Loyola University Maryland

Institutional Research

Retention & Graduation

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Retention and Graduation Rates of Fall Cohorts of First-time, Full-time Students
Enrollment patterns of Loyola’s fall cohorts of degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduate students are tracked for 12 semesters, or six years, to document retention rates over time, as well as four-year and six-year graduation rates. Semester academic performance and the cumulative academic performance of graduating students are included too. These data are disaggregated by gender and by major racial or ethnic group.

Six-Year Graduation Rates by Selected Federal Grant and Loan Programs
Six-year graduation rates are reported for the fall cohorts of degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduate students who received the following grants or loans their first year at Loyola: (1) a Federal Pell Grant, (2) a subsidized Stafford Loan but not a Federal Pell Grant, and (3) neither a Federal Pell Grant nor a subsidized Stafford Loan. Six-year graduation rates are reported beginning with the fall 2004 cohort.

Completion/Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid
In compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) reporting standards, Loyola submits the following enrollment, financial aid, and completion/graduation rate data to the association on an annual basis. Reports containing these data can be accessed on the NCAA website by selecting “Loyola University Maryland” as the institution.

  • The number of students who attended the institution in the prior year, by race and gender
  • The number of students who attended in the prior year and who received athletically related aid, categorized by race and gender within each sport
  • The completion or graduation rates of the certificate- or degree-seeking first-time, full-time undergraduates, categorized by race and gender for the most recently completing class
  • The completion or graduation rates of the certificate- or degree-seeking first-time, full-time undergraduates who received athletically related student aid, categorized by race and gender within sport
  • The average completion or graduation rates of the four most recently completing or graduating classes, by race and gender
  • The average completion or graduation rates of the four most recently completing or graduating classes for students who received athletically related student aid, categorized by race and gender within each sport

Persistence to Degree in Full-time, Cohort-based Graduate Programs by School
Enrollment patterns of Loyola’s degree-seeking graduate students in full-time, cohort-based programs are tracked to document retention rates over time, as well as time to degree. These data are disaggregated by program and school. Retention and graduation data for cohort-based Montessori programs are available as of November 30th of each year.