Postsecondary Graduation Rate

The graduation rate is the percent of students who complete their degrees at institutions within “150% of normal time,” meaning three years for a two-year degree or six years for a four-year degree. Since 2011, graduation rates at local four-year institutions have remained steady, while graduation rates at local two-year institutions have increased.

For comparability, we limit the data to first-time, full-time students. Students are excluded from the calculations if they leave due to suffering a serious injury, enlisting in the military, or joining the foreign service of the government or an official church mission.