Under the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act institutions of higher education are required to disclose information to prospective and current students about institutional graduation rates. Graduation rates are the Student Right to Know [SRK] rates and are defined as the total number of individuals from a given cohort of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates who complete a degree within 150 percent of normal time for completion of their degree/certificate, divided by the entire cohort of first-time, full-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates minus any allowable exclusion.
The Wade College graduation rate for the 2010 cohort year of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates who completed their associate degree within with 6 trimesters of study was 55 percent. The average graduation rate of the four years covering 2007 – 2010 is 51 percent. (Please Note: The first matriculating class of baccalaureate degree-seeking undergraduates was in the fall 2011 trimester.)
Program Integrity Rates
Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires institutions to publish the on-time completion rates of all students who start a program in order to demonstrate the portion of students who complete the program taking no longer than its published length. For the academic year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, the on-time completion rates follow:
|AA Program||BA Program|
|On-Time Completion Rates||63%||76%|
The published length for completion of the Association of Arts degree in Merchandising and Design is four consecutive trimesters of study. The published length for completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Merchandising and Design is an additional four consecutive trimesters of study. Each trimester is 15 weeks of instruction in length and is equivalent to a traditional semester.