Completion Rates

CGU regularly analyzes and reports completion, attrition, and retention rates, as well as time to degree, for masters and doctoral students using multiple cohorts across time. Over 40% of CGU students are enrolled part time. Many students at CGU also work part time or full time while pursuing a degree.

Master’s Degree 3 Year Completion

Doctoral Degree 10/7 Year Completion

The national average across disciplines for completion of a doctor of philosophy degree within ten years is 57% (source: Council of Graduate Schools 2008 PhD Completion Project).

Time to Degree for Master’s Programs

The median time to degree for students at CGU to complete their master’s degree is 1.7 years (for students completing from 2017-18 to 2021-22).

Time to Degree for Doctoral Programs

The national median time to degree across doctoral programs and in all fields is 5.8 years (source: Survey of Earned Doctorates 2018).

The median time to degree for doctoral students at CGU is 6.7 years (for students completing from 2017-18 to 2021-22).