Student Achievement/Institutional Effectiveness

Graduation and Retention Rates

In compliance with the Student-Right-to-Know Act of 1991, FFCU reports the following graduation and retention rates.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees – Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor’s degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall. Please note that FFCU’s smaller enrollment numbers can cause a greater fluctuation in percentages than those of a larger institution.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates – Known as the “Student Right to Know” or IPEDS graduation rate, this rate tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, firsttime degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete an academic program within 150% of “normal time.” These rates are determined from students who began their studies in Fall 2011. FFCU also reports a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates – Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Percentage of Students who began studies in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 = 100%
Overall Graduation Rate = 67% Overall Transfer-Out Rate = 33%
Students beginning in Fall 2011 graduating in 4 years = 67%
Students beginning in Fall 2011 graduating in 6 years = 67%
Students beginning in Fall 2009 graduating in 8 years = 33%

FFCU alumni serve in the nations of Japan, Lebanon, Germany, France, Malaysia, Switzerland, South Africa, Mexico, Belgium, Cambodia, and la Reunion. Also, 30% of FFC graduates have successfully completed master degrees through The King’s College and Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oral Roberts University, Southwestern Christian University, Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma Christian University, Walden University, the University of Alaska Southeast, Evangel University, the US Sports Academy, the Institute of Worship Studies, Grand Canyon University, and Regent University.

Graduate Employment

Family of Faith Christian University has 112 graduates who are located in 13 nations and 12 states of the US. An internal review showed that 29% of these have completed graduate degrees. Also, 73% of our graduates are in leadership positions in their local church either as paid full-time workers, paid part-time workers, or volunteer workers. Furthermore, 65% are working in occupations directly related to their major fields of study.