Student Success

Learn more about student success at NC State University through the dashboards below. The years reported represent those years under the current NC State Strategic Plan which you can learn more about at the Strategic Planning Website External Link.

Degrees Awarded are comprised of Summer II through the Summer I semester of the following year.

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Degrees Awarded


Certificates Awarded


Undergraduate Graduation Rates


The university’s graduation rate follows the integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) definition and is based on the identification of a cohort of students who enter the university in the fall semester as bachelor’s seeking full-time first time students. The graduation rate is calculated by dividing the number of students completing their degree within 150% of the published time for the program by the number of students in the cohort. For four year degree programs this is referred to as the 6-yr graduation rate. The 4 and 5 year graduation rates for the same cohort is also presented.

Undergraduate Retention