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Consumer Information

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 2016, as reported in IPEDS Spring collection. Fall 2016 enrollment was 1200 students.

Male 26%
Female 74%


American Indian or Alaska Native <1%
Asian 3%
Black or African American 16%
Hispanic/Latino 16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander <1%
White 42%
Two or More races 2%
Race and ethnicity unknown 1%
Non-resident alien 19%
Pell Grant Recipients* 41%


*Financial aid information reported to IPEDS in Winter 2017 was for the Fall 2015 enrollment of 1275 students.

Retention Rate Information

The retention rate of first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students entering the institution during the Fall 2015 period as reported to IPEDS is 55%.

Initial Fall 2015 Cohort 38
Cohort Students Still Enrolled in Fall 2016 21
Fall 2015 Cohort Retention Rate 55%


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 2010 and their Associate degree programs in Fall 2013.  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 2010 Associate Degree Starts – Fall 2013
150% Program Length Grad. Rate 150% Program Length Grad Rate
Black or African American 13% *
American Indian/Alaska Native * *
Asian * *
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * *
Hispanic/Latino 12% *
White, non-Hispanic 14% 50%
Nonresident Alien * *
Two or more races 13% *
Race and ethnicity unknown 50% n/a
All 17% 51%

*Due to the small cohort size, the figure has been omitted to preserve the privacy of the personally identifiable information.

Bachelor’s Degree Starts – Fall 2010 Associate Degree Starts – Fall 2013
Female 19% 55%
Male 15% *


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)
2010 Bachelor’s Cohort Graduates 51% 1% 24% 24%
2013 Associate’s Cohort Graduates 38% N/A 29% 33%


Graduate Employment and Continuing Education Information

96% of graduates who sought employment within their fields of study reported employment within 6 months of graduation.
(self-reported—June 2016 graduating cohort)

Kendall’s Career Services Department conducts online exit interviews with all graduates and pursues additional follow-up with some graduates as needed. Data on post-graduation employment is collected during the exit interview and follow-up.

Learn more about this information and the methodology behind the reporting on the Career Statistics page.

June 2016 Employment Rate – Self-reported within 6 months of completion

Program Graduating Cohort Exclusions Graduates Seeking Employment Employment Reported within 6 Months No Employment Reported within 6 Months Reporting Employment within 6 Months of Completion
B.A. in Business 11 6 5 5 0 100%
Total Business 11 6 5 5 0 100%
B.A. in Culinary Arts 3 0 3 3 0 100%
A.A.S. in Culinary Arts 12 1 11 10 1 91%
A.A.S. in Baking & Pastry 12 3 9 9 0 100%
A.A.S. in Culinary Arts – Accelerated 7 1 6 5 1 86%
Total Culinary Arts Degrees 34 5 29 27 2 93%
B.A. in Early Childhood 37 1 36 36 0 100%
Early Childhood Education – Type 04 Certification Only 1 0 1 1 0 100%
Total Education 38 1 37 37 0 100%
B.A. in Hospitality Management 27 2 25 23 2 92%
Total Hospitality Management 27 2 25 23 2 92%
GRAND TOTALS 110 14 96 92 4 96%
Non-ECE Degree 72 13 59 55 4 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 SpecialistExecutive DirectorOwnerProgram DirectorProgram AssistantSite CoordinatorTeacher Assistant

Teacher – Infant/Toddler

Teacher – Kindergarten

Teacher – Pre-School

Teacher – Primary

Teacher – Special Education

Teacher – ESL

Accounting AssistantAssistant Food & Beverage ManagerAssistant Operations ManagerBanquet ManagerEvent CoordinatorFood & Beverage SupervisorFront Desk AgentNight AuditorFront Office Supervisor

Housekeeping Coordinator

Human Resources Coordinator

In Room Dining Coordinator


Restaurant Manager

Sales Coordinator

Catering CookKitchen ManagerLead CookLine CookManager in TrainingSous Chef
Culinary Arts-AAS Baking & Pastry-AAS
Catering AssistantLine CookKitchen ManagerPersonal ChefPrep CookSous ChefShift LeaderTest Kitchen Chef Assistant Pastry ChefPastry ChefBakery ManagerBakerCake DecoratorPastry Cook
Account ManagerSales RepresentativeOperations ManagerLegal AssistantService SupervisorMarketing 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, City Colleges of Chicago
School of Education Northcentral Technical College, Harper College, Rend Lake College, Blackhawk Community College, Oakton Community College, College of Lake County, Joliet Junior College, McHenry Community College, Moraine Valley Community College, Triton College
School of Hospitality Management  Blue Mountains, Bejing Hospitality Institute, UEM, UDLA, Stamford, Harper Community College
School of Business  ESCE, Elgin Community College


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:

  • Review of the college’s programs to identify areas of possible simplification and integration to create curricular and instructional efficiency.
  • Rollout revised General Education Program to lower the program’s course non-completion rate.
  • Align college-wide learning outcomes with program learning outcomes.
  • Review 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.
  • Improve new-student’s first quarter retention rates.
  • Improve courses in each program with high non-completion rates.
  • Improve student end of course evaluations completion rate.

(Last Updated – March 2016)

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