Aurora University

Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research provides data, information and analysis to the AU community to support university planning and decision making. We also provide the university’s annual responses to the Common Data Set, a collaborative effort of The College Board, Peterson's and U.S. News & World Report to publish standard information about colleges and universities.

Graduation Rates, Retention Rates, and Student Diversity


Undergraduate
Retention Rates
Retention 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Full-Time, First-Year, i.e. Freshman 74.9% 73.5% 77.9%
Graduation Rates
Fall 2014 Full-Time, First-Time Entering Cohort Number in Cohort Number of Completers % Graduating by August 2020
Total 590 342 58%
By Gender
Male 262 127 48%
Female 328 215 66%
By Ethnicity
Non-Resident Alien 3 1 33%
Hispanic/Latino 161 91 57%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 3 1 33%
Asian 11 11 100%
Black or African American 52 17 33%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0
White 308 190 62%
Two or more races 19 11 58%
Race and ethnicity unknown 33 20 61%
By Federal Grant or Loan
Pell Grant recipient 270 135 50%
Stafford Loan recipient but no Pell Grant 147 94 64%
Neither Pell Grant nor Stafford Loan recipient 173 113 65%
Master's and Post-Master's Certificate Programs
Retention Rates
Degree Fall 2016 Entering Cohort Retained to Fall 2017 Completed within 1 Year Number Retained or Completed by Fall 2017 % Retained or Completed by Fall 2017
School Social Worker Certificate 8 1 6 7 88%
MA 56 47 4 51 91%
MATL 10 10 0 10 100%
MBA 59 47 7 54 92%
MEL 28 27 0 27 96%
MS 48 30 9 39 91%
MSW 330 180 125 305 92%
Graduation Rates
Degree Fall 2016 Entering Cohort Number of Completers at 2 Years % Graduating within 2 Years Number of Completers at 4 Years % Graduating within 4 Years
School Social Worker Certificate 8 7 88% 7 88%
MA 56 40 71% 48 86%
MATL 10 8 80% 10 100%
MBA 59 34 58% 45 76%
MEL 28 25 89% 25 89%
MS 48 30 63% 34 71%
MSW 330 233 71% 301 91%
Doctoral Programs
Retention Rates
Degree Fall 2014 Entering Cohort Number Retained to Fall 2015 % Retained to Fall 2015
DSW 10 8 80%
EDD 61 58 95%
Graduation Rates
Degree Fall 2014 Entering Cohort Number  Completing within 6 Years % Graduating within 6 Years
DSW 10 4 40%
EDD 61 44 72%

Common Data Set 2020-21 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2019-20 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2018-19 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2017-18 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2016-17
(PDF)
Common Data Set 2015-16 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2012-13
(PDF)
Common Data Set 2011-12 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2010-11
(PDF)
Common Data Set 2009-10 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2008-09 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2007-08 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2006-07 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2005-06 (PDF)
Common Data Set 2004-05 (PDF)