Graduation Rate Information

Graduation Rate Information

Colleges and universities are required to publicize their graduation rates. The graduation rate is calculated by identifying all first-time freshman students as a cohort and tracking them to degree completion.   Northwest Nazarene University must report the number of students in the first-time freshman cohort who complete their degree within a 4, 5, and 6 year period.  The number of graduates within a six year period, compared to the initial cohort number results in the calculation of the graduation rate. 


The graduation rates for Northwest Nazarene University are as follows: 

1999 (49%)

2000 (44%)

2001 (41%)

2002 (40%)

2003 (54%)

2004 (49%)

2005 (52%)

2006 (49%)

2007 (54%)

2008 (54%)

2009 (53%)

2010 (55%)

2011 (49%)