Student Success

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 Completion Overall

Overall, 74% of students pursuing a master’s degree at CGU complete their degree within three years. For underrepresented minority students, 66% complete their master’s degree within three years, compared to 76% of non-URM students (2020 Data).

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO COMPLETE THEIR MASTER’S DEGREE WITHIN THREE YEARS (FOR STUDENTS ENTERI NG BETWEEN 2008 AND 2017)
URM(includes domestic Black/African – American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American/Native Alaskan students)&non – URM :

ALL:

Master’s Degree Completion by Program

Doctoral Degree 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).

At CGU, 52% of all students pursuing a doctoral degree completed their degree within ten years. For underrepresented minority students, 50% completed within ten years, compared to 52% or non-URM students (2020 data).

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO COMPLETE THEIR DOCTORAL DEGREE WITHIN TEN YEARS (FOR STUDENTS ENTERI NG BETWEEN 2000 AND 2010)
URM(includes domestic Black/African – American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American/Native Alaskan students)&non – URM :

Doctoral Degree Completion by Program

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 2015-16 to 2019-20).

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 2015-16 to 2019-20).