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 2017 our 10-year completion rate (2008–2017) is 75%.

  Graduates Graduates + Withdrawals % Completed
Overall Graduation Rates 91 122 75%
By Previous Degree Level
Baccalaureate 40 49 82%
Master 48 69 70%
Other (J.D., M.D.) 2 3 67%
Ph.D. 1 1 100%
By Age (at enrollment)
Under 25 27 32 84%
25-29 40 51 78%
30-34 17 27 63%
35-39 4 7 57%
40 and older 3 5 60%
By Gender
Female 36 47 77%
Male 55 75 73%
By Citizenship
U.S. 65 84 77%
Non-U.S. 26 38 68%
By Bachelor's Degree Category
Arts/Humanities 3 4 75%
Business Management 8 13 62%
Economics 22 28 79%
Engineering 16 20 80%
Mathematics 4 8 50%
Natural/Physical Science 16 22 73%
Social Science 17 18 94%
Other 5 9 56%
By Ethnicity
African American 2 4 50%
Asian or Pacific Islander 8 12 67%
Hispanic, Latino, Puerto Rican 2 3 67%
Non-resident Alien 26 38 68%
White other than Hispanic 53 65 82%