Note of Explanation: Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary is a private, non-profit, faith-based institution. The institution educates non-traditional adults, most of who transfer in and are not first-time students, therefore they are not counted in the retention and graduation rates. Students can enroll as either residential, distance learning, or a combination; therefore students have up to six entry points during the academic year in which he or she may enter as a student. Up until the data collection period for 2016, the data collected by the U.S. Department of Education only counted students entering in the fall semester of each year. Therefore many of our students, who entered at the other entry points were not being properly counted. In working with the National Center for Education Statistics our collection method changed in 2016 resulting in the “N/A” shown in the chart and resulting in negatively skewed numbers.
This report is compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (annual IPEDS Data Feedback Reports) published by the National Center for Educational Statistics.