## Why are Retention and Graduation Rates Important?

Make an informed decision about your education by understanding how 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 Chaminade University of Honolulu. Remember, every extra semester it takes to graduate will increase the cost of your degree.

### On This Page You'll Find:

- What These Rates Have To Do With You
- First to Second Year Retention Rate at Chaminade University of Honolulu
- Graduation Rates at Chaminade University of Honolulu

## Freshman Retention Rate is About Average

With 74.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Chaminade University of Honolulu has freshman retention rates similar to the national average.

Nationwide, the average first year to second year retention rate is 71.0%. When looking at just colleges and universities in Hawaii, the average is 71.0%.

### Chaminade University of Honolulu Freshmen Retention Rate Rankings

### Any Questions?

- 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.

## Overall, 36.8% of Chaminade University of Honolulu Undergrads Finish Within Six Years

At Chaminade University of Honolulu, there were 511 bachelors degree candidates in the class of 2012. By 2014, six years after beginning their degree, 36.8% of these students had graduated. After an additional two years, 39.7% 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.

This implies that 60.3% did not graduate within eight years. Of these 309 students, 2 were still working towards their degree, 221 had transferred to a different institution, and Chaminade University of Honolulu lost contact with the remaining 85 whom we assume dropped out.

### 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 Chaminade University of Honolulu Represent 46.2% of the Class of 2012 and 60.6% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a four year graduation rate of 27.0%,
**first-time** students in the Chaminade University of Honolulu class of 2012 who attended classes
**full-time** had a graduation rate similar to the national average.
After six years, the graduation rate was 48.3%
and by 2016, 52.1%
of this class had completed their degree.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
32.8% after four years,
47.6% after six years, and
49.2% after eight years.

### Chaminade University of Honolulu is Graduating Students Faster Than we Expected

Studies have shown that high-achieving students are more likely to complete their degree on time.
Given the academic preparedness of the **first-time / full-time** students accepted to Chaminade University of Honolulu, we expected
that after six years about 41.7% of them would have
completed their undergraduate degree.

### Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Full-time Graduation Rates at Chaminade University of Honolulu

### 47.9% of the First-Time / Full-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 113 students, 1 were still working towards their degree, 76 had transferred to a different institution, and Chaminade University of Honolulu lost contact with the remaining 36 whom we assume dropped out.

## First-Time / Part-time Students at Chaminade University of Honolulu Represent 20.5% of the Class of 2012 and 4.9% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 7.6%,
**first-time** students in the Chaminade University of Honolulu class of 2012 who attended classes
**part-time** were less likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 9.5%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **first-time** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
22.2% after six years and
24.5% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for First-Time / Part-time Graduation Rates at Chaminade University of Honolulu

### 90.5% of the First-Time/ Part-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 95 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 72 had transferred to a different institution, and Chaminade University of Honolulu lost contact with the remaining 23 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Full-time Students at Chaminade University of Honolulu Represent 19.8% of the Class of 2012 and 24.1% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 47.5%,
**returning** students in the Chaminade University of Honolulu class of 2012 who attended classes
**full-time** were less likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 48.5%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **full-time** is:
55.0% after six years and
56.2% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Full-time Graduation Rates at Chaminade University of Honolulu

### 51.5% of the Returning / Full-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 52 students, 1 were still working towards their degree, 34 had transferred to a different institution, and Chaminade University of Honolulu lost contact with the remaining 17 whom we assume dropped out.

## Returning / Part-time Students at Chaminade University of Honolulu Represent 13.5% of the Class of 2012 and 10.3% of all Their Bachelor's Degree Graduations.

With a six year graduation rate of 26.1%,
**returning** students in the Chaminade University of Honolulu class of 2012 who attended classes
**part-time** were less likely than average to graduate in a reasonable time.
After eight years, the graduation rate was 30.4%.

Nationwide, the average graduation rate for **returning** undergraduates attending classes **part-time** is:
36.8% after six years and
38.6% after eight years.

### Nationwide Rankings for Returning / Part-time Graduation Rates at Chaminade University of Honolulu

### 69.6% of the Returning / Part-time Class of 2012 had not Completed Their Degree by 2016

Of these 48 students, 0 were still working towards their degree, 39 had transferred to a different institution, and Chaminade University of Honolulu lost contact with the remaining 9 whom we assume dropped out.