The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides free public consumer information. The information is available by going to College Navigator, which is a consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors and others search for and obtain information about U.S. postsecondary institutions. Just enter "Waldorf University" (as name of school to view) and view the Waldorf University information provided, i.e. student enrollment demographics (including Pell grant percent of recipients), graduation rates, retention rates, etc.
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires institutions to publish their graduation/completion rates. The information below is provided in accordance with the federal Student Right-to-Know Act.
When reviewing this information, please be aware of the following items:
- This is the graduation rate required for disclosure and/or reporting purposes under Student Right-to-Know Act.
- It is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort.
- The "cohort" used as the denominator of this rate is the number of students entering the institution as full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking, undergraduate students in a particular year (cohort).
|Graduation Rate for the Cohort entering in:||Number of Students in the Cohort||Overall Graduation Rate*|
*This is the graduation rate shown in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), College Navigator website. It is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of normal time to completion.
A measure of the rate at which students persist in their educational program at an institution, expressed as a percentage. For four-year institutions, this is the percentage of first-time, full-time bachelor's degree seeking undergraduates from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.
**This information is from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), College Navigator website. It is the percentage of Undergraduate First-time, full-time bachelor’s students.
Graduation Career Outcomes
Percentage of residential graduates with jobs in their chosen field or continuing education within seven months of graduation; formerly known as Placement Rates.
As a part of our Career Center services, graduating residential students are provided an exit survey at the time of graduation and a Qualtrics survey again in January of the following year of their graduation. Within this survey graduates may report information regarding current employment status and/or continuing education information. This information is then utilized to calculate placement rate percentages. Placement rate percentages are calculated based on responses received not overall survey’s distributed.
|Graduation Year||Total||Percentage||Continuing Education||Employed|
Source: Career Center, Waldorf University.
Cohort Default Rate
Waldorf University’s 2017 Cohort Default Rate of 10.3% (released September 2020) is slightly above the 2017 National average Cohort Default Rate of 9.7%. If in the future Waldorf University’s Cohort Default Rate stays above the National average Waldorf will continue to publish both rates on our website.
Average Student Loan Debt
The average student loan debt of all Waldorf graduates, including online and residential, from the 2019-2020 (7-1-2019 to 6-30-2020) academic year, whether they borrowed money or not, is $7,659.