How Many C of C Students Graduate on Time or at All?
Find out how many of C of C's 2,136 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 C of C graduation and retention rates compare to the average school? Retention rates have to do with the number of students that return to College of Charleston 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 C of C'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 C of C's Retention Rates Like?
With 79.0% of students making it past their freshman year, College of Charleston has freshman retention rates above 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.
Graduation Rates at College of Charleston
The following information is based upon data for students who were "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seekers" at C of C.
Out of the 2,949 degree seeking undergraduates new to College of Charleston in 2016, 2,229 (about 76%) are considered first-time/full-time .
If you are not a "First-Time/Full-Time Undergraduate Degree Seeker" then you will want to ask College of Charleston about graduation rates for other more appropriate groups of students.
College of Charleston 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 56.3% and 68.0% respectively.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend College of Charleston we would have expected an overall graduation rate of 66.6%. This is on par with the actual rate at which the college graduates students and suggests that College of Charleston 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
32.0% of students at College of Charleston failed to graduate within 150% of the expected time. The majority did so because they transferred to another school.
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