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 four-year averages of the number of new full-time first year students who entered USD in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, and also the average numbers that graduated within six years. The table reports these figures for all full-time first year students, by gender, by race/ethnicity, and for Pell Grant recipients.
We use four-year averages of cohort size and graduation rate to smooth the variation for small populations.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||16.0||10.0||63%|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||119.8||91.3||76%|
|Black or African American||28.0||15.3||55%|
|Hispanic or Latino||156.3||122.8||79%|
|Pell Grant recipients||116.3||88.3||76%|
Graduation rates may increase when August graduates are added in January.
*Four year average for recipients of subsidized Stafford loans who graduate in six years will be available in 2018.