Retention Rates by Program
The average retention rate for all first-time entering students between 2014 and 2016 is 54.5%. See below for breakdowns by declared major.
Methodology: Retention is defined as first time, degree seeking (FTDS) students who enrolled in a Fall term and re-enrolled the following Fall term, plus those who graduated between terms, minus those who graduated and re-enrolled. Some programs are noticeably missing (RN, PN, and Respiratory Care) because students are not declared as those majors upon first entering.
- BRTC Retention by Major 2014 – 15
- BRTC Retention by Major 2015 – 16
- BRTC Retention by Major 2016 – 17
Completion Rates by Program
The average on-time completion rate for all first-time, full-time, degree seeking students who entered the college between 2012 and 2014 is 25.8%. See below for breakdowns by declared major.
Methodology: Completion numbers are calculated based on 150% of “Normal time to completion” as defined in the IPEDS glossary, using the first time entering, full-time, degree seeking cohort, which is a strict, but standard, definition used to calculate on-time completion rates. Therefore, on-time completion is as follows for each degree:
- Associate Degree – 3 years
- Technical Certificate – 1.5 years
- Certificate of Proficiency – 0.5 years
Selective Allied Health programs are excluded from the following reports.
- BRTC Completion by Major Cohort 2012
- BRTC Completion by Major Cohort 2013
- BRTC Completion by Major Cohort 2014
Because of the strictness of the definition, there are some programs that will almost never make the cut as the normal time to completion is longer than traditional degree hours, such as PN, RN, and Respiratory Care. See the Selective Allied Health Programs completion report.
Pass Rates on License Exams
- December 2016 Survey Results — Associate’s Degree
- December 2016 Survey Results — Technical Certificate
- December 2016 Survey Results — Certificate of Proficiency
In addition, more information can be found on our Mandated Information page.