Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At Chatham University, 131 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 Chatham 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.
How Many Freshman Return to Chatham University for Their Sophomore Year?
With 76.0% of students making it past their freshman year, Chatham 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.
Chatham 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 Chatham.
Out of the 292 degree seeking undergraduates new to Chatham University in 2016, 210 (about 72%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Chatham University about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
Chatham University performs above average at graduating its first-time/full-time students on all fronts, posting an on-time (two or four years depending on the degree) and overall graduation rate of 50.4% and 56.5% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Chatham University we would expect an overall graduation rate of 50.9%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 5.6% higher. That means Chatham University is performing above average at graduating students based upon those students' anticipated academic achievement in college.
Most of First-Time/Full-Time Non-Grads End Up Transferring
43.5% of students at Chatham University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
- How many people drop out of college?