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In accordance with Student Right-to-Know, the Higher Education Act (HEA), and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Accreditation Standards, the College of Western Idaho must make available to current and prospective students information about student outcomes.

Graduation Rates, as reported to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics via the IPEDS annual survey, are based on a specific cohort of students: full-time, first-time degree-seeking students who entered the institution during the Fall term.

A cohort is a group of students that have similar attributes. Student cohorts are established to track the progress and outcomes for a specific subset of the student population.

The Graduation Rate (GR) Student Cohort consists of first-time enrolled degree-seeking students entering college in the Fall term with a full-time credit load. This cohort excludes part-time, continuing, and transfer students. It also excludes high school Dual Credit, Workforce Development, and Adult Education students.

Image Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Institute of Education Sciences (IES). (2016). IPEDS Graduation Rates [Brochure]. Retrieved October 22, 2020 from https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017046.pdf

Graduation Rates

Graduation Rate 150% captures the percentage of the Graduation Rate Student Cohort that completed their program within 150% of normal time to completion.

Transfer-Out Rate 150% captures the percentage of the Graduation Rate Student Cohort that transferred to another institution within 150% of normal time to completion of their initial program.

Still Enrolled 150% captures the percentage of the  Graduation Rate Student Cohort that were still enrolled at 150% of normal time to completion for their program.

Example: A student entering CWI in Fall 2016 as a full-time, first-time degree-seeking student in a 2-year Associate’s degree program is captured in the Graduation Rate 150% if they completed their program before Fall 2019. This student is captured in the Transfer-Out Rate 150% if they transferred to another institution before Fall 2019. Finally, this student is included in Still Enrolled 150% if they are still enrolled as of Fall 2019.

The data below shows Graduation Rate 150%, Transfer-Out Rate 150%, and Still Enrolled 150% (as reported to IPEDS in the latest Graduation Rate survey) for the 2016 Graduation Rate Student Cohort: full-time, first-time degree-seeking students that entered CWI in the Fall of 2016.

2016 Graduation Rate Student Cohort - Graduation Rate 150%, Transfer-Out Rate 150%, Still Enrolled 150%

By Gender
Gender   Cohort Student Count Graduation Rate 150% Transfer-Out Rate 150% Still Enrolled 150%
Male 442 25% 17% 11%
Female 425 19% 16% 18%
Total 867 22% 17% 15%

 

By Race/Ethnicity
Race/Ethnicity Description Cohort Student Count Graduation Rate 150% Transfer-Out Rate 150% Still Enrolled 150%
American Indian 8 25% 0% 38%
Asian 26 23% 23% 12%
Black or African American 23 4% 17% 39%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 50% 0%
Hispanic/Latino 173 17% 15% 18%
Nonresident Alien 4 25% 0% 25%
Two or More Races 14 36% 21% 14%
Unknown 25 20% 16% 16%
White 592 24% 17% 13%
Total 867 22% 17% 15%

 

By Pell Grant/Direct Subsidized Loan Recipient Status
Pell Grant/Direct Subsidized Loan Recipient Status Cohort Student Count Graduation Rate 150% Transfer-Out Rate 150% Still Enrolled 150%
Recipients of a Pell Grant 498 20% 16% 14%
Recipients of a Direct Subsidized Loan that did not receive a Pell Grant 57 21% 18% 18%
Did not receive either a Pell Grant or Direct Subsidized Loan 312 26% 17% 15%
Total 867 22% 17% 15%

Source: CWI’s 2019-2020 IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey and Internal IPEDS Reporting Tools. IR standards typically do not allow for headcounts less than five to be published. Because this data is available on IPEDS public domain, low headcounts are published here.

Please note: These rates are not representative of the entire CWI student population. They do not include part-time, continuing, or transfer students. They also do not include nondegree-seeking students, Workforce Development students, or students taking classes in Adult Education.