Retention & Graduation

The retention and graduation Indicators provide summary and detailed reports that track student progress in the traditional and last major approaches. More explanations/definitions about these two tracking approaches are available HERE.


Last Major Tracking Approach (based on academic major at graduation or last major during the 6-year period)

RETENTION RATES GRADUATION RATES

    Traditional Tracking Approach (based on student's entering major)

    RETENTION RATES GRADUATION RATES

     

    The number of Degrees Awarded beginning with the 2007-2008 college year. The tables reflect all degrees awarded including those granted to double and triple majors. Head count and degrees awarded by term can be obtained by selecting the appropriate data filter or pivot table. The degrees awarded data are by gender by ethnicity.

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    Graduation Rate: 53.6%

    Continuation Rate: 4.4%

    San Francisco State University is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution's graduation rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990). The rates reflect the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled during the 2011-2012 school year and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.
     

    During the Fall of 2011, 3,469 first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen entered San Francisco State University. After 6 years (as of August 31, 2017), 53.6% of these students had graduated from our university. An additional 4.4% were still enrolled in Fall 2017 and pursuing their degrees at the university.
     

    While reviewing this information, please bear in mind:

    The graduation and continuation rates are based on 6 years of attendance that equates to 150% of our longest program.

    This one-page summary is for public information as required by federal law. The intent is to present the required information in the context in which it should be considered.

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