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Retention and Graduation Rates

Fall to Fall Retention Rates

Retention rates reflect the percentage of students enrolled in a degree or certificate program on census date of fall term that either graduate from or are enrolled in a degree or certificate program the following fall term.

FA 2015 to FA 2016

93%

FA 2016 to FA 2017

92%

FA 2017 to FA 2018

91%

FA 2018 to FA 2019

94%

FA 2019 to FA 2020

96%

FA 2020 to FA 2021

92%

100% and 150% Graduation Rates by Program

SCU maintains a commitment to confidentiality of data. Due to the number of smaller programs at SCU, student success reports for individual programs disaggregate data by all IPEDS categories for race and ethnicity. Reports to the public disaggregate data into two demographic groups: students who identify as members of one of several underrepresented minority groups (URM) and students who do not. If we disaggregated data by every ethnicity, we would have to suppress many cells because they would not have sufficient membership to guarantee anonymity to any individual member.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the following racial and ethnic groups have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Thus, students who identify as members of one or more of these groups are included in the URM counts. Last Updated: December 2021

Ayurvedic Practitioner Certificate

Cohort Entering

Ethnicities

Cohort Size

100% Graduation
Rate (3 Trimesters)

150% Graduation Rate
 (5 Trimesters)

Summer 2015

All

13

92.3

92.3

Majority

8

87.5

87.5

URM

5

100

100.0

Summer 2016

All

12

91.7

91.7

Majority

7

100

100.0

URM

5

80

80.0

Summer 2017

All

13

76.9

76.9

Majority

10

80.0

80.0

URM

3

66.7

66.7

Summer 2018

All

21

90.5

90.5

Majority

10

80.0

80.0

URM

11

100.0

100.0

Summer 2019

All

34

79.4

85.3

Majority

20

80.0

85.0

URM

14

78.6

85.7

Summer 2020

All

52

73.1

>=90.4*

Majority

29

72.4

>=89.7*

URM

23

73.9

>=73.9*

*additional students may continue to graduate until 150% date reached

Ayurvedic Wellness Educator Certificate

Cohort Entering

Ethnicities

Cohort Size

100% Graduation
Rate (3 Trimesters)

150% Graduation Rate
(5 Trimesters)

Summer 2015

All

22

63.6

63.6

Majority

13

76.9

76.9

URM

9

44.4

44.4

Summer 2016

All

20

65.0

65.0

Majority

14

71.4

71.4

URM

6

50.0

50.0

Summer 2017

All

39

59.0

59.0

Majority

20

55.0

55.0

URM

19

63.2

63.2

Summer 2018

All

54

87.0

87.0

Majority

25

92.0

92.0

URM

29

82.8

82.8

Summer 2019

All

72

88.9

88.9

Majority

38

94.7

94.7

URM

34

82.4

82.4

Summer 2020

All

65

55.4

61.5

Majority

34

61.8

70.6

URM

31

48.4

51.6

10-Term Doctor of Chiropractic

Cohort Entering

Ethnicities

Cohort Size

100% Graduation
Rate (10 Trimesters)

150% Graduation Rate
 (15 Trimesters)

Fall 2015

All

92

58.7

71.7

Majority

71

60.6

74.6

URM

21

52.4

61.9

Spring 2016

All

33

51.5

78.8

Majority

27

48.1

81.5

URM

6

66.7

66.7

Summer 2016

All

0

 

 

Majority

0

 

URM

0

 

 

Fall 2016

All

87

67.8

80.5

Majority

62

66.1

79.0

URM

25

72.0

84.0

Spring 2017

All

38

60.5

>=76.3*

Majority

26

65.4

>=73.1*

URM

12

50.0

>=83.3*

Summer 2017

All

1

SUPPRESSED TO MAINTAIN
CONFIDENTIALITY

Majority

1

 

 

URM

0

 

 

Fall 2017

All

60

66.7

>=83*

Majority

50

64.0

>=84*

URM

10

80.0

>=80*

Spring 2018

All

23

73.9

>=78.3*

Majority

19

73.7

>=78.9*

URM

4

75.0

>=75*

*additional students may continue to graduate until 150% date reached

10-Term Doctor of Chiropractic – CCE Definition**

Cohort Entering

Ethnicities

Cohort Size

100% Graduation
Rate (10 Trimesters)

150% Graduation Rate
 (15 Trimesters)

Fall 2015

All

77

70.1

85.7

Majority

62

69.4

85.5

URM

15

73.3

86.7

Spring 2016

All

31

54.8

83.9

Majority

25

52.0

88.0

URM

6

66.7

66.7

Summer 2016

All

0

 

