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As Maryland's open-access, adult-serving institution, UMGC serves a unique and diverse population of students: transfer students, active-duty military servicemembers, veterans, and working adults. To provide an accurate picture of student success, UMGC has identified a specific set of measures for our student population.

UMGC Graduation Rate Information

A widely accepted measure of institutional success is the graduation rate. Tables 1 and 2 below present worldwide and stateside graduation rates for various subgroups of UMGC’s student population. Worldwide data includes the overseas military community served by UMGC through its contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense. These students represent a population with unique circumstances associated with military life and education.

See Table 3 and Table 4 for data disclosures required by the Department of Education.

Table 1: Graduation Rates for Undergraduate Subgroups

  Worldwide Stateside
Student Group Percentage of Cohort 6-Year Graduation Rate (150% Time) 8-Year Graduation Rate (200% Time) Percentage of Cohort 6-Year Graduation Rate (150% Time) 8-Year Graduation Rate (200% Time)
New to UMGC, All Undergraduates, Fall 2010

All full-time and part-time degree-seeking students (new freshmen and transfers) who are new to UMGC and started in the fall

100%

19%

21%

100%

26%

28%

New to UMGC, Reenrolled Undergraduates, Fall 2010

All full-time and part-time degree-seeking students (new freshmen and transfers) who are new to UMGC, started in the fall, and reenrolled in the spring term

53.1%

32%

35%

65.8%

36%

39%

First-Time Students, Full-Time and Part-Time, Fall 2010

First time, full-time and part-time degree-seeking students who are new to college and started in the fall

27.4%

6%

8%

19.8%

7%

9%

Transfer Students Transferring More Than 60 Credits, Reenrolled, Fall 2010

New fall transfer students with more than 60 transfer credits who reenrolled in the spring

16.4%

56%

58%

26.1%

57%

59%

Military Veterans (Undergraduates), Fall 2010

Veteran students who started in the fall

12.7%

35%

39%

11.9%

37%

41%

Degree-Seeking Military Transfer Students, FY 2010

Undergraduate, bachelor's degree-seeking military students who transferred 9 credits or more, completed the third 3-credit course in FY 2010 with the previous two courses completed no earlier than FY 2009, and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or more

N/A

37%

42%

N/A

57%

61%

Table 2: Graduation Rates for Graduate Subgroups

  Worldwide Stateside
Student Group Percentage of Cohort 3-Year Graduation Rate (150% Time) 4-Year Graduation Rate (200% Time) Percentage of Cohort 3-Year Graduation Rate (150% Time) 4-Year Graduation Rate (200% Time)
New to the Graduate School, Fall 2014

All full-time and part-time degree-seeking students who are new to the Graduate School in the fall

100%

38%

46%

100%

38%

46%

New to the Graduate School, Reenrolled, Fall 2014

All full-time and part-time degree-seeking students who are new to the Graduate School in the fall and reenrolled in the spring term

74%

50%

59%

74%

50%

59%

MBA, Fall 2014

All full-time and part-time degree-seeking students who are new to the Graduate School in the fall and are enrolled in the MBA program

16.7%

53%

57%

16.8%

53%

57%

Doctor of Management, Fall 2014

All full-time and part-time degree-seeking students who are new to the Graduate School in the fall and are enrolled in the Doctor of Management program

0.6%

0%

67%

0.6%

0%

67%

Military Veterans (Graduates), Fall 2014

Veteran students who started in the fall

17.1%

42%

50%

17%

42%

50%

UMGC IPEDS Information

The federal government requires all public institutions to report on first-time, full-time students who enter in the fall. The most recent graduation and transfer-out data available in IPEDS (Institutional Post-Secondary Education Data System) is for the fall 2010 cohort at UMGC and is presented in Table 3. These students represented less than 3 percent of the total undergraduate students who were new to UMGC in the fall 2010 term. In addition, the retention rate for first-time full-time students who began attending UMGC in the fall 2017 term is presented in Table 4.

Table 3: Fall 2010 First-Time, Full-Time Cohort Graduation Rates by Demographic Groups

Gender 6-Year
Graduation Rate
Female

12.8%

Male

7.4%

Race 6-Year
Graduation Rate
Unknown

8.3%

African American

4.1%

Native American

0%

Asian

33.3%

Hispanic

8.3%

White

18.6%

Foreign

0%

Financial 6-Year
Graduation Rate
Pell

6.0%

Sub Loan

15.0%

Other

8.3%

Table 4: First-Time, Full-Time Graduation, Transfer-Out, and Retention Rates

Cohort Percentage of New Student Population 6-Year Graduation Rate Transfer-Out Rate Retention Rate
Fall 2010, First-Time, Full-Time

2.8%

10.3%

55%

40%

Fall 2017, First-Time, Full-Time

1.9%

N/A

N/A

38%

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