Graduation Rates

Student Right To Know Act, June 2013

Central Penn College provides the following information regarding our graduation/completion and transfer out rates. This information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect a four-year average graduation, completion and transfer out status of students for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed, using Fall 2006 as the current baseline.

During Fall 2006, 126 first-time, full-time degree seeking undergraduate students entered Central Penn College. As of 28 March 2013, the Federally mandated Student Right to Know graduation rate was an average of 51% of students over the past four years. These students completed their programs within three years (or six years if baccalaureate seeking) of their initial enrollment date or moved to and finished a baccalaureate program. The transfer-out rate, similarly, was 1 %. The graduation rate for the Fall 2006 cohort specifically is 38% for baccalaureate students and 40% overall.

For disaggregated graduation rates sorted by gender and ethnicity, please see the chart on the NCES College Navigator website. For this same cohort, recorded information indicates 53.8 % had Pell Grants, 92.3 % had Stafford Loans, 50% had both and 7.6% had neither.

Questions in regard to this report should be directed to: Bill Gray, Institutional Research Director, at (717) 728-2511.

While reviewing this information, please bear in mind:

  • Though as a baccalaureate institution we conform to an IPEDS six year reporting cycle, Central Penn College enrolled its first class of bachelor degree seeking students (a total of 14) in 2001.
  • As reported for the Federal Department of Education, Central Penn's graduation rates are based on a four-year average which is automatically calculated by the IPEDS software online.
  • The graduation rate as required by Federal law, reflects ONLY full time students who entered the college as First Time Freshman. Part time and transfer students, which comprise half of the College’s student body, are not considered.