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Measuring Success at Northwood Tech

With a focus on continuous improvement, Northwood Tech conducts research studies and implements other strategies to measure our success and effectiveness as an institution of higher learning. Annual or ongoing efforts are made to assess:

  • Learning outcomes for our students.
  • Graduate success.
  • Return on investment for taxpayers and residents.
  • Community and employer training needs.
  • Other areas of interest to the college and the communities we serve.

For additional information about the College's research, contact the Institutional Research Office

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Graduate Follow-Up Survey Results

Each year, Northwood Tech surveys graduates to find out how well their degree or diploma prepared them for their career. The results reveal an impressive record of academic excellence and valuable career perspective. The trend continues as Northwood Tech released the results from its most current Graduate Follow-up Survey. 

Download Executive Summary

Download FY20 Graduate Follow-Up Results

Additional Research, Resources and Reports

Institutional Publication of Student Outcome Data

  • Enrollment

    • In fiscal year 2021, Northwood Tech served over 12,000 students, generating over 1,800 full-time equivalent (FTE). 
    • For additional detailed information about student enrollment, including gender and ethnicity, and divisional, program, and campus breakouts, see the Northwood Tech Fact Book above.
    • Download a historical view of FTE and Headcount

      Source: Cognos, CSWSR100 Overall Student Enrollment - Executive View
  • Graduation Rates
    • Northwood Tech's 3-year cumulative graduation rate from first-time program enrolled students is 64.9% (2018 cohort).

      Source: WTCS Student Success Dashboard
  • Persistence
    • Northwood Tech's overall course success rate for the 2020-2021 academic year was 88%.

      Source: Cognos, CSWSR108 Course Success Rate Dashboard
  • Licensure Rates
  • Retention
    •   2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
      Fall to Spring Retention 80% 81% 80% 78%
      Fall to Fall Retention 71% 70% 69% 66%
      Source: Cognos, CSWSR021 Fall to Fall Overall Retention and CSWSR022 Term to Term Overall Retention  



Take the Next Step

Are you ready to experience success? Northwood Tech staff are standing by to support you in reaching your educational and career goals, so do it. Take the leap.