Retention and Placement Rates

Definition of RETENTION RATES

The Retention Rate is defined by ACICS in terms of the total student enrollment, minus those students who withdraw, divided by the total student enrollment and expressed as a percent. The retention rate is calculated at both the program and campus levels, based upon data submitted for the annual Campus Accountability Report (CAR) and according to the detailed formula and terms defined in the Guidelines and Instructions for the Campus Accountability Report, which is available on the ACICS website. The detailed formula includes definitions, adjustments, and exclusions for calculating total enrollment and withdrawals.

Definition of PLACEMENT RATES

The Placement Rate is defined by ACICS in terms of the total number of completers and graduates minus those who are not placed (employed), divided by the total number of completers and graduates, and expressed as a percent. The placement rate is calculated at both the program and campus levels, based upon data submitted for the annual Campus Accountability Report (CAR) and according to the detailed formula and terms defined in the Guidelines and Instructions for the Campus Accountability Report, which is available on the ACICS website. The detailed formula includes definitions of placed adjustments, and exclusions for students not available for placement.

Please note that NPU has an extremely large international student population. Because of their visa restrictions, these students were not included in the placement rate reported prior to 2016. As of 2016, placement rates include all students.

These are the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

2016 Campus Accountability Report

CAMPUS LEVEL

Retention: 95%

Placement: 94%

PROGRAM LEVEL

Program Name Retention Placement
Bachelor of Business Administration and Information Science 83% 65%
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 83% 67%
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering 91% 100%
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 79% 80%
Master of Business Administration 89% 71%
Master of Science in Computer Science 96% 96%
Master of Science in Computer Systems Engineering 94% 64%
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering 98% 98%
Doctor of Business Administration 67% 100%
Doctor of Computer Engineering 93% 100%

2015 Campus Accountability Report

CAMPUS LEVEL

Retention: 97%

Placement: 89%

PROGRAM LEVEL

Program Name Retention Placement
Bachelor of Business Administration and Information Science 92% 67%
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 81% 67%
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering 100% 100%
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 96% 100%
Master of Business Administration 92% 90%
Master of Science in Computer Science 98% 93%
Master of Science in Computer Systems Engineering 95% N/A
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering 99% 100%
Doctor of Business Administration 92% N/A
Doctor of Computer Engineering 93% 100%

2014 Campus Accountability Report

CAMPUS LEVEL

Retention: 94%

Placement: 88%

PROGRAM LEVEL

Program Name Retention Placement
Bachelor of Business Administration and Information Science 94% 0%
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 87% 100%
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering 75% 0%
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 87% 100%
Master of Business Administration 92% 83%
Master of Science in Computer Science 94% 100%
Master of Science in Computer Systems Engineering 88% 0%
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering 97% 100%
Doctor of Business Administration 93% 100%
Doctor of Computer Engineering 90% 100%