Undergraduate Time to Degree

Undergraduate Time-to-Degree Reports

This data visualization shows trends in undergraduate time-to-degree, along with peer comparisons between UW-Madison programs and with similar programs at other major research universities.





Overview of Progress-to-Degree Metrics

  • Progress-to-Degree Measures – A one-page summary of undergraduate progress-to-degree measures including the most recent retention, graduation and time-to-degree metrics.
  • Progress-to-Degree Presentation – A presentation containing information on undergraduate time-to-degree, graduation rates, and peer comparison data for majors and the overall institution.

Analyses of Time-to-Degree Issues

  • Characteristics of Three-Year Graduates. This analysis shows the characteristics of the undergraduates who graduated within three calendar years compared to other graduates who took longer than three years to graduate. Characteristics of their degree-majors, demographic characteristics, admission characteristics, and enrollment behavior are explored.
  • Predictors of time-to-degree (November 2018). This analysis examines predictors of time-to-degree for bachelors degree recipients (2015-16 to 2017-18) and includes information by school/college. This analysis is part of a larger project coordinated by the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning around reducing time-to-degree and improving the four-year graduation rate. Previous iterations of this analysis are also available at the following links: 2014,  2006
  • Trends in Major and Certificates per Degree, 2013 (PowerPoint)
  • Trends in Curricular Exceptions in L&S Academic Programs (PDF) – a report from Academic Information Management, a division of L&S Student Academic Affairs.