 

Majority

0

 

URM

0

 

 

Fall 2016

All

79

74.7

88.6

Majority

56

73.2

87.5

URM

23

78.3

91.3

Spring 2017

All

32

71.9

90.6

Majority

21

81.0

>=90.5*

URM

11

54.5

>=90.9*

Summer 2017

All

1

SUPPRESSED TO MAINTAIN
CONFIDENTIALITY

Majority

1

 

URM

0

 

 

Fall 2017

All

57

70.2

>=87.7*

Majority

48

66.7

>=87.5*

URM

9

88.9

>=88.9*

Spring 2018

All

21

81.0

>=85.7*

Majority

18

77.8

>= 83.3*

URM

3

100.0

100.0

*additional students may continue to graduate until 150% date reached

**
1. Student withdrawal/leave of absence due to military deployment orders;
2. Program approved withdrawal/leave of absence due to a documented serious health condition, illness or injury;
3. Death of the student;
4. Student transfers to another accredited DCP;
5. Student does not persist to the second term

12-Term Doctor of Chiropractic

Cohort Entering

Ethnicities

Cohort Size

100% Graduation
Rate (12 Trimesters)

150% Graduation Rate
 (18 Trimesters)

Fall 2017

All

23

73.9

*

Majority

18

83.3

*

URM

5

40

*

*additional students may continue to graduate until 150% date reached

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Cohort Entering

Ethnicities

Cohort Size

100% Graduation
Rate (10 Trimesters)

150% Graduation Rate
(15 Trimesters)

Fall 2014

All

15

40.0

73.3

Majority

13

38.5

76.9

URM

2

50.0

50.0

Spring 2015

All

2

0.0

50.0

Majority

2

0.0

50.0

URM

0

 

 

Fall 2015

All

5

60.0

60.0

Majority

3

66.7

66.7

URM

2

50.0

50.0

Spring 2016

All

3

66.7

0.0

Majority

3

66.7

66.7

URM

0

 

 

Fall 2016

All

4

50.0

50.0

Majority

4

50.0

50.0

URM

0

 

 

Spring 2017

All

1

SUPPRESSED TO MAINTAIN
CONFIDENTIALITY

Majority

1

 

URM

0

 

 

Fall 2018

All

2

100.0

100.0

Majority

2

100.0

100.0

URM

0

 

Master of Science in Medical Science

Cohort Entering

Ethnicities

Cohort Size

100% Graduation
Rate (3 Trimesters)

150% Graduation Rate
(5 Trimesters)

Fall 2020

All

16

81.25

>=87.5*

Majority

5

100

100

URM

11

72.7

>=81.8*

*additional students may continue to graduate until 150% date reached

Master of Science: Physician Assistant Program

Cohort Entering

Ethnicities

Cohort Size

100% Graduation
Rate (7 Trimesters)

150% Graduation Rate
(11 Trimesters)

Fall 2016

All

26

100.0

100.0

Majority

24

100.0

100.0

URM

2

100.0

100.0

Fall 2017

All

36

88.9

100.0

Majority

28

85.7

100.0

URM

8

100.0

100.0

Fall 2018

All

48

91.7

>=95.8*

Majority

44

95.5

>=95.5*

URM

4

50.0

100.0

*additional students may continue to graduate until 150% date reached

Hear from the Students Who’ve Been in Your Shoes

“One of my favorite experiences in class is with an Instructor who is a recent grad, his technique helped me feel what the adjustment should feel like and I was able to get my first cervical adjustment on the first try!”

Colby Van Volkinburg

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

On top of chiropractic procedures classes, a personal favorite of mine has been the cadaver lab experience. The cadaver classes really opened up my perception of what the human body is made up of. It allowed me to get an in person perspective of how the body really works and looks on the inside. I am truly thankful for those experiences because it really opened and broadened my horizons to the human body and anatomy in general.”

Jordan Vega

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

“The student body at SCU is really unique. Everyone is open-minded and they are willing to talk to you and help you out. The one thing I really love is I have found my main group of friends who have become my life support… I am in a bunch of clubs… Clubs have helped with networking and support and it is a great community to be a part of.”

Katie Sakamoto

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

“What made me want to become a chiropractor is I sat in on a chiropractic lecture and everything clicked. I had a feeling that I belonged. Going to SCU gave me a chance. I came from a background where I wasn’t a good student, I was at a low point and coming to SCU I got nothing but help, support, resources and tutoring. I now have the skills to succeed as a chiropractic student and as a leader on campus.”

Samantha Adams

Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

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