Student Achievement & Success: Graduation Rates

Our completion rates in most categories remain exceptionally strong. We attribute this to an improved admissions screening process, the increase in financial support provided to students over that period including the shift to full tuition scholarships in the first year as well as the availability of dissertation awards, the improvement in mentoring made possible by an increase in the size of the Pardee RAND staff, the institution of formal faculty and student mentors, and improvements in the core and elective curriculum. We continue to strive to increase the pipeline of underrepresented minority candidates and to provide them with a supportive environment once enrolled.

As of fall 2015 our 10-year completion rate (2006–2015) is 77%.

  Graduates Graduates + Withdrawals % Completed
Overall Graduation Rates 80 104 77%
By Previous Degree Level
Baccalaureate 34 42 81%
Master 44 60 73%
Ph.D. 1 1 100%
Other deg (J.D., M.D.) 1 1 100%
By Age (at enrollment)
Less than 25 33 40 83%
25-29 31 40 78%
30-34 9 15 60%
35-39 2 3 67%
40 and older 5 6 83%
By Gender
Female 34 43 79%
Male 46 61 75%
By Citizenship
U.S. 60 76 79%
Non-U.S. 20 28 71%
By Bachelor's Degree Category
Arts/Humanities 4 7 57%
Business Management 9 13 69%
Economics 21 25 84%
Engineering 12 15 80%
Mathematics 6 11 55%
Natural/Physical Science 13 16 81%
Other 4 5 80%
Social Science 11 12 92%
By Ethnicity
African American 2 4 50%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7 8 88%
Hispanic, Latino, Puerto Rican 1 2 50%
Non-resident Alien 20 28 71%
White other than Hispanic 50 62 81%