Student Outcome Data

Undergraduate Retention and Graduate Rates

Retention and graduation rates are calculated annually using standard cohort-based methods. These rates are posted on the University's website and made public in the university published Fact Book. Tabulations are provided for students who are first-time, full-time freshman.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Licensure Pass Rates:

Business (CPA)


Athletic Training


College of Law

Marriage and Family Therapy

Speech-Language Pathology

Annual Report on UNL Graduates (Undergraduates)

The Office of Career Services at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln publishes an Annual Report of Graduates. This data is collected through print surveys, follow-up telephone calls and inquiries to academic departments. The overall response rate is 97% with most information being collected prior to graduation. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln follows the protocol for data collection and reporting as outlined by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers).

Outcomes for Masters and PhD Graduates - Exit Survey

The Office of Graduate Studies conducts an exit survey three times each year. All master's and doctoral students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are asked to participate immediately following their graduate commencement. The Graduate Student Exit Survey asks recent graduate alumni about their overall satisfaction with their academic experience and professional development (level of engagement), quality of mentoring, and career plans. The Office of Graduate Studies has collected exit survey data from graduating masters and doctoral students since 2003. Data was analyzed most recently for the five-year period 2010 - 2014.

Graduate Student Exit Survey Report 2014

Updated October 2017