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College Continues to Graduate High Percentage of Students as It Marks Fifth-Year Anniversary

September 8, 2017 | Commencement, Graduation Rates

Guttman Community College 2017 commencement ceremony.

2017 Commencement ceremony, June 19.

 

Guttman Community College continues to graduate students at a rate significantly above the national average for comparable two-year urban public colleges.

As of August 23, 2017, Guttman Community College has conferred 228 associate degrees for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Overall, 612 students have now graduated from Guttman Community College to continue their studies or embark on careers.

Both the two- and three-year graduation rates continue to track well above the national averages. After two years, 31% or 137 students from the 2015 cohort have graduated, a metric significantly higher than the two-year national graduation rate at two-year urban public colleges (6%, IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey 2015).

After three years, 46% or 190 students from the College’s 2014 entering class have graduated (46%), triple the three-year national graduation rate at two-year urban public colleges (16%, IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey 2015).

As the College marks its fifth anniversary in fall 2017, it is successfully fulfilling its mission to improve the outcomes of a largely low-income and first generation student population that has been underserved by higher education.