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Bladen Community College Graduation Rate & Retention Rates

Why are Retention and Graduation Rates Important?

Make an informed decision about your education by understanding how Bladen Community College's 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 Bladen Community College . Remember, every extra semester it takes to graduate will increase the cost of your degree.

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Bladen Community College Has a Lower Than Average Freshman Retention Rate

In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 62.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Bladen Community College has freshman retention rates below the national average.

Nationwide, the average first year to second year retention rate is 69.0% . When looking at just colleges and universities in North Carolina , the average is 66.0% .

Bladen Community College Freshmen Retention Rate Rankings

Nationwide Ranking  (2,285 out of 3,392 )
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North Carolina Ranking  (75 out of 124 )
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Overall, 11.9% of Bladen Community College Undergrads Finish Within Six Years

At Bladen Community College , there were 843 bachelors degree candidates in the class of 2016 . By 2018 , six years after beginning their degree, 11.9% of these students had graduated. After an additional two years, 12.6% 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.

Overall Bladen Community College Six Year Graduation Rate  (11.9% )
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Overall Bladen Community College Eight Year Graduation Rate  (12.6% )
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This implies that 87.4% did not graduate within eight years. Of these 738 students, 7 were still working towards their degree, 254 had transferred to a different institution, and Bladen Community College lost contact with the remaining 476 whom we assume dropped out.

dropouts & other students who failed to graduate from Bladen Community College

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 Bladen Community College Represent 20.4% of the Class of 2016 and 39.6% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a four year graduation rate of N/A , first-time students in the Bladen Community College class of 2016 who attended classes full-time After six years, the graduation rate was 23.3% and by 2020 ,24.4% of this class had completed their degree.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for first-time undergraduates attending classes full-time is: 35.8% after four years, 46.4% after six years, and 47.8% after eight years.

Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Full-time Graduation Rates at Bladen Community College

Four Year Graduation Rate Ranking  (N/A out of 1,970 )
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Six Year Graduation Rate Ranking  (3,039 out of 3,581 )
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Eight Year Graduation Rate Ranking  (3,059 out of 3,581 )
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Graduation rates for first-time / full-time students at Bladen Community College

75.6% of the First-Time / Full-time Class of 2016 had not Completed Their Degree by 2020

Of these 130 students, 1 were still working towards their degree, 45 had transferred to a different institution, and Bladen Community College lost contact with the remaining 84 whom we assume dropped out.

Non-completion rates for first-time / full-time students at Bladen Community College

First-Time / Part-time Students at Bladen Community College Represent 28.2% of the Class of 2016 and 20.8% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 8.4% , first-time students in the Bladen Community College class of 2016 who attended classes part-time were less likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time. After eight years, the graduation rate was 9.2% .

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for first-time undergraduates attending classes part-time is: 21.6% after six years and 23.7% after eight years.

Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Part-time Graduation Rates at Bladen Community College

Six Year Graduation Rate Ranking  (2,010 out of 2,697 )
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Eight Year Graduation Rate Ranking  (2,075 out of 2,697 )
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Graduation rates for first-time / part-time students at Bladen Community College

90.8% of the First-Time/ Part-time Class of 2016 had not Completed Their Degree by 2020

Of these 216 students, 4 were still working towards their degree, 86 had transferred to a different institution, and Bladen Community College lost contact with the remaining 126 whom we assume dropped out.

Non-completion rates for first-time / part-time students at Bladen Community College

Returning / Full-time Students at Bladen Community College Represent 21.5% of the Class of 2016 and 17.9% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 9.9% , returning students in the Bladen Community College class of 2016 who attended classes full-time were among the least likely in the nation to graduate in a reasonable time. After eight years, the graduation rate was 10.5% .

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for returning undergraduates attending classes full-time is: 53.8% after six years and 55.1% after eight years.

Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Full-time Graduation Rates at Bladen Community College

Six Year Graduation Rate Ranking  (3,524 out of 3,613 )
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Eight Year Graduation Rate Ranking  (3,531 out of 3,613 )
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Graduation rates for returning / full-time students at Bladen Community College

89.5% of the Returning / Full-time Class of 2016 had not Completed Their Degree by 2020

Of these 162 students, 1 were still working towards their degree, 13 had transferred to a different institution, and Bladen Community College lost contact with the remaining 148 whom we assume dropped out.

Non-completion rates for returning / full-time students at Bladen Community College

Returning / Part-time Students at Bladen Community College Represent 29.9% of the Class of 2016 and 21.7% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 8.7% , returning students in the Bladen Community College class of 2016 who attended classes part-time were among the least likely in the nation to graduate in a reasonable time. After eight years, the graduation rate was 9.1% .

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for returning undergraduates attending classes part-time is: 36.0% after six years and 37.8% after eight years.

Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Part-time Graduation Rates at Bladen Community College

Six Year Graduation Rate Ranking  (2,698 out of 2,972 )
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Eight Year Graduation Rate Ranking  (2,723 out of 2,972 )
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Graduation rates for returning / part-time students at Bladen Community College

90.9% of the Returning / Part-time Class of 2016 had not Completed Their Degree by 2020

Of these 229 students, 1 were still working towards their degree, 110 had transferred to a different institution, and Bladen Community College lost contact with the remaining 118 whom we assume dropped out.

Non-completion rates for returning / part-time students at Bladen Community College

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