Student Outcomes Information

Student retention and completion information shows the trends in how Onondaga Community College students progress towards their educational goals. This information can be especially helpful to prospective students in evaluating their expectations regarding the typical amount of time to completion.

Student Body Diversity Fall 2016

As a part of the recently revised Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), institutions must now provide information about the student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled students in the following categories:

Total Enrolled Students = 12,640
Enrollment Status
  • Full-time = 5,736 (45.4%)
  • Part-time = 6,904 (54.6%)
Gender
  • Male = 6,088 (48.2%)
  • Female = 6,552 (51.8%)
Race/Ethnicity
  • Nonresident Alien = 54 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic/Latino = 587 (4.6%)
  • American Indian or Alaska Native = 139 (1.1%)
  • Asian = 304 (2.4%)
  • Black or African American = 1,508 (11.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander = 8 (0.1%)
  • White = 5,401 (42.7%)
  • Two or more races = 373 (3.0%)
  • Race and ethnicity unknown = 4,266 (33.8%)

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2016-17

Retention Rates

As a part of the recently revised Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) institutions must make available the retention rate of certificate - or degree-seeking, first-time undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS.

  • Fall 2015 First-time, Full-time, Degree Seeking Students = 2,031
  • Returned in Fall 2016 = 1,169
  • Retention Rate = 57.6%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment 2016-17

Financial Aid Status
  • Recipient of Federal Pell Grant (AY2015-16) = 1,895 (90.8%)

Source: IPEDS Student Financial Aid 2016-17

Completion/Graduation/Transfer-Out Rates

As a part of the recently revised Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) institutions must now provide their completion and graduation rate information disaggregated by:

  • Gender
  • Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan
Fall 2013 First-time, full-time, Degree Seeking Students
Number of Cohort Students that Completed within 3 years
Overall 2,239 477 (21.3%)
     
Gender    
Male 1,200 241 (20.1%)
Female 1,039 236 (22.7%)
     
Race/Ethnicity *    
Nonresident Alien 10 1 (10.0%)
Hispanic/Latino 182 30 (16.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 31 3 (9.7%)
Asian 60 16 (26.7%)
Black or African American 400 58 (14.5%)
Native Hawaiian or 2 2 (100.0%)
Other Pacific Islander    
White 1,428 397 (27.8%)
Two or more races 96 13 (13.5%)
Race and ethnicity unknown 30 5 (16.7%)
     
Financial Aid Status    
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant 1,366 235 (17.2%)
Recipients of a Subsidized Stafford    
Loan that did not receive a Pell Grant 232 63 (27.2%)
Did not receive either a Pell Grant 631 179 (28.4%)
or Subsidized Stafford Loan    
     
Total Transfer-out Rates   474 (21.2%)

Source: IPEDS Graduation Rates 2016- 17
*Fall 2013 College data

Graduate Employment

  • 41% of graduates pursued post-graduation employment
  • 79% of graduates with post-graduation employment plans were employed

Source: Based on 2016 Post-Graduation Survey, conducted Spring 2016 through Spring 2017, data includes all graduate survey responses from all degree and certificate programs; 466 (36.3%) graduates participated in the survey.

Job Placement Rates