Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates

Students Right to Know Act, Updated June 2023

Central Penn College provides the following information regarding our graduation/completion rates. This information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The graduation rates reflect a four-year average graduation status of students for whom 150 percent of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed. The four years included in this average are: 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The Federally mandated Student Right to Know graduation rate is an average of 35 percent over the past four years. The most recent cohort of first-time full-time certificate or degree seeking students graduation rate was 42%. These students completed their programs within three years, for associate degree, or six years for baccalaureate degree, of their initial enrollment date.

For disaggregated graduation rates sorted by gender and ethnicity, are available on the Central Penn College page of NCES College Navigator website. Disaggregated information on students by type of Financial Aid received is available upon request.

Please direct questions to Academic Affairs at or call 717-728-2276.

While reviewing this information, please bear in mind:

  • 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 first time full time students who entered the college as First Time Freshman. Part-time and transfer students, which comprise over half of the College’s student body, are not considered.
  • Because it is not in the mission of Central Penn to prepare students for transfer to another institution, the transfer-out rate is not required to be calculated.

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