How Many Bluffton Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Bluffton's 257 students stuck around until graduation.
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Understanding Graduation and Retention Rates
Why is it important to know college retention rates and graduation rates? And how do Bluffton graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Bluffton University after their freshman year. There are two different types of graduation rates, on-time graduation rates and "overall" graduation rates.
While on-time graduation rates refer to the number of years it will optimally take to complete a degree (ie., four years for a bachelor's degree), "overall" graduation rates are on a scale of six years and are most frequently advertised by colleges and universities. If you're planning on graduating in four years, pay attention to Bluffton's on-time graduation rates. Graduation rates can also give a better understanding of how much you'll be paying for college in the long run.
Retention Rates at Bluffton
With 72.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Bluffton University has freshman retention rates similar to the national average of 71.2%.
- 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.
Graduation Rates at Bluffton University
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Bluffton.
Out of the 910 undergraduate students at Bluffton University, 217 (about 24%) are considered first-time/full-time degree seekers.
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Bluffton University 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 Bluffton University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Bluffton University performs above average when it comes to the 41.6% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 45.5% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Bluffton University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 44.1%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Bluffton University 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
54.5% of students at Bluffton University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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