Central Penn College - Graduation Rates

Central Penn College


Graduation Rates

Student Right To Know Act, June 2016

Central Penn College provides the following information regarding our graduation/completion and transfer out rates. This information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect a four-year average graduation, completion and transfer out status of students for whom 150 percent of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed, using Fall 2009 as the current baseline.

During Fall 2009, 143 first-time, full-time degree seeking undergraduate students entered Central Penn College, or continued their studies after entering Summer 2009. The Federally mandated Student Right to Know graduation rate was an average of 46 percent of students over the past four years. These students completed their programs within three years (or six years if baccalaureate seeking) of their initial enrollment date or moved to and finished a baccalaureate program. The transfer-out rate, similarly, was 4 percent. The graduation rate for the Fall 2009 cohort specifically is 40 percent for baccalaureate students and 43 percent overall. The transfer out rate was 2 percent overall.

For disaggregated graduation rates sorted by gender and ethnicity, are available on the Central Penn College page of NCES College Navigator website. Disaggregated information on students by type of Financial Aid received is available upon request.

Please direct questions to the Director of Compliance at compliancedirector@centralpenn.edu or call 717-728-2503.

While reviewing this information, please bear in mind:

  • Though as a baccalaureate institution we conform to an IPEDS six year reporting cycle, Central Penn College enrolled its first class of bachelor degree seeking students (a total of 14) in 2001.

  • As reported for the Federal Department of Education, Central Penn's graduation rates are based on a four-year average which is automatically calculated by the IPEDS software online.

  • The graduation rate as required by Federal law, reflects ONLY full time students who entered the college as First Time Freshman. Part time and transfer students, which comprise half of the College’s student body, are not considered.