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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 2015, as reported in IPEDS Spring collection. Fall 2015 enrollment was 1275 students.

Male 26%
Female 74%


American Indian or Alaska Native <1%
Asian 3%
Black or African American 17%
Hispanic/Latino 15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
White 44%
Two or More races 2%
Race and ethnicity unknown 2%
Non-resident alien 16%
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 2014 period as reported to IPEDS is 60%.

Initial Fall 2014 Cohort 59
Cohort Students Still Enrolled in Fall 2014 35
Fall 2013 Cohort Retention Rate 60%


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 2009 and their Associate degree programs in Fall 2012.  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 2009 Associate Degree Starts – Fall 2012
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 4 0 0% 1 0 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0 0 0% 0 0 n/a
Asian 0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Hispanic/Latino 5 0 0% 5 2 40%
White, non-Hispanic 29 5 17% 5 1 20%
Nonresident Alien 0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Two or more races 0 0 n/a 1 0 0%
Race and ethnicity unknown 2 1 50% 0 0 n/a
All Men 40 6 15% 12 3 25%
Black or African American 19 2 11% 6 0 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Asian 1 0 0% 0 0 n/a
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 n/a 0 0 n/a
Hispanic/Latino 3 0 0% 6 4 67%
White, non-Hispanic 17 5 29% 17 9 53%
Nonresident Alien 8 5 63% 1 1 100%
Two or more races 0 0 n/a 1 0 0%
Race and ethnicity unknown 1 0 0% 2 2 100%
All Women 49 12 24% 33 16 48%
Total Men and Women 89 18 20% 45 19 42%


*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)
2009 Bachelor’s Cohort Graduates 22% n/a 24% 14%
2012 Associate’s Cohort Graduates 30% 50% 50% 57%


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.

Employment Rates by Academic Program: June 2015 Graduating Cohort

School of Education

Graduating Cohort Students Seeking Employment* 6-month Employment Rate
School of Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts BA 5 4 80%
Culinary Arts AAS 15 9 82%
Culinary Arts Accelerated AAS 10 8 89%
Baking and Pastry AAS 11 8 100%
School of Hospitality Management
Hospitality Management BA 38 36 97%
School of Business
Business BA 13 7 100%
School of Education
Early Childhood Education BA 25 25 100%
All Degree Programs 117 97 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
ESCE Paris Master of Science in Business
Les Roches – Bluche Master of Science in Hospitality Management

Type of Employment by Graduates by Program:

For 2014/15 Academic Year Graduates

Early Childhood Education-BA Hospitality Management-BA Culinary Arts-BA
Assistant DirectorCenter ManagerChild 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

Accounting AssistantAssistant Food & Beverage ManagerAssistant Operations Manager

Banquet Manager

Event Coordinator

Food & Beverage Supervisor

Front Desk Agent

Night Auditor

Front Office Supervisor

Housekeeping Coordinator

Human Resources Coordinator

In Room Dining Coordinator


Restaurant Manager

Sales Coordinator

Catering CookKitchen ManagerLead Cook

Line Cook

Manager in Training

Sous Chef

Culinary Arts-AAS Baking & Pastry-AAS
Catering AssistantLine CookKitchen Manager

Personal Chef

Prep Cook

Sous Chef

Shift Leader

Test Kitchen Chef

Assistant Pastry ChefPastry ChefBakery Manager


Cake Decorator

Pastry Cook

Account ManagerSales RepresentativeOperations Manager

Legal Assistant

Service Supervisor

Marketing and Sales 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, Bejing Hospitality Institute
School of Business Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, J. Sargeant Reynolds, Grantham University, ESCE


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.

(Last Updated – March 2016)

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