Success Indicators

Success measures for the Institute are evidence of student learning which quantify and monitor the instructional experience of SDI students. The academic assessment process provides the means for governing and monitoring the educational experience of our students, and gathering evidence of student learning.  Information provided as most recently reported to DEAC for the annual report.

Students surveyed who said they achieved their learning goals

Degree Rate

99%

Certificate Rate

98%

Students surveyed who would recommend SDI to a friend

Degree Rate

98%

Certificate Rate

98%

Students surveyed who were satisfied with their studies

Degree Rate

99%

Certificate Rate

98%

Retention Rate*

ASFT Rate

64%**

CFTG Rate

NA

Average Completion/Graduation Rate

ASFT Rate

47%

CFTG Rate

45.7%

Average Graduation Rate as reported in IPEDS*

ASFT Rate

63.5%

CFTG Rate

NA

*Information is reported per the most recent IPEDS survey.

**Calculated based on First-time/Full-time Undergrad students.

Success measures of Sonoran Desert Institute are reviewed by the SDI Board of Directors each year at its annual meeting.

Student Diversity

Men

99%

Women

1%

White

76%

Hispanic/Latino

11%

American Indian or Alaskan Native

1%

Black/African American

4%

Asian

1%

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

1%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

Academic Calendar

Please visit the Academic Calendar page of our website for the most current calendar information.

Academic Calendar

General Information

Name of Institution

Sonoran Desert Institute

Address

1555 W. University Dr., Ste. 103, Tempe, AZ 85281

Year Founded

2000

First Accredited

2004

Accreditation Expires

June 2023

President

Traci Lee