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Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Disclosures

Student Body Diversity Fall 2017

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) requires institutions to provide information about the student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories:

  • ​Gender
  • Self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients

Total Full-time Undergraduates (1) = 3,826

Gender

Female = 2,094 (54.7%)

Male = 1,732 (45.3%)

Race/ethnic subgroups

American Indian or Alaska Native = 8 (0.2%)

Asian = 49 (1.3%)

Black or African American = 156 (4.1%)

Hispanic/Latino = 365 (9.5%)

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander = 13 (0.3%)

Nonresident Alien = 79 (2.1%)

Race and ethnicity unknown = 142 (3.7%)

Two or more races = 60 (1.6%)

White = 2,954 (77.2%)

Financial Aid Status

Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant (AY 2017 – 18) (2) = 571 (14.2%)

Total Full-time Graduates = 229

Gender

Female = 136 (59.4%)

Male = 93 (40.6%)

Race/ethnic subgroups

American Indian or Alaska Native = 0 (0.0%)

Asian = 1 (0.4%)

Black of African American = 15 (6.6%)

Hispanic/Latino = 13 (5.7%)

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander = 1 (0.4%)

Nonresident Alien = 9 (3.9%)

Race and ethnicity unknown = 8 (3.5%)

Two or more races = 5 (2.2%)

White = 177 (77.3%)

1) Based on IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey, submitted Spring 2018, which does not include Fall study abroad students and only credit-seeking students.

2) Information for Pell Grants recipients is based on the 2017-2018 submitted IPEDS Student Financial Aid survey which reports the prior year’s institutional financial aid information. For aid year 2016-17, N reported to IPEDs = 4,034.

Graduation Rates for Full-Time, First-Time, Degree-Seeking Undergraduates (Cohort 2011)

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) requires institutions to provide their completion and graduation rate information disaggregated by:

  • ​Gender
  • Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan​
Time to Degree
CategoryNumber of Students14 Years5 Years6 Years
Overall98280.0%83.6%84.2%
Gender
Female57784.2%87.0%87.2%
Male40574.1%78.8%80.0%
Race/ethnic subgroups2
American Indian/Alaska Native----
Asian1457.1%64.3%71.4%
Black or African American3966.7%79.5%79.5%
Hispanic/Latino5567.3%70.9%72.7%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander----
Nonresident Alien1752.9%58.8%64.7%
Race/ethnicity unknown8785.1%87.4%87.4%
Two or more races1080.0%80.0%80.0%
White75682.0%85.2%85.6%
Financial Aid Status3
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant15567.1%75.5%76.8%
Recipients of a subsidized Federal Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant29878.9%81.9%82.2%
Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Federal Loan52984.5%87.0%87.5%

1) All graduation rate data are based on the 2011 revised cohort as reported to IPEDs on the Spring 2017-2018 Graduation Rate survey.

2) Graduation rates for American Indian/Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander are not included in this table because there were too few of these students to be able to report their graduation rates with confidentiality.

3) Provided by the Office of Financial Aid, based on 2011-12 Aid Year only.​

Retention Rates

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) requires institutions to make available the retention rate of certificate – or degree-seeking, first-time undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS.

Fall 2016 Total = 1,056

Returned in Fall 2017 = 971

Retention Rate = 92.0​%