Student Demographics and Outcomes

Student Diversity

Bellarmine University’s full-time student enrollment counts displayed by program (undergraduate or graduate), gender, race/ethnicity and those students receiving Federal Pell Grants:

Transfer Out Report

Bellarmine University does not report transfer out numbers (i.e. the percentage of students leaving Bellarmine to enroll at a different undergraduate institution).  Bellarmine University offers four-year baccalaureate degree programs and post-baccalaureate certificates, which are typically not intended as a preparation for additional undergraduate education.

Retention Rates

Undergraduate retention rates are reported as percentage of first-time, full-time students returning to the same institution in the fall of their second year. Bellarmine University retains approximately 80% of its full-time, first-time students in the fall of their second year. The most recent freshman cohort was retained as follows:

  • 707 students enrolled in the full-time first-time cohort in the fall 2015
  • 80% (563 full-time students) returned in the fall of their second year (fall 2016)

For additional information, see Bellarmine Fast Facts.

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates are reported by percentage of freshman students completing an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in four years, five years and six years. The attached report tracks the Bellarmine University undergraduate freshman cohort (first-time, full-time college students) beginning in the fall 2009. The graduation rates are calculated for the entire cohort as well as percentage of completers by gender and race/ethnicity. (Link to PDF below). Graduation rates are also tracked by student groups receiving the following financial aid: Federal Pell Grants, subsidized Stafford Loans but not receiving Pell, and neither Pell nor subsidized Stafford Loan (Link to PDF below).

Job/Grad School Placement

Career Development and the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness conducts an electronic destination survey before, during, and after graduation for graduates of our undergraduate and graduate programs. Career Development conducts a four-stage series of printed and electronic destination surveys before, during and after graduation. Click on the link below for a summary of recent survey responses. For several months following graduation, employment and graduate/professional school information is collected and updated through in-person, voice and email communication with students, faculty and staff. Click on the links below employment and educational outcomes as reported by the student at time of degree completion.