Please visit our Graduation Processing webpage for more information.
Three of the required elements are Graduation Rate, Transfer-Out Rate, and Retention
Rate. Cohort default rates are also included on this page.
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
However, in reality, most Lower Columbia College students take longer to complete
Based on IPEDS cohorts completing within 150% of normal time.
Graduation Rate Overall & by Gender:
Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity:
2013 cohort as of August 31, 2019
2014 cohort as of August 31, 2020
2015 cohort as of August 31, 2021
Please note: "n/a" shows when no students in the cohort identified with that particular
Graduation Rate by Financial Aid Award Group:
Based on IPEDS cohorts finishing within 150% of normal time.
Overall Transfer-Out Rate:
Overall Transfer-Out Rate
based on IPEDS 2020 cohort returning to LCC the following fall (Fall 2021).
Retention Rate for full-time students: N/A
Retention Rate for part-time students: N/A
Please note: The retention rates are N/A as LCC is now considered a 4-year school
because it offers a bachelor's program. Once LCC became a 4-year school, the IPEDS
definition of retention rates changed to "first-time, full-time bachelor's seeking
student retention rate." LCC does not have any "first-time" bachelor's seeking students,
since the bachelor's degree offered at LCC requires an associates degree. Please note that this change is also reflected on the College Navigator Site operated by the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Data source for graduation, transfer-out, and retention rates: College Navigator, and Graduation Rates IPEDS report submitted to IPEDS. Data source for Cohort Default
Rates is LCC's Financial Aid Department as well as the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website.
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