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Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation

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Missouri Baptist 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. 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 – Summer and 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, doctoral 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.
  • 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. Additionally, students who started at Missouri Baptist University who transferred to another university and graduated will not be included in MBU’s graduation rate.
  • We have chosen not to report our transfer-out rate.

Enrollment FA-15 (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 Rate FA-15 (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, first-time, undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS.

Graduation Rate FA-15 (NPEC, Summary of HEA Institutional Disclosure Requirements, reference number 25)
Brief Description: Each institution must annually make available to prospective and enrolled students the completion or graduation rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time, undergraduate students. The HEOA (Sec. 488(a) (3)) added a provision requiring that the completion or graduation rates must be disaggregated by gender, major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS).