How Many Colgate Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of Colgate's 750 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 Colgate graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to Colgate 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 Colgate'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.
What are Colgate's Retention Rates Like?
With 95.0% of students staying on for a second year, Colgate 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.
Graduation Rates at Colgate University
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at Colgate.
Out of the 787 degree seeking undergraduates new to Colgate University in 2016, 773 (about 98%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask Colgate 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 85.9% and the overall rate of 89.6% rank Colgate University among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend Colgate University we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 87.9%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that Colgate 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
10.4% of students at Colgate University failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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