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    First-Time Freshman Retention Rates

    Retention Rate: All Full-time, First-Time students who are matriculated at Russell Sage College for a specific Fall term is considered the Fall cohort. The percentage of those students who persist to the following fall is the Freshman Retention Rate. New Transfer students are not included in this cohort.

    Full-Time, First-Year Retention20152016201720182019
    78%78%79%78%72%

    Overall Graduation Rates

    Graduation Rate: The percentage of a full-time, first-time Fall cohort that graduates within 4, 5 and 6 years.

    Fall Cohort:20092010201120122013
    4-Year Graduation Rate49.7%46.4%45.1%54.3%60.0%
    5-Year Graduation Rate59.6%56.0%54.2%61.7%69.1%
    6-Year Graduation Rate60.0%58.3%55.9%62.4%71.2%

    Six-Year Graduation Rates by Gender

    Graduation Rate: The percentage of a Full-time, First-Time Fall cohort that graduates within 4, 5 and 6 six years. The rates above are Fall cohorts identified by gender.

    Fall Cohort20092010201120122013
    Male32.6%43.3%43.5%48.7%73.0%
    Female66.8%63.0%59.4%64.6%61.7%

    Six-Year Graduation Rates by Ethnicity

    Graduation Rate: The percentage of a Full-time, First-Time Fall cohort that graduates within a specific time interval. These calculations are based on 4-, 5- and 6-year graduation rates. The rates above are based on Fall cohorts identified by Ethnicity.

     Fall Cohort: 20092010201120122013
    American Indian/Alaskan Native0.0%100%66.7%N/AN/A
    Asian44.4%66.7%28.6%45.5%78.6%
    Black42.8%54.8%41.8%56.1%65.1%
    Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.0%0.0%100%0.0%N/A
    Hispanic0.0%48.0%51.3%60.0%57.9%
    White64.7%60.4%64.6%66.7%76.1%
    Two or More Races0.0%75.0%44.4%28.6%60.0%
    Unknown70.4%52.4%57.1%75.0%70.4%

    Six-Year Graduation Rates in Receipt of Pell Grants

    Students are to be considered to have received a grant or loan if they received it for the period used for determining the cohort-fall term. The Higher Education Opportunity ACT (HEOA) (Sec.488(a)(3)) requires that graduation rates must be disaggregated by these categories and disclosed to the public.

    Fall Cohort: 2010201120122013
    Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant56.8%50.0%59.1%69.3%
    Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant58.2%67.0%70.2%75.5%
    Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan64.9%63.6%61.5%66.7%

    Career Outcomes

    Students are surveyed approximately six months after graduation and asked about their present employment status and whether they plan on continuing their education. Percentages are based on the number of responses returned.

     Bachelor Degree Recipients201620172018
    Number of Graduates451420383
    Number of Responses618486
    Percent Responding14%20%22%
    Percent Employed61%69%62%
    Percent Furthering Studies29%26%29%
    Percent Seeking Employment2%2%5%
    Percent Employed or Furthering Studies90%95%91%
    Russell Sage College Graduate Schools201620172018
    Number of Graduates369422410
    Number of Responses606462
    Percent Responding16%15%15%
    Percent Employed97%94%93%
    Percent Furthering Studies2%2%5%
    Percent Seeking Employment2%3%2%
    Percent Employed or Furthering Studies99%96%98%