Retention & Graduation Rates

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Retention Rates

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates for First-Time Students

This retention rate measures the percentage of first-time students who return to LCCC to continue their studies the following fall.
  Fall 2009 to Fall 2010
Full-Time 56%
Part-Time 33%

 

Graduation and Transfer Rates

Graduation and Transfer Rates for First-Time Full-Time Students

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.
 
LCCC also reports a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.
 
Note that not all students at LCCC are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another college or univeristy, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At LCCC, 33 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in fall 2010.

Overall Graduation and Transfer Rates

  Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rate 16%
Transfer Rate 21%
 

Overall Graduation Rate By Gender

  Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Female 20%
Male 13%
 

Overall Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

  Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
American Indian or Alaska Native NA
Asian/ Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 20%
Black or African American 2%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
White 18%
Two or More Races 17%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 16%
Non Resident Alien 20%
 

Overall Graduation Rate By Financial Aid Status

  Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Federal Pell Grant Recipients 11%
Subsidized Stafford Loan Recipients Who Did Not Receive a Pell Grant 15%
Students Who Did Not Receive a Pell Grant or Subsidized Stafford Loan (May Have Received Other Aid) 16%