Student Achievements


Undergraduate Enrollment per academic year (Unduplicated count)

AY 2011-12 AY 2012-13 AY 2013-14 AY 2014-15 AY 2015-16 AY 2016-17 AY 2017-18 AY 2018-19
361 486 609 662 717 760 690 756


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.

2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Fall to Fall 76% 78% 78% 80% 80% 72%


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).

2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
July 1st – June 30th 75% 90% 78% 66% 66% 51%


Assessment of Student Learning

During the last four assessment years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 total of 31 n Program Learning Outcomes and 6 Institutional Learning Outcomes were assessed through students’ work produced in 195 courses. Different PLOs and ILOs were evaluated every assessment year. Assessment results below show the students' learning success.

Assessment year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Exceeded Ideal Target 12% 26% 23% 52%
Approached Ideal Target 63% 54% 50% 26%
Didn't Meet Ideal Target 25% 20% 27% 22%


2018-19 Assessment Results by Program


Assessment year


(2 PLOs)


(2 PLOs)


(2 PLOs)


(2 PLOs)


(3 ILOs)


(2 ILOs)

Exceeded Ideal Target 47% 17% 67% 63% 29% 38%
Approached Ideal Target 5% 17% 0% 13% 0% 62%
Didn't Meet Ideal Target 16% 67% 33% 25% 43% 0%

NOTE: GDD in Program Review during 2018-19

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:

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
Joseph Fortuno, Production Assistant at ILM
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