Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Carnegie Mellon University, 1,423 undergraduates were scheduled to complete their degree in 2016. 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 Carnegie Mellon 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 Carnegie Mellon University's Retention Rates Like?
With 98.0% of students staying on for a second year, Carnegie Mellon University 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.
Carnegie Mellon 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 Carnegie Mellon.
Out of the 1,636 degree seeking undergraduates new to Carnegie Mellon University in 2016, 1,575 (about 96%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Carnegie Mellon University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Both the on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) graduation rate of 72.1% and the overall rate of 87.8% rank Carnegie Mellon University among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Carnegie Mellon University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 92.0%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Carnegie Mellon University 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.
12.2% of students at Carnegie Mellon University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they dropped out.
- How many people drop out of college?