Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Bennington College, 190 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2015. 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 Bennington 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 Bennington College for Their Sophomore Year?
With 84.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Bennington College has freshman retention rates above the national average of 70.9%.
- 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.
Bennington 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 Bennington.
Out of the 660 undergraduate students at Bennington College, 192 (about 29%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Bennington 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 Bennington College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Bennington College performs above average at graduating its first-time/full-time students on all fronts, posting an on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and overall graduation rate of 58.4% and 67.4% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Bennington College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 77.8%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 10.5% lower than that. Therefore, Bennington College is performing below average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
32.6% of students at Bennington College 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 Bennington College did not graduate within three or six years depending on the degree type.
|Reason||% of Overall Class|
- How many people drop out of college?