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Student Outcomes

Retention Rate

Retention is a way of tracking how many students are staying in school from one year to the next. The retention rate is the year-to-year percent of students who continue their education at The Christ College of Nursing.

Retention Rate of First-year,First-time (freshmen)

Retention of first-time students who start in Fall or Summer semesters is tracked from their first Fall term to the subsequent Fall term. This retention rate is required for federal reporting to the Department of Education through the IPEDS data collection system.

Fall-to-Fall Retention of Program**Starting Students, First-time, transfer and second-degree students.**

Retention of all incoming students who are starting a new academic program (transfer students and first-time in college) who start in Fall or Summer semesters is tracked from their first Fall term to the subsequent Fall term.


Persistence is calculated as the portion of students in one term who continue at the college in the next term and is monitored semester-to-semester. Students who graduate are removed from the calculation, because many enter the workforce rather than immediately continuing their studies. Information on the number of baccalaureate graduates who continue on to graduate or professional education is available below, under the heading Enrollment in Graduate/Professional Education.

Completion Rate

The completion rate is calculated by monitoring how quickly students graduate from College once they start in various programs. Completion rates can be calculated differently for different reporting agencies. A snapshot of completion rates is provided immediately below, with trended data in tables that follow.

Completion Rates by length of time to degree, dis-aggregated by student characteristic and program

Data are collected after the summer term each year and are presented as a snapshot in this table. For example, YY% of students who started in Summer or Fall semester of 2015 had graduated by the end of Summer 2018 semester, which is the three year rate. The two year rate examines students who started in 2016, and the four year rate as those starting in 2014.

*Currently tracks only those in a two-year program. Fall 2015 marked the first time students could enter a four-year program. Data will be updated after the 2019 graduation year.

Program Completion Trends based on Starting Cohort

The College also monitors the progression of students who start coursework at the same time. The next table provides completion rates of our First-time, Full-time student, while completion rates for all students (first-timers, transfers and second degree students) are provided in the subsequent table.

Program Completion Rates of First-Time, Full-time Students

Program Completion Rates of All Program-Starting Students

ADN Completion

The ADN program is often started under a three-year track, with general education courses beginning in the first semester or year. The following table provides information on program completion rates determined from the point the student takes their first nursing course. These rates are more comparable to other programs in the area where a student completes general education prior to entry into the program.

ADN Program Completion Rates upon Enrollment in Nursing Courses

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

NCLEX: National Council Licensing Examination

All pre-licensure nursing graduates must pass a licensing examination (NCLEX) to become licensed in the state of Ohio to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). All NCLEX scores through 2018 reflect graduates only of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Nursing. The first BSN graduates will begin taking the NCLEX examination in 2019. Results of first-time examinees are:

*Results are posted based on a calendar year. Final statistics are not available from the State Board of Nursing until February of the following year.

Enrollment in Graduate/Professional Education

The College monitors the percent of bachelor’s degree students who subsequently enroll in graduate school (advanced degrees in general fields) or professional education (medicine, business, nursing, law, etc.). The College uses information gathered from the National Student Clearinghouse, a database that includes 98% of all students enrolled in public or private education in the U.S.

Graduate Employment

The College tracks postgraduate employment primarily through self-reported data via graduate surveys and by using a state database. Neither measure captures all of the graduates, but the database routinely includes about 90% of our graduates. The remaining graduates may be employed in other states, self-employed, unemployed, or employed in an Ohio job that does not report to the unemployment insurance database. The unemployed segment may include graduates actively seeking jobs and those who are choosing not to seek employment.

Some of the ADN graduates from one year subsequently also become BSN graduates. In those cases, the graduates are counted in each cohort.

Graduate Employment/Placement