CU Fast Facts

Degree Completion and Retention Data

 

Facilities

Our students pursue their studies off campus and at College Unbound during the evenings. College Unbound classes meet at the MET high school in Providence, RI. Available facilities include classrooms, large meeting spaces, conference rooms, a theater, and a track with green space. Classroom space includes technology and the campus is wired for internet.

 

Composition of Students and Persistence

 

Ethnicity

Black

34.5%

White (non-Hispanic)

20.7%

Hispanic

27.6%

Asian

3.4%

American Indian

3.4%

Other

10.3%

Gender

Female

69%

Male

31%

Age

Under 25

6.9%

25 – 35

27.6%

36 – 45

41.4%

Over 45

24.1%

Income

0 - $25,000

23.1%

$25, 000 - $35, 000

30.8%

$35, 000 - $45, 000

30.8%

$45, 000 - $55, 000

0%

$55, 000 - $65, 000

15.4%

Credits Upon Enrollment

9 – 29

58.6%

30 – 59

27.6%

60 – 89

6.9%

90+

0%

Not reported

6.9%

Working While Enrolled

Full-Time Worker

80%

Part-Time Worker

10%

Not-Working/No Internship

10%

Graduation Rate

Degree completion

80%

Alumni Data 

Employed full-time

87%       

 

Promoted or in new job related

to CU work while enrolled in CU

38%

Accepted to graduate school

20%

Retention
 

Fall Starters

Retention Rate*

Students

Following Spring

Following Fall

 

 

Persisted

Percent

Persisted

Percent

Fall 2017 Starters

10

6

60%

4

40%

Fall 2018 Starters

24

23

96%

16

67%

Fall 2018 to Fall 2019 Retention
 
 
 
* Includes full and part-time students, and students transferring credits from other institutions
Completion
 
Graduation*

Students

Graduating**

Percent

Spring 2016 Starters

16

14

88%

Spring 2016 Starters

* Includes full and part-time students, and students transferring credits from other institutions
** Graduated by summer 2020

Post-Graduate Outcomes
 
College Unbound Alumni Survey Results:*
  • 93% report that their CU project had demonstrable impact on their life, workplace, organization, community or others beyond CU. Examples include:
    • “In 9/2019, our team traveled to Ghana and provided care for persons suffering from Diabetes.”
    • “I have continued to help community members with applying for immigration status adjustments, I have started a business that is women owned and operated hiring only women from the community particularly single mothers, and I am studying for the LSAT exam in November.”
    • “I have been placed in a leadership role to model my project at my church.”
    • “I was able to work in the field after I had gained the experience through my project at CU.”
  • 87% have continued to work on their CU project after graduation
  • 17% have been accepted into a graduate program
  • 97% reported that they are more marketable, 90% drive change in their organizations, and 83% report they are doing more satisfying work since completing their degree.
  • 80% or more strongly agreed that they are more likely to advocate for themselves and others, have greater belief in their potential, and have a better sense of who they are since completing their degree.
  • 75% report that they were unlikely to have completed their degree at another institution.
  • 100% report that their experience at College Unbound changed how they understand the world around them. Examples include:
    • “I have learned to stand up for what I believe in, and how to turn tragedy to triumph by embracing my failures and negative experiences and using them as fuel to push forward and break mental chains and barriers that have kept me subdued for so long. I found a newfound love and respect for leadership, and the impact that we have as individuals with unique identities and purposes. I have learned how to navigate the intersectional spaces between identity, community and careers with confidence, by gaining a wealth of knowledge through CUs student centered academia. Self-discovery is the icing on top of a BA.
    • College Unbound helped me to appreciate the potential of not only myself but of each and every individual in the community. Now when I collaborate with other people on a project at work or in the community, I am able to better synthesize our combined knowledge and help facilitate a better outcome.
 
The full report is available here.

* Results are based upon anonymous survey responses from 100% of College Unbound’s 30 alumni.

Last updated 9.14.20