BPPE Publication and Other Public Inform
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. To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website at http://nces.ed.gov.
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Bethesda University, acting in compliance with the Student Right to Know Act, is happy to post the following information on the graduation rates of our cohorts of full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduates, and student athletes that have received financial aid. The graduation rates show the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled for whom 150% of the normal time-to- completion of a four-year, undergraduate degree has elapsed
Things to keep in mind when viewing this information:
Retention and Graduation rates are for a select group of students – Fall First-time, Full-time Baccalaureate degree-seeking freshmen. While this is an important group to track, it does not represent all of our students, including students who start in the Spring, transfer students, part-time students, associate degree-seeking students, graduate students, or non-degree seeking students.
All graduation rates are based on 6 years of attendance which is equal to 150% of the normal completion time of BU’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 has died or become totally disabled.
Students who withdrew for personal or medical reasons are included in the original headcount. Additionally, students who started at Bethesda University who transferred to another university and graduated will not be included in Bethesda's graduation rate.
Student Body Diversity (NPEC, Summary of HEA Institutional Disclosure Requirements, reference number 8)
Brief Description: Institutions must make available to current and prospective students information about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group, and Federal Pell Grant recipients.
Retention Rates (NPEC, Summary of HEA Institutional Disclosure Requirements, reference number 24) Brief Description: Institutions must make available to current and prospective students the retention rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time, first-time, undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS.
Graduation Rates (NPEC, Summary of HEA Institutional Disclosure Requirements, reference number 25): The Graduation Rate component collects data on the cohort of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students and tracks their completion status at 150% of the normal time to complete all requirement of their program of study.
Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Aid (NPEC, Summary of HEA Institutional Disclosure Requirements, reference number 26)
Brief Description: Each institution must produce by July 1 each year a report that is provided to a prospective student-athlete and the student's parents, high school guidance counselor, and coach at the time the institution offers athletically related student aid.
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