Retention and Graduation Rates

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2016 to 2017 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.

  • Full-Time: 58%
  • Part-Time: 44%

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, 36 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in fall 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer Rates

Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program.
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Transfer Rate: 22%  

Overall Graduation Rate By Gender

Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program.
  • Female: 23%
  • Male: 18.5%  

Overall Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program.
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
  • Asian: 45.45%
  • Black or African American: 9.09%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 7.7%
  • White: 26.21%
  • Two or More Races: 16%
  • Race/Ethnicity Unknown: 17.5%
  • Non Resident Alien: 0%  

Overall Graduation Rate By Financial Aid Status

Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program.
  • Federal Pell Grant Recipients: 17%
  • Subsidized Stafford Loan Recipients Who Did Not Receive a Pell Grant: 14%
  • Students Who Did Not Receive a Pell Grant or Subsidized Stafford Loan (May Have Received Other Aid): 27.5%