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 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Full-Time, First-Year, i.e. Freshman 73.5% 77.9% 77.9%
Graduation Rates
Fall 2015 Full-Time, First-Time Entering Cohort Number in Cohort Number of Completers % Graduating by August 2021
Total 625 346 55%
By Gender
Male 251 106 42%
Female 374 240 64%
By Ethnicity
Non-Resident Alien 5 4 80%
Hispanic/Latino 221 128 58%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2 1 50%
Asian 14 7 50%
Black or African American 53 15 28%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 1 100%
White 288 171 59%
Two or more races 17 8 47%
Race and ethnicity unknown 24 11 46%
By Federal Grant or Loan
Pell Grant recipient 283 148 52%
Stafford Loan recipient but no Pell Grant 145 85 59%
Neither Pell Grant nor Stafford Loan recipient 197 113 57%
Master's and Post-Master's Certificate Programs
Retention Rates
Degree Fall 2017 Entering Cohort Number Retained to Fall 2018 Number Completing within 1 Year Number Retained or Completed by Fall 2018 % Retained or Completed by Fall 2018
School Social Worker Certificate 5 1 2 3 60.00%
MA 46 35 0 35 76.09%
MATL 10 9 0 9 90.00%
MBA 86 57 19 76 88.37%
MEL 26 24 0 24 92.31%
MS 37 20 10 30 81.08%
MSW 393 210 139 349 88.80%
Graduation Rates
Degree Fall 2017 Entering Cohort Number  Completing within 2 Years (2019) % Graduating within 2 Years Number  Completing within 4 Years (2021) % Graduating within 4 Years
School Social Worker Certificate 5 3 60.00% 3 60.00%
MA 46 23 50.00% 34 73.91%
MATL 10 9 90.00% 9 90.00%
MBA 86 51 59.30% 72 83.72%
MEL 26 24 92.31% 24 92.31%
MS 37 25 67.57% 28 75.68%
MSW 393 245 62.34% 333 84.73%
Doctoral Programs
Retention Rates
Degree Fall 2015 Entering Cohort Number Retained to Fall 2016 % Retained to Fall 2016
EDD 42 37 88.10%
Graduation Rates
Degree Fall 2015 Entering Cohort Number Completing within 6 Years (2021) % Graduating within 6 Years (2021)
EDD 42 21 50.00%
Pass Rates on State and National Licensure Examinations
Examination Aurora State Reporting Period
Athletic Training *
Education- edTPA Average Score 49.06 45.4 Fall 2019/Spring 2020**
Nursing NCLEX - Aurora (IL) 88% 82% 2021
Nursing NCLEX - GWC (WI) 100% 96% 2020

*The first graduating class will be in May 2022.

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois State Board of Education waived the edTPA requirement until Spring 2023.

Post-Graduation Outcomes

Undergraduate Post-Graduation Outcomes
90.8%
of students completing their bachelor's degrees in May 2021 with known outcomes are employed or continuing their education*. This represents a knowledge rate of 94.4% of the graduating class and includes outcomes up to 6 months after graduation.

Master's Post-Graduation Outcomes
83.8%
of students completing a master's degree in May 2021 with known outcomes are employed or continuing their education*. This represents a knowledge rate of 59.6% and includes outcomes, as reported by students at the time of graduation or education, picked up by National Student Clearinghouse in Fall 2021.

Doctoral Post-Graduation Outcomes
100%
of students completing a doctoral degree in May 2021 with known outcomes are employed or continuing their education*. This represents a knowledge rate of 66.7% and includes outcomes as reported by students at the time of graduation.

*Included in the employment/education calculation are full-time and part-time employment, internships, military service, volunteer service, and enrollment in post-secondary education.

Common Data Sets

Common Data Set 2021-22 (PDF)
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)

Written Arrangement Disclosures

All instruction that awards academic credit is taught solely by Aurora University faculty either full-time or adjuncts.