First Time Bachelor Degree Recipients Profile
Traditional graduation rates are calculated by taking a cohort of incoming first-time in college students who are enrolled full-time and tracks them through 150% of the (NORMAL) time to determine successful outcomes (1.5 years for certificates, 3 years for associate degrees and 6 years for bachelor degrees). But, this process excludes certain enrollees (e.g. part-time, transfer and does not give credit for a student who graduates after the six-year time frame. IU time to degree (TTD) takes a different approach - the TTD captures all IU first-time bachelor's degree recipients in a particular year and looks back to see how long it took those students to graduate. A student who receives their bachelor's degree within four years is considered to have received their degree on-time.