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Enrollment, Persistence, and Graduation

Student Enrollment

AIR calculates official registered enrollment for each semester/term in the academic year. Enrollment data for 2012-13 can be found at the links below, including full-time/part-time status, year in school (calculated by completed credits), gender, and total student FTE. Also available for viewing are the fall semester enrollments for all Iowa and Minnesota colleges and universities.

Student Persistence

A "first-year cohort" is defined as all full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students entering the institution during the fall term. Luther, like all institutions, uses the first-year cohort student count as the basis for calculating persistence and graduation rates reported to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Graduation Rates

The HEA (Higher Education Act) added a provision requiring that the completion of graduation rates must be disaggregated by:

  1. Gender
  2. Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)
  3. Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  4. Recipients of a Subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant and
  5. Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a Subsidized Stafford Loan

Follow the links below to these data tables.