Graduation and Retention Statistics

Retention Rate (Entering Fall 2011 as first time freshmen)

Mid-Continent University is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the one-year retention rate for students who entered as first time, full time freshmen.  Since most of our students begin Mid-Continent with transfer credit from another institution, they are not included in this statistic. 

In fall, 2011 MCU had 236 first time freshmen.  In fall, 2012, there were 141 of these students still enrolled, yielding a retention rate of 60%.

Graduation Rate (Entering Fall 2006 as first time freshmen)

Mid-Continent University is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the six-year graduation rate for first-time, full time, freshmen students.  Since most of our students begin Mid-Continent University having already earned credit at another institution, they are not counted in these numbers.  However, we are legally required, under the Higher Education Act, to publish this statistic.

For the 100 first-time, full time students who started at Mid-Continent as freshmen in fall, 2006, the graduation rate is 36%. 

Graduation Rate for Transfer Students

Most MCU students come with credits earned at other institutions.  We have calculated the graduation rate for students who transfer into our Advantage Bachelor Degree Program.  In 2010 there were 209 bachelor degree students who began the degree completion program.  By 2013, 128 had completed their degrees.  This is a graduation rate of 61%.

Graduation Rate for Students Receiving Athletic-Related Financial Aid

The University is required by the U.S. Department of Education, to report the graduation rate for students who start as first time freshman receiving athletic-related financial aid.  For the 57 first-time full-time students receiving athletically-related student aid in fall 2006, the 2012 graduation rate is 25%.

For the 41 transfer students receiving athletic-related student aid in fall, 2010, the 2013 graduation rate is 49%.

2013 Graduation Rate by Sport

Sport

First Time Freshman (2006)

Transfer (2010)

Men’s Baseball

18%

50%

Men’s Basketball

20%

30%

Men’s Soccer

33%

60%

All Men’s Sports Combined

28%

47%

Women’s Basketball

17%

50%

Women’s Softball

50%

33%

Women’s Volleyball

75%

75%

All Women’s Sports Combined

19%

55%

All Sports Combined

25%

49%