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Graduate Profile

The Northeastern Graduate Profile examines graduates and their demographics to celebrate those who have earned an award. This profile does not follow any particular cohort, although several cohorts of students are included within this data.

The data in this report matches the 2021 Degrees Granted report filed August with the Colorado Department of Higher Education; and is also used to complete the IPEDS Completion Survey.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In academic year 2021, Northeastern awarded 612 certificates/degrees to 361 graduates.
  • Of the 612 awards, 26% were Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of General Studies; 15% were Associate of Applied Science; and 59% were certificates.
  • Of the 361 graduates (completers), 49% were from the five county service area; 39% were from other areas of Colorado; and 12% were from out of state or international.
  • Seventy students (70) were former high school concurrent students prior to graduation, and 21 students who were still in high school received awards.  Seven (7) of these students earned AA, AS or AGS degrees; while the remaining 14 earned CTE certificates or degrees.     

 

Awards and Transfer Status

Academic year 2021 (AY 2021) consisted of three semesters, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.  Northeastern awarded 612 certificates and degrees to 361 graduates (completers).

Of the 612 awards, 26% were Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of General Studies; 15% were Associate of Applied Science; and 59% were certificates.

Graduates by percentage of certificates/degrees earned

 

The following tables show each specific certificate or degree awarded for AY 2021 compared to the four previous years.

                                                                                     A.A. Degrees

  AY 2017 AY 2018 AY 2019 AY2020 AY2021
Associate of Arts-General 56 67 45 41 51
Anthropology DwD   1      
Art History DwD          
Business DwD 17 20 22 10 10
Communication DwD          
Criminal Justice DwD 1 2 3 9 1
Early Childhood DwD 3 2 7 5 3
Economics DwD 1        
Elementary Education DwD 1 1 3 2 2
English DwD 1   1    
Geography DwD          
History DwD   3 1   1
Music DwD          
Philosophy DwD     6   3
Political Science DwD          
Psychology DwD 3 7   11 6
Sociology DwD          
Studio Art DwD     1 1  
Theatre DwD       1  
Total Awards 83 103 89 80 77

 

A.S. Degrees

  AY 2017 AY 2018 AY 2019 AY2020 AY2021
Associate of Science-General 35 39 31 31 34
Agricultural Business DwD 6 14 11 4 11
Agricultural Education DwD 3 11 4 4 3
Animal Science DwD 7 5 9 15 11
Biology DwD     2 1 1
Chemistry DwD       1 1
Engineering DwD          
Equine Science DwD   2   3 1
Geology DwD          
Mathematics DwD          
Physics DwD          
Psychology DwD         1
Soil & Crop Science DwD 1 4 3 1 2
Total Awards 52 75 60 60 65

 

A.G.S. Degrees

  AY 2017 AY 2018 AY 2019 AY2020 AY2021
Associate of General Studies 40 39 36 31 17
Associate of General Studies-Agriculture          
Total Awards 40 39 36 31 17

 

A.A.S. Degrees

  AY 2017 AY 2018 AY 2019 AY2020 AY2021
Agri-Business 9 9 12 8 2
Production Agriculture 13 20 12 7 6
Automotive Technology 9 5 5 2 1
Business-all 8 13 18 13 11
Diesel Technology 12 10 6 12 11
Early Childhood Education 3 1   1 1
Emergency Medical Services   3   3 5
Equine Business Management 1     1  
Equine Management 9 9 5 7 8
Fire Science Technology 5 3 9 8 6
Nursing 20 24 22 18 22
Welding 1 5 3 4 7
Wind Energy Technology 8 9 16 14 10
Total Awards 98 111 108 98 90

 

Certificates

  AY 2017 AY 2018 AY 2019 AY2020 AY2021
ABM-all 2 6 7   15
Agriculture Business and Production Agriculture 29 25 19 13 10
Business 75 79 93 47 62
Cosmetology 13 14 13 26 28
Early Childhood 6   5 3 4
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Technicians (EMT) 16 24 27 27 21
Fire Science 6 10 9   11
Nurse Aid 9 6 11 16  
Auto/Diesel Technology 151 133 105 83 125
Wind Energy/Welding 87 61 90 35 83
All Other Certificates-Unduplicated 7 7 8 11 4
Total Awards 401 365 387 261 363
Grand Total-All Awards 674 693 680 530 612

As of September 2021, 16% (59) of Northeastern graduates have transferred into four-year universities across Colorado and the United States.  This compares to 15% for AY2020 and 21% for 2019.

