About UToledo

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Powering Success

Since 1872, The University of Toledo has been empowering and preparing driven individuals to make an impact on the world. UToledo is a student-centered public research university where every member of the campus community is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals. Faculty, success coaches, academic advisors, tutoring resources and mentors provide the resources students need to succeed.

Degrees Awarded

As one of the most comprehensive universities in the country, the breadth and depth of programs at UToledo provide options for students at the undergraduate level and in our graduate programs. More than 4,500 degrees were awarded in 2020.

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Associate Degrees 83 89 73 78 91
Bachelor's Degrees 2,799 2,788 2,854 2,951 3,043
Master's Degrees 994 1,019 1,038 951 972
Doctoral Degrees 513 508 520 543 518

For additional details visit the Office of Institutional Research Degrees and Academic Programs dashboard.


Undergraduate Six-Year Graduation Rate

Increasing the University’s overall undergraduate six-year graduation rate, calculated based on U.S. Department of Education formulas, is a strategic priority. UToledo celebrated the highest six-year graduation rate on record in 2020 and achieved the goal set forth in its Strategic Plan ahead of schedule.

Chart 1. A bar chart of UToledo’s undergraduate six-year graduation rate. Of the students who entered UToledo in 2011 41.9% graduated. Of the students who entered UToledo in 2012 47.4% graduated. Of the students who entered UToledo in 2013 51.2% graduated. Of the students who entered UToledo in 2014 53.3% graduated. Of the students who entered UToledo in 2015 56.3% graduated.

For additional details visit the Office of Institutional Research Student Data dashboard.


Graduate Six-Year Graduation Rate

Nearly one-third of UToledo degrees awarded each year are advanced degrees.

Chart 2. A bar chart of UToledo’s graduate six-year graduation rate. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Master’s program in 2011 93.8% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral-Professional program in 2011 87.3% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral -Research program in 2011 63.6% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Master’s program in 2012 90.0% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral-Professional program in 2012 89.2% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral-Research program in 2012 66.3% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Master’s program in 2013 92.7% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral-Professional program in 2013 89.8% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral -Research program in 2013 56.0% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Master’s program in 2014 93.0% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral-Professional program in 2014 89.8% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral -Research program in 2014 65.8% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Master’s program in 2015 92.1% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral-Professional program in 2015 89.1% graduated. Of the graduate students who entered UToledo for Doctoral -Research program in 2015 69.4% graduated.


Student Enrollment

UToledo powers opportunity for more than 18,000 students in more than 300 academic programs.

Chart 3. A bar chart of UToledo’s student enrollment/headcount and full-time equivalent. In 2017 20,579 headcount and 17,899 FTE. In 2018 20,304 headcount and 17,546 FTE. In 2019 19,782 headcount and 17,227 FTE. In 2020 18,450 headcount and 15,900 FTE. In 2021 17,070 headcount and 14,701 FTE.

For additional details visit the Office of Institutional Research Student Data dashboard.


Undergraduate First-Year Retention Rate

The University’s first-to-second year retention rate for undergraduate students, calculated based on U.S. Department of Education formulas, climbed eight consecutive years.

Chart 4. A bar chart of undergraduate first-year retention rate. IIn 2011 62.4% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2012 68.0% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2013 70.0% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2014 71.8% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2015 74.1% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2016 74.4% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2017 75.9% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2018 76.4% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2019 78.5% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2020 74.5% of students who started at UToledo came back for the second year.

For additional details visit the Office of Institutional Research Student Success Metrics dashboard.


Graduate First-Year Retention Rate

UToledo graduate students are engaged in scholarship, creative activities and teaching as part of their professional preparation.

Chart 5. A bar chart of graduate first-year retention rate. In 2016 90.0% of graduate students in the Master’s program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2016 95.9% of graduate students in the Doctoral-Professional program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2016 94.7 % of graduate students in the Doctoral-Research program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2017 90.7% of graduate students in the Master’s program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2017 94.9% of graduate students in the Doctoral-Professional program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2017 94.0% of graduate students in the Doctoral-Research program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2018 93.6% of graduate students in the Master’s program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2018 95.6% of graduate students in the Doctoral-Professional program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2018 93.5% of graduate students in the Doctoral-Research program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2019 94.2% of graduate students in the Master’s program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2019 96.9% of graduate students in the Doctoral-Professional program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2019 96.5% of graduate students in the Doctoral-Research program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2020 90.6% of graduate students in the Master’s program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2020 94.2% of graduate students in the Doctoral-Professional program who started at UToledo came back for the second year. In 2020 98.4% of graduate students in the Doctoral-Research program who started at UToledo came back for the second year.

For additional details visit the Office of Institutional Research Research Retention, Persistence and Graduation dashboard.


Employment Status

There are more than 169,000 living alumni across the world achieving their personal and professional goals with their UToledo degrees. The University administers the First-Destination Survey to graduating students to collect data pertaining to their immediate career or continuing education plans. The survey content, timeline and procedures align with guidelines published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Career Outcomes for Spring 2021 Graduates

Of the 2,519 students who graduated in Spring 2021, 795 completed the survey. The majority of respondents, 42.14%, were employed full-time upon graduation and 84.9% reported they were employed in an area related to their major or field of study.

Chart 6. A bar chart of employment status of student who received a UToledo Degree in Spring 2021. 42.1% are employed full-time. 23.7% are seeking employment. 15.2% accepted or enrolled in continuing education. 8.4% are planning to continue education. 5.2% are employed part-time. 2.9% are participating in an internship or fellowship program. 1.4% are not seeking employment or continuing education at this time. 0.8% are serving in the U.S. Military. 0.3% are participating in volunteer or service program. 0.1% are employed as post-doc

Employment Earnings After Graduation

The median salary of a recent UToledo graduate one year after receiving a bachelor’s degree is $36,287, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

View the interactive chart below of the Percentile Earning by All Ohio Public Institutions.

Access the U.S. Census Bureau Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer tool for additional interactive dashboards with employment outcome statistics for graduates of higher education institutions, including UToledo and all public colleges and universities in Ohio.


The University of Toledo is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Last Updated: 10/5/21