Graduation Rate Disclosure

  • Graduates

  • Student Right-To-Know Graduation Rate Disclosure University of Pittsburgh, Bradford Campus

    The graduation rate at the Bradford Campus of the University of Pittsburgh, calculated according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Right-to-Know (SRTK) guidelines, is 45%.

    This U.S. Department of Education guidelines for the SRTK Graduation Rate are as follows:

            -   It is based upon students who entered as full-time, first-time freshmen and graduated within
                150% of the length of their program. For example:

                In regards to associate-seeking freshmen, this 150% measure describes students graduating from a two-year program within three years.

                In regards to baccalaureate-seeking freshmen, this 150% measure describes students graduating from a four-year program within six years.

           -   It is the average of the graduation rates of four freshman classes, with these being the most recent four classes for which the above 150% measure can be determined.

    Hence, the current SRTK graduation rate for this campus of the University of Pittsburgh of 45% is based upon the following students:

    Associate-seeking freshmen who had:

    • entered in Fall Term 2009 and graduated by August 2012
    • entered in Fall Term 2010 and graduated by August 2013
    • entered in Fall Term 2011 and graduated by August 2014
    • entered in Fall Term 2012 and graduated by August 2015

    Baccalaureate-seeking freshmen who had:

    • entered in Fall Term 2009 and graduated by August 2015
    • entered in Fall Term 2010 and graduated by August 2016
    • entered in Fall Term 2011 and graduated by August 2017
    • entered in Fall Term 2012 and graduated by August 2018

    Note:      As described above, the graduation rates of four classes of entering freshmen are reflected in this SRTK graduation rate.  While the graduation rates reported for freshmen entering in Fall 2009 and 2010 reflect graduation from any University of Pittsburgh four-year campus, the graduation rates for freshmen entering in Fall 2011 and 2012 reflect graduation from the Bradford campus only. The latter methodology for reporting graduation rates is now the standard in reporting these data and will be followed in reporting data respective to each subsequent freshman class to be included in the calculation of this SRTK rate.


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    **The two graduation rate calculation methodologies, cited above, are illustrated as follows.  The Fall 2012 incoming class is one of the four years of incoming freshman classes included in the calculation of the SRTK six-year graduation rate.  For this particular freshman class, the six-year graduation rate per the SRTK reporting guidelines, which specifies graduation from the campus initially enrolled, is 44%.  The transfer-out rate of 32% reflects students who transfer-out of Pitt-Bradford, and it includes those who transfer to another Pitt campus as well as those who transfer-out to another college or university. In contrast to this restrictive SRTK graduation rate calculation is the more-inclusive graduation rate calculation, with this calculation reflecting not only those students who had graduated from this campus, but additionally those students who had transferred to, and then had earned their baccalaureate from, another University of Pittsburgh campus.  This more-inclusive rate for this Fall 2012 freshman class is 53%.