National Student Clearinghouse collects college enrollment data for the U.S. Department of Education and partners with 99% of all public and private higher education institutions nationwide to assist in providing an accounting of student enrollment and achievement.  The following table shows the universities Northeastern students have chosen to attend. 
 

Some of the majors listed for these transfer students are Biochemistry, Criminal Justice Criminology, and Mass Communication Media to name just a few.

Transfer

COLORADO 4 Year AY 2021
Colorado Mesa University 2
Colorado State University 9
Metropolitan State University of Denver 4
University of Colorado (Denver, Boulder, Colo Springs) 6
University of Northern Colorado 15
Total Colorado Transfers 36
OUT-OF-STATE 4 Year  
ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY 1
ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY 1
BETHANY COLLEGE-KS 1

 BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY-SD

1
JUDSON UNIVERSITY-IL 1
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY 1
KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 1
MCPHERSON COLLEGE-KS 1
MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE 2
NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE 1
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY 1
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY - STILLWATER/TULSA 1
ST JOHNS UNIVERSITY 1
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY 2
SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY - MN 1
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GLOBAL CAMPUS 1
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY 2
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA 1
UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA 1
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING 1
Total Out of State 23
Total Transfers-Colorado and Out of State 59

 

A new addition to the report this year is following up on the progress of AY 2016 graduates who transferred out to other universities.  At the time of the AY 2016 report, 87 had transferred out to 4 year universities.  Today, 125 have completed degrees at other colleges and universities from Colorado and across the U.S. 

The table below shows the degrees earned and the program for those 125 graduates.  This table does contain those that earned awards from two-year colleges as well.

College Name

State

Degree Title

Degree Major 1

ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

ELEMENTARY ED:  LITERACY

ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

HPPE:K-12 EDUCATION

ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRAT

MBA: LEADERSHIP

ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

HPPE:SPORT MANAGEMENT

AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

EMERG MED TECH - PARAMEDIC

AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

SURGICAL TECH-SRG TECHNOLOGIST

ARAPAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE

NE

BA

BADM-BA

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE

NE

MSOM

MSOM

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE

NE

BS

RMGT-BS

COKER UNIVERSITY

SC

BACHELOR OF ARTS

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY

NE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

NURSING

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CO

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-ADULT

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CO

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-ADULT

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CO

 

LIB ARTS-EARLY CHILD ED THEORY

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CO

 

LIB ARTS-EARLY CHILD ED THEORY

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CO

 

PSYCHOLOGY

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CO

 

PSYCHOLOGY

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CO

 

NURSING

COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CO

 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

ENGLISH

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

SOCIOLOGY

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

DATA ANALYSIS

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEER

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

ANIMAL SCIENCE

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY

ACCOUNTANCY

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY

ACCOUNTANCY

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

ANIMAL SCIENCE

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

SOIL AND CROP SCIENCES

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

FISH WILDLIFE & CONSERV BIOL

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY - PUEBLO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE-BUSINESS ADMIN

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (MARKETING)

FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

KS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

KS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

BUSINESS SPECIALIZATION

FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

NURSE AIDE

FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES

FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNOLOGIES

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY-TRADITIONAL

AZ

MASTER OF ARTS

READING: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

KS

BS IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING

COMPUTER ENGINEERING-B

LAMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

NURSING

LAMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

NURSING

LAMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

EMT BASIC

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BIOLOGY

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

ANTHROPOLOGY

MORGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

MORGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

ND

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BS-GEOLOGY

NORTHWEST KANSAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE

KS

   

OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE UNIVERSITY

OK

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

ANIMAL SCIENCE

OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE UNIVERSITY

OK

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRONOMY

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY - SW/TULSA

OK

MASTER OF AGRICULTURE

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY - SW/TULSA

OK

MASTER OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS

PERU STATE COLLEGE

NE

BS

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - MARKETING

PUEBLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

CUSTOMER SERV ACADEMY

PUEBLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

CUSTOMER SERV ACADEMY

RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

MAINTENANCE LIGHT REPAIR

RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

EMER MED TECH - BASIC CERT I

ST EDWARDS UNIVERSITY

TX

BACHELOR - BUSINESS ADMN

FINANCE

STEVENS-HENAGER-INDEPENDENCE UNIVERSITY

UT

 

