Office of University Analytics
The Office of University Analytics provides institutional research, data, information, and analysis to the AU community to support student success, university planning, decision making, and compliance. We also provide the university’s annual responses to the Common Data Set, a collaborative effort to publish standard information about colleges and universities.
Graduation Rates, Retention Rates, and Student Diversity
|Full-Time, First-Year, i.e. Freshman||77.9%||77.9%||72.3%|
|Fall 2016 Full-Time, First-Time Entering Cohort||Number in Cohort||Number of Completers||% Graduating by August 2022|
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||1||0||0%|
|Black or African American||61||29||48%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2||1||50%|
|Two or more races||27||16||59%|
|Race and ethnicity unknown||27||18||67%|
|By Federal Grant or Loan|
|Pell Grant recipient||296||166||56%|
|Stafford Loan recipient but no Pell Grant||168||112||67%|
|Neither Pell Grant nor Stafford Loan recipient||187||111||59%|
Master's and Post-Master's Certificate Programs
|Degree||Fall 2018 Entering Cohort||Number Retained to Fall 2019||Number Completing within 1 Year||Number Retained or Completed by Fall 2019||% Retained or Completed by Fall 2019|
|School Social Worker Certificate||8||0||7||7||87.50%|
|Degree||Fall 2018 Entering Cohort||Number Completing within 2 Years (2020)||% Graduating within 2 Years||Number Completing within 4 Years (2022)||% Graduating within 4 Years|
|School Social Worker Certificate||8||7||87.50%||7||87.50%|
|Degree||Fall 2016 Entering Cohort||Number Retained to Fall 2017||% Retained to Fall 2017|
|Degree||Fall 2016 Entering Cohort||Number Completing within 6 Years (2022)||% Graduating within 6 Years (2022)|
Pass Rates on State and National Licensure Examinations
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and Board of Certification Exam (BOC) outcomes and pass rates
Aurora University’s first-time NCLEX-RN® pass rate in Illinois
Aurora University’s first-time NCLEX-RN® pass rate in Wisconsin
Aurora University’s first-time Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor ICB certification pass rate
|Testing limited due to COVID||95%||81%|
Aurora University’s first-time NCTRC Certification Exam pass rate
Aurora University’s edTPA pass rates in Illinois
|Not available due to COVID**||Not available due to COVID**||Not available due to COVID**|
*The pass rate presented represents a three year reporting period, as fewer than ten students participated in the exam.
**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois State Board of Education waived the edTPA requirement until January 1, 2024.
Undergraduate Post-Graduation Outcomes
Graduate Post-Graduation Outcomes
82.9% of students completing a master's degree between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 with known outcomes are employed or continuing their education*. This represents a knowledge rate of 92.3%, and includes outcomes as reported by students at the time of graduation or on LinkedIn or education picked up by National Student Clearinghouse in Fall 2022.
Doctoral Post-Graduation Outcomes
100% of students completing a doctoral degree between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 with known outcomes are employed or continuing their education*. This represents a knowledge rate of 94.4% 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 2022-23 (PDF)
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.