Graduation Rates


In keeping with federal regulations, St. John’s College publishes statistics on graduation rates, pass rates of graduates on the licensure examination, and crime statistics on campus. A brief description of how the statistics are calculated accompanies each statistic.
 

Graduation rates

As of May 2016
Class 
entering
fall
Number
entering
Graduated
2 years
later
2 year
attrition
Graduated
3 years
later
3 year
attrition
% graduated
within
2 years
% graduated
within
3 years
2003 35 26 26% 1 23% 74% 77%
2004 48 39 19% 1 17% 81% 83%
2005 33 27 18% 4 6% 82% 94%
2006 36 31 12% 2 6% 86% 92%
2007 33 26 21% 4 9% 79% 91%
2008 41 38 7% 2 2% 93% 98%
2009 36 29 19% 1 17% 81% 83%
2010 55 49 11% 2 7% 89% 93%
2011 57 53 7% 4 0% 93% 100%
2012 59 50 15% 5 7% 86% 93%
2013 61 49 20% 4 13% 80% 87%
2014 53 46 13% 2017 2017 87% 2017
2015 57 2017 2017 2018 2018 2017 2018
2016              

All full time and part time students must graduate within 4 years of entry to St. John’s College. Part-time students are not included in these calculations unless they entered as a full time student and later changed to part time status. Graduation rates are calculated by identifying the number of students who entered the class in August of their junior year and tracking them to graduation within the 3-year time span. Percents are calculated by dividing the number of students in each category by the number of full time students who entered in August of the junior year.

 
First time pass rates on the NCLEX-RN licensure examination
Data source: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
 
Class
graduating
Number 
taking 
exam
Number
passing
exam
Percent
passing
exam
Calendar
year
percent
State
pass rates
National
pass
rates
May 2011 31 29 94% - 88% 88%
May 2012 49 47 96% - 88% 90%
May 2013 55 42 76% - 88% 90%
Dec 2013 14 14 100% 96% 84% 83%
May 2014 41 39 95%
Dec 2014 17 17 100% 92% 86% 85%
May 2015 36 32 89%
Dec 2015 16 16 100% 92% TBD TBD
May 2016 34 30 88%

All statistics are for graduates who are taking the examination for the first time. Percent passing the exam is calculated by dividing the number passing by the number taking the examination. The IDFPR only reports statistics on first time test takers. However, graduates have multiple opportunities to retake the test to become licensed registered nurses.
 
Retention and promotion rates
Class
entering
Number
entering
Number
promoted to
Senior level
in 1 year
Number
promoted to
Senior level
in ​2 years
Number
graduated
within
2 years
Number
graduated
within
​3 years
Percent
graduated
within
2 years
Percent
graduated
within
3 years
Attrition
r
ate
2005 33 27 4 27 4 82% 94% 6%
2006 35 31 2 31 2 89% 94% 6%
2007 33 26 4 26 4 79% 91% 9%
2008 41 40 0 38 2 93% 98% 2%
2009 36 30 1 29 1 81% 83% 17%
2010 55 50 3 49 2 89% 93% 7%
2011 57 55 2 53 57 93% 100% 0%


Accelerated Program added in Fall 2012

General pre-licensure
Class
entering
Fall
Number
entering
Number
promoted
to senior
in 1 year
Number
promoted
2nd year
Graduated
2 years
later
Graduated
3 years
later
Percent
graduated
within
2 years
Percent
graduated
within
3 years
Attrition
rate
2012 44 36 4 36 5 82% 93% 7%
2013 43 33 5 31 4 72% 81% 2017
2014 36 29 5 29 2017 81% 2017  
2015 37 34 2017 2017 2018      
 
Accelerated pre-licensure
Class
entering
Fall
Number
entering
Number
promoted to senior
in 1
year
Number
promoted 2nd year
Graduated
18 months
later
Graduated
within
2 years
Graduated
within
3 years
Percent
graduated
within
2 years
Percent
graduated
within
3 years
Attrition
rate
2012 15 14 1 14 1 0 93% 100% 0%
2013 18 16 0 16 1 0 94% 94% 6%
2014 17 16 0 16 1 0 100% 100% 0%
2015 20 20 0 Dec. 2016          
 
RN-BSN
Class
entering
Number
entering
Graduated
within 2
years
Graduated
within 3
years
%
graduated
within 2
years

graduated
within 3
years
Attrition
rate
Spring 2013 3 3 0 100% - 0%
Fall 2013 0 - - - - -
Spring 2014 3 2 0 67% - 33%
Fall 2014 0 - - - - -
Spring 2015 0 - - - - -
Fall 2015 6 Summer 2017        
Spring 2016 2          
Fall 2016