Graduation and Retention Rates: Find Out if Anyone Sticks Around
At College of the Holy Cross, 746 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 College of the Holy Cross 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 College of the Holy Cross for Their Sophomore Year?
With 96.0% of students staying on for a second year, College of the Holy Cross 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.
College of the Holy Cross 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 College of the Holy Cross.
Out of the 749 degree seeking undergraduates new to College of the Holy Cross in 2016, 738 (about 99%) 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 the Holy Cross 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 89.3% and the overall rate of 91.7% rank College of the Holy Cross among the best in the country.
Based on the caliber of first-time/full-time students that attend College of the Holy Cross we would expect an overall graduation rate of 82.9%. However, students are graduating at a rate that is 8.8% higher. That means College of the Holy Cross 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
8.3% of students at College of the Holy Cross 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?