How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Boston College, 2,267 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. Did they? Let's find out...
The Majority of Students Return for Their 2nd Year
With 96.0% of students staying on for a second year, Boston College is one of the best in the country when it comes to freshman retention rates.
All Around Excellent Graduation Rates Here
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time / Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Boston College.
Out of the 9,856 undergraduate students at Boston College, 2,284 (about 23%) are considered first-time / full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Boston College may reflect other priorities such as providing education for "returning" or "part-time" students. The following data should be discounted accordingly.
If you are not a "First-Time / Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Boston College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Both the on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduation rate of 88.1% and the overall rate of 91.3% rank Boston College among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time / full-time students that attend Boston College we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 89.6%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Boston College is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
Most of First-Time / Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
8.7% of students at Boston College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
Questions You Need to Ask
- The majority of students take more than the "expected time" to graduate. Have you factored this into your college budget?
- You may not think you will transfer, but a lot of students do. How easy is it to transfer credits from this college? Will you end up having to retake classes?