Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Berklee College of Music, 704 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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What Retention and Graduation Rates Mean to You
Retention Rates can be used to estimate if you'll stay at Berklee College of Music 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.
What are Berklee College of Music's Retention Rates Like?
With 87.0% of students staying on for a second year, Berklee College of Music 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.
Berklee College of Music 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 Berklee College of Music.
Out of the 5,112 undergraduate students at Berklee College of Music, 880 (about 17%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Berklee College of Music 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 Berklee College of Music about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Berklee College of Music 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 45.4% and 59.0% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Berklee College of Music we would expect an overall graduation rate of 64.8%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 5.9% lower than that. Therefore, Berklee College of Music 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.
41.0% of students at Berklee College of Music failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?