About this Indicator
Institutional graduation rates are defined by the proportion of first-time, full-time students who graduate at their beginning institution. Specifically, graduation rates at two-year colleges are measured as the proportion of first-time, full-time certificate/degree-seeking students in a 12-month cohort who completed an associate degree or certificate at the first public two-year college or transferred to another institution within eight years. Graduation rates at four-year institutions are defined as the percentage of first-time, full-time, bachelor’s degree-seeking students in a 12-month cohort who completed a bachelor’s degree at their first four-year institution within six years (without accounting for transfer to another institution).
National Center for Education Statistics. IPEDS: Outcome measures.