IPEDS/Student Right-to-Know Graduation Rate
Schools are required to calculate graduation rates for full-time, first-time certificate-seeking students.
For the 2019 reporting deadline, Omega calculated its institutional Student Right-to-Know graduation rate twice; a 4-year average using the past four years of reporting data and a 1-year rate using the most recent year’s reporting. In order to be included as a graduate, the students in the cohort must complete their program within 120% of normal program length. Normal program length is defined as the amount of time it takes students to complete the program as published in the school’s catalog and other publications.
Once a student is in the cohort, they remain in that cohort, even if their status changes, e.g., their status changes to part-time, they withdraw, or transfer to another school. However, there are allowable exclusions, including
• Death of the student
• Permanent disability
• Military deployment
• Service on an official church mission
• Foreign aid service of the federal government
The following formula is used to calculate the Student Right-to-Know completion rate:
Number of students in the cohort who completed their program within 120% of normal time for completion ÷ Number of students in the cohort (minus permitted exclusions)
Omega’s Student Right-to-Know 4-year average graduation rate is 72% (65 graduates/90 students X 100)
*using students who started attendance from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2016
Omega’s Student Right-to-Know 1-year graduation rate is 71% (12 graduates/17 students X 100)
*using students who started attendance from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016
Agency requiring the rate: U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Education, in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know Act.
Other places published: IPEDS Data Center, College Navigator