Loyola University Maryland

Institutional Research

Retention & Graduation

Retention and Graduation Rates of Fall Cohorts of First-time, Full-time (FTFT) Students
Enrollment patterns of Loyola’s fall cohorts of degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduate students are tracked for 16 semesters, or eight years, to document retention rates over time, as well as four-year, six-year, and eight-year graduation rates. Semester academic performance and the cumulative academic performance of graduating students are included. These data are disaggregated by gender and by ethnicity.

Retention and Graduation Rate of Fall Transfer Cohorts
Retention of fall transfer students are tracked for the first spring and second fall semesters. Two-year through six-year graduation rates are also tracked. Semester academic performance and the cumulative academic performance of graduating students are included.

NCAA Graduation Rates Report
In compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) reporting standards, Loyola University Maryland submits Academic Success Rate (ASR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data annually to the NCAA to compile the Graduation Rates Report. The following enrollment, financial aid, and graduation rate data is sent to the association:

  • 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

A complete database of the Academic Progress Rates and Graduation Success Rates are available on the NCAA website, just select ‘Loyola University Maryland’ in the School search box.

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.

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.