Student Achievements


Undergraduate Enrollment per academic year (Unduplicated count)

AY2009-10 AY2010-11 AY2011-12 AY2012-13 AY2013-14 AY2014-15 AY2015-16 AY2016-17
218 278 361 486 609 662 717 760


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.


2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Fall to Fall 68% 80% 86% 78% 77% 76%


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).

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
July 1st - June 30th 71% 72% 75% 90% 78% 66%


Assessment of Student Learning

During the last three assessment years 2014–15, 2015–16 and 2016–2017 total of 25 Program Learning Outcomes and 6 Institutional Learning Outcomes were assessed through students’ work produced in 195 courses. Different PLOs and ILOs were evaluatd every assessment year. Assessment results below show the students' learning success.

Assessment Year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Exceeded Ideal Target 12% 26% 23%
Approached Ideal Target 63% 54% 50%
Didn't Meet Ideal Target 25% 20% 28%


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

Jessica "Psy" DeLacy
ACADEMY AWARD “Best Animated Feature” (team award) - Coco

Caleb Madsen
Founder of Acoustic Masterminds, awarded US Patent for "Digital camera system for acoustic modeling"

Vitaly Golomb
Named Managing Director and Global Head of Principal Investments, IEG Investment Banking Group