MEDICAL/CLINICAL ASST

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY

TX

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMIN

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SOUTHERN

TN

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMIN

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SOUTHERN

TN

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

TRINIDAD STATE JUNIOR COLLEGE

CO

CERTIFICATE

ROCKY MTN LINEMAN TECHNICIAN

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE

AK

BACHELOR OF ARTS

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

AR

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMIN

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA

OK

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

KINESIOLOGY-EX/FITNESS MNGT

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO  DENVER

CO

BACHELOR OF SCI-BUS ADMIN

MARKETING

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE-BUSINESS

MANAGEMENT

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO COLORADO SPRINGS

CO

MASTER OF ARTS

COUNSELING AND HUMAN SERVICES

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO COLORADO SPRINGS

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE-BUSINESS

FINANCE

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN

NE

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE-ANIMAL SCIENCE

ANIMAL SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

REC TOURISM HOSPITALITY

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

SOCIOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

ART & DESIGN

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

NURSING

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

NURSING

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AUDIOLOGY/SPEECH LANG SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

NURSING

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

ART & DESIGN

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

HISTORY

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

NURSING

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

ART & DESIGN

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

CO

MASTER OF ARTS

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

AZ

BSN

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

WY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

RANGELAND ECOL & WATERSHED MGT

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

WY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

MANAGEMENT

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

WY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGROECOLOGY

WALDEN UNIVERSITY

MN

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

NURSING

WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

TX

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

AGRICULTURE

WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

TX

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

ANIMAL SCIENCE

WESTERN COLORADO UNIVERSITY

CO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

IL

BACHELOR-LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

Of the 361 graduates, 19% (70) were previously high school concurrent (also known as dual enrollment) at Northeastern prior to becoming new college students.  Forty-seven percent (47%) of this group earned between 1-12 credits before becoming new college students. 

 

Credits earned as High School Concurrent for Northeastern Graduates AY2017-2021

In AY 2021, 21 students who were still in high school received awards.  Seven (7) of these students earned AA, AS or AGS degrees; while the remaining 14 earned CTE certificates or degrees.      

Graduate Demographics

Forty-nine percent (49%) of graduates came from Northeastern service area counties of Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma.  This percentage has increased from 43% in AY2020 and 47% in AY 2019.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) came from other areas of Colorado and 12% came from out of state or were international students. 

Fifty-two percent of graduates were female.  This is a decrease from 57% AY 2020.

Of the 361 graduates, 86 (24%) were of students of color.  This compares to 25% for AY 2020 and 17% for AY 2019.

Of this group, Hispanic students are the largest ethnicity with 16%.

Students of color earned 130 awards in AY 2021, this is an increase from 117 awards in AY 2020. 

When looking at the number of awards earned by students of color compared to white non-Hispanic students, a gap can be seen.  For AY2021, students of color represented 24% of all graduates, yet earned just 21% of the awards.  White non-Hispanic students represented 71% of all graduates earning 74% of the awards.   

Percentage of Awards earned by students of color by percentage of graduates AY 2017-2021
Percentage of Awards earned by non-white hispanic students by percentage of graduates AY 2017-2021

 

Thirty percent (30%) of awards earned by students of color were Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of General Studies; 12% were Associate of Applied Science and 58% were certificates.

Eighty-two percent (82%) of AY 2021 graduates were between the ages of 17 and 24 otherwise known as Generation Z.  Fifteen percent (15%) of graduates were between the ages of 25-40 (Millennial) and 3% of AY 2021 graduates were 41 or older (Generation X-41-56 and Baby Boomer-57+).

Of the 361 graduates, 41% were students that were eligible for Pell grants and 54% identified themselves as first generation (meaning their parent(s) or guardian did not attend college).

Seventeen percent (17%), or 63 graduates, were student athletes while attending Northeastern.  Each of the ten teams had student athletes graduating in AY 2021.

Conclusion

In AY 2021, the number of Northeastern graduates was higher than in the previous year; but smaller than in the previous three years.  With 612 awards earned, this number is also larger than in AY 2020; but smaller than in the previous three years as well.  

Hopefully the larger number of graduates and awards earned, signals a positive step forward after experiencing a tough pandemic year in 2020.

In terms of success, students of color are earning certificates and degrees at a lesser rate than white non-Hispanic students and although the total number of awards for AY 2021 increased from 117 to 130, the gap in the percentage of awards earned remains the same as the previous year.

The addition of following up on the AY 2016 graduates that transferred out to other colleges and universities shows that many students have completed their higher education goals of earning Bachelor and Master degrees. 

This serves as evidence that Northeastern is successful in fulfilling its mission of providing opportunities for educational transfer as well as preparing students for entry into the workforce despite facing the challenges of closing equity gaps for students of color and the changing demographics of the surrounding service area.