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Consumer Information

This page provides the compiled information to the public regarding Olivet University’s institutional performance and student achievement, including retention rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for graduates of professional programs.

Retention Rates

Although Olivet University’s mission statement and values doesn’t have an emphasis on serving students of specific ethnicity or geographic origin, Olivet’s current student body is mainly composed of students from east Asia. Most of them are first generation Christians in their family.

Bachelor’s Programs

The most recent fall-to-fall retention rate (first year to second year) of Olivet University’s Bachelor’s programs combined was 100%, and the most recent 3-year average was 88.24. This includes both first-time and non-first-time undergraduate students. Students who were conditionally admitted to a bachelor’s program but were first enrolled at the remedial ESL program were not included. The retention rate compares favorably with postsecondary institutions around the nation.

Benchmark for Success: 75%

Academic Year Retention Rate
2021-2022 100.00%
2020-2021 94.74%
2019-2020 70.00%


Master’s Programs

The most recent fall-to-fall retention rate (first year to second year) of Olivet University’s Master’s programs combined was 70.27%, and the most recent 3-year average was 83.43%. Students who were conditionally admitted to a bachelor’s program but were first enrolled at the remedial ESL program were not included.

Benchmark for Success: 65%

Academic Year Retention Rate
2021-2022 70.27%
2020-2021 85.11%
2019-2020 92.11%


Doctoral Programs

The most recent fall-to-fall retention rate (first year to second year) of Olivet University’s Doctoral programs combined was 87.10%, and the most recent 3-year average was 88.24%. The retention rate compares favorably with postsecondary institutions around the nation.

Benchmark for Success: 65%

Academic Year Retention Rate
2021-2022 87.10%
2020-2021 92.31%
2019-2020 100.00%




Graduation Rates

Bachelor's Program

Benchmark for Success: 58%

Entering Year Graduation Rate
AY 2015-16 50%
AY 2014-15 33.33%


Master of Divinity Program

Benchmark for Success: 77%

Entering Year Graduation Rate
AY 2015-16 67.35%
AY 2014-15 53.33%


Master’s Program

Benchmark for Success: 77%

Entering Year Graduation Rate
AY 2018-19 65.38%
AY 2017-18 60%
AY 2016-17 54.84%
AY 2015-16 65.38%


Doctor of Ministry Program

Benchmark for Success: 77%

Entering Year Graduation Rate
AY 2016-17 58.33%
AY 2015-16 46.88%
AY 2014-15 71.43%




Employment Rates

2019 2020 2021
100% 93% 100%




Program Outcomes

  1. Certificate Programs
  2. Bachelor’s Programs
  3. Master’s Programs
  4. Doctoral Programs

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