If Graduating is Important to You, You May Want to Take a Peek at This
Find out how many of Bates's 521 students stuck around until graduation.
Below You'll Find:
How are Bates's Retention and Graduation Rates Applicable to You?
Having a better understanding of retention and graduation rates will help you make an informed decision about your education. Retention Rates let you know how many first year students come back for their sophomore year. The graduation rate will tell you how long it takes the average student to complete their degree. We consider the "on-time" graduation rate for a bachelor's degree to be four years, but colleges report their "overall" graduation rate at six years.
If you want to graduate within four years, be sure to check out Bates College's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
How Many Freshman Return to Bates for Their Sophomore Year?
With 95.0% of students staying on for a second year, Bates College 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.
Bates College 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 Bates.
Out of the 1,773 undergraduate students at Bates College, 491 (about 28%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Bates 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 Bates 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 83.3% and the overall rate of 88.5% rank Bates College among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Bates College we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 87.6%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Bates 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
11.5% of students at Bates College 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?