Graduation and Retention Rates

Graduation Rates

For full-time, first-time students who began at SBU-Bolivar in 2014.

Overall Graduation Rate

The most recent graduation rate (2014 cohort) for first-time, full-time freshmen is 49.6%.

By Academic Unit

This table shows how many students in each academic unit either graduated with a degree from that same division in which they started or graduated with any degree from the University.

Academic Division Graduated in Division Graduated from the University
Division of Arts and Humanities 50.0% 62.5%
Division of Bachelor Level Nursing and Health Sciences 24.0% 28.0%
Division of Behavioral Sciences 41.2% 47.1%
Division of Business 39.4% 45.5%
Division of Computing and Mathematics 36.4% 39.4%
Division of Education 57.9% 71.1%
Division of Kinesiology 37.8% 51.1%
Division of Language and Communication 53.8% 69.2%
Division of Natural Sciences 26.1% 45.7%
Division of Theology and Ministry 25.0% 56.3%
Undeclared Students 0.0% 44.8%

By Race/Ethnicity

This table shows the University's graduation rates by race/ethnicity.

Race/Ethnicity Graduation Rate
American Indian or Alaska Native 33.3%
Asian 0.0%
Black or African American 23.3%
Hispanic/Latino 6.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0%
White 53.8%
Two or More Races 50.0%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 100.0%
Non-Resident Alien 25.0%

By Gender

This table shows the University's graduation rates by gender.

Gender Graduation Rate
Male 40.8%
Female 56.8%

Additional Graduation Rates

The University also tracks graduation rates by recipients of a federal Pell grant and those who receive federal subsidized loans.

Additional Demographic Graduation Rate
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant 42.2%
Recipients of a Federal Subsidized Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant 56.6%
Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a Federal Subsidized Loan 55.8%

Retention Rates

For the 2019 Bolivar full-time, first-time student cohort.

Overall Retention Rate

The most recent retention rate (Fall 2019 cohort) for first-time, full-time freshmen is 64.5%.

By Academic Unit

This table shows how many students in each academic division were either retained within the unit or at the University as a whole.

Academic Division Retained in Division Retained in University
Division of Arts and Humanities 29.2% 70.8%
Division of Bachelor Level Nursing and Health Sciences 45.1% 58.8%
Division of Behavioral Sciences 44.7% 65.8%
Division of Business 43.2% 72.7%
Division of Computing and Mathematics 43.3% 58.3%
Division of Education 56.8% 64.9%
Division of Kinesiology 38.6% 61.4%
Division of Language and Communication 28.6% 57.1%
Division of Natural Sciences 40.5% 73.0%
Division of Theology and Ministry 55.0% 80.0%
Undeclared Students 18.2% 45.5%

Updated: 03-09-21