Enrollment, Completion, and Retention Metrics

American College of Education is a college committed to helping as many students as possible achieve their career goals by providing high-quality education at an affordable cost. American College of Education is committed to not only starting students in a program, but to retaining those students and getting them to their ultimate goal of earning the credential they desire. The statistics below provide information regarding ACE’s enrollment, completion, and retention metrics.

Fall Enrollment by Program

August 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020

This section shows total enrollment of certificate and degree-seeking students by program level. Students who are not enrolled in a program leading to a certificate or degree are not included in this data.

2020 Fall enrollment by program report - please download our full report PDF for more information.

Certificates and Degrees Conferred By Program

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

This section shows the number of conferred certificates and degrees granted by program.

2019-2020 certificates and degrees conferred report - please download our full report PDF for more information.

Fall Demographics By Program

August 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020

All student demographic data is self-reported. Students who are not enrolled in a program leading to a certificate degree are not included in this data.

2019-2020 demographics by program report - please download our full report PDF for more information.

Annual Retention Rate by Program

January 2020 Census Date – January 2021 Census Date

ACE calculates an annual retention rate for all certificate and degree-seekers actively enrolled at some point during the previous year, beginning with the January Census, (less graduates) who remain in an active status as of the January term census date of the reporting year.

2020 Retention rate by program report - please download our full report PDF for more information.

Completion Rate by Program

Completions by December 31, 2020

American College of Education calculates an annual cumulative completion rate, rather than a graduation rate. A graduation rate is usually used to describe first-time, full-time college freshman. As a college that mainly serves working adults, we calculate a completion rate. ACE defines a completion rate as the number of students graduating in each program and degree level, using expected time to completion for their program. Students enrolled after the cutoff for expected time-to-completion (ex. After 2017 for a Master’s level program) are not included in the calculation.

ACE 2020 program completion rate report - please download our full report PDF for more information.

Click here for the IDOE EPP Comparative Data Matrix.

Click here for annual reporting measures required by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Information provided by the Office of Institutional Analytics: 2020