Student Performance Statistics

The Student Right-to-Know regulations require all colleges and universities participating in federally funded financial aid programs to document information on the cohort of first-time, full-time freshmen entering the institution on or after July 1, 1996.  Disclosure is not required until 150% of the estimated program length has elapsed.  All colleges and universities entering into Program Participation Agreements with the Department of Education are required to complete the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey of 1997 (Section 490 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992, P.L. 102-325.106. Stat. 448).

Graduation/Completion Rates

  • Transfer, part-time, and non-degree students are not included in the graduation/completion rate
  • The graduation rate is based on 6 years of attendance that equates to 150% of the longest program
  • The graduation/completion rate does not include students who left the institution to serve in the armed forces, with an official church mission organization, or in the foreign service of the federal government.  Students who died or were totally and permanently disabled are also excluded.
  • The institution is not required to report the transfer-out rate since the mission of the institution does not include providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in other institutions.
Year of EntryUndergraduate, First-Time, Full-Time, Bachelor-Degree Seeking Students Enrolled6 Year (150%) Graduation Rate
20085252%
20094861%
20105332%
20116849%
20128651%
20139047%

First-Time Full-Time Freshman, Bachelor Degree Seeking Student Retention Rates

Year of EntryUndergraduate, First-Time, Full-Time, Bachelor-Degree Seeking Students Enrolled1 Year Retention Rate

(students who returned for the following fall semester)

Fall 20105361%
Fall 20116862%
Fall 20128666%
Fall 20139068%
Fall 20147256%
Fall 20158566%
Fall 20167062%
Fall 20176661%
Fall 20188572%

Employment/Graduate Studies Rates*

*Employment/Graduate Studies Rates While Grace Christian University does not formally place students in jobs or guarantee employment, the University is concerned that graduating students are fulfilling the mission of the University through employment in their degree fields or are pursuing further graduate studies. Rate is based on status one year after graduation.

What Questions do We Ask Our Graduates?

  • What is your employment standing? (working, volunteering, continuing education, military, still seeking)
  • Who is your employer? What is your job title?
  • If working, what type of work applies to you? (Full-time, part-time, temporary contract, graduate assistantship/fellowship)
  • What is your salary? (hourly or salary)
  • If you are continuing education, what institution are you attending? What degree are you pursuing?

How is “First Destination” defined?

Destination is defined as full-time employment (30 hours or more) or continuing education within 6 months of graduation. The position does not need to be degree related. 

When does the Survey Launch and Close?

The survey launches roughly a month before graduation and closes 6 months after graduation. The survey is sent out 6 times during this time period.

Final Destination Survey Results – All Graduates

YearType of DegreeResponse RateDestination RateFull-Time Employment Rate
2017Online Bachelor Degree49%76%59%
2017On-Campus Bachelor Degree97%89%84%
2018Online Bachelor Degree96%65%46%
2018On-Campus Bachelor Degree97%87%77%
2018Online Masters Degree100%85%71%
2019Online Bachelor Degree67%76%63%
2019On-Campus Bachelor Degree100%76%67%
2019Online Masters Degree83%80%80%