First-Year to Sophomore Retention Rate
The retention rate measures the First-Time-In-College (FTIC) entering Freshman cohort into their second year. This data is reported to IPEDS every year. Below are the four most recent cohorts.
Further years found: First-Year to Sophomore Retention Rate
Degrees awarded follows the Academic Year (July 1 through June 30). This data is reported to IPEDS annually.
Graduation rate follows entering First-Time In College (FTIC) as a cohort through to graduation. Ferrum College utilizes the 6-year graduation rate (150%).
Ferrum College currently holds a 6-year (150%) graduation rate of 29%. The institution will strive to create a 3-year graduation rate average of 35% starting with the 2014 entering cohort through the 2016 cohort. This average of the three cohort graduation rate would net the institution a 6% graduation rate increase.
Ferrum College currently holds Fall to Spring Freshman retention rate of 54%. The institution will strive to create a 3-year average of 60% starting with the entering Freshmen of Fall 2020 through Spring 2023. This average of the three cohort retention percentage would net the institution a 6% rate increase.
Further disaggregated data is provided in the Student Outcomes Report, which is updated annually.
Employment, Graduate and Professional Education
According to the HB 886 House Bill of Virginia, Ferrum College must provide student-level data on graduate school and employment data. The links below contain such information: