Student Achievements

 

Undergraduate Enrollment per academic year (Unduplicated count)

AY 2013-14 AY 2014-15 AY 2015-16 AY 2016-17 AY 2017-18 AY 2018-19 AY 2019-20 AY 2020-21
609 662 717 760 690 756 739 629

 


Fall to Fall Retention

Retention rate is represented as the percentage of degree-seeking undergraduates from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the next fall.

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Fall to Fall 78% 80% 80% 72% 69% 74%

 


Graduation Rates (vary by cohort and program)

The number of those degree seeking students who completed their degree in 4 years (100%) or 6 years (150%) as a percentage of those who entered the institution in a particular year (cohort). Overall for the College:

 


On-time Completion Rates

Out of all students who graduated during a specific period of time (July 1st – June 30th) how many completed the degree on time (in 4 years).

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
July 1st – June 30th 78% 66% 66% 51% 60% 65%

 


Assessment of Student Learning

USV evaluates students’ learning and level of achievements of institutional (ILOs) and Program (PLOs) Learning Outcomes on an ongoing basis. Every Program does assessment during 4 consecutive years followed by a year of Program Review. Please follow the link below to see the results of USV ILOs and PLOs assessment.

Institutional and Program Learning Outcomes Assessment Results by Year


Sampling of places where some University of Silicon Valley graduates have gone on to work

Apple, Cisco, Intel Corporation, Electronics Arts, Lockheed Martin, Crystal Dynamics, DreamWorks Animation, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Sonoma Wire Works, Fantasy Studios, Cryptic Studios, Grimm Bros, Viscira, Mixamo, 2K Games, Industrial Light, Apex Systems, Artella, Creativity Inc., Dolby Laboratories, Dreamland Entertainment, PRO Unlimited, PSAV Presentation Solutions, Square Panda, Youspace, Pandora

 


Some of University of Silicon Valley’s most celebrated alumni

University of Silicon Valley graduates below were part of the teams who created the following award-winning films:

Cogswell College graduates below were part of the teams who created the following award-winning films:

I-Wei Huang, Toy and Character Director at Toys for Bob
Lyndsay Pearson, Sr. Producer at EA Redwood Shores
Britney Thoreson, Background Designer at Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon
Cristopher Evart, Character TD at Walt Disney Animation Studios, ACADEMY AWARD “Best Animated Feature” - Frozen
Harnick Atur, Lead 3D Artist at Playstudios
Jake Levine, Technical Marketing Engineer, Intel RNB
Jessica ‘Psy” DeLacy, Simulation TD at Pixar Animation Studios, ACADEMY AWARD “Best Animated Feature” (team award) - Coco
Meenu Kaur, Character TD at Method Studios
Raymond Crook, Animation Lead at Double Fine Productions
Nathan Hillier, GOLDEN GLOBE “Best Animated Feature Film”- How to Train Your Dragon II
Chris Evart, ACADEMY AWARD “Best Animated Feature” - Frozen
Ryan Rogers, ACADEMY AWARD “Best Visual Effects”- Life of Pi
Jessica “Psy” DeLacy, ACADEMY AWARD “Best Animated Feature” (team award) - Coco
Caleb Madsen, founder of Acoustic Masterminds, awarded US Patent for "Digital camera system for acoustic modeling
Vitaly Golomb, named Managing Director and Global Head of Principal Investments, IEG - Investment Banking Group