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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 2014, as reported in IPEDS Spring collection. Fall 2014 enrollment was 1516 students.

Male 25%
Female 75%


American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3%
Black or African American 19%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White 44%
Two or More races 2%
Race and ethnicity unknown 5%
Non-resident alien 14%
Pell Grant Recipients* 40%


*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 2013 period as reported to IPEDS is 73%.

Initial Fall 2013 Cohort 41
Cohort Students Still Enrolled in Fall 2014 30
Fall 2013 Cohort Retention Rate 73%


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 2008 and their Associate degree programs in Fall 2011.  Program length is four years for bachelor’s degrees and two years for associate degrees.

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

Bachelor’s Degree Starts – Fall 2008 Associate Degree Starts – 2011
Start Cohort (students excluded for allowable reasons)* Graduates Within 150% of Program Length 150% Program Length Grad. Rate Start Cohort Graduates Within 150% of Program Length 150% Program Length Grad Rate
Black or African American 3 0 0% 1 0 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0 0% 0 0 n/a
Asian/Pacific Islander 5 3 60% 0 0 n/a
Hispanic/Latino 16 4 25% 3 0 0%
White, non-Hispanic 33 9 27% 5 3 60%
Nonresident Alien 3 1 33% 0 0 n/a
Two or more races 0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Race and ethnicity unknown 2 0 0% 1 1 100%
All Men 63 17 27% 10 4 40%
Black or African American 11 0 0% 2 0 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1 50% 0 0 0%
Hispanic 7 0 0% 6 1 17%
White, non-Hispanic 29 13 45% 16 9 56%
Nonresident Alien 2 1 50% 0 0 n/a
Two or more races 0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Race and ethnicity unknown 4 1 25% 0 0 0%
All Women 55 16 29% 24 10 42%
Total Men and Women 118 33 28% 34 14 41%


*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)
2008 Bachelor’s Cohort Graduates 20% 8% 40% 32%
2011 Associate’s Cohort Graduates 29% 0% 21% 50%


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 2014 Graduating Cohort

School of Education

Graduating Cohort Students Seeking Employment* 6-month Employment Rate
School of Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts BA 2 2 100%
Culinary Arts AAS 27 22 95%
Culinary Arts Accelerated AAS 9 9 100%
Baking and Pastry AAS 13 12 92%
School of Hospitality Management
Hospitality Management BA 24 21 88%
School of Business
Business BA 5 4 80%
School of Education
Early Childhood Education BA 43 40 95%
Post-baccalaureate Type 04 Certification 6 5 93%
All Degree Programs 130 112 93%


*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
Erickson Institute Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education
Johnson & Wales Bachelor of Science in Food Service Entrepreneurship
Johnson & Wales Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition

Type of Employment by Graduates by Program:

For 2013/14 Academic Year Graduates

Early Childhood Education-BA Hospitality Management-BA Culinary Arts-BA
Assistant Director
Center Manager
Child Development Specialist
Executive Director
Program Director
Program Assistant
Site Coordinator
Teacher Assistant
Teacher – Infant/Toddler
Teacher – Kindergarten
Teacher – Pre-School
Teacher – Primary
Teacher – Special Education
Teacher – ESL
Site Director
Accounting Assistant
Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
Assistant Operations Manager
Banquet Manager
Event Coordinator
Food & Beverage Supervisor
Front Desk Agent
Night Auditor
Front Office Supervisor
Housekeeping Coordinator
Human Resources Coordinator
Manager in Training
Restaurant Manager
Sales Coordinator
Line Cook
Kitchen Manager
Research & Development Chef
Lead Cook
Banquet & Events Chef
Sous Chef
Culinary Arts-AAS Baking & Pastry AAS
Line Cook
Kitchen Manager
Sous Chef
Research & Development Chef
Prep Cook
Personal Chef
Pastry Chef
Bakery Manager
Assistant Pastry Chef
Pastry Cook
Cake Decorator
Account Manager
Business Owner
Sales Representative
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Office Manager
Marketing Assistant
Manager in Training
Project Coordinator

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 School Transfer Institution
School of Culinary Arts Fanshawe College, Washburne Institute
School of Education Northcentral Technical College, Harper College, Rend Lake College, Blackhawk Community College, Oakton Community College, College of Lake County
School of Hospitality Management Les Roches – Bluche, Les Roches – Gruyere, Les Roches – Jin Jaing, Les Roches – Marbella, Blue Mountains
School of Business Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, J. Sargeant Reynolds, Grantham University


Plans for Academic Program Improvement:

Kendall’s program improvement plans are linked to assessment of student learning initiatives. Kendall has both institutional outcomes as well as discipline specific outcomes to be met. It also includes measures of institutional effectiveness in non-academic areas.

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 institutional review to assess all key metrics for success at the college and program levels for informed decision making.
  • 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.
  • Student end of course evaluations.
  • Faculty end of course self-evaluations. Revised Strategic plan for closer alignment with the Kendall Long Range Plan.
  • Action Committees formed for completion of tasks associated with Strategic Plan.

(Last Updated – February 2015)

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