Student Outcomes

The only program at the United States Sports Academy (Academy) which enrolls first-time, first-semester bachelor’s degree students is its Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S.) program that was launched January 2021. Due to the program being so new, the Academy does not yet have comparable “retention, completion, graduation, or transfer-out rates for B.S.S. students” as mandated/calculated by the U. S. Department of Education, which measure the time-to-degree from a student’s first enrollment in college.

Bachelor’s Retention and Graduation Rates by Cohort

Cohort
Year
Cohort 1st
Term Students
USSA
Graduate
Graduate % Retention Retention %
2016-17 74 11 14.86% 39 52.70%
2017-18 41 6 14.63% 19 46.34%
2018-19 53 3 5.66% 24 45.28%
2019-20 36 1 2.78% 24 66.67%
2020-21 48 0 0.00% 48 100.00%

The years covered by the above posted report consist of an upper-division (including only junior and senior years) bachelor’s degree program delivered entirely online to non-traditional, adult learners most of whom pursue their studies on a part-time basis. This methodology requires more time for students to graduate than is typical with a cohort of entering freshman in a residential program. Thus the “retention” headcount and percentage represents those students who are considered active in their program of study and have not transferred or attrited.