Student Achievements


Undergraduate Enrollment per academic year (Unduplicated count)



1st Year Retention Rate of Full-Time First Time Freshman

Retention rate is represented as the percentage of first-time degree-seeking undergraduates from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the next fall.


Fall to Fall68%80%86%78%77%


Graduation Rates (vary by cohort and program)

The number of those degree seeking students who completed their degree in 4 years (100%) or 6 years (150%).as a percentage of those who entered the institution in a particular year (cohort). Graduation rates vary by major and by cohort. Overall for the College:

  • 4 years graduation rates are in the range of 28% to 52%
  • 6 years graduation rates are in the range of 37% to 69%


On-time Completion Rates

Out of all students who graduated during a specific period of time (July 1st – June 30th) how many completed the degree on time (in 4 years).

July 1st - June 30th71%72%75%90%78%


Assessment of Student Learning

During the last two assessment years 2014-15 and 2015-16, total of fifteen Program Learning Outcomes and four Institutional Learning Outcomes were assessed through students’ work produced in 132 courses. Assessment results below show the students' learning success (% of all assessed evidence):

Assessment Year2014-152015-16
Exceeded Ideal Target12%26%
Approached Ideal Target63%54%
Didn't Meet Ideal Target25%20%



Sampling of places where some Cogswell College graduates have gone on to work

Apple, Cisco, Intel Corporation, Electronics Arts, Lockheed Martin, Crystal Dynamics, DreamWorks Animation, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Sonoma Wire Works, Fantasy Studios, Cryptic Studios, Grimm Bros, Viscira, Mixamo, 2K Games, Industrial Light


Some of Cogswell College’s most celebrated alumni

Cogswell College graduates below were part of the teams who created the following award-winning films:

    • Nathan Hillier - GOLDEN GLOBE “Best Animated Feature Film”- How to Train Your Dragon II
    • Chris Evart - ACADEMY AWARD “Best Animated Feature” - Frozen
    • Ryan Rogers - ACADEMY AWARD “Best Visual Effects”- Life of Pi


  • Caleb Madsen - Founder/CEO – Acoustic Masterminds