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Act 88 of 2002 Higher Education Completion Rate Data

Act 88 of 2002 was signed into law July 29, 2002, and requires the Pennsylvania Department of Education to collect and report the completion rates of Pennsylvania residents enrolled in undergraduate programs in four-year public colleges and universities and in private, not-for-profit colleges and universities in this Commonwealth. Below are results of the 2013 Higher Education Completion Rate Report.

Number of Institutions:                                                                            101

Percentage Responded:                                                                            74%

Number of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four years or less:  27,371

Percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four years or less:  53%

Number of first-time, full-time students who enrolled in a five-year program
and graduated in five years or less                                                          1,623

Percentage of first-time, full-time students who enrolled in a five-year program
and graduated in five years or less:                                                         77%

 

For additional information, please contact:

Division of Higher & Career Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street, 12th Fl | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.8228 | Fax: 717.722.3622
ra-collunivseminfo@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us