Retention Rate: The retention rate for the incoming Fall 2016 cohort: 90% retained or graduated. The retention rate for the incoming Fall 2017 cohort: 95% retained or graduated.
Average time to completion: 75% of students complete their degree within 2 years. 95% complete within 5 years.
Placement rate: 95% of MLS graduates found employment or continuing education within 12 months of graduation*. 100% of MIS graduates found employment or continuing education within 12 months of graduation**.
*Knowledge rate: 83%
**Knowledge rate: 50%
SICE and ILS both have taken a great interest in the recruitment of high-quality students. This year we once again attended the ALA annual conference to recruit, where Dr. Devan Donaldson represented ILS at the minority PhD recruitment event. ILS also attended on campus events such as the graduate school fair, and the career/graduate school fair at the Center for Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) conference. We also increased the on-campus presence of the accelerated programs, adding digital signage around Luddy Hall.
In addition to the ILS recruitment efforts, SICE has also supported recruitment efforts with an online marketing campaign, and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Esfandiar Haghverdi, has created a faculty committee to examine recruitment efforts across all of SICE to make sure that the school has unified recruitment and is supporting each program.