Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Rutgers University - New Brunswick, 5,593 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
Below You'll Find:
What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at Rutgers New Brunswick and for how long. An on-time graduation rate is considered to be two or four years, unlike the "overall" graduation rate that can vary four to six years, depending on the degree.
Pay attention to the on-time graduation rates if you're planning on completing your degree in four years. They can also be used to understand exactly how much you'll be paying for college, as prolonging a graduation means paying more for your degree.
How Many Freshman Return to Rutgers University - New Brunswick for Their Sophomore Year?
With 93.0% of students staying on for a second year, Rutgers University - New Brunswick is one of the best in the country when it comes to freshman retention rates.
- When you attend a school that is high quality and a good fit for you, it is more likely you'll return for another year.Read more about why retention is so important.
- How many students make it past freshman year? You might be surprised at the answer.
Rutgers New Brunswick Graduation Rates for Full-Time Students
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Rutgers New Brunswick.
Out of the 35,484 undergraduate students at Rutgers University - New Brunswick, 6,602 (about 19%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Rutgers University - New Brunswick 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 Rutgers University - New Brunswick 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 58.4% and the overall rate of 80.3% rank Rutgers University - New Brunswick among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Rutgers University - New Brunswick we would expect an overall graduation rate of 73.6%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 6.7% higher. That means Rutgers University - New Brunswick is performing above average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
19.7% of students at Rutgers University - New Brunswick failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
- How many people drop out of college?