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First-Time Freshman Retention Rates

Retention Rate: All Full-time, First-Time students who are matriculated at The Sage Colleges 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.

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
The Sage Colleges
Full-Time, First-Year Retention 78% 81% 78% 78% 79%

Overall Graduation Rates

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

Fall 2007 Cohort Fall 2008 Cohort Fall 2009 Cohort Fall 2010 Cohort Fall 2011 Cohort
The Sage Colleges
4 Year Graduation Rate 52.4% 50% 49.7% 46.4% 45.1%
5 Year Graduation Rate 56.7% 57.9% 59.6% 56.0% 54.2%
6 Year Graduation Rate 58% 58.5% 60% 58.3% 55.9%

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 2007 Cohort Fall 2008 Cohort Fall 2009 Cohort Fall 2010 Cohort Fall 2011 Cohort
The Sage Colleges
Male 47% 38% 32.6% 43.3% 43.5%
Female 59.3% 61% 66.8% 63.0% 59.4%

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 2007 Cohort Fall 2008 Cohort Fall 2009 Cohort Fall 2010 Cohort Fall 2011 Cohort
The Sage Colleges
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0% 0% 100% 66.7%
Asian 50% 100% 44.4% 66.7% 28.6%
Black 46.6% 54.5% 42.8% 54.8% 41.8%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Hispanic 100% 28.5% 0% 48.0% 51.3%
White 59.7% 60.2% 64.6% 60.4% 64.6%
2 or More Races NA 50% 0% 75.0% 54.4%
Unknown 46.6% 53.8% 90.4% 52.4% 57.1%

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 2009 Cohort Fall 2010 Cohort Fall 2011 Cohort
The Sage Colleges
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant 60.2% 56.8% 50.0%
Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant 58.4% 58.2% 67.0%
Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan 64.7% 64.9% 63.6%

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.

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Russell Sage College
Employed 60% 77% 65% 77% 94%
Furthering Studies 37% 18% 32% 21% 21%
Employed or Furthering Studies 97% 85% 97% 98% 100%
Sage College of Albany
Employed 72% 61% 70% 86% 97%
Furthering Studies 24% 30% 24% 14% 9%
Employed or Furthering Studies 96% 91% 94% 100% 100%
Sage Professional & Continuing Education
Employed 69% 83% 62% 89% 95%
Furthering Studies 27% 11% 35% 11% 13%
Employed or Furthering Studies 96% 94% 97% 100% 100%
Sage Graduate School
Employed 98% 83% 93% 97% 98%
Furthering Studies 1% 13% 1% 1% 8%
Employed or Furthering Studies 98% 96% 95% 98% 100%