How Many Students Make it to Graduation Day?
At Bluefield College, 115 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. Did they? Let's find out...
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How are Bluefield College'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 Bluefield College's on-time graduation rate. This could save you money in the long run!
Bluefield College Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
You have to make it past freshman year in order to graduate. With only 54.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Bluefield College has among the worst freshman retention rates in the country.
- 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.
Will You Graduate From Bluefield College On Time?
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Bluefield College.
Out of the 301 degree seeking undergraduates new to Bluefield College in 2016, 150 (about 50%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Bluefield 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 Bluefield College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Bluefield College performs on average when it comes to the 31.3% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 39.1% is below the national average.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Bluefield College we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 37.9%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Bluefield College is performing on average when the previous academic achievement of students is factored in.
The Majority of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads at This School Dropped Out.
60.9% of students at Bluefield College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?