Lower Columbia College provides this information pursuant to the federal Student Right to Know Act so that prospective students can make informed decisions about colleges they might wish to attend.
Three of the required elements are Graduation Rate, Transfer-Out Rate, and Retention Rate.
This and other data elements are available to the general public on the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) College Navigator.
This report includes a relatively small number of students who are new to college and enroll for the first time in Fall quarter for the purpose of earning a degree. The graduation rate accounts for students who finish within 150% of "normal" completion time, or three years (two years being "normal").
However, in reality, most Lower Columbia College students take longer to complete a degree.
based on IPEDS 2013 cohort completing within 150% of normal time as of August 31, 2016.
Overall Graduation Rate: 38%
Graduation Rate by Gender: male graduation rate is 28% and female graduation rate is 48%
Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity:
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Black or African American||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||n/a|
|Two or more races||20%|
Please note: "Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander" and "Nonresident alien" are "n/a" because no students in the cohort identified with that particular race/ethnicity.
Graduation Rate by Financial Aid Award Group:
|Financial Aid Award Group||Grad Rate|
|Recipients of a Pell Grant||33%|
|Recipients of a Subsidized Stafford Loan that did not receive a Pell Grant||50%|
|Did not receive either a Pell Grant or Subsidized Stafford Loan||46%|
based on IPEDS 2013 cohort finishing within 150% of normal time as of August 31, 2016.
Overall Transfer-Out Rate: 15%
based on IPEDS 2015 cohort returning to LCC the following fall (Fall 2016).
Retention Rate for full-time students: 55%
Retention Rate for part-time students: 26%
Data source for graduation, transfer-out, and retention rates: College Navigator, and Graduation Rates IPEDS report submitted to IPEDS.
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