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Completion and Graduation

 

Graduation Rate

The Student Right to Know Act requires Strayer University to report a graduation calculation that includes only the following population: full-time, first-time, undergraduate, degree/certificate seeking students who enroll at Strayer University during a fall quarter. This population is identified each year and followed for up to 6 years to determine the percentage of graduating students. Because the majority of Strayer University’s students are either part-time students or transfer students who have previously attended an institution of higher education, this rate only represents 91 students, which is 0.25% of the University’s student body in Fall 2013.

For the cohort of students entering Fall 2013, the Student Right to Know Act graduation rate was 28.6 percent. This data is updated by July 1 of each year.

Strayer University does not disaggregate this data by gender, racial and ethnic subgroup or receipt of different categories of financial aid as the resulting number of students in these subgroups is insufficient to provide with confidence and confidentiality.

Retention Rate

Each year, Strayer University reports its retention rate to the U.S. Department of Education. These rates measure the percentage of first time, Bachelor degree seeking undergraduate students who returned to Strayer University to continue their studies the following fall quarter. The percentage of students who began their studies in Fall 2018 and returned in Fall 2019 following the Department of Education method, was 45 percent for first-time, full-time students and 38 percent for first-time, part-time students. It is important to note that this rate does not include new students entering with transfer credit, new students seeking undergraduate certificates, diplomas, or Associate degrees, or new students seeking graduate certificates, diplomas, or Master’s degrees at Strayer University. Many Strayer students attend for one or more terms, take a term off, then return to their studies. Additionally, many new Strayer students enter the University with transfer credits. These students are not included in the retention rate calculated following the Department of Education method.

Placement Rates

Strayer University is not required by any state or regional accrediting agency to calculate placement rates. The Strayer University alumni survey contains the following question: “Are you currently employed?” In 2019, 88% of respondents who were three years after graduation indicated in response to this question that they were employed (85% full-time, 3% part-time). The response rate for this population is 39%, and includes responses from both our undergraduate- and graduate-level alumni. This information does not address whether the graduate was employed in a field related to his or her studies, and it does not address whether the graduate already had a job while enrolled at Strayer and/or advanced to another job after graduation.

Cohort Default Rate

Strayer University’s latest available (FY 2016) cohort default rate, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Education, is 10.4 percent. 

Types of graduate and professional education in which graduates enroll

In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must make available information regarding the types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of the institution’s four-year degree programs enrolled.

When reviewing these data it is important to understand that Strayer University is primarily an adult-serving graduate institution. In Fall 2020, 17% of Strayer students were enrolled in master’s level programs.  The average age of our students  is 34 and 90% are enrolled part-time.  The university reported 65 first-time full-time learners in the fall of 2019.     

The most common areas of study where Strayer students are completing their degrees are as follows: 

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Education

The data is derived from the IPEDS Completions Survey (July 1, 2019, to July 30, 2020, data).  

30.7% of students who received a bachelor’s degree from Strayer re-enrolled in a Strayer master’s program as of Dec. 31, 2019.  This information is sourced from internal Strayer enrollment data.

Of the Strayer bachelor's alumni from 2012 - 2020 (n=28,157), 

9,532 alumni went on to pursue a master's degree (per National Student Clearinghouse data):  34%.

Of those that went on to pursue a master's degree, these were the degree programs

where most students went into (72% of total).  This includes those students who also returned to Strayer for their master’s.  
 

MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 8%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION IN HUMAN RESOURCE GENERAL 6%  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN MANAGEMENT 6%  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 5%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION IN LEADERSHIP 4%  
JACK WELCH MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM 4%  
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 3%  
JACK WELCH EXECUTIVE MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 3%  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION IN ORG AND HUMAN RESOURCES 2%  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 2%  
NOT APPLICABLE 2%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2% 50%
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN CLINICAL CA 2%  
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCENTRATION IN COMPUTER SECURITY MANANAGEMENT 2%  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN ACQUISITION 2%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE 2%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCENTRATION IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGMENT 1%  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN FINANCE 1%  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 1%  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN ACCOUNTING 1%  
DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM 1%  
JACK WELCH MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH CONCENTRATION IN HEALTHCARE 1%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING 1%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 1%  
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION IN MARKETING 1%  
JACK WELCH MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH CONCENTRATION IN HUMAN RESOURCES 1%  
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION IN PUBLIC ACCOUNTING 1%  
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