for the past 10 years.
It is important to note that retention rates of undergraduate students vary based on the selectivity or admission acceptance rate at an institution. According to a report from the National Center for Education Statistics (2021, May), the one-year retention rate from 2018 to 2019 was 96% at the most selective, private, nonprofit institutions compared to a 62% retention rate at the least selective institutions. For contextual purposes, Anna Maria College’s acceptance rate in 2018 was 74% (NCES, 2022). (Note: Selective institutions are those with admission acceptance rates below 25% while the least selective institutions are those with admission acceptance rates of 100%.)
4-Year and 6-Year Graduation Rates
These graduation rates are based on the cohort of students enrolled in a fall semester as full-time, first-time bachelor or equivalent degree-seeking students. The rates refer to the percentages of these students who completed their programs in either 4-years or 6-years. Anna Maria College’s graduation rates are provided for the past 10 years.
Similar to retention rates, graduation rates for undergraduate students vary based on the selectivity or admission acceptance rate at an institution. The 6-year graduation rate for students entering in the fall of 2013 was 89% at the most selective institutions compared to a 29% graduation rate at the least selective institutions. For contextual purposes, Anna Maria College’s acceptance rate in 2014 (the first year this statistic was collected by NCES) was 78% (NCES, 2022). (Note: Selective institutions are those with admission acceptance rates below 25% while the least selective institutions are those with admission acceptance rates of 100%.)
4-Year, 6-Year, and 8-Year Award Rates
In addition to graduation rates, institutions are required to report the rates at which they grant degrees to students entering their institutions in a particular year (July 1 to June 30). This includes first-time college students (full-time and part-time) as well as college students transferring into the institution (full-time and part-time). At Anna Maria College, these rates refer to the percentages of students in an incoming cohort who were awarded bachelor degrees in 4-years, 6-years, or 8-years. Anna Maria College’s award rates are provided for all of the years in which these data were collected by NCES.
Note: 4-Year Award rates were not collected by NCES prior to the Cohort of 2009-10.
School Default and Repayment Rates
According to the U.S. Department of Education, “A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1st to September 30th, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.”
For FY2018, the most current year for which these rates are available, the national default rate was 7.3%. The default rates for student loan borrowers by cohort year at Anna Maria College are presented here.
A more detailed overview of Anna Maria College’s most recent school default rates can be found by using this Search the Cohort Default Rate Database tool.
National Center for Education Statistics. (2021, May). Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates. Condition of Education. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator/ctr
National Center for Education Statistics. (2022, May). Integrated Postsecondary Education System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/Facsimile.aspx?unitid=164492