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A university record 60.2 percent of freshman who enrolled at DePaul in fall 2013 graduated in four years, according to the recently released... read more
DePaul’s in-depth longitudinal research of student retention and graduation trends has revealed—and continues to confirm—how critical first-year academic performance is to a student staying at DePaul and graduating on time.
Rates for first-year retention, four-year graduation and six-year graduation at DePaul have been consistently strong in recent years, but new data reported by EMM’s Institutional Research and Market Analytics demonstrate they reached new heights in 2014: all rates are the highest in DePaul’s history.
DePaul recently joined nearly 600 higher education institutions across the nation in a project known as the Student Achievement Measure, or SAM. SAM is an alternative to the federal graduation rate and is a more accurate representation of outcomes for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees.
BlueStar in Campus Connect, DePaul’s new online system that supports academic success, launched campus-wide this fall. Over the past year, EM&M’s Student Records, along with Information Services, has led the technology-side of the BlueStar implementation.