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Kendall College provides this consumer information about diversity, graduation rates, financial aid use, job placement, articulation agreements and plans for academic program improvement to prospective and current students. A summary of all consumer information is available here.

Student Body Diversity

Student body diversity snapshot as of Fall 2013, as reported in IPEDS Spring collection.  Fall 2013 enrollment was 1659 students.

Male 23%
Female 77%

Black or African American

American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4%
Black or African American 18%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White 45%
Two or More races 1%
Race and ethnicity unknown 8%
Non-resident alien 10%


Pell Grant Recipients* 45.0%

*Financial aid information reported to IPEDS in Winter 2014 was for the Fall 2012 enrollment of 1812 students.

Retention Rate Information

The retention rate of first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students entering the institution during the Fall 2012 period as reported to IPEDS is 57%.

Initial Fall 2011 Cohort 46
Cohort Students Still Enrolled in Fall 2012 26
Fall 2011 Cohort Retention Rate 57%

Undergraduate Completion Information

Graduation Rates Disaggregated into Certain Groups
These tables report the graduation rate within 150% of the program length for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students who began their Bachelor’s degree programs in Fall 2007 and their Associate’s degree programs in Fall 2010.  Program length is four years for bachelor’s degrees and two years for associate’s degrees.

Graduates within 150% of program length by Gender and Race/Ethnicity:

Bachelor’s Degree Starts – Fall 2007
Associate’s Degree Starts – 2010
Start Cohort
excluded for
Within 150%
of Program
150% Program
Length Grad.
Within 150%
of Program
150% Program
Length Grad
Black, Non-Hispanic 6 1 16% 0 0 n/a
American Indian/
Alaska Native
0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1 100% 0 0 n/a
Hispanic 5 0 0% 4 3 75%
White, non-Hispanic 39 10 26% 3 2 67%
Nonresident Alien 2 1 50% 0 0 n/a
Race and ethnicity unknown 0 0 n/a 4 0 0%
All Men 53 13 25% 11 5 45%
Black, Non-Hispanic 8 3 38% 1 0 0%
American Indian/
Alaska Native
0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0 0% 1 1 100%
Hispanic 10 5 50% 5 4 80%
White, non-Hispanic 36 17 47% 18 12 67%
Nonresident Alien 2 2 100% 0 0 n/a
Race and ethnicity unknown 0 0 n/a 4 1 25%
All Women 57 27 47% 29 18 62%
Total Men and Women 110 40 36% 40 23 58%

*Allowable reasons for exclusion from starting cohorts for purposes of graduation rate calculation are:  death or permanent disability, armed services enlistment or activation for duty, departure to serve with a foreign aid service of the Federal Government, or departure to serve on an official church mission.

Financial Aid information for the graduates listed above:

Pell Grant Recipients Subsidized Stafford
Loan (No Pell and No
Unsubsidized Stafford)
No Federal Aid or
Unsubsidized Stafford
Loan Only
Subsidized and
Unsubsidized Stafford
Loans (No Pell)
2006 Bachelor’s
Cohort Graduates
23% 3% 45% 29%
2009 Associate’s
Cohort Graduates
39% 0% 17% 44%

Graduate Employment and Continuing Education Information

Methodology: Percentage of employment-seeking June graduating cohort who report employment in jobs in their field within six months of graduating.

Placement Rates by Academic Program: June 2013 Graduating Cohort

School of Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts BA 7 7 100%
Culinary Arts AAS 10 9 100%
Culinary Arts Accelerated AAS 1 1 100%
Baking and Pastry AAS 13 11 100%
School of Hospitality Management
Hospitality Management BA (day) 21 21 95%
Hospitality Management BA (hybrid) 2 2 100%
School of Business
Business BA (day) 11 10 70%
Business BA (hybrid) 0 0 n/a
School of Education
Early Childhood Education BA 50 48 96%
Post-baccalaureate Type 04 Certification 4 4 100%
All Degree Programs 119 113 95%

*Students may be excluded from the cohort for any of the following reasons:  continuing education, enlistment in the Armed Forces, health problems preventing work, student decision not to seek placement.  The cohort of Students Seeking Employment is the Graduating Cohort less these exclusions.


Graduate and Professional Education Pursued by Kendall College Bachelor Degree Recipients:

Graduate Institution  Degree and Level
Johnson & Wales University  Master of Culinary Nutrition
Dominican University  Master of Library Science


Type of Employment by Graduates by Program:

For 2012/13 Academic Year Graduates

Early Chilldhood Education-BA  Hospitality Management BA Culinary Arts-BA
Assistant Director
Center Manager
Child Development Specialist
Day Care Teacher
Day Care Director
Program Director
Pre-K Teacher
Site Coordinator
Teacher Assistant
Teacher – Infant/Toddler
Teacher – Kindergarten
Teacher – Pre-Schoo
Teacher – Primary
Teacher – Special Education
Teahcer – ESL
Site Supervisor
Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
Assistant General Manager
Assistant Operations Manager
Catering Manager
Event Sales Assistant
Food & Beverage Supervisor
Front Desk Agent
Night Auditor
Front Office Supervisor
Housekeeping Coordinator
Human Resources Coordinator
Manager in Training
Operations Manager
Reservations Agent
Sales Coordinator
Line Cook
Chef Manager
Research & Development Chef
Prep Cook
Line Cook & Garde Manger
Banquet Chef
Sous Chef
Culinary Arts-AAS Baking & Pastry AAS
Line Cook
Kitchen Manager
Lead Cook
Sous Chef
Research & Development Chef
Prep Cook
Head Chef
Chef Owner
Cook Assistant
Pastry Chef
Bakery Manager
Assistant Pastry Chef
Party Cook
Cake Decorator
Account Manager
Marketing Specialist
Sales Representative
Events Coordinator
Office Manager
Manager in Training
Business Owner

Current Articulation Agreements:

The articulation agreements listed below are signed by both institutions.  Kendall College has additional transfer agreements in place which reflect the courses Kendall will accept in transfer from particular institutions and often how they will be applied to specific degree requirements.  Information about the transfer agreements is available through the Office of the Registrar or by clicking here.

Kendall College Transfer Institution
School of Culinary Arts Fanshawe College
School of Education Northcentral Technical College, Harper College, Rend Lake College, Blackhawk Coomunity College, Oakton Community College
School of Hospitality Management Les Roches – Gruyere, Blue Mountain
School of Business Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, J. Sargeant Reynolds

Plans for Academic Program Improvement:

Kendall’s program improvement plans are linked to assessment of student learning initiatives. Kendall has developed a 5-year assessment model that includes college-wide and program-specific assessment efforts focused on student learning. It also includes measures of institutional effectiveness.

Plans include:

  • Alignment of college-wide learning outcomes with program learning outcomes
  • Program-specific learning outcomes stated in measurable terms and mapped to course outcomes
  • Curriculum maps for each academic program and general education listing each outcome and where it is taught in the program, as well as where the item is Expected and Assessed
  • An annual review to assess all learning outcomes at the college and program levels, with lessons learned and actions designed and implemented
  • Program-level annual review listing data collected, learning that results from data analysis and both program and curriculum actions resulting from the data
  • Mid-year status update of annual review for actions completed, or changes
  • Faculty end-of-course evaluations revised with faculty self-evals included
  • An Assessment Handbook detailing the assessment process
  • Revised strategic plan for closer alignment with the Kendall long range plan
  • Action committees formed for completion of tasks assoiated with strategic plan

(Last Updated – May 2014)

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