Student Right to Know Act
The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students. Since Bakke Graduate University (BGU) is an institution that participates in a Title IV program it is required to disclose graduation/completion rates of all students by race/ethnicity, gender and by sport (not applicable), and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years. To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website at http://nces.ed.gov.
BGU, acting in compliance with the Student Right to Know Act, is please to provide the following information on the graduation rates of our students who have received financial aid. The graduation rates show the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled for whom 150% of the normal time to complete a masters or doctoral degree is within 7 years of enrollment. Things to keep in mind when viewing this information:
- Retention and graduation rates are for a select group of students.
- All graduation rates are based on 7 years of attendance which is equal to 150% of the normal completion time of BGU’s longest academic program.
- Graduation rates do not include students who left school:
- To serve in the armed forces
- To take part in official church missions,
- To help with a foreign aid service of the federal government
- Graduation rates do not include students who have died or become totally disabled.
- Students who withdrew for personal or medical reasons are included in the original headcount.
During the fall semester of 2010, 78 first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking graduate students entered BGU. After 7 years (as of September 1, 2017) (44% or 34) of these students have graduated from our institution or completed their programs. Of those who did not graduate, five are still working to complete his or her degree and 38 withdrew for either financial, academic, or personal reasons. It should be noted that BGU temporarily ceased offering courses from November 2011 to June 2012, at which point many students withdrew, believing the school was going to close. Although BGU did not close, many of those students did not return. The ethnicity of those who graduated include Asian, Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and White.
If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact:
Dr. Judi Melton
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Bakke Graduate University