The Common Data Set Initiative is a collaborative effort between publishers and the educational community to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the burden on colleges of compiling and reporting information. Questions and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its college surveys are a guide in the development of CDS items. Common Data Set items undergo broad review by secondary schools and two-and four-year colleges.
The National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE) annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. CUI participates every other year and uses the information for accreditation, assessment, and internal continuous improvement.
In compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the following table provides information regarding the six-year (150% of normal time-to-completion) graduation/completion rates at Concordia University Irvine. This information is submitted annually to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The rates reflect the graduation/completion status of full-time, first-time students enrolled during the Fall term of the specified year who have had an opportunity to graduate within 150% or normal completion time, which is six years.
*The graduation/completion rate does not include students who left the school to serve in the armed forces, on official church missions, or in the foreign service of the federal government. Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled are also excluded.
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