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
Retention Rate 2016-2017 2017-2018
First-Year, i.e. Freshman 73.5% 74.9%
Fall 2012 Entering Cohort Number in Cohort Number of Completers % Graduating by August 2017
Total 546 295 54%
By Gender
Male 231 110 48%
Female 315 185 59%
By Ethnicity
Non-Resident Alien 0 0
Hispanic/Latino 105 57 54%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0 0
Asian 13 8 62%
Black or African American 62 20 32%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0
White 325 190 58%
Two or more races 31 15 48%
Race and ethnicity unknown 10 5 50%
By Federal Grant or Loan
Pell Grant recipient 239 102 43%
Stafford Loan recipient but no Pell Grant 154 79 51%
Neither Pell Grant nor Stafford Loan recipient 153 114 75%

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)