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Graduate Student Outcomes & Accreditation

Each year, Bank Street Graduate School conducts surveys of graduate students, alumni, and employers. The data collected helps us to inform our work and at the same time, fulfill accreditation requirements. The presentation below highlights a selection of key findings from the most recent reporting year.


Student Right-to-Know (SRK) Graduation & Retention Rates

The Student Right to Know Act requires an institution that participates in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) to disclose information about graduation and retention rates to current and prospective students.

The Bank Street Graduate School of Education five-year graduation rate as of the 2014-2015 year (7/1/14-6/30/15) is 89% across all programs offered. For the 2013-2014 year (7/1/13-6/30/14), this rate was 88% across all programs offered. The retention rate across the teacher preparation programs is 97%. These figures encompass all graduate students completing their program, including those enrolled in dual certification programs.

Institutional Test Score Annual Report

Institutional pass rates are a key measure of the performance of teacher preparation programs in Title II of the Higher Education Act. Institutions must report pass rates on teacher assessments for all graduates and all other enrolled students.

During the 2015-2016 year (7/1/15-6/30/16), 57 students took the Academic Literacy Skills Test and 56 passed it for a 98% pass rate. 11 students took the Early Childhood edTPA and 10 passed it for a 91% pass rate. 15 students took the Elementary edTPA and 15 passed it for a 100% pass rate. 69 students took the Educating All Students test and 68 passed it for a 99% pass rate. 19 students took the Multi-Subject Birth to Grade 2 Test and 19 passed it for a 100% pass rate. 33 students took the Multi-Subject Grades 1-6 Test and 33 passed it for a 100% pass rate. 31 students took the Students with Disabilities CST.1 and 31 passed it for a 100% pass rate.


Enrollment data is made available to the public by the National Center for College Statistics. Details on graduate student attendance status, gender, race/ethnicity, and participation in distance education are all available online through the College Navigator site.


Accreditation is a voluntary process of self-regulation and peer review adopted by the educational community. It is an affirmation that a college provides a quality of education that the general public has the right to expect and that the educational community recognizes. For details on our accrediting agencies and their timelines for review, see the two sidebar boxes on the right side of this page.