## Why are Retention and Graduation Rates Important?

Make an informed decision about your education by understanding how retention and graduation rates impact you. First year retention rates let you know how many students come back for their sophomore year. Graduation rates tell you how long it takes to complete a degree at Andover Newton. Remember, every extra semester it takes to graduate will increase the cost of your degree.

### On This Page You'll Find:

- What These Rates Have To Do With You
- First to Second Year Retention Rate at Andover Newton
- Graduation Rates at Andover Newton Theological School

## The First Year Retention Rates at Andover Newton Could Not Be Determined

We were not able to determine the freshman retention rate at Andover Newton Theological School.

Nationwide, the average first year to second year retention rate is 71.0%. When looking at just colleges and universities in Massachusetts, the average is 81.0%.

### Any Questions?

- 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.

## Overall, N/A of Andover Newton Undergrads Finish Within Six Years

At Andover Newton, there were 0 bachelors degree candidates in the class of 2012. By 2014, six years after beginning their degree, N/A of these students had graduated. After an additional two years, N/A of this class eventually completed their degree.

We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges typically report their graduation rates after six or even eight years.

This implies that N/A did not graduate within eight years. Of these 1 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 0 had transferred to a different institution, and Andover Newton lost contact with the remaining 0 whom we assume dropped out.

### Some Students Take More Time to Graduate

First time, full-time students under the age of 25 are much more likely to graduate in four years (on-time). Some schools cater mostly to traditional students while others cater to “non-traditional” students who may be attending part time and thus are likely to take longer to graduate.

Comparing the graduation rates of specific cohorts shown below will be more revealing than the overall statistics shared above.

## First Time / Full-time Students at Andover Newton Represent N/A of the Class of 2012 and N/A of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

None of the students in Andover Newton's class of 2012 were classified as as a "first time" student attending classes "full-time".

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first time** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
32.8% after four years,
47.6% after six years, and
49.2% after eight years.

## First Time / Part-time Students at Andover Newton Represent N/A of the Class of 2012 and N/A of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

None of the students in Andover Newton's class of 2012 were classified as
as a "**first time**" student attending classes "**part-time**".

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first time** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
22.2% after six years and
24.5% after eight years.

## Returning / Full-time Students at Andover Newton Represent N/A of the Class of 2012 and N/A of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

None of the students in Andover Newton's class of 2012 were classified as
as a "**returning**" student attending classes "**full-time**".

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
55.0% after six years and
56.2% after eight years.

## Returning / Part-time Students at Andover Newton Represent N/A of the Class of 2012 and N/A of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

None of the students in Andover Newton's class of 2012 were classified as
as a "**returning**" student attending classes "**part-time**".

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
36.8% after six years and
38.6% after eight years.

### Additional Considerations

- How many people drop out of college?