All universities strive to retain and graduate their admitted students. The federal government's primary measure of student success is the percentage of new full-time freshmen that graduate within six years from the school they entered.
The table below presents three-year averages of the number of new full-time freshmen who entered USD in 2001, 2002, and 2003, and also the average numbers that graduated within six years. The table reports these figures for all new freshman, by gender, by race/ethnicity, and for Pell Grant recipients.
We use three-year averages of cohort size and graduation rate to smooth the variation for small populations.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||15.7||12.0||77%|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||80.7||60.3||75%|
|Black or African American||23.0||12.7||55%|
|Hispanic or Latino||169.3||122.0||72%|
|Pell Grant recipients||163.0||115.0||71%|
*Graduation rates for recipients of subsidized Stafford loans will first be available for the 2008 cohort.