How Many Chestnut Hill College Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Chestnut Hill College's 273 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 Chestnut Hill College graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Chestnut Hill College 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 Chestnut Hill College'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.
Chestnut Hill College Retention Rates: Are They Too Low?
In order to graduate you have to make it past freshman year. With only 66.0% of students staying on to become sophomores, Chestnut Hill College has freshman retention rates below 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.
- Low retention rates may signal a college where a lot of students plan on transferring after a year or two. Is that the case here?
Graduation Rates at Chestnut Hill College
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Chestnut Hill College.
Out of the 395 degree seeking undergraduates new to Chestnut Hill College in 2016, 206 (about 52%) are considered first-time/full-time .
Given that the percentage of first-time full-time undergraduates is so low, the mission of Chestnut Hill 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 Chestnut Hill College about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
While Chestnut Hill College performs above average when it comes to the 37.0% of first-time/full-time students they graduate on time (two or four years depending on the degree), their overall graduation rate of 48.7% ranks it similar to the average college.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Chestnut Hill College we would expect an overall graduation rate of 41.6%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 7.1% higher. That means Chestnut Hill College 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
51.3% of students at Chestnut Hill College failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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