Alumni Satisfaction and First Destination

Graduate Survey

Rochester University administers a survey among all bachelor’s degree graduates beginning six months after each commencement. The survey is based upon guidelines provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The survey assesses primary activity after graduation, relationship of employment to field of study, preparation for graduate work, and student experience at Rochester University.

First Destination Activity

In addition to the graduate survey, Rochester University collects data from follow-up emails, employees, LinkedIn, and other sources to obtain a fuller picture of alumni first destination activity. As defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, this knowledge rate is used to illustrate the primary first destination activity of graduates. The data below is based upon a 78% knowledge rate among the 2017-18 bachelor’s degree graduates.

First Destination Relationship of Employment to Major

Knowledge rate information on graduates is also used to illustrate the relationship of employment to a former student’s field of study. The data below is based upon a 78% knowledge rate among the 2017-18 bachelor’s degree graduates.

Alumni Statistics

Statistics on the entire family of Rochester University alumni are updated annually. Those statistics include information about gender, attendance type, and status of student records.

Alumni Statistics Report

Athletics

Equity in Athletics Report

On an annual basis, Rochester University submits data to the U.S. Department of Education in compliance with Title IX regulations. The information is required to verify equal opportunity in the university’s athletic program.

Equity In Athletics Report

External Reports

Common Data Set

The Common Data Set is a collaborative effort among higher education data providers and publishers to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to those involved in a student’s transition into higher education. It contains information on student enrollment and persistence, admission, academic offerings, student life, annual expenses, financial aid, faculty and instruction, and degrees conferred.

IPEDS Reports

On an annual basis, every educational institution that participates in federal financial aid programs submits a variety of reports to the U.S. Department of Education. Those IPEDS reports include data on enrollment, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional pricing, and student financial aid. Summaries from these reports are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator website.

Graduation Rates

First-Time Student Graduation Rate

Graduation rates of undergraduate students are reported to the U.S. Department of Education and used to illustrate the percentage of students who complete a degree at Rochester University. The graduation rate for students entering college for the first time is based upon a six-year time period.

Full-Time Transfer Student Graduation Rate

The graduation rate of full-time transfer students is based upon an eight-year time period.

Part-Time Transfer Student Graduation Rate

The graduation rate of part-time transfer students is based upon an eight-year time period.

Retention Rates

First-Time Student Retention

Retention of students who enrolled at Rochester University as first-time in college, degree-seeking students in the fall and who returned for the subsequent year are illustrated for a series of years.

Traditional Student Retention

Retention of all traditional students who enrolled in the fall at Rochester University and returned for the subsequent year are illustrated for a series of years.

Accelerated Learning Student Retention

Retention of all accelerated learning students who enrolled in the fall at Rochester University and returned for the subsequent year are illustrated for a series of years.

Rochester University Profiles

Rochester University Profiles

On an annual basis, Rochester University responds to a number of governmental and publisher surveys which are used to create college profiles. Those profiles are available online.

Student Profile

Attendance Type

In addition to the traditional daytime program on the main campus, Rochester University offers three specialized degree tracks for students. An accelerated learning program features both evening and online degree completion programs. Evening courses are offered on the main campus, and at both the Macomb University Center and the Mott University Center. Students with sufficient academic ability can enroll in an early college program with participating schools while still enrolled in high school. Early college students can complete specific courses for college credit or earn an associate degree through this program. A graduate program in missional leadership offers specialized training for both professional and lay ministry. The data below is based upon the fall semester of 2019.

Enrollment Status

At the beginning of each academic year, most students at Rochester University are classified as either first time in college, transfer, returning, non-degree seeking, or graduate students. The data below is based upon the fall semester of 2019.

Gender

As a coeducational institution, Rochester University enrolls both male and female students. The data below is based upon the fall semester of 2019.

Race and Ethnicity

Most racial and ethnic groups are represented in the Rochester University student body. The data below is based upon the fall semester of 2019.

Home Origin

While the majority of students at Rochester University are from Michigan, normally 20-25 states and 5-10 other countries are represented in the student body. The data below is based upon the fall semester of 2019.

Residency

While a higher percentage of Rochester University students live in residence halls their first and second years, many others commute from either home or off-campus housing. The data below is based upon the fall semester of 2019.