Retention and Graduate Rates

Under the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, Public Law 101-542, DACC is required to calculate (using a prescribed formula) and disclose graduation rates for all first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students who enrolled at DACC in Summer and Fall 2020. This cohort consists of 981 students. The number of graduates who earned either a certificate or an associate degree by Summer 2022 was 153. The three-year, Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate was 16 percent.

Three-Year Graduation Rates for previous cohorts:


Cohort Rate
Fall 2019 Cohort 17%
Fall 2018 cohort 15%
Fall 2017 cohort 14%


The first-to-second year retention rate for first-time, full-time DACC students from Fall 2021 to Fall 2022 was 64%.