Student Outcomes

Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students (who have never enrolled in college before) who first enroll in the fall semester and are still enrolled in the college a year later (the following fall semester). For example, 58% of the first-time, full-time students who enrolled at Schoolcraft in the fall of 2017 were still enrolled in the fall 2018 semester.

Retention Rates 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Full-Time Students 62% 62% 58%
Part-Time Students 52% 48% 48%
Data source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment Report

Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

Federal government regulations require graduation rates and transfer-out rates to be calculated based on students completing a program within 150% of the expected time to program completion, which is 3 years for a 2-year associate degree and 2 years for a 1-year certificate program.

It is important to note that these rates only measure full-time, degree-seeking students who started in the fall semester and haven’t attended college before. At Schoolcraft, this group only represents 17% of all students enrolled in fall of 2018.

  2009 Cohort 2010 Cohort 2011 Cohort 2012 Cohort 4-Year Average
Graduation Rate 19% 17% 17% 14% 17%
Transfer-Out Rate 28% 34% 31% 30% 31%
Success Rate
(Graduation + Transfer-Out Rate)
47% 51% 48% 44%  

Data source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Reports

*When the College first offered a bachelor's degree in 2015, it was then classified as a 4-year institution solely for IPEDS reporting. As a result, Schoolcraft is required to report graduation rates for the cohort 6 years prior, unlike other community colleges reporting on a cohort 3 years prior.

Graduation Rates by Gender

2012 Student Cohort Graduation Rate
Male 14%
Female 15%

Graduation Rates by Ethnicity

2012 Student Cohort Graduation Rate
American Indian/Alaskan Native 11%
Asian 17%
Black/African American 3% 
Hispanic/Latino  17% 
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander  0% 
White 19% 
Two or More Races  29% 
Race & Ethnicity Unknown 8% 
Non-Resident Alien  14% 

Graduation Rates by Pell Grant Status

2012 Student Cohort Graduation Rate
Recipients of a Pell Grant (within students' first year)  15% 
Recipients of a Direct Subsidized Loan (within students' first year) who did not receive a Pell Grant  10% 
Did not receive a Pell Grant or Direct Subsidized Loan (within students' first year)  20% 

Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid

To protect student privacy and confidentiality, graduation and transfer-out rates for students receiving athletically related aid are not disaggregated by race, gender and sport due to fewer than 10 students per group.

Job Placement

Job placement information is obtained from a survey of Schoolcraft students who graduated between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Graduates received the survey six months after their graduation date.

  Percentage of 2017-18 Graduates
(n=498 respondents)
Overall graduate employment rate  74% 
Employed full-time 67% 
Employed part-time  33% 
Employed in field related to degree/certificate  64% 
Median Salary
(among graduates employed full-time in a field related to their degree/certificate - data is self-reported) 
Pursuing Further Education
(currently enrolled at the time of survey) 

Data source: Schoolcraft College Graduate Follow-Up Survey (2017-18 Graduates)

Student Body Diversity

Full-Time Students Enrolled in Fall 2018 Number  Percentage 
Male  1370  52% 
Female  1261  48% 
Full-Time Students Enrolled in Fall 2018 Number Percentage
American Indian/Alaskan Native <1% 
Asian  140  5% 
Black/African American  270  10% 
Hispanic/Latino  131  5% 
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander  <1% 
White  1,740  66% 
Two or More Races  99  4% 
Race & Ethnicity Unknown 141  5% 
Non-Resident Alien  94  4% 

*Exact number suppressed to protect student privacy

Full-Time, First-Time Students Enrolled in Fall 2017 Number Percentage
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant  320  37% 

Data sources: IPEDS Fall Enrollment; IPEDS Student Financial Aid, Community College Service Unit Fall Enrollment Reports, 2019

Intercollegiate Athletics Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data


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