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Proportion of Cohort with High Performance

In 2014-15, 64 percent of DePaul students met "high performance" benchmarks in their first year—a significant improvement since 2005. While the portion of students earning high performance has been rising over time, continuous improvement in overall graduation rates necessitates more students meeting the high performance benchmarks and fewer students in the low performance group. 

A positive trend is that the portion of students in the low performance group is declining over time—only 17 percent of freshmen had low performance in 2014-15. An additional 20 percent of students were categorized as meeting "moderate" performance and progress in their first year; these students met at least one of the criteria for high performance. 

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Number of students in each group in 2013 cohort
Low Performance
n=335
Moderate Performance
n=460
High Performance
n=1,627

Graph Key
Low Performance
Less than 37 credits, or GPA below 2.50 and between 37-47 credits
Moderate Performance
GPA above 2.50 but between 37-47 credits, or GPA below 2.50 but 48 or more credits
High Performance
GPA above 2.50 and 48 or more credits