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Degree Completion

As the Journey Concludes

The University of Denver is focused on the caliber of people we graduate.

That collective focus - on developing in our students the ability to use the intellect and skills they possess in whatever paths they chose to follow - is what ensures that you'll graduate from DU with far more than just a diploma in hand.

Armed with a breadth of intellectual and practical experiences, an expanded worldview and a steadfast spirit of optimism, you will be prepared to tackle challenges, capitalize on opportunities and achieve success in a life of purpose and significance.

The Facts and Figures

First Year Retention

The majority of students return to DU after the completion of their first year.  The following DU data reflects a five year average.

degree retention data

The above national data is from ACT Institutional Data File, 2012

Time to Degree at DU

Of the students who graduated in the spring and summer of 2012, the vast majority did so in four years or less.

degree completion du specific data

The above national data is from the US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

Of the students who began their education at the University of Denver, the majority remained at DU and completed their degrees in four to six years. In addition, we offer dual degree programs where students complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years.

4 year, 6 year DU specific

The above data is from the University of Denver's Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.

Time to Degree - National Averages

The following indicates the percent of students who graduate in 4 years based upon the type of institution.

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The following indicates the percent of students who graduate in 6 years based upon the type of institution.

graph- time to degree 6 year

The above data is the most recent entering 2002 cohort from the US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

Resources

Every student at the University of Denver works closely with a faculty advisor and a professional advisor throughout their four years. This process begins with a mentoring relationship with a First Year Seminar instructor and transitions to a faculty member in his or her chosen discipline. For students who are undeclared, we encourage them to work with their advising team to explore different major options through the Common Curriculum (general education) courses as well as with the Career Center to take different interest inventories for a fee, to learn their strengths, interests and which majors speak to these strengths. There is also a 2 credit Career Design Making course offered every winter quarter to help undeclared students explore various options for majors.

Additionally, there are many great resources on campus to help students successfully complete their degree on time. Here are just a few examples:

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