Student Outcome Data

First-to Second Year Retention Rates

Retention Rates Measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor’s degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies in the fall.

Bar graph of first-to second year retention rate 2020

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Students are not disaggregated by gender, racial or ethnic subgroup, recipients of Pell Grants or Stafford Loans because of the small population size. 

Bar graph of overall graduation rate and transfer-out rate  2020

Licensure Rate

National Council Licensure Examination of Practical Nurses Pass Percentage

Bar graph of licensure rate 2020

National Council Licensure Examination of Registered Nurses Pass Percentage


Statistics collected in a survey of the 2020-2021 graduating class (August-May)

Bar graph of post-graduation survey stats
Type of school Donnelly students intend to transfer to
Bar graph representing the percentage of Donnelly students who are employed at the time of graduation
The highest degree Donnelly students intend to obtain
The highest degree Donnelly students intend to obtain
The highest degree Donnelly students intend to obtain