Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Santa Clara University, 1,220 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. Did they? Let's find out...
High Freshman Retention Rate
With 96.0% of students staying on for a second year, Santa Clara University is one of the best in the country when it comes to freshman retention rates.
Graduating Seems To Be a Popular Activity Here
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time / Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at SCU.
Out of the 5,486 undergraduate students at Santa Clara University, 1,318 (about 24%) are considered first-time / full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Santa Clara University 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 Santa Clara University 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 78.0% and the overall rate of 85.2% rank Santa Clara University among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time / full-time students that attend Santa Clara University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 85.5%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Santa Clara University is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
The Majority of First-Time / Full-Time Non-Grads at this School Dropped Out.
14.7% of students at Santa Clara University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
The following table lists the reasons why students at Santa Clara University did not graduate within three or six years depending on the degree type.
|Reason||% of Overall Class|